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Teammates honor Harley

Members of the Knox Central Cross Country team wore ribbons and patches to honor Harley Laxton, a teammate diagnosed with cancer, in a recent competition at the state level. Coach Gerald

It’s beginning to look . . .

Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Barbourville City Street Department workers Eddie Mills, Kennith Tye, Eugene Roark and Robert Witt place the fourth and final Christmas candle decoration at Thompson Park Thursday.

Barbourville City Street Department workers Eddie Mills, Kennith Tye, Eugene Roark and Robert Witt place the fourth and final Christmas candle decoration at Thompson Park Thursday.

By Bobbie Poynter

Barbourville’s holiday displays are expected to be all lit up Thanksgiving Eve

Very soon Barbourville will be lit up for the Christmas season. The Barbourville Street Department has nearly completed installing all of the multitudes of giant lighted Christmas displays throughout the city and along the highway through town.

The 12 Days of Christmas decorations are already up along Hwy 25E. All the Street Department has left to do is run power to all the displays.

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Kaylee Gray receives award from UNITE donation

Kaylee Gray, student at Jesse D. Lay Elementary School, receives a certificate and a gift card at a school assembly program from Claudia Gibson Greenwood, Knox County UNITE Chair, for donating 594 rolls of toilet paper to the "Wipe Out Drugs" Campaign.

Kaylee Gray, student at Jesse D. Lay Elementary School, receives a certificate and a gift card at a school assembly program from Claudia Gibson Greenwood, Knox County UNITE Chair, for donating 594 rolls of toilet paper to the “Wipe Out Drugs” Campaign.

Murder suspect to have competency hearing

Christopher Mills

Christopher Mills

Staff Report

John Christopher Mills, arrested Nov. 11, 2012, and charged with the murder of Jonathon Ryan Foley will be back in circuit court Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. for a competency hearing. According to arrest reports, Mills was placed at the location of Foley’s murder by his co-defendants, George Marcum and James Wyatt.  The arrest report also states that Mills admitted moving the victim’s vehicle and body.

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Forcht, Liford honored at Chamber banquet

Photos by Bobbie Poynter

Knox County Chamber of Commerce President Corey Chesnut (center) presents the awards for Man of the Year to Terry Forcht and Woman of the Year to Susan Liford.

Knox County Chamber of Commerce President Corey Chesnut (center) presents the awards for Man of the Year to Terry Forcht and Woman of the Year to Susan Liford.

Promise Zone Coordinator Sandi Curd was the guest speaker at the Knox County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Promise Zone Coordinator Sandi Curd was the guest speaker at the Knox County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

By Bobbie Poynter

Distinguished community and business leaders, family and friends had plenty reason to applaud at the Knox County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chamber Banquet. This year the Chamber announced both a Man and Woman of the Year.

After everyone had a chance to mingle at a reception hosted by the Junior Cotillions, Chamber President Corey Chesnut introduced Susan Liford as the Chamber’s Woman of the Year.

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