Have you purchased alcohol in Barbourville since the city went wet?

  • No (70%, 80 Votes)
  • Yes (30%, 34 Votes)

Total Voters: 114

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Knox heritage lives through art

Ruth Cross displays her intricate, hand-woven baskets.

Photo by Tasha Stewart Ruth Cross displays her intricate, hand-woven baskets.

Two local artists came together at an art showcase with one major goal in mind: preserve Knox County’s heritage.

Ruth Cross and Bobby Joe Turner put their artwork on display at the Barbourville Visitor Center. Cross brought several of her hand-woven baskets and Turner’s display included his Native American craft and woodwork. Both were present during the showcase to discuss their respective crafts and how they connect to the… Continue reading

‘Concert in the Garden’ to feature homemade ice cream making contest

BY CANDICE GARCIA

FOR THE MOUNTAIN ADVOCATE

Pull out your ice cream makers and pack up the lawn chairs because First Baptist Church of Corbin is hosting a “Concert in the Garden,” featuring a homemade ice cream making contest.

This event was created in an effort to benefit the Corbin Community Backpack Program. While admission to the event is free, an offering will be taken and all proceeds will be donated to the program.

“I am extremely excited about this… Continue reading

Paul makes campaign stop, addresses issues facing southeastern Kentucky

Photo by Dean Manning Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers speaks with U.S. Senator Rand Paul during Paul’s stop in Corbin Tuesday.

Photo by Dean Manning
Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers speaks with U.S. Senator Rand Paul during Paul’s stop in Corbin Tuesday.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., who is facing a challenge from Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, was in Corbin Tuesday, meeting with supporters at Bubby’s Barbecue.

Paul, who is seeking his second term in the Senate following his failed presidential bid, spent more than an hour meeting with and taking questions from area residents as part of a three-stop… Continue reading

Second time a charm: Knox couple arrested for allegedly trying to pass counterfeit bills

A Knox county duo was arrested Tuesday morning after police say they attempted to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at two different Corbin businesses.

Corbin Police arrested Savannah Davis of Cannon and Steven Monday of Woodbine about 4 a.m. at the McDonald’s on Falls Highway after they allegedly attempted to pass the bill there.

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Lynn Camp earns Energy Star award

Photo by Emily Baker The Knox County Board of Education recognized the five schools that earned the Energy Star Award at the July meeting. Representatives of Lynn Camp, G.R. Hampton, Dewitt, Flat Lick and Lay Elementary were present to accept the awards.

Photo by Emily Baker
The Knox County Board of Education recognized the five schools that earned the Energy Star Award at the July meeting. Representatives of Lynn Camp, G.R. Hampton, Dewitt, Flat Lick and Lay Elementary were present to accept the awards.

Knox County Public Schools have hit a major milestone; nearly 50 percent of the schools in the district have now earned the Energy Star Award.

At the July Knox County Board of Education meeting, Lynn Camp… Continue reading

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