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Take the wrong guy’s hat and you’re in for a fight

Roger Alford

Roger Alford

I got such a kick out the story I heard the other day about two good ol’ boys who had arrived back home separately after an evening out.

“Here’s your hat,” one friend said to the other. “You forgot it when you left that place.”

The other replied: “That’s not my hat.”

“Well,” said the friend, “no wonder that fellow put up such a fight.”

Some things are worth hanging on to, even when someone wants to try… Continue reading

Obituary for James Ernest Mills Sr.

james mills obituaryJames Ernest Mills Sr. 78, a resident of Arjay, Kentucky peacefully entered into eternal life on August 18, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. James was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. James was born on November 20, 1937 on Stinking Creek at Mills, KY (Knox Co.) to Clarence Hobart and Stella Mills, who preceded him in death.

James married his high school sweetheart, Bernadine Carnes at the First Baptist Church in… Continue reading

Released from Knox County Detention Center

Knox County Detention Center Barbourville, KY

Knox County Detention Center
Barbourville, KY

Released from Knox County Detention Center 8/22/16 (Monday)

Timothy Crossley, April D. Gray, Kenneth R. Helton, Patricia A. Honeycutt, Jennifer L. Knuckles, Edward Longsworth, Joaulonda L. Madon, Michael R. Martin, Homer K. Napier, Brandon Rains, Carl E. Ruppe, Billy R. Tate and Anthony D. Thomas.

The weed-eater has made it’s mark

“What are some of the noticeable changes you have seen in your sixty years of living on Stinking Creek?” There are so many but at this time of the year, I think so quickly of the weed-eater. This has certainly changed the complexion of so many of our homes.

We have so many weeds, grasses and vines that grow so tall; it was a bit overwhelming by the middle of August. Houses and whole farms can disappear behind a “forest”… Continue reading

Work release inmate escapes

Shane T. Browning

Shane T. Browning

Knox County Detention Center inmate Shane Browning escaped while participating in the Knox County Work Release Program this morning.

Browning was last seen at approximately 9:45 a.m. at the intersection of North 11 and Highway 25E in the Heidrick area. He was wearing a gray colored jumpsuit. Browning has red/auburn hair, is 5’8” and approximately 150 pounds.

Browning’s current charges include criminal possession of forged instrument, tampering with physical evidence, giving officer false name or address and… Continue reading

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