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City water coming to Stinking Creek

Photo by Bobbie Poynter Charles Sprinkles, of M&D General Contractors, lowers the water pump into place with the help of crewmembers Johnny Merida and Paul Roark and Knox County Magistrate Stacey Roark.

Photo by Bobbie Poynter
Charles Sprinkles, of M&D General Contractors, lowers the water pump into place with the help of crewmembers Johnny Merida and Paul Roark and Knox County Magistrate Stacey Roark.

“Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink.’

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

This has been the cry of families in the Stinking Creek area for many years. However, within the next couple of weeks, another 16 families and a church off of KY 718 in the Pigeon Roost community of Stinking Creek will have access to city water.

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Blair’s talent showcased at Tourism Center

By Michaela Miller

Photo by Michaela Miller Jane Blair talks with Irma Gall about her daughter Emily Blair’s Art Exhibit held at the Tourism Center on Tuesday. The exhibit held all of Blair’s recent and past work and some small pieces were for sale. Blair is a life-long resident of Barbourville and describes her work as “Art at home;” she completes all of her work in her living room.

Photo by Michaela Miller
Jane Blair talks with Irma Gall about her daughter Emily Blair’s Art Exhibit held at the Tourism Center on Tuesday. The exhibit held all of Blair’s recent and past work and some small pieces were for sale. Blair is a life-long resident of Barbourville and describes her work as “Art at home;” she completes all of her work in her living room.

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Union College education program recommended for national accreditation

By Jay Stancil

For the Mountain Advocate

Union College’s Educational Studies Unit (ESU) has been recommended for national accreditation following review this month by a state and national panel.

Dr. Jason Reeves, Dean of the ESU program, made the initial announcement of pending accreditation through social media recently.

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Revisiting our place of origin

Thomas Clayton Wolf’s writing published after his death entitled, “You Can’t Go Home Again” and the “Hills beyond,” implies to me his strong connection to his place of origin.Edora Welty ,is a  favorite southern writer of mine. Welty, is internationally acclaimed for her writing about her native Mississippi, she did not dwell on the dramatic.

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Barbourville Independent makes hard decisions

By Bobbie Poynter

Editor

The Barbourville Independent School Board was all business at its April meeting as the members responded to recommendations for budget cuts made by Financial Consultant, Dr. Jack Herlihy, in March.

The board’s first decision was to implement a hiring freeze on a motion that passed five to one with Kenneth Cobb voting no.

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