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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County Clerk implements award-winning program

The national Improvement through Efficiencies Award was recently presented to the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation and the Office of Information Technology. This was for the implementation of Kentucky’s Print On Demand Decals (PODD) project that was adopted by the Knox County Clerk’s Office early last year.

PODD enables vehicle registration decals to be printed directly in-house at the time of renewal. One visible marker of the system change was the switch from yearly color coded to plain black and… Continue reading

New Barbourville superintendent speaks out

Photo by Emily Baker L. Kay Dixon took office on July 1.

Photo by Emily Baker
L. Kay Dixon took office on July 1.

Newly-elected Barbourville Schools superintendent L. Kay Dixon recently sat down with The Mountain Advocate for a question and answer session. We asked Dixon her thoughts on the position and plans for the future.

Q – How long have you been with the Barbourville Independent school system?

A – This is my tenth year with Barbourville Independent, however I’ve been in education for 29 years. I just began my… 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 7/22/16 (Friday)

Joseph Cornett, Terry D. Smith and Shanna A. Williams.

Released from Knox County Detention Center 7/23/16 (Saturday)

Charlotte M. Lewallen, Terry D. Liford, Nicholas R. Sizemore, Amy Steffens and Dewayne T. Woolum.

Released from Knox County Detention Center 7/24/16 (Sunday)

Ian J. Histman and Whitney D. Mills.

 

Day two All Star State action

The Knox County All Stars played with passion as day two at the

Ryan Owens slid into second base as safe for the 11 year old All Stars and scored a run.

Ryan Owens slid into second base as safe for the 11 year old All Stars and scored a run.

Little League State Tournament began on Sunday, July 24.

The 11 year old All Stars played Nelson County in an exciting game, but fell 10-8.

Due to a seven-run explosion in the fifth inning by Knox, the game came alive.

Austin Bargo covered second base for the 9-10 year old All Stars, while scoring two runs for them, as well.

Austin Bargo covered second base for the 9-10… Continue reading

Potato bug or potato plant: Which came first?

Which came first the potato plant or the potato bug or beetle? This well-known beetle, at least to gardeners, is a stout yellow beetle, about one half inch long, is one of the most destructive of the insect pests which attack the potato plant. It may be recognized by its yellow color and its wing covers which have five black stripes.

It is thought to have originated in Mexico, crept into the southwest and soon spread all the… Continue reading

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