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‘Prohibition is over’

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Those working to bring alcohol sales to Barbourville now see the fruits of their labor as stores have finally begun selling malt

Photos by Emily Baker Michael McWilliams, of Barbourville, made the first alcohol purchase at Williams’ Stop & Go Monday, May 2. McWilliams said he is glad to be able to keep his tax dollars in Barbourville.

Michael McWilliams, of Barbourville, made the first alcohol purchase at Williams’ Stop & Go Monday, May 2. 

beverages and wine coolers.

On Tuesday, May 3, three businesses in Barbourville began selling alcoholic beverages; Williams’ Stop & Go, B-Ville Grill and Barbourville IGA.

“This is something new for the city and the county,” said IGA Store Manager Jason… Continue reading

Advocate promotes Swafford to Advertising Manager

Maria Swafford is the new Advertising Manager at the Mountain Advocate.

Publisher Jay Nolan announced the promotion, which became effective Friday, May 6, 2016.

“Maria is a dynamic, talented young professional. Her experience and training in advertising, deep connections within our community, and intimate knowledge of this market make her the perfect person to empower our advertisers. She is so easy to talk to and so bright, I have every confidence she will absolutely excel in this key leadership position,”… Continue reading

Stumbo must end fight over vetoes

Normally, big city papers have a different view than we do around Barbourville. But for once, the CJ hit the nail precisely on the head. Please see if you agree with their editorial about this…


Stumbo must end fight over vetoes

(Photo: Jonathan Palmer/Special to The Courier-Journal)

(Photo: Jonathan Palmer/Special to The Courier-Journal)

From The Courier-Journal
House Speaker Greg Stumbo is grandstanding. Plain and simple. And it’s time to bring an end to it.
Like a schoolyard brawler, the Democrat wants to shove back against Republican… 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 5/5/16 (Thursday)

Anthony Broughton, Randy Burnett, Donna France, Michael W. Gilley, Jessica Gray, Crystal G. Grubb, Michael M, Nelson, Christopher B. Smith, Daniel W. Smith, John C. Smith, Scott A. Smith and Teresa L. Smith

Barbourville ARH hosting Open House Monday

Appalachian Regional Healthcare will celebrate Barbourville ARH Hospital becoming the 11th hospital in the ARH System Monday with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, May 9. Speakers will include representatives from ARH, the USDA, Kentucky Senator Robert Stivers, Donna McClure, Eastern Kentucky Field Rep. for United States Senator Mitch McConnell, and keynote speaker United States Congressman Hal Rogers.

Tours of the hospital will be available following the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Man steals truck, threatens to blow up victim

Edward Jones Jr.

Edward Jones Jr.

A Flat Lick woman was told she would be blown up if she did not give up the keys to her vehicle Sunday.

When Knox County Deputy Carl Frith spoke with the victim, she told him that a man came to her residence on KY 3085 in Flat Lick and told her if she did not give him the keys to her vehicle, he had a bomb and would blow them up. She gave the man the… Continue reading

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