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Barbourville Police Chief retiring

Mike Broughton, Barbourville City Police Chief, has announced his retirement effective Sept. 1, 2014.

Mike Broughton, Barbourville City Police Chief, has announced his retirement effective Sept. 1, 2014.

Michelle Broughton is about to get her husband back.

Barbourville Police Chief Michael Broughton and his wife have been discussing the possibility of his retirement for over a year, and finally after a lot of thought and prayer, Broughton signed his retirement papers Monday. The chief will don his police uniform for the last time on Aug. 31 and officially retire Sept. 1, 2014.

 

Read the complete story in Thursday’s edition of the Mountain Advocate.

Two-year-old severely burned, mother charged with criminal abuse

Sierra Shepherd

Sierra Shepherd

Kentucky State Police Trooper Chad Gregory responded to a call to Baptist Hospital Corbin in reference to a two-year-old child being treated for severe burns.

Trooper Gregory spoke with the child’s mother, 21-year-old Sierra P. Shepherd, of Knox County. Trooper Gregory reported Shepherd made several statements that were inconsistent with other reports made to medical staff and a social worker. Shepherd reportedly changed her mind and offered to tell the truth.

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Celebrating 94th Birthday

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Jane Blair, one of Barbourville’s most well known and distinguished residents, blows out the candles on her slice of birthday pie Tuesday.  Blair was enjoying lunch at Thelma’s Restaurant when the staff surprised her by all singing “happy birthday” and presenting her the candle lit pie.

Moving on up

Knox County Cooperative Extension Service will be losing an agent. Teresa Montgomery has agreed to accept a position at UK as a Senior Extension Specialist for Curriculum Development in the department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension.

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