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Court records as of March 26, 2015

Marriages:

Heather Joan Weddle, 37, Gray to Eric Charles Tepesano, 38, Corbin.

Viola Marie Longsworth, 27, Barbourville to Roman Nicolas Payne, 21, Cannon.

Carrie Elizabeth Barton, 23, Gray to Eugene Adrian Garland, 30, Gray.

Deed Transfers:

TJ Carnes to Bill Hubbard, Knox property.

Randy and Lori Worely  to M & M Corbin Properties LLC, Knox property.

Jerry Jr., and Lorena Noe to Set Properties LLC, Knox property.

Russell and Ida Broughton to Kimberly Mills, Knox property.

Ernest Hinkle and Michelle (Hinkle) and Lonnie Bruce Jr., to Megan McDonald, Knox property.

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New non-profit to help repair homes

LIVE-IT volunteers help to repair a home.

LIVE-IT volunteers help to repair a home.

By David Stewart

For the Mountain Advocate

Jeremiah Evans, (former youth pastor and founder of Connection Point Church) is the “point” person bringing the idea of LIVE-IT to the Knox County area.

“I have been in this community for seven years and am aware of some heart piercing truths,” said Evans. 38,000 people live here, and 34% are found to be struggling below the poverty line. The median income earners in this area are not very far from that either. That’s almost 13,000 people. Digging a little deeper, I found that 29% or almost 3,800 of these people are over the age of 65. Although, 85% of those 3,800 people own their own home, they simply are unable to afford up-keep and maintenance.

“Now, add this to the fact that 19% of the county is made up of single parent households, (60% of them are female.) They, too, fall under the poverty line.

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Barrett joins Knox Extension Service

By Bobbie Poynter

Danielle Barrett

Danielle Barrett

“An extension agent is simply a UK-sponsored teacher who ‘extends’ out into the community. . .”

– Danielle Barrett

After graduating in May 2014 from the University of Kentucky with a degree in dietetics, Danielle Barrett, 24, of Gray, returned home in January to work as a Family and Consumer Science Agent at the Knox County Extension Office. Barrett joins Wayne Kirby, the Knox County Ag Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources and Renata Farmer, Extension Agent for 4-H/Youth Development.

“An extension agent is simply a UK-sponsored teacher who ‘extends’ out into the community to instruct the public in his or her specific area of expertise, “ Barrett explained.

Barrett’s expertise affords her the chance to work in a variety of capacities at the extension office, including food safety, canning, as well as family finance and budgeting. But that’s just the beginning of her duties.

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Panthers Baseball opens season with convincing victory over Madison Southern.

The Panthers Hunter McRight sprints to first base on Mar. 17 against Madison Southern. The Panthers are 2-1 on the young season and have beat Madison Southern and North Laurel but fell to 13th Region opponent Clay County.

The Panthers Hunter McRight sprints to first base on Mar. 17 against Madison Southern. The Panthers are 2-1 on the young season and have beat Madison Southern and North Laurel but fell to 13th Region opponent Clay County.

Knox Central Pitcher Seth Hill delivers a pitch on opening day against Madison Southern. Hill pitched six innings giving up three runs to claim the victory for the Panthers, 9-4.

Knox Central Pitcher Seth Hill delivers a pitch on opening day against Madison Southern. Hill pitched six innings giving up three runs to claim the victory for the Panthers, 9-4.

The Knox Central baseball team opened their season on Mar. 17 with a 9-4 victory over Madison Southern.

The Panthers used a three run first and third inning to pull away from Madison.

Pitcher Seth Hill worked the mound for six innings allow only three runs before handing the ball to Evan Lay in the seventh to close out the game.

Knox Central suffered their first loss of the season on the road on Mar. 21 at Clay County, 1-4.

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KCEOC second bus accident in two days

Knox County Sheriff's Deputy Claude Hudson checks out the damage to the KCEOC bus on Henson Hollow Road Thursday afternoon.  Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Claude Hudson checks out the damage to the KCEOC bus on Henson Hollow Road Thursday afternoon.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter

A second KCEOC bus accident in as many days took place Thursday afternoon on Henson Hollow Road in Barbourville. The bus driver was attempting to back out of a driveway when the soft ground gave way and the back right wheel slipped off the roadway and was lodged between culvert tile and the road’s shoulder.

The bus was carrying 10 preschoolers and a bus monitor.

School officials report there were no visible injuries; however, everyone on the bus was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

The Mountain Advocate will report more on this story as information becomes available.

 

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