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From the Publisher Jay Nolan

From the Publisher
Jay Nolan

Remember just a week ago we were honoring the 15th anniversary of 9-11.  Several banks held special ceremonies to recognize our local first responders, including of course our volunteer firemen.  We honored them, and thanked them for the dangerous job they do.  And we also celebrated the memory of their brothers and sisters in the NYFD, who sacrificed and distinguished themselves 15 years ago.

Now, not much more than a week later,… Continue reading

Rogers Explorers students coming to Union

Photo by Tasha Stewart Dr. Jason Reeves, Rogers Explorers program coordinator for Union College.

Photo by Tasha Stewart
Dr. Jason Reeves, Rogers Explorers program coordinator for Union College.

Residents in Barbourville will see several new faces next summer.

Union College recently entered a partnership that will bring 30 Rogers Explorers students from 42 counties to the campus during the summer of 2017.

This partnership with Rogers Explorers began early last year when Executive Director Delaney Stephens approached Union College about becoming the seventh host site for the program.

“[We] were talking about what our… Continue reading

100% of Union’s first nursing class earns board licensure

2016_nursing_graduatesAll 14 of Union College’s pre-licensure nursing graduates have earned full licensure to practice as registered nurses. The group of students entered the program in 2012 as Union’s inaugural class and have set a benchmark for students in the program to follow.

“Having all of your inaugural class pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses is just unheard of,” said Dr. Marisa Greer, Union’s Dean of Nursing. “This speaks volumes as to how well this program is… Continue reading

Barbourville plans to renovate playground

Barbourville Independent Schools is now in the early stages of completely renovating the existing playground.

During the September Board of Education meeting, Special Assistant for Special Projects Dianna Mills was approved to apply for $24,000 in grants for the project.

Rather than just replacing the current equipment, the school intends to turn the playground into a learning and wellness space.

“We’re seeking a grant to put equipment similar to the equipment at Thompson Park,” said Superintendent L. Kay Dixon. “This… Continue reading

Knox Middle football vs S. Pulaski

The seventh grade team won over Southern Pulaski on Thursday, September 22, 14-12. Jordan Brown and Jason Brown scored the two touchdowns for the Panthers.

The eighth grade team played as well, winning 40-0. This created their sixth win of the season. Ethan Mills scored two touchdowns. Jacob Barnard, Larken Abner, and Andrew Sizemore each scored their own touchdown, too.

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