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No.25 Bulldogs fall to Bryan, 71-57, in AAC action

The No. 25 Union College women’s basketball team dropped a 71-57 decision to Bryan (Tenn.) Thursday night, in a game that had major Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament implications.

With the loss, Union drops to 17-8 on the season and 14-5 in AAC play. Bryan improves to 20-7 on the year and 14-5 in conference play.

From tipoff, the Bulldogs and Lions exchanged baskets with neither team pulling away early. Jenna Mills (SO/Barbourville, Ky.) gave Union an 8-7 lead with a three-pointer at the 15:50 mark in the first-half. The Mills basket would give Union their only lead in the contest.

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Hundreds without water

Photo by Bobbie Poynter Residents of the Stinking Creek and Dewitt areas were glad to come out and meet the Red Cross van Sunday afternoon as it was hauling over a hundred cases of bottled water. Within half an hour, all of the water had been distributed. The water distribution was a collaborative effort of the Knox County Health Department, Red Cross, Knox County Emergency Management.

Photo by Bobbie Poynter
Residents of the Stinking Creek and Dewitt areas were glad to come out and meet the Red Cross van Sunday afternoon as it was hauling over a hundred cases of bottled water. Within half an hour, all of the water had been distributed. The water distribution was a collaborative effort of the Knox County Health Department, Red Cross, Knox County Emergency Management.

Boil water advisories still in effect

Water distribution ongoing

By Bobbie Poynter

Editor

Both the Knox County Utility Commission and the Barbourville Utility Commission currently active boil water advisories in effect.

Barbourville Utilities has boil water advisories in both the Girdler and Gray communities.

The boil water advisories are for North Route 11 from the Old Cannon Auction house to the Clay County line, including all of 1304, Callebs Creek, Paynes Creek, Paynes Branch, Phillips Branch, Valentine Branch, Sublimity Hollow, Frisbee Branch, Greenroad, Gentry Jones, Hammons Fork, and Bull Creek.

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Fire destroys Bailey Hollow home

Photo courtesy of Bailey Switch Fire Dept. The Bailey Switch Fire Department is taking donations to help this family who lost everything in the fire.

Photo courtesy of Bailey Switch Fire Dept.
The Bailey Switch Fire Department is taking donations
to help this family who lost everything in the fire.

By Bobbie Poynter

A two-story home in Bailey Hollow was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon when a gas line ruptured as the family was trying to thaw out the lines.

John Stewart and his 15-year-old son narrowly escaped injury. The two had no sooner walked away after setting a heat lamp to thaw out the lines gas lines when the fire broke out. Stewart’s 13-year-old daughter was not at home at the time.

By the time the Bailey Switch Fire Department arrived on the scene, the house was fully engulfed. Firefighters worked on the blaze for nearly two hours before bringing the blaze under control.

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Honor Flight seeking veterans for free trip to D.C. monuments

Honor Flight is a nation-wide program that flies Veterans to Washington DC on a one day all expenses paid trip to visit the memorials that have been built to honor their Service and sacrifices. Honor Flight Bluegrass will host a flight on Saturday Sept. 26, 2015 that will leave from and return to Lexington.

We want to get the word out to as many civic and social groups as possible to help us locate World War 11,  Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans. Our website at www.honorflightbluegrass.org contains detailed information about the Honor Flight Bluegrass program including electronic applications for both the Veteran and Guardian. Interested Veterans and Guardians can also call our toll free number (888) 998-1941 or any of our Honor Flight Ambassadors listed below.

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Man looking for grandfather’s old Barbourville flame

I am looking for a woman, or the descendants of a woman, who I know was named Louise and who I believe had the initials FLH. She was the long-ago sweetheart of my grandfather, who died a few years ago. Among his papers were several very loving letters from a woman named Louise who never uses her last name, but whose stationary bears the initials ‘FLH.’ These letters are all from 1939, when my grandfather, name of Milburn Holbrook, would have been 20 years of age.

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