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Lynn Camp drops home opener to Atherton, 39-14


Jordan Steele carries the ball in a 39-14 loss to Atherton on Friday night.

The Lynn Camp Wildcats began their football season on Friday night at home against  3A Atherton out of Louisville. The Wildcats, plagued with mistakes, had no answer for Atherton’s running game that moved the ball at will on the Lynn Camp defense. Atherton outscored the Wildcats, 39-14. See this weeks Mountain Advocate for complete coverage.

Knox Central struggles in season opener.


Paige Phipps, pictured center, digs a Whitley County serve during a match Thursday night while Kelsey Engle and Mary Jude Stewart look on.

The Knox Central Lady Panther Volleyball Team struggled in their season opener on Thursday evening against defending 51st District champion Whitley County.  The Panthers dropped three straight sets to the Colonels, (25-13), (25-13) and (25-20).  Coach Barbara Gregory said that she was pleased with the progress her team has made up to this point and said that this team, by the middle of the season, will be as good or better than the Whitley County opponent. Sadie Harris had one ace and Mary Jude Stewart finished with one block and 12 digs. Vinie Price and Kristen Smith each had five digs.

Barbourville Police Chief announced

By Bobbie Poynter, Editor

Barbourville Mayor Darren West announced his choice Monday for the next Barbourville police chief.

Applying for the position were officers Steve Owens, Winston Tye, Randy Clark and Jake Knuckles.

“It was an incredibly hard decision to choose between all the great applicants,” said West. “However, one officer stood out as having the foresight of engaging the community through a show of police presence in and around the schools, as well as the community. I want our children to grow up not only safe, but with a positive outlook and show of respect for the local police department. I felt like this officer was the best candidate to take the department in that direction.”

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West takes 5th place in 4-H Country Ham Project at Kentucky State Fair

Photo submitted Pictured are John West, Keaton Ferguson, Chase Hubbard and Jonathan Wells.

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Pictured are John West, Keaton Ferguson, Chase Hubbard and Jonathan Wells.

Curing meat is an old tradition that was done for years out of necessity. Before people had refrigerators, meat would spoil quickly if it wasn’t preserved in some way. After animals, especially hogs, were slaughtered much of their meat was cured with salt, sugar, and spices. Doing this kept the meat from spoiling for much longer amounts of time—sometimes a year or more!

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