Have you purchased alcohol in Barbourville since the city went wet?

  • No (70%, 80 Votes)
  • Yes (30%, 34 Votes)

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Regina Bargo  Tales from the Classroom

Regina Bargo
Tales from the Classroom

Why is it that when one has nothing to do they cannot pull themselves off the couch? Yet, as soon as there is something that has to be done away from home, they can’t get out the door on time? They spot every little detail in the house that needs attention… I mean every little miniscule dust ball on the floor must first be picked up? I do, however, think I have found a… Continue reading

Kindergarten camp seeks to ease first day jitters

Photo by Tasha Stewart Lynn Camp kindergarten teacher Mrs. Stefanie Sizemore leads KinderCamp students in a counting activity.

Photo by Tasha Stewart
Lynn Camp kindergarten teacher Mrs. Stefanie Sizemore leads KinderCamp students in a counting activity.

KinderCamp will be coming soon to a Knox County Public School near you. The new camp was approved at the July KCPS Board of Education meeting and will be held at each elementary school in the district. Although exact dates have not been confirmed for all schools, the program will occur in the upcoming weeks before August 11, the district’s official… Continue reading

French company ‘in a hurry’ to bring jobs here

Photo by Trent Knuckles Galton, engineer for Euro Sticks, Bruce Carpenter, Corbin Economic Development Director, and Euro Sticks owner and president Frédéric Debacker

Photo by Trent Knuckles
Alex Galton, engineer for Euro Sticks, Bruce Carpenter, Corbin Economic Development Director, and Euro Sticks owner and president Frédéric Debacker

Why would a French company bring a new manufacturing company with 90 jobs to Knox County? “We narrowed our focus on Corbin because there were two available buildings here that were suitable for our purposes. That was very important,” Euro Sticks President and owner Frédéric Debacker said. “It was also important for us to be along… Continue reading

Is Corbin’s “stacked tax” on Knox workers even legal?

From the Publisher Jay Nolan

From the Publisher
Jay Nolan

When Corbin’s city leaders put the new 1% occupational tax on the Knox County section of the city, did they inadvertently institute an “illegal” tax? Several things about the way the tax (technically a “fee”) was implemented definitely raise legal questions.

In Knox County, the fee only applies to gross wages from employees. Employers are not required to pay. Yet in the Whitley County portion of the city, both pay. Can the city legally discriminate… Continue reading

Trial now set for 2014 murder case

Patrick Baker

Patrick Baker

Over two years after a man was murdered, one of the men accused in his death received his trial date this week.

Patrick Baker is accused of murdering Donald Mills in May 2014. Baker, along with Christopher Wagner, allegedly told Mills that they were U.S. Marshals in order to gain access to Mills’ home. Once inside, Baker allegedly shot and killed Mills. Baker and Wagner are accused of robbing Mills’ house along with accomplices Elijah Messer, Angela Mills… Continue reading

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