Zak Willis becomes the 11th Head Coach in Union football history.
Willis was the head coach at Pikeville from 2000-2002 and at Newberry from 2002-2009. In nine seasons as a head coach, Willis has built a 55-37 overall record. He went 16-12 at Pikeville and 39-25 at Newberry.
He led Newberry to an 11-2 record, the SAC championship and the second round of the NCAA Division ll playoffs in 2006. willis is also responsible for the only two conference championships in Newberry football history. Continue reading
One of two suspects in a Sunday residential burglary is behind bars and police continue their search for the other.
At around 2:30 a.m. Knox Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a residential burglar alarm call on KY 229.
When he arrived, Hensley noticed that the front door was busted in. Shortly after making sure the house was clear, the homeowner, identified as Alfred Lane, returned home.
Lane noticed that the suspects had taken a safe from his closet that contained $1,000 cash and all of his medication that had been filled earlier that day. Continue reading
It wasn’t the charges he was in court on that got a Barbourville man in trouble, it was what he said as he walked away.
Billy Wayne Price, 24, was being video arraigned Thursday in Knox District Court on charges of public intoxication and menacing when before District Judge John Chappell.
After entering a not guilty plea on Price’s behalf, Chappell said, “I’m seeing four pending cases all with failure to appear.”
“I was in here last week and done them,” Price said, at which time Chappell set a $500 cash bond and court MCR mandated drug testing for Price. Continue reading
A Knox County road that was closed following a February mud slide will soon be repaired.
Knox Judge-Executive J.M. Hall signed paperwork Monday on a USDA grant to repair a section of Turkey Creek Road that was closed following a Feb. 21 mudslide that forced portions of the roadway dangerously close to the creek. Continue reading
Hundreds of local youngsters turned out for the annual Barbourville Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s event was sponsored by the local Child Abuse Prevention Council, in conjunction with Child Abuse Prevention Month.