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‘Prohibition is over’

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Those working to bring alcohol sales to Barbourville now see the fruits of their labor as stores have finally begun selling malt

Photos by Emily Baker Michael McWilliams, of Barbourville, made the first alcohol purchase at Williams’ Stop & Go Monday, May 2. McWilliams said he is glad to be able to keep his tax dollars in Barbourville.

Michael McWilliams, of Barbourville, made the first alcohol purchase at Williams’ Stop & Go Monday, May 2. 

beverages and wine coolers.

On Tuesday, May 3, three businesses in Barbourville began selling alcoholic beverages; Williams’ Stop & Go, B-Ville Grill and Barbourville IGA.

“This is something new for the city and the county,” said IGA Store Manager Jason… Continue reading

Man steals truck, threatens to blow up victim

Edward Jones Jr.

Edward Jones Jr.

A Flat Lick woman was told she would be blown up if she did not give up the keys to her vehicle Sunday.

When Knox County Deputy Carl Frith spoke with the victim, she told him that a man came to her residence on KY 3085 in Flat Lick and told her if she did not give him the keys to her vehicle, he had a bomb and would blow them up. She gave the man the… Continue reading

Barbourville ARH surveys community

Over 160 Knox County residents completed surveys geared to help in identifying priorities for the local hospital. That is according to a report to the Hospital’s Steering Committee on Tuesday from Marisa Aull, UK Extension Specialist and head of the survey team helping ARH canvass the community.

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Crash victim was reported missing

Photo by Dean Manning The Toyota Corolla pictured was driven by Donald Brashear, a Warsaw man who had been reported missing by his family. He was hit by a tractor-trailer Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 25E and Master Street.

Photo by Dean Manning
The Toyota Corolla pictured was driven by Donald Brashear, a Warsaw man who had been reported missing by his family. He was hit by a tractor-trailer Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 25E and Master Street.

A Warsaw senior citizen whose Toyota Corolla was T-boned by a tractor-trailer at the intersection of U.S. 25E and Master Street in Corbin Thursday morning had been reported missing by his family.

Corbin Police Major Rob Jones, the department’s public… Continue reading

Man claims assault using his own cane

Angela Moore

Angela Moore

A Corbin woman pleaded not guilty to a charge that she pushed a man and hit him with his cane in December.

Forty-three-year-old Angela M. Moore is being held in the Knox County Detention Center following her arrest last Thursday morning on a warrant charging her with one count of second-degree assault.

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Eads convicted of trafficking

Jonnie Eads

Jonnie Eads

Johnny Eads age 43 of Gray, KY was convicted in Circuit Court by a Knox County Jury on May 5, 2016 and given a two (2) year sentence.

Johnny Eads was arrested on December 26, 2015 as part of “Operation Silent Sweep” and charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree after selling Oxycodone.

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