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Arsenal confiscated in Artemus

Knox County deputies got more than they bargained for Thursday afternoon when they found multiple firearms, including several magazines, a rifle, a billy club and a hatchet, in Jessie William Davis’ truck, along with a 45 caliber pistol under the seat fully loaded and cocked.

Jessie William Davis, 28, of Artemus, was arrested for being a convicted felon out of Ohio in possession of firearms, along with other firearms and drug charges. He was also served with a warrant for child support.

Lacy Messer, 26, was also arrested at the scene for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were housed in the Knox County Detention Center.

Union College awarded nearly $1.5 million for student support services

Union College has been awarded nearly $1.5 million from the Department of Education to provide academic services to its student body.

The grant program provides funds to postsecondary education institutions for the implementation of programs to support academic development, to assist students with basic college requirements and to motivate students toward successful completion of their education. The goal of the program is to increase college retention and graduation rates of its participants. Union applied for the grant late last year.

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Union College to host National Guard Family Day event

Union College is proud to announce it will host the 2015 Kentucky National Guard Family Day on Sunday, Aug. 23. The event will support service members and their families from service units in Barbourville, London and Williamsburg.

The annual event will bring together personnel from National Guard units, their family members and family support services. More than 400 people are expected to attend this year’s event.

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Confederate flag a symbol of history

Bubba Hall participates in Civil War reenactments, marching as a shoeless soldier to give onlookers a glimpse of how bad southern soldiers had it.

Bubba Hall participates in Civil War reenactments, marching as a shoeless soldier to give onlookers a glimpse of how bad southern soldiers had it.

Not everyone is happy to see the Confederate flag displayed in plain sight, but Corbin resident, Bubba Hall, says not one person has ever complained to his face.

“There have been negative comments made on the web, but I ignore them for the cowards that they are,” said Hall. “If someone wants to know why I fly the flag, all they have to do is ask me. It’s not for the reasons these cyber bullies are trying to make everyone believe.”

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