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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.

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.

beverages and wine coolers.

On Tuesday, May 3, three businesses in Barbourville began selling alcoholic beverages; Williams’ Stop & Go, B-Ville Grill… Continue reading

Search ongoing for escaped prisoner

Dale D. Valentine

Dale D. Valentine

Officials continue to search for a Knox County inmate who escaped Wednesday, April 27.

Dale D. Valentine was on work detail for the Knox County Detention Center when he fled on foot from the Christian Appalachian Project in Gray at approximately 3:48 p.m.

According to Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith, deputies tracked Valentine to the Moore Hill area.

“He has relatives and some friends in that area,” said Sheriff Smith.

Valentine has been in custody since February.… Continue reading

Architect designing new jail for county

Knox County is moving forward with the construction of a new county jail.

Now that the state has approved the budget to allow the county to hire an architect, the county is eager to get the project underway.

During the April meeting of the Knox County Fiscal Court, the five magistrates and Judge Executive voted unanimously to hire CMW Architects to design the new facility. The entire project will be overseen by Coddell Construction, which was voted on during their… Continue reading

Major road construction at Big Creek


Travelers heading into Big Creek on K 718 have had to put up with a bit longer commute these past few weeks due to the constant road construction between mile markers two and five.

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Knox County Indictments April 22, 2016

In a continued effort to fight back against the rampant drug problem in the area, officials initiated Operation Cooperation. The operation brought state and local law enforcement together to round up known dealers throughout the county. Knox County Sheriff’s Department, Barbourville Police Department, Kentucky State Police and Operation UNITE joined forces to in this yearlong investigation.

“We are very pleased with the results of the round up,” said Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith. “We began the day with 21 arrest… Continue reading

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