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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

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.

Manchester Street closed beginning Monday, May 9

Manchester Street Detour, Barbourville

Manchester Street Detour, Barbourville

A portion of KY 1487 (Manchester Street) in Barbourville at mile points 0-0.362 (Judge Street) will be closed beginning Monday, May 9 at 7 a.m. and is expected to conclude on Monday, August 15 at 5:30 p.m.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone, expect long delays, use the signed detour for alternate routes, and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling through the area.

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Man found dead on Trace Branch Road

Photo courtesy of Kentucky State Police

Photo courtesy of Kentucky State Police

Troopers discovered a grisly scene last night Wednesday, May 4.

Kentucky State Police responded to a 911 call about a shooting on Trace Branch Road, of Walker,  around 9:30 p.m.. When troopers arrived, they found Shane Mills, 30, of Walker, with gunshot wounds. Mills did not survive the shooting.

At this time, no arrests have been made. Kentucky State Police Detective Jake Wilson is investigating the incident. For the complete story, look for… 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

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