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Cold cash for warm homes

Rich Prewitt

Rich Prewitt

An example of how a home loses warm and cool air through cracks and openings in the outer coverings of the wall.

An example of how a home loses warm and cool air through cracks and openings in the outer coverings of the wall.

By Bobbie Poynter

Cumberland Valley Electric Coop members can now make money while spending less money on the electric bills.
Cumberland Valley Electric Coop is offering cash incentive (rebate) programs to its members for making their own homes more energy efficient. These programs have been set up to help make their members feel more comfortable at home while paying out less for their electric bills.

“The only way that homeowners can help themselves is to take advantage of any program that can help them have a smaller electric bill,” said Rich Prewitt, Cumberland Valley Electric Director of Member Services.

All of the programs benefit the member owners, not the company, Prewitt said. Cumberland Valley Electric, he explained, is a rural electrical co-op set up so that people out in the country and farms can get electric service similar to those in the surrounding cities.

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Barger, Hall receives top SEKC honors.

Jared Hall

Jared Hall

Matthew Barger

Matthew Barger

Knox Central High School along with the SEKC announced football honors for the 2014 football season.

Senior Matthew Barger was honored with the All Purpose Player of the Year while Junior Jared Hall walked away with Line Backer of the Year.

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December School Board Meeting.

Kelly Sprinkles praises board member Sam Waits as former superintendent Huelett looks on

Kelly Sprinkles praises board member Sam Waits as former superintendent Huelett looks on

Girdler Elementary opened the meeting with a loud and perfect recitation of our country’s Pledge of Allegiance.  They stole the show by following up with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

Mike Corey (County Clerk) asked to Board to speak prior to the actual meeting start.   He stated, “The hardest part of my job and the one that receives the most criticism is overseeing the election and its results. I asked Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles and Barbourville Advocate’s Jay Nolan to help me figure out a better way to gather and publish this year’s results.  I have to tell you between Frank Shelton’s efforts with TV-4, Nolan’s online streaming with the Advocate and the students who professionally read the results as they came in,  created the first, best live reporting that has ever been accomplished in Knox County.  I have heard nothing but praise concerning what was done and I appreciate everyone’s support.  Frank Shelton, sir, you are the man.” Corey, Nolan and the Board gave Shelton a round of applause.

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Union Men’s Basketball Story: Comeback Bid Falls Short, as Patriots Best Bulldogs, 63-61

By John Gatto

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - Union College forward Fitzgerald White (SR/Miami, Fla. ) scored a game-high 19 points, but it wasn’t enough, as a furious comeback in the second half by the Bulldogs fell just two points short on the road at Cumberlands (Ky.) on Saturday, as the host Patriots pulled out a 63-61 win in NAIA men’s basketball action.

With the defeat, Union fell to 9-4 on the year, while Cumberlands improved to 10-4 with the victory.

In the first half, Cumberlands controlled play for the most of the period, opening up as large as a 20-point lead in the half (38-18 with three minutes left in period). Union came back just a bit at the end of the period, but the Patriots still went into halftime up 40-29 on Union.

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