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Vol. 106 - No. 30 • 75¢ | 2 Sections, 16 pages Phone (606) 546-9225 • Barbourville, Kentucky

Thursday, March 17, 2011 Knox County’s Newspaper for Over 100 Years

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Man charged with sodomizing pre-teen By EDDIE ARNOLD

A Barbourville man charged with sodomizing a pre-teen victim will now face the Knox Grand Jury. According to a warrant sworn out Tuesday by Knox Deputy Chad Wagner, John D. Cordell, 46, of Barbourville allegedly committed the offense of first-degree sodomy by engaging in "deviate sexual intercourse" by forcible compulsion. The warrant alleges that Cordell forced a 12-yearold victim to perform oral sex

with him. During a Tuesday preliminary hearing in Knox District Court, Cordell's attorney, public defender Jennifer Milliken, waived his case to the March 25 grand jury. Cordell remains lodged in the Knox Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 cash bond. First-degree sodomy of a victim under 12 years of age is a Class A felony punishable by 20 to 50 years in prison. Attempts to reach the case officer were not successful as of press time.

Sex crimes on rise By EDDIE ARNOLD

With sex-related crimes on the increase, victims sometimes may feel they have nowhere to turn for help. Through a program SEE SODOMY, PAGE 5A

Car overturns, one injured

Wood & Strings Theatre, a group from Centerville, Tenn. that performed for sold-out crowds in Washington, D.C., came to Barbourville City School on Thursday, March 10. Pictured here, Lord Kumagai, a Bunraku puppet, is praying in the shrine of Benten. For more photos and information, see the spread on page 7A in this issue of The Mountain Advocate. PHOTO BY HEATHER GRIMES

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Thefts cause ‘grate’ concern for city By EDDIE ARNOLD

City officials are facing a problem that is causing them "grate concern." Over the past month, suspects have stolen more than $2,000 worth of storm drain grates from across the city. Officials say their greatest concern is the safety hazard missing storm drains might cause. The problem came to light during Thursday's meeting of the Barbourville City Council. "For the last couple of weeks we've noticed that some of the street drains from across town were missing," said street superintendent Jim Baker. "We haven't had any reports of people being hurt, but several have gone missing." Baker said they believe the drain thieves are using the heavy metal grates to put in with scrap metal when they sell it. "They are using it for weight advantage." The drain grates, which vary in size from 18 inches to more than two feet long and wide, cost the city $200 each or more. "Police Chief James Gray has asked officers to be on the alert for that. Maybe they can help us with that," he said. "If anyone has information about the thefts, we sure would appreciate if they call." Mayor David Thompson said the city has lost a total of 11 of the drain grates - nine before the council meeting and two over the past weekend. "They got one round grate and several square shaped SEE GRATES, PAGE 5A

Firefighters from Bailey Switch used the Jaws of Life to free the driver of this vehicle from her car after a Monday morning crash on U.S. 25E near Parrott Branch Road. According to police, she was traveling southbound when she lost control of her car and went into the ditch. The car came to rest on its top, trapping the woman inside. The identity of the woman was not available as of press time. Kentucky State Police investigated the crash. PHOTO BY EDDIE ARNOLD

Couple facing felony meth, shoplifting charges By EDDIE ARNOLD

A Williamsburg man and woman are facing felony charges after being caught with meth and other drugs after allegedly shoplifting from a Knox County department store. Corbin patrolman Kirk Mays charged 43-yearold Joseph L. Siler Jr. and 23-year-old Tara Sasser, both of Williamsburg, with shoplifting, first-degree possession of controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sasser also was charged with second-degree possession of controlled substance. In his post-arrest complaint, Mays said that a KMart Loss Prevention officer observed Sasser concealing $77.22 worth of merchandise in her purse. Mays noted that when he searched the purse, he found red and blue straws with a white



powdery residue on them. He also found a makeup bag that Sasser admitted was hers containing three needles, two silver spoons with orange substance believed to be suboxone on them. He also found an unmarked pill bottle containing coffee filters and white residue in it. The residue field tested to be methamphetamine. KMart officials also observed Siler concealing $41 worth of merchandise on his person. After arresting Siler, and during SEE METH, PAGE 5A

Man, bar sued one year after death By HEATHER GRIMES

Barbourville Mayor David Thompson looks over one of two grates that the city had to replace in front of Lay Elementary School. Thieves stole the first grates. Missing grates not only cost the city money, but poses a danger to motorist, bikers, and walkers, Thompson said. So far, 11 grates have been stolen. PHOTOS BY EDDIE ARNOLD

Nearly one year after a fatal accident, a Knox County man faces additional legal trouble. A civil suit against James E. Smith, 43, of Jarvis, was filed in Knox County Circuit Court on March 10. The suit also names O’Mally’s #2. On March 26, 2010, 28-yearold Katrina Napier died following an accident on U.S. 25E northbound after being ejected from the Ford F250 pickup truck that she was riding in. On May 28, 2010, James E. Smith, who was the driver of the truck

at the time of the accident, was indicted by the Knox Grand Jury on murder and DUI charges. The civil JAMES E. SMITH suit against Smith and O’Mally’s claims negligence against both parties, and asks for trial by jury. When asked about the effect of the civil case on the pending trial, Commonwealth Attorney Jackie Steele “There won’t be any effect. Civil cases seldom have any effect on criminal

“With criminal cases, a year or year and a half is a long time.” — Jackie Steele Commonwealth Attorney

cases.” “Historically, criminal cases move quicker than civil cases through the court system,” said Steele. “In civil cases, it isn’t unheard of for SEE LAWSUIT, PAGE 5A


Relay for Life cranks up By EDDIE ARNOLD

Although the event is still a month or so away, organizers are hoping to make this year’s Relay for Life the biggest and best yet. “Our theme is Toon Out Cancer,” said Knox Relay for Life chairman Bob Dunaway. “We hope that people and teams will dress up as their favorite cartoon character,” he said. For the third year now, the Relay will be held at Thompson Park, a location that Dun-

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away said is the perfect venue for the walk. Dunaway said he is excited about how this year’s Relay is shaping up. “We have a lot of new teams to register,” he said, adding that any business, civic group or group of individuals may form a team. This year’s Relay for Life is set for Friday, May 20.The annual Relay for Life Telethon is set for 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May1 at the old Knox Middle School gym. Donated goods will be on auction at the event.

Knox Pawn Shop owners Lewis Gray, Teresa Gray and Lewis Gray Jr. donated $500 to the Knox County UNITE Coalition to help fund their upcoming Buddy Bass Tourney. Pictured are (from left) Ancil Hall (UNITE), UNITE chair Charley Greene Dixon, Teresa Gray, Lewis Gray, Lewis Gray Jr., and Herb Wells (UNITE). PHOTO BY EDDIE ARNOLD



EMT class signups now underway

Appalachian health take set at Union

Realy for Life Meet & Greet set Monday

Singles to meet at Kindergarten signups Open house set at First Christian Church set at Girdler school Cumb. River MH/MR

Interested in becoming and EMT or already and EMT and want to become a paramedic? Then call or come by the Knox County EMS station #1 at 1703 Cumberland Gap Parkway in Barbourville. For information call 546-9722.

A talk entitled “Appalachians: Their Health and Well-Being” is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in the Patridge Campus Center, Conference Rooms A,B and C, Union College. In his talk, Dr. Phillip Obermiller, Senior Visiting Scholar in the School of Planning at the University of Cincinnati and Center Fellow at the University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Center, will focus on some of the reasons that rural Appalachians suffer from poor health.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Knox County will have a Meet and Greet team registration event on Monday, March 21 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. This will take place at the K.C.E.O.C. office, on Liberty Street across from the Knox County Public Library parking lot. Computers will be available for team and individual registration and refreshments will be served. New teams are encouraged to sign up as well as teams from prior years who have not yet registered. Knox County Relay is going to “Toon Out Cancer” this year....teams are encouraged to decorate their campsites and get in costume as their favorite cartoon characters. Relay For Life will be on Friday, May 20 at Thompson Park.

First Christian Church of Barbourville (High and Liberty Streets) will be hosting a singles evening on March 31 from 7 to 10 p.m. Single adults are invited for an evening of fellowship and fun. Call 546-4017.

Flat Lick youth to sing March 19 The Old Flat Lick Missionary Baptist Church will be having services on Saturday March 19 starting at 7 p.m. The Old Flat Lick youth will be singing and Rev. Ryan Messer will be preaching. Church and Pastor Alonzo Messer and church invites everyone to attend.

Gospel singing set at St. John’s Park A Gospel Concert ios set for 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Barn in St. John’s Community Park in Corbin. The park is located on the corner of College and Engineer streets in Corbin. The concert will be held come rain or shine. For concert information call 231-3458 or 521-0345.

Living Well Tea set at Laurel Extension The Living Well Tea Party May 4. Tea Time will be at 12 noon with at the Laurel County Extension Office, with educational tables. Tickets are $25. Tickets are on sale at the the Knox County Extension office. Tickers will not be sold at the door. Registration deadline is April 26. For for more information, call the Knox County Extension office at (606)546-3447.

Hunter Education Class set for May Hunter Education Course May 21, 22 and 23 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Lay Elementary Lunch Room. Anyone may attend. For more information, call: 1-800-858-1549.

Piney Grove Baptist to host songwriters Piney Grove Baptist Church of Corbin will host Lewis & Lewis, two Nashville songwriters, on March 26 at 7 p.m. For more information, call Ralph Rogers at (606)528-7435

Extension office to host Baby Fest event The Knox County Extension office will host Baby Fest on March 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is a program for first-time mothers who are pregnant or have one child up to 1 year old. Come enjoy educational sessions. There will also be prizes! It is opened only to those who register. Call 546-3447 to register or go online to html

Girdler Elementary will be having kindergarten registration March 21 through 25 for the 2011-2012 school year. If your child will be five years old before Oct. 1, please stop by the front office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to enroll them for next year. Remember to bring a copy of their birth certificate, social security card, and immunization record. Each child will also need a physical, eye exam, and dental exam before school starts in August.

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Learning importance of tourism

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Jeff Crowe, president/CEO of Tour SEKY, spoke at a Barbourville Main Street meeting held Tuesday at City Hall. Crowe and fellow staffer Michelle Hill outlined the many programs that the agency has to offer. The agency is a major supporter of local tourism initiatives and events, including the upcoming Redbud Quilt Festival, set for the weekend of April 9 at Union College. PHOTO BY EDDIE ARNOLD By EDDIE ARNOLD

Tourists and visitors to Knox County drop about $19 million in cash into the local economy each year. On Tuesday, a group of local citizens, business people, and government leaders learned how they can improve the community's tourism outlook. Jeff Crowe, president/CEO of Tour SEKY and Michelle Allen, director of programs, were the guest speakers for the meeting. Crowe said that budget cuts have affected tourism programs, but encouraged local officials to continue to apply for the funds that will be available in the next funding cycle. "We are proud of what we do and we do a lot of things," Crowe said, adding that Tour SEKY helps provide funding for community projects that boost tourism. "We are here to give you a kick start. We are not here to fully fund any program." Crowe said that in his travels, he often uses Barbourville as an example of how local tourism initiatives should work. "I use Barbourville everywhere I go to talk about the community support you have," he said. "Of all the 47 counties we deal with, there is more community

support here than anywhere." Crowe said the agency also has downtown revitalization programs to help boost downtown businesses in their area, adding that their goal is to help local downtown businesses thrive. "Our Main Streets are very important, not just because of the buildings, but because of the pride," he said. "It is important for a lot of reasons. You walk down the street and know your neighbors and shop with your own. Until we take the pride and, instead of getting into our cars and heading to a large retailer, we should shop with our local people. Yes, in the beginning it will cost a little more. But it will payoff in the long run. And you will save the $3.50 a gallon for gas that you will spend." Allen said one of her main programs is the Shining Star customer service training that helps businesses and entities improve their customer service skills. She noted that since the beginning of the program, they have trained over 12,000 front line employees across the region. "It's not just your restaurants and stores. It is civil servants, mayors and even police officers. We have people that come

into your area and ask questions, we need to know," he said. "The great thing about this program is that it is free to everyone." Allen said training programs can be tailored to meet a business or entities own needs. "It usually takes about two hours to do a program," she said. “This is something that we offer and hope you take advantage of.” With Redbud month coming up in April, and the Redbud Quilt Festival set for the weekend of April 9, Cole said a lot of things are going on in preparation. She noted that for the first time, the Miss Redbud Trails Pageant will be open to contestants in all age categories. The pageant is set for March 26 and has categores from infant to high school seniors. “So far we have about 61 contestants signed up,” Cole said. “We have had wonderful response.” For more information on the Redbud Festival and all of the associate activities, log on to The website has a complete list of Redbud events and activities. For more information about Tour SEKY and the programs they offer, call (606) 677-6099.

Participants in this season’s National League of Junior Cotillions class held their spring ball at the London Country Club for their Spring Ball over the weekend. At top, the class poses for this group photo. At center above, the young ladies, dressed in formal attire and gloves, waited for the young gentlemen to ask the to dance. At bottom, students got the chance to show off their dancing skills during the ball. The classes teach proper etiquette and table manners, as well as dances such as the Foxtrot, Waltz and others. PHOTO BY DEAN MANNING

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Arrests Knox Sheriff Sarah Tye, 24, Barbourville; second-degree burglary, firstdegree criminal mischief Randy Stamper, 33, Trosper; public intoxication controlled substance (two counts), disorderly conduct James Smith, 34, Barbourville; theft by unlawful taking, third-degree criminal trespassing Savannah Smith, 69, Flat Lick; third-degree conspiracy traffic in controlled substance, first-degree conspiracy to traffic in controlled substance Kevin Senters, 37, London; served warrant, trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance Gary Parton, 51, Cincinnati, OH; DUI, improper equipment Harmon Payne, 34, Artemus; served bench warrant Berneil Parker, 26, Barbourville; first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree burglary David Mills, 28, Barbourville; theft by deception under $500 (two counts) Nathaniel Messer, 46, Barbourville; engaging in organized crime - criminal syndicate Mark Messer, 38, Barbourville; contempt of court Cody McFarland, 21, Corbin; unlawful possession of meth precursor Nickie Lewis, 27, Heidrick; served bench warrant Krystal Langley, 32, Barbourville; served bench warrant, theft by deception under $300, contempt of court Walter Jones, 40, Inham; manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of controlled substance, endangering welfare of a minor, persistent felony of-

fender, contempt of court Payne Harmon, 34, Artemus; speeding 15 mph over limit Nancy Grubb, 38, Cannon; contempt of court Anita Gibson, 51, Hinkle; falsely reporting an incident Berry Gambrel, 63, Flat Lick; theft by deception Jessica Denton, 19, Corbin; manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree possession of controlled substance, possession of controlled substance, first-degree wanton endangerment (four counts) John Cordell, 46, Corbin; first-degree sodomy; theft by deception under $500 (19 counts), served bench warrant, theft by unlawful taking Jobeth Collins, 24, Hinkle; contempt of court Christy Brummett, 32, Pineville; served bench warrant Dylan Brown, 18, Scalf; receiving stolen property, falsely reporting an incident, first-degree criminal mischief, thirddegree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening Orville Brock, 36, Bimble; obstructed vision and / or windshield, failure to maintain required insurance (two counts), speeding in a restricted zone, failure to produce insurance, served warrant Justin Baker, 20, Hinkle; fourth-degree assault Mary Brooks, 35, Gray; theft by deception Richard McAdams, 25, Corbin; served warrant, firstdegree trafficking in controlled substance, second-degree persistent felony offender Barbourville Police Crystal Mills, 27, No address listed; first-degree assault, operating on suspended / revoked license Randy Mabry, 27, Bar-

bourville; public intoxication controlled substance, third-degree criminal trespassing, possession of handgun by convicted felon Lisa Branson, 27, Bimble; theft by unlawful taking shoplifting KSP Brandon Stanley, 25, Manchester; public intoxication controlled substance Randy Stamper, 33, Trosper; served bench warrant, public intoxication controlled substance Timothy Smith, 23, Broadhead; served bench warrant Joseph Smith, 21, Gray; served bench warrant Edna Sizemore, 24, No address listed; DUI, improper use of left lane/ overtaking vehicle, careless driving, no operators license, improper equipment Charles Rickett, 39, Artemus; speeding 26 MPH or more, reckless driving, driving on DUI suspended license, failure to surrender revoked operators license, possessing license when privileges are revoked / suspended, no / expired registration plates, no / expired KY registration receipt, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, DUI Jerry Middleton, 19, Barbourville; served bench warrant Nickie Lewis, 27, Barbourville; improper equipment, failure to notify address change to Dept. of Transportation, no operators license, failure to wear seat belts, failure to maintain required insurance, giving officer false name or address, served bench warrant Joshua James, 26, Rockholds; served bench warrant (4 counts), third-degree posses-

sion of controlled substance, first degree trafficking controlled substance, first-degree promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence Kenneth Hooker, 19, Barbourville; contempt of court Jimmy Fuson, 33, Corbin; served bench warrant Alma Felton, 36, Manchester; no charges listed Doug Asher, 38, Flat Lick; fourth-degree assault Corbin Police Michael Wynn, 35, Corbin; theft by unlawful taking shoplifting Sarah Jackson, 24, Corbin; no charges listed Tiffany Havens, 22, Corbin; public intoxication, second-degree disorderly conduct Harold Eaton, II, 34, Corbin; public intoxication Jimmy Cothan, 54, No address listed; alcohol intoxication Court Rebecca Roark, 38, Corbin; contempt of court Cuddie Holbrook, Jr., 52, Paris; contempt of court

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“The test of democracy is freedom of criticism.” - David Ben-Gurion

Ego or greater good? From the Publisher Jay Nolan

As you read this, $30,000.00 per day of our tax-payer dollars are being used to pay for a “special” legislative session. Don’t know about you, but I thought the entire point of having annual legislative sessions was to eliminate the need for “special” sessions. How has that worked out? Well according to my count, this makes the ninth special session we have paid for in the 10 years since we went to annual sessions. Let’s briefly examine the last decade. According to information from Kentucky Press Association’s executive director David Thompson, the first 30day session after the amendment was approved was in 2001. There was no special session that year. But in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now again in 2011 we are paying for a special session. Plus, there were TWO special sessions called in 2007! These numbers show the more frequent legislative sessions have not reduced the number of extra days we have to pay them for special sessions, or helped republicans and democ-

rats get along any better. To me, it seems like our governor and legislative leaders are focused more on their personal and political agendas than ever. How will this special session help Knox County? After all, it’s OUR money they are spending. It kind of reminds me of the National Football League – where billionaires and multi-millionaires, also know as owners and players, can’t agree on how to divide the $9.2 Billion in profits the NFL makes. (That’s last year’s numbers.) So, the union and owners are now facing off in court. Each side is blaming the other. Only the lawyers benefit, The institution suffers. Interestingly, many of our state legislative leaders, and our governor, are also lawyers. Is there something about the training and mentality of the legal profession that causes this type of situation? Is the ego of the advocate superceding the greater good of the institution? I think the average citizen in Kentucky is loosing respect for our institutions of government. Despite amending the constitution to give them annual meetings and more time, they are still unable to accomplish their only constitutional mission – create a budget - during the time allocated. To me, that’s wrong. What do you think?

Be a responsible citizen Ponderings Heather Grimes

O, how I love seeing Spring bound back. It was a lovely weekend, which I hope that everyone was able to get out and enjoy. I took in this weekend by doing a bit of photography around town and at the Barbourville City Park, which I still have the habit of calling The Brickyard Ponds. Many people, including families, were taking in all the amenities that the park has to offer. People were walking, children were on the playground, one family was playing board games in the picnic shelter, and many people were out fishing. That’s what I have been pondering about this week: what I observed around the fishing area. Many people, not necessarily the ones who were there while I was enjoying the park, had tossed garbage all in and around the ponds. People! Momma isn’t here to pick up after you! Be responsible, please!

It doesn’t matter that yes, there are people who help pick up garbage around the ponds from time to time or that we have Thomas Gary, who does a wonderful job sweeping our streets. From the time I was a little girl, I was taught to pick up after myself and to be responsible for my own actions. Tossing trash in and around our parks or streets or even on the sides of the road is not acting as a responsible adult, nor is it setting an example for our future generation. I want to issue a challenge. Flat out, I want to issue a challenge to every person who reads my column: Be proactive in the reputation of this town. Be responsible about litter. Patronize local businesses. Support local civil and community organizations, and stand up against the problems that seek to destroy our town. Get out, and do it, and let the Advocate staff be a part of how you make our town a little better. Anything done to improve will go much further than those who seek to tear the reputation of this town down.


Facing a silent threat To Whom it may Concern. I am a physician from Lexington, KY and an activist. I am sending this e-mail to ask for your help. Most of Kentucky is facing a silent threat which is taking place in county clerks offices, and court houses in the heart of your community. Property Taxes in your community and in many parts of Kentucky are being sold to private third party purchasers who attach attorney fees, interests and other junk fees. This is a very significant threat that is affecting your neighbors and family members. One of these companies is named “Tax Ease Liens LLC” from Texas and they just started to foreclose on property owners all over Kentucky including your own community. These multi million dollar companies are in this business for a very good reason. They even buy liens as little as $100-200 since they can attach thousands of dollars in attorney fees, administrative fees and interest. If property owner does not pay, they face foreclosure. In my life I have never seen any other investment this lucrative in which you buy something and turn around and make 600-1000% in profits in a very short period of time, and this investment would be backed by real estate as collateral. It will take 1-2 hours of your time to go to county clerk office in your county and search for liens sold to these companies and contact the home owners about how much they are being charged in attorney fees. I promise you will be very disturbed when you see the facts. Lachin Hatemi, M.D. Lexington


Hats off to all you hard workers Ramblin’ On Eddie Arnold

Many times, I have told people that learn something every day. That is not a false sense of humility talking. I do learn something every day. I have been in the news business for a total of over 16 years now and I am still learning. I have been blessed over the years to work alongside some really great people - people who were good at what they did. Being a self-confessed people watcher, I always try to study the actions and reactions of the people around me. I try my best to see the good in everyone. Some people make that goal easy, others make it nearly impossible. But I have found that there is at least a tidbit of good, even in the most spiteful and hateful people. You never know when people are hurting and what they might be hurting about. Some people cover up the hurt with a smile. Others lash out in anger. However, the bottom line is they are hurting. When someone says a harsh word, bite your tongue and try not to judge them prematurely. Smile, say a prayer for them and move on. Don't let their

anger fester in you like a cancer. If you do, you are only hurting yourself. Ramblin' On... ••• As you can read in one of my stories this week, the city is facing a problem with thefts of roadside storm drain grates. If there is one thing I can't stand it is someone who steals from someone else and yet, in my job, I often write about people who have robbed, burgled (if there is such a word) or defrauded someone else. I hope the police can catch these thieves and bring them to justice. As I have said many times, if people would work as hard at an honest job as they do stealing, they could probably have everything they need or want. Each day, thousands of hardworking Knox countians roll out of bed early and head out to work. They put in an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. They take care of their families. This routine is repeated every day. I commend all of you who willingly hold down a job and work to make your lives and our community a better one in which to live. For those of you who choose to make a dishonest living, shame on you! Ramblin' On... •••

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At top left, fourth graders from St. Camillus Academy recently got the chance to take a tour of Frankfort. Pictured are Rep. Dewayne Bunch, Peyton Dean, Malena Durham, Maggie McCaudle, Lauren Simons, Warren Renfro, Mrs. Lynn Stivers, Max Dietz, Ethan Phipps, Tristan Evans, Daniel McColley and Rep Jim Stewart. At top right, Trey Cima and Warren Renfro served as paiges for Rep. Jim Stewart during the legislative session. PHOTO SUBMITTED


them to drag on for years. With criminal cases, a year or year and a half is a long time,” stated Steele. Steele added, “From a criminal standpoint, the defendant has a fifth amendment right not to testify. In civil court, they do not. A lot of the times in these civil cases, you will see the attorneys in the civil cases make a motion to hold the matter in abeyance. That way the civil attorneys can have the defendant testify for the additional trial.” In cases like that of Katrina Napier, often times the Victim’s Advocate assists families



FROM PAGE 1A through the court procedures. “Victim’s Advocates go to court with victims of violent crimes, such as domestic violence, assault, robbery, rape, child sexual, child physical, and homicide,” stated Gina Bennett Knox County Circuit Court Victim’s Advocate. “We inform the family of when the grand jury meets in cases in our jurisdiction. The Commonwealth Attorney will meet with the family and answer any questions that the family might have regarding the case,” said Bennett, “And as Advocate, we refer them to crime victim’s compensation,

through both the Knox district and circuit courts, help is available. Renia Owens, District Court Victim's Advocate, said she has definitely seen an increase in the number of sex-related crimes since starting in the position more than seven years ago. "The problem is getting worse," she said. "There has been an increase in these crimes." Owens said it seems like sex crimes are worse at some times than others. She also said the average age of the victims seems to be decreasing. "These are just the ones that are reported. Many are not," she said, adding that there are a number of reasons why some victims choose not to report sexual crimes. "Often it is fear. Perpetrators sometimes bully their victims and intimidate them. They say 'I'll hurt you or hurt your family' or things like that," Owens said. "And the younger the victim is, the easier it is for the perpetrator to control them. They talk them into believing that is how you love and things like that."

where families don’t have burial insurance or enough burial insurance.” Bennett also stated that as Victim’s Advocate, she often refers families to counseling, if needed . “We have worked with the family,” acknowledged Bennett. “We’ve been on previous hearings with the [Napier] family several times. We’ve walked them through it, and explained every hearing and what’s going, and have tried to answer their questions,” stated Bennett. A pretrial conference for Smith on the murder and DUI charges on April 1.


ones," he said, adding that most of the grates weigh upwards of 70 pounds. "They are heavy. It would take two people to lift some of the larger ones." Although the thefts have cost the city money and time in replacement, their big concern is for the safety of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians who often walk in areas where drains are located. "We had two go missing from in front of Lay Elementary. We're not as concerned about the $2,000 cost of the grates as we are somebody walking into them with a small child, or an elderly person who is out walking," he said. "The

ones near Lay School were right next to the sidewalk." Thompson noted that missing street side drains also could cause damage to a vehicle. "If you hit it with a small car, it would tear the wheel off." Baker said the city also is facing a rash of street sign thefts. "We have been losing a lot of our street signs," he said, noting that missing signs are a public safety hazard because it is harder for fire, police, and emergency crews to find residences. "We have problems. 91-1 complains to us and the ambulance service often can't find an address." "I don't know why anybody


would want to steal them...they are made of fiberglas," Baker said. "They are useless to anybody." In other business, the council approved the following monthly reports: Police department - 184 citations and arrests Fire department - Seven runs (two structure fires, one brush fire, one lift assistance, two alarms, one motor vehicle extrication) City council members voted to move the location of their April 7 meeting to Union College during the Redbud Quilt Festival. The meeting is set for 6 p.m.


ally felony cases," she said. Owens said her primary role is to work with and counsel victims as their case makes its way through the court system. Her first contact with some victims comes when they are at the hospital being treated for the abuse. "We are there to let them know what to expect in court. We set up their medical appointments and forensic interviews. If they don't have transportation to and from their forensic appointments, we try to help them with that," Owens explained. "We are always in court with them. We keep the parents informed about what is going to happen. We help them with VINE that will let them know if the suspect gets out of jail. We try to make sure everyone is kept up to date." According to the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry website, there are currently 36 registered sex offenders living in Knox County. Of those, two cases involved victim 18 year of age and over, 19 were between the ages of 13 and 18, and 17 involved victims age 12 or under. The youngest age of a victim was listed at five.

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Even though some crimes are one time only occurences, Owens said sexual abuse can span years. "A lot of times, kids are repeatedly abused before they will tell it," she said. "They [victims] are often afraid and are told not to tell." Aside from physical trauma, Owens said the psychological and mental affects of the crime on victims often leaves less visible scars. "They have great fears. When they are young and sleep, they often have problems with bed-wetting. They just have a lot of trouble with emotions. They have trouble being touched in a normal way," she said. "They are often more standoffish." Owens said the effects can vary with the age of the victim and their relationship to the perpetrator. "Most of the time it's not the guy in the dark alley. It's the step-dad or the grandparent, the is not a stranger. It is someone they know," she said. Once she sees them in district, many of Owens' clients end up working with her circuit court counterpart Gina Bennett. "Most of them end up going to circuit because they are usu-

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Students at Barbourville City School enjoyed programs presented by Wood & Strings Theatre from Centerville, Tenn. At top left, characters Yukio the Dragon, Lotus the Princess, and Lord Kumagai after Kumagai has turned Yukio, a fisherman, into a dragon. This portion of the program was a love story about endurance. At top right, Yukio the Dragon is flying to chase the sun to undo the spell. At bottom left, a puppeteer controls Arjuma shadow puppets from Indonesia. At center top, famous puppet Punch enlightens the students with a bit of slapstick humor. At center bottom, the Great Raven, a Kwakiutl Indian mask puppet, wishing Yukio well on his journey. At bottom right, middle and high school students enjoy the program, “Out of the Mist... A Dragon.” PHOTOS BY HEATHER GRIMES

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9th Grade Principal’s List Madison Brown, Hannah Campbell, Logan Disney, Brittany Elliott, Sarah Farthing, Lee Frazier, Rachael Hudson, Laura Jackson, Amber Mills, Aaron Nottingham, Jessica Pope 9th Grade Honor Roll Timothy Bargo, Miranda Broughton, Connor Earls, Steven Earls, Cody A. Gray, Dana Hammons, Stephanie Howard, Devon Hurley, Harley Johnson, Teah Jordan, John King, Alec Kollar, Aubrey Melendez, Elijah Messer, David T. Miles, Ericka Kennedy, Kendra Mills, Matthew Mills, Briana Mollett, Samuel Parsons, Jona Pursiful, Jonathon Stewart, Krysten Turner, Jonathan West

Students in Julie Shepherd’s 2nd grade class at Lynn Camp Elementary are learning about the people that serve their community. To add to their Social Studies unit over community helpers, the students in Shepherd’s class invited Sgt. Kenny Jones with the London Police Department to be a guest speaker on March 3. Jones told the 2nd grade students how police officers help the community. He offered the students tips on being drug free and not talking to strangers. At the end of the visit, the students explained how they were going to help contribute to the community – both now and when they grow up. Jones presented each student with an honorary police badge. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Barbourville author guest speaker at monthly meeting of Tuesday Club The Tuesday Club met March 8 for a pleasant gathering at the home of hostess Luanne Mitchell. Joyce Cole announced a new great grandbaby had arrived the day before the meeting and Sandra Nickell proudly showed everyone a new style photo book of her new grandbaby. Author Melissa Newman, on a return visit to the club, presented the program sharing new and information about her second book, House of Cleaving, coming out in June, and said it will be in bookstores. It is the story of Annie, a woman who has suffered the tragedy of great

loss. In her attempt to escape her sadness she plans to sell the only home she has known, a house inherited from her grandmother, only to discover that it has a faulty deed. The book unravels the complicated family relationships presented by the faulty deed and is a deep study of family relationships and secrets. Newman said, “It’s a message that springs true as a lesson about the memories we choose to frame like vulnerable portraits versus those bits of forgotten bread crumbs we leave for others to find after we’re gone.” Newman also answered

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general questions about her writing. For example when asked, “Do you have a special place where you like to write?” she answered, “yes” and explained the spot in some detail. She also said she has a third book in progress titled “Daddy’s Girls.” This she also discussed. Following the program the hostess served delicious refreshments to the members. Present at the meeting were Jo Allen Broughton, Joyce Cole, Connie Danner, Sheila Halter, Marlene Hatfield, Luanne Mitchell (hostess), Sandra Nickell, Ann Pope, Juanita Troutman, and Frieda Prater.

10th Grade Principal’s List Kimber Asher, David Garrison, Morgan George, Haleigh Grubb, Austin Hensley, Amber Howard, Elizabeth Johnson, Jenna Mills, Emily Partin, John H. Smith, Austin Sprinkles, Allison Swafford 10th Grade Honor Roll Stacia Abner, Miranda Allen, Dustin Bingham, Jo Beth Bingham, Megan Bingham, Whitney Broughton, Miranda Bundy, Brady Burns, Jeffery Canady, Valerie Chavies, Ashlyn Cobb, Jeanna Cox, Joshua Fugate, Tony Gibbs, Kara Goins, Jonathan Gregory, Jeffery Grubb, Brittany Hatfield, Austin Hodge, Brianna Honeycutt, Brandi Huff, Guillermo Jackson, Hallie Knuckles, Brianna Ledford, Joshua Ledford, Brandi Leger, Ted Merida, Amelia Miller, Meghan Miller, Michaela Miller, Bethany Mills, Casey Mitchel, Sara Perry, Amber Rice, Tabitha Riley, John E. Shepherd, Cassidy Shippy, Tresa Smith, Lauren Sowders, Tori Terrell, Lindsay West

Jonathan Turpin, Charles Vaughn, Marissa Wagers 11th Grade Honor Roll Ashley Baker, Elizabeth Barrett, Tessa Barrett, Rebecca Bingham, Scott T. Broughton, Samarah Brown, Danielle Burns, Whitney Butcher, Natasha Darst, Jeremy Elliotte, Kimberly Elwood, Nicole Gajada, Monica Grant, Kimber Gray, Megan Gray, Shakira Gregory, Michael Helton, Jerry Honeycutt, Bobby Hoskins, Kimberly Jones, Natasha Jones, Desarae Jordan, Liza Lane, Amanda Lawson, Michael Maiden, Brittany Martin, Alysha McDaries, Bethany Mills, Lori Mills, Megan Mills, Tiffany Mills, Victoria Nottingham, Kevin Phillips, Kaylee Potter, Dewey Rice, Lauren Rose, Samantha Salyer, Megan Sanders, Paige Slusher, Edith Smith, Tabatha Strange, Cassie Teague, Samantha Tye, Cynthia Wagers, Jimberly Watts, Ashley Woolum 12th Grade Principal’s List Nadine Achenjang, Kristin Branstutter, Seth Branum, Dennis Brinyark, Devin Brown, Kimberly Campbell, Brittany Carnes, Samantha Corey, Jacqueline Dean, Devin Edwards Ashley Elliott, Alexandria Estes, Lauren Gibson, Kendra Gray, Rebekah Griffith, Brittany Harmon, Kayla Lambert, Kimberly Longsworth, Steven May, Carl McCreary, Amber Merida,

Justin Miller, Bradley Mills, Mary Mills, Melissa Mills, Devin Moreland, Casey Murphy, Chase Noel, Robin Pennington, Tonya Riley, Amanda Smith, Amanda Stark, Tasha Stewart, Monica Teague, Amber Vaughn, Autumn Warren, Deryn Warren, Kody Warren, Hanna Wright 12th Grade Honor Roll Joshua Abner, William C. Abner, Heather Atwood, Erica Bingham, Darrell Brock, Leigha Brock, Linda Brooks, Christopher Bruner, Scottie Burton, Travis Canady, Steven Coulter, Katherine Detherage, Sara Eastridge, Rondal Garland, Rachel Gibson, Scott Gilliam, Corey Gilmore, Jared Goins, Whitney Golden, Casey Gray, Jessica Gray, Lindsay Gray, Megan Gray, Lonnie Grubb, Karley Hamilton, Daniel Hart, Raven Jordan, Justin T. King, Austin Marsee, Johnathon McQueen, Mary Messer, Cameron Miller, Heather Miller, Andy Mills, Dallas Mills, James A. Mills, Joseph Mills, Terry Mills, Tippori Mills, Whitney Mills, Joshua Mitchell, Taylor Moser, Joel Partin, Amanda Peyton, Dylan Phipps, Brittany Price, Amanda Prince, Kayla Shelton, Dustin R. Smith, Stephanie Smith, Justin Steele, Kelly Stevens, James Stewart, Kathleen Sutherland, Casey Teague, Jeffery Tucker, Cassie Tye, Tambra Tye, Charles Witt, Cassie Wynn.

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Upward Basketball continues

Dozens of youngsters gathered Saturday to practice their basketball skills and have some competitive fun at Upward Basketball. Above left, these team members scramble for the ball during one of the games. Above, this young players watches the goal after a shot. At left, this shooter takes aim as he launches a shot. This year’s Upward Basketball League will wind up with an awards program, set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Treadway Activity Center on the campus of the Barbourville City School. This year’s Upward Basketball and Cheer program was a big success, with more than 350 youngster from Knox and surrounding areas. PHOTOS BY STEVE FOLEY

Union Bulldogs sweep Bryan in doubleheader

The Union baseball team rebounded from Friday’s Appalachian Athletic Conference loss by posting a doubleheader sweep over host Bryan (Tenn.), winning 12-4 and 10-1 on Saturday. With the wins, Union is 195 overall and 2-1 in league play, while Bryan dropped to 14-7 overall and 1-2 in the AAC. Catcher Corey Throckmorton (Miamsburg, Ohio) had a big day, going 6-for-8 with six RBIs during the twinbill. The Bulldogs broke open a scoreless deadlock with a seven-run third inning in the opener en route to the 12-4 decision. In the third inning, Clay Ragland (Chillicothe, Ohio) started the rally with a tworun double. Two batters later, Joe Engle (Sidney, Ohio) belted a three-run home run for his sixth four-bagger of the season. Cory Perreault (Phoenix, Ariz.) added a tworun single to cap the rally. Union posted three runs in the fourth and then added a two-out, two-run Ben Hartley (Lexington, Ky.) home run, the sophomore left fielder’s first of the season, to make it 12-0.

Bryan scored three in the bottom of the fifth and another run in the sixth to make the final 12-4. Hartley and Tyler Brake (Burlington, Ky.) each had two hits and two RBIs, while Engle had two base hits and drove in three. Brandon Hedrick (Corbin, Ky.) picked up the win, allowing four runs on five hits and five walks with five strikeouts. In the finale, Throckmorton drove in five of Union’s 10 runs as he went 4-for-5 at the plate in the nine-run victory. The Bulldogs owned a 4-0 lead after the top of the third. Bryan pushed a run across in the bottom of the third to make it a three-run contest. It remained 4-1 until the fifth when Throckmorton blasted a two-run home run. The homer run is his second of the year. Hartley ended the game 3for-4 with a run scored, while Engle went 4-for-5 with two RBIs. Union also stole seven bases in seven attempts. Lee Malone (Jacksonville, Fla.) collected the win, going five innings and allowed one run on two hits and four walks with two strikeouts.

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Vernin named Player of the Week Wildcats ready for ‘tourney time’

Union's Pierre Vernin earned this week's Appalachian Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week award after helping the Bulldogs to a win at No. 10 Graceland (Iowa), the league announced Monday. Union, which is ranked No. 11 in the NAIA, is only a six-match win streak and boasts an 8-3 overall record. The Le Coteua, France, native pulled out the match-clinching win at Graceland with a three-set victory in singles play, winning 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Vernin also posted a 9-7 win in doubles with teammate Nicolas Ernst as they were down 7-5 and faced several match points to win the final four games to pull out the point. Vernin is the 36th-ranked singles player in the NAIA according to Intercollegiate Tennis Association, while he and Ernst are the 12th-ranked doubles pair. Union has faced numerous NCAA opponents, including three D-I schools and three D-II schools. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

All eyes will be on the UK Wildcats as they hope to move one step closer to the NCAA Championship. The Cats, with a record of 25-8, have made their 51st trip to the NCAA tourney, the most of any team. They are slated to face off against Princeton Thursday in Tampa. Kentucky came in to the tourney as the number four seed in the East Region. At left, freshman forward Terrence Jones is show dribbling past a defender during a recent game at Rupp Arena. Above, sophomore guard Jon Hood, from Madisonville, sets up a play. PHOTOS BY DONNA GRAY


Lady Bulldogs take doubleheader victories over Maryville at UC By JOHN GATTO uc sports

The Union College softball team took a doubleheader from NCAA Division-III member Maryville on Saturday at Union Field. The Lady Bulldogs captured game one, 8-0 in five innings, then held on for a 5-2 win in game two. With the victories, Union is now 10-8 on the year and has won seven straight games. Maryville fell to 1-7 with the losses In the first game of the afternoon, Union used rallies in the first and fifth innings at the plate and let Falon Catalano (Manchester, Tenn.) handle the rest in the pitching circle to coast to the shutout win in five innings. UC got off to a quick start in game one, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning. With two outs and the bases loaded, Whitley Cochran (Desert Hills, Ariz.) scored from third base on a wild pitch by Maryville starter Sarah Reeder. Alissa Hampton (Glasglow, Ky.), who was at the dish when the wild pitch was thrown, then smacked a bases clearing, three RBI double into left center that gave Union the early 4-0 advantage. The Lady Bulldogs failed to score the next three innings, but in the fifth struck for four more runs to end the contest. Hillary Leftrick (Shel-

byville, Tenn.) started the inning off after reaching base on a throwing error by Maryville's third baseman on a bunt attempt. After Cochran walked, Catalano helped out her own cause at the plate smashing a home run over the left field fence to make it 7-0 in favor of Union. The homer was the first of the season for Catalano. Union then ended the contest a few batters later when Hampton hit an RBI double to left center, scoring Ashley Tatman (Lexington, Ky.). Overall in game one, Hampton led the way at the plate, going 2-for-3 with four RBI. Catalano went 1-for-2 with three RBI and two runs scored, while Tatman and Cochran also scored two runs. In the circle, Catalano (3-1) was dominant to earn the shutout victory. In five innings of work, she gave up just two hits, struck out nine batters and did not give up a walk. In game two, Union used timely hitting and strong pitching performances by three separate Lady Bulldogs to capture the win. After both teams failed to score runs in the first two innings, Maryville got on the board in the top half of the third to take the early 1-0 lead. Union, however, responded in the bottom half of the inning, scoring two runs. Catalano

once again provided a clutch hit for Union, recording a two RBI double to left with two outs, scoring Cochran and Katie Perkins (Owensboro, Ky.) to give Union the 2-1 advantage. Union added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth to extend the lead out to 4-1, as Abby Sears (London, Ky.) homered to left field to help her cause in the pitching circle, scoring Cochran. The homer proved to be the go-ahead for Union, as Maryville added a run in the top of the fifth to cut the lead down to 4-2. Union added the final run of the game in the bottom of the sixth on a Perkins RBI single, as Catalano came on in the bottom of the seventh and recorded a save after retiring the Scots in order. At the plate, Tatman went 2for-3 with two runs scored, while Perkins went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. In the circle, Sears (2-2) picked up the win after going four innings, giving up three hits and a run on three strikeouts. Perkins was the set-up reliever, throwing the fifth and sixth, as Catalano earned the save after striking out two in the seventh. Union returns to action on Wednesday when they travel to St. Catherine for a doubleheader. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.

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UC tennis team stretches winning streak By JAY STANCIL UC sports

The Union men's tennis team stretched its winning streak to seven matches with a 9-0 decision over Hastings (Neb.) in Lincoln, Neb., on Monday. With the victory, the 11thranked Bulldogs are now 9-3 on the season, while the Broncos fall to 1-3 Union breezed through doubles play, winning two of the

matches by the identical score of 8-3 and the third by a count of 8-2. In singles play, the Bulldogs did not drop a set as no Bronco won more than four games in any set. Nicolas Ernst (Rietheim, Germany) defeated Tyler Benson 6-4, 64, while Yvon Haessig (Vancouver, Canada) registered a 6-2, 6-4 decision over Vinny Banda.

Pierre Vernin (Le Coteau, France) picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win against Seton Bachle, and Bartos Micher (Junginen, Germany) picked up a 6-0, 62 decision against Brian Freeman. Fredrik Graaner (Stavanger, Norway) delivered a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Andrew Huber, while Lucas Oliveira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) wrapped up things with a 6-0, 6-1 win against Grant Nagaki.

Zins named Player of Week in Appalachian Conference By JOHN GATTO UC sports

Union women's golfer Brittany Zins was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference's Player of the Week on Monday. Zins (Cincinnati, Ohio), a freshman, led the Lady Bulldogs to a tournament victory at the UC Bulldog Invitational last week, taking top medalist honors on the individual end. She posted a total score of 172 (88-84) in the two round event, beating her nearest competitor by 10 strokes.

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When Union College women’s soccer coach Camila Mendes saw South Laurel’s Kayse Cornett play, she saw something in her that made her want to sign the Lady Cardinal stopper. Herself. “She plays the same position I did when I played pro soccer,” Mendes said. “She’s real aggressive, keeps her head up and reads the game well.” Ever since Cornett started playing soccer at the Optimist level, she’s dreamed of getting the chance to play in college. Tuesday morning, that dream came true. “I’m excited about this,” Cornett said. “It’s a dream come true.” Cornett said she chose Union for several reasons. It was close to home. The campus was pretty. She knows a lot of people that goes to Union. And one thing that goes back to when she was really young. “When I was little, we drove by the campus, and I said that I would be out there playing soccer one day,” Cornett said. Cornett knows she will have to improve to succeed at the college level, especially in her fitness. “I need to keep in shape,” Cornett said. Her high school coach, Todd White, agreed. “Kayse has always had a hard time keeping physically fit,” White said. “But I think she will do well (at Union). She’s an extremely hard worker, and she excels in the classroom. She’s a student first, athlete second. That speaks volumes for her. She’ll succeed in whatever she does in life.” Another thing Cornett will have to get used to, besides the speed of the college game, is being without her twin sister, Kayla, who is going to Eastern Kentucky University. “It’ll be strange,” Cornett said. “Very strange. She’s always been there. But I don’t think it will be that bad.” While she might be without her twin sister, she might have some company on the team in the form of two of her South Laurel teammates. “I hope to be able to sign Jessie Perkins and Kelsey Jones,” Mendes said. “While it’s hard to step up from high school to college, I think Kayse will be able to do so.”


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Knox Central students excel at Teen Theatre Fest Drama students from Knox Central High School competed and won at the Somerset Community College Teen Theatre Festival held on March 5. The festival was open to all schools in the state. Students who performed and won at the Teen Theatre Festival included: Jackie Dean and Samantha Garland, 1st place, Scene (duet performance); Stella Achenjang, 1st place, Monologue; Monica Teague and Cassie Wynn, 2nd place, Scene; Jonathon Gregory, 3rd place, Monologue; Alex Estes, 3rd place, Musical Solo; Cameron Hatfield, Honorable Mention, Musical Solo.“I am extremely proud of my students”, said Russell Stamper, substitute drama teacher. “They worked really hard...” PHOTO SUBMITTED

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Fine Arts Association hosts American Chamber Players The Fine Arts Association of Southeastern Kentucky, Inc. presents The American Chamber Players: An Ensemble of Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 7:30 p.m. at Grace on the Hill United Methodist Church in Corbin, Kentucky. The American Chamber Players are among today’s most exciting and innovative chamber music ensembles. They perform repertoire ranging from familiar masterpieces to neglected gems to newly commissioned American works. Their fascinating and delightful programs, with varied instrumental combinations, have been as enthusiastically praised as their dynamic performances. The American Chamber Players have received rave reviews describing their concerts as: stunning; playing with great precision, rapport, and stylistic authority; displaying the sparkle of the piano, the delicate shaping of phrases, and the fine interplay of parts. Please join us for a great evening of chamber music. Individual tickets for the show can be purchased for $15. For season membership information, call: Barbourville: (606) 546-4601; Corbin: (606) 528-1354 or (606) 620-7952; or Williamsburg: (606) 549-8213 or (606) 524-3091

Several Knox residents attended a Capt. Charles Gatliff Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution meeting March 10, 2011 at the Hutton School of Business located on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands. Following the opening ceremony and invocation, dinner was served. Following dinner Jacob Moak, made a presentation to the group related to his summer studies in Spain. Jacob is a graduating senior and is currently serving as President of the University’s Student Government Association. Jacob’s presentation featured photographs and focused on his studies and travel opportunities. Following graduation Jacob will attend the University of Kentucky College of Law. Pictured are those in attendance: Front Row: Clifford Jones, J. B. Mountjoy, Wesley Jones, Herman Moore, Mike Warren and Jacob Moak. Back Row: Michael Colegrove, Gillis Wilder, Stephen Wilder, Arthur Jeffries, Ron Meadors, Donnie Rains, William Elam, John Mountjoy, Roy Siler, Paul Falin and Don Root. If you have a Revolutionary War Ancestor and are interested in learning more about membership in the Sons of the American Revolution please call 606-5494225. PHOTO SUBMITTED

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The Adjustment Bureau PG-13 106 Minutes Rating: ** Destiny vs. decision; fatalism vs. free will. Call it nature vs. nurture, if you like. The question of whether Man controls his own life or if his future is written in the stars from the beginning is one that has inspired fervent debate amongst poets, philosophers, and theologians for centuries. In The Adjustment Bureau, a young and ambitious politician from New York, David Norris, discovers the answer to the age-old argument when he stumbles into a door that should have closed in his face, to find the Adjustment Bureau doing their thing. That is, making life over the way it’s supposed to be.

You see, there is a Plan. One carefully constructed master plan for everyone, meticulously plotted out by an inscrutable Power behind the scenes known only as the Chairman. The members of the Adjustment Bureau are the Chairman’s field agents, charged with “adjusting” events—and people, even their memories—to ensure everything stays on script. But David has gone totally out of bounds, thanks to an unforeseen mishap that introduces him to a beautiful dancer named Lisa. Having met her, David can’t live without her. In fact, no matter what the Adjustment Bureau throws in his way, he refuses to let Lisa go. Forget the script: David is determined to write his own story, and the only happy ending includes Lisa. Undeniably, The Adjustment Bureau is ambitious, and on a certain level quite thoughtful. The two leads, played by Matt Damon as David and the lovely Emily Blunt as Lisa, are charis-



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Paul H. Terlinde Mr. Paul H. Terlinde, 81, of Barbourville, the husband of Cora Lee Moore Terlinde, passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 in the Oak Tree Hospital in Corbin. He was a son of the late William and Ann Golditz Terlinde born on September 16, 1929 in Dayton, OH. A gathering of family and friends will be at his home Saturday, March 19 beginning at 6 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.

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Raymond Smith Raymond Smith, age 71, of Flat Lick, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at his home. He was a son of the late Henry Matt and Lena Townsley Smith, born to them on August 17, 1939 at Hammond, Kentucky. Raymond was a retired Maintenance Supervisor for American Greeting Card Company in Corbin, Kentucky, and a member of the Dewitt Baptist Church. On June 24, 1961, Raymond united in marriage to Sandra Powell, and to this union three sons: Raymond Curtis, Matt and Clandis were born. He was preceded in death by his father and mother: Henry Matt and Lena Townsley Smith. Mr. Smith is survived by his loving family: His wife of over 49 years, Sandra Powell Smith. His sons: Raymond Curtis Smith, Matt Smith and Clandis Smith and wife, Jo Sallie. His stepmother, Bernice Smith. His 5 grandchildren: Amber Hope Hibbard and husband, Daniel, Ashton Smith, Lauren Alexis Smith, Raymond Curtis Smith II, and John Tyler Smith. His great granddaughter, Kylee Lena Danielle Hibbard; and many other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. Funeral Services for Raymond Smith were conducted in the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Sowders, Rev. Kennon Roark and Rev. Sylvester Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in the Hammons Cemetery at Flat Lick. Those serving as Pallbearers will be: Raymond Curtis Smith, II., John Tyler Smith, Daniel Hibbard, Ronnie Townsley, Larry Ray Smith, Jr., Scott Broughton, Terry Broughton, Kevin Broughton, Jamie Sowders and David Gambrel. Those serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be: The Maintenance Department and former Employees of the American Greeting Card Company of Corbin, Kentucky, Larry Smith,Herbie Smith, Rev. Leroy Warren, Garrett Gray, Barney King, Dr. Vora, Dr. Kumar, Dr. Morton, Dr. Sartini, Dr. Lee Richard, and all friends and neighbors. Hopper Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. The Smith family received friends after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Hopper Funeral Home, and after 9:00 A.M. on Saturday until the funeral hour.

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Harold Delynn “Termite” Barnes Harold Delynn "Termite" Barnes age 58, of Girdler, was born on March 22, 1952 in Barbourville. He was a son of the late Charlie and Edna Smith Barnes. Harold died Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in the Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, Florida. He was a member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church. Harold was a Truck Driver. On May 24, 1980, he united in marriage to Mary Beth Hammons and to this union a son and a daughter were born. Along with his parents, Harold was preceded in death by; a sister, Peggy Crawford and a brother, Alvin Lee Barnes. Harold is survived by his wife, Mary Beth Barnes of Girdler; daughter; Sarah Hicks and husband, Richard of Gray; his son; Jerry Lynn Barnes and wife, Amanda of Girdler; his grandchildren; Madison Hicks, Dakota Barnes, Dawson Barnes, Morgan and Malorie Hicks; his sisters; Carol Farmer and husband, Walter of Bailey Switch; Janet Bruner and husband, Terry of Corbin; his brother; Bill Barnes and wife, Jeanette of Boone Height; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sarah and Jerry Ledington of Cannon and sister-inlaw; Mary Helen Barnes of Corbin; Harold also leaves many nieces and nephews to mourn is passing. Funeral Services for Harold DeLynn "Termite" Barnes will be conducted in the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dennis Chesnut and Rev. Charles Henson officiating. Burial will follow in the Gilbert Cemetery at Girdler, with Stephen Barnes, Kevin Barnes, Travis Bruner, Adam Farmer, Mark Barnes and J.J. Smith serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Willie Hurley, Abe Smith, Terry, Smith, Darwin Smith and all other friends and neighbors. The Barnes Family will receive friends at the Hopper Funeral Home, Saturday after 6:00 p.m. and Sunday after 10:00 am until the funeral hour at 2:00 p.m. Hopper Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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Going home brings Local Cub Scouts hold Pinewood Derby different memories Memories Mildred Higgins

Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz was right, there is really no place like home. Whether you are six years or eighty; it is virtually impossible to hear the word home without feeling powerfully emotional. For some, thought of returning home might bring to mind the aroma of their mother’s freshly baked bread, or the reassuring safety of their father’s arms. For others, a sense of peacefulness might surface, and with it a longing to return to better times. Others may remember home with a smile as they relive childhood memories and secrets between siblings…roasting marshmallows over an open fire place, late afternoon walks with the neighborhood children…promises made…love found and lost, only to be found again and the open arms of the special people we can’t live without. For me, my home is a tiny plank house in a small rural town…Times were tough in the 50’s; families in our area didn’t have much. But my siblings and I grew up feeling quite rich. We had each other and we had a place to call home. In our minds we had everything. These days when I think of home, I realize much has changes but at the same time nothing has changed. I feel fortunate to have discovered

and clung to one of the very important concept throughout my life: home will always be home, and sometimes coming home is all that matters in the whole world. Of a certainty, home is where the heart is and that will never change. And on those tough days when I feel venerable and find it impossible to break away and physically return, I take advantage of anything I can get my hands on that can bring home to me. Author; Helen Polaski Millie’s thought for today; after reading Helen poignant words I identify with her she shares the same heart for her hometown as I do mine. I also need to be rejuvenated from time to time when daily routine and life’s happenings rob me of time to recall memories and events that I love to write about. As I travel down the lane of my sweet memories many of the stories may be different then yours. My hope is always to jog memories, as Helen did mine. As your memories and adventures spring forth pass them on to the younger generation. My quote for today; there is a fountain of youth. It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. Appreciation can make a day…even change a life. Your wiliness to put it into words is all that is necessary. Mildred Higgins

Barbourville Cub Scout Pack 529 held the 2011 Pinewood Derby Race on March 10, 2011. Winners pictured at top include (in no particular order) 1st place Donovan Pillay, 2nd place Ethan Broughton, and 3rd place Mason Logan. Pictured in the group photo are Cayden Wagner, Logan Carnes, Cameron Mullis, Jaxon Lawson, Brady Hamilton, Connor Mullis, Ethan Broughton, Donovan Pillay, Peyton Mills, Will Adams, Mason Logan, Christopher Ball, and Kooper Prichard. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

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Gibson makes EKU Dean’s List Christopher Gibson has been named to the Eastern Kentucky University Dean’s List for the Fall 2010 semester. This recognition is given only to students who attain a high grade point average for this semester. Josh started out with the right color tractor (red). God only knows where he went wrong,

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Hubbs - Rabalais Charley Hubbs, son of Chris and DeRhonda Hubbs of Cannon, is engaged to Nicole Rabalais, daughter of Gerard and Karen Rabalais of Louisville, Ky. The couple met in June 2008 while working at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Charley is a 2002 graduate of Belmont University and Nicole is a 2006 and 2008 graduate of the University of Louisville. The couple currently works in Nashville and plan to make their home there. The wedding will take place at the Belmont Mansion on Belmont’s campus, July 2, 2011.

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Brandon E. Smith of Cannon, Ky. graduated from Basic Training on Feb. 25, 2011 from Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Tx. He will be attending tech school at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Tx. He is a 2008 graduate from Barbourville High School. He is the son of Jayne Bright Smith of Cannon, Ky. and Calvin Smith of Walker Park Rd. Grandparents are Pauline Bright of Himyar, Lawrence Bright, Jr. of Artemus and Alene Smith of Barbourville.

Chad’s Hope to visit Salt Gum I’ve had a wonderful week, and hope you readers have too. I’m sure everyone has been enjoying the sunshine. Also, getting use to the time change. It takes me a few days and then I’m okay until it’s ready to change it again. The Salt Gum Baptist Church is gong to have Chad’s Hope with us on Sunday March 20 at 6 p.m. Everyone’s welcome to attend. Pastor is Kennon Roark. On the Prayer list: Deidra West, Glennis Mills, Marie Smith, Debra and Billy Mills, Sarah Messer, Ida Baker, Anna Baker, Alonzo Mills, All the families that have lost a loved one. The Raymond Smith Family. Bank Account I have just deposited love and blessings into your bank

Submit your recipes Country Gourmet Eddie Arnold

Well, I am proud to announce that we are doing something that I have wanted to do for some time. But we need your help. We are in the process of gathering recipes for our first ever Country Gourmet Cookbook. Yep, you heard me right. We are putting together a cookbook that hopefully will be filled with some of your favorite Country Gourmet recipes from the past six years. What I am even more excited about is the fact that it will also contain recipes submitted by you, our readers. Having attended many dinners, weddings, and church gatherings in Knox County over the years, I know there are some great cooks out there that are just waiting to showcase their recipes. This is your chance. Regardless of what kind of recipe it is - main course, entree’, dessert, beverage, cake, cookie or pie - we ask you to send it in. Each recipe will have the name of the sender, along with the community in which they live. Why not make this a healthy competition and see which community can send in the most recipes. I understand that some people are a little hesitant about sharing family recipes, but just think of how those recipes can touch and enrich the lives of hundreds of other families around our county and region. I remember when I was a child, my mother kept her recipes in an old wooden recipe box. Many of them were tattered, torn and stained from years of use. Looking back, I wish I had kept those recipes. They were a legacy to a woman who always managed to put

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food on the table. Now is your chance to share your family’s legacy. If you would like to submit a recipe in honor of someone in your family, you can do that too. What a perfect way to honor your mom or grandma. So get out those recipes, make copies of them, and send them in. You can mail them to; Eddie Arnold, Country Gourmet, c/o Mountain Advocate, 214 Knox Street, Barbourville, KY. 40906. You may also email them to: m. While considering what kind of recipe to share this week, my mind wandered back to one of my favorite foods - barbecue. While I am a big fan of pork, barbecue is good no matter what variety it is. Several years ago, I offered a recipe for crockpot pork barbecue. It was so popular, that I though I would offer another such recipe. I found it on I hope you enjoy it. Crock Pot Barbecue

Ingredients… • 4 lb pork roast • 2 onions, sliced, divided • 1 onion, chopped • 5 or 6 whole cloves • 2 cups water • 16 oz bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce • salt and pepper Preparation: Place one sliced onion at the bottom of Crock Pot. Stud pork roast with cloves and season with salt and pepper. Place roast in slow cooker on top of the sliced onion. Cover with the second sliced onion and add enough water to fill Crock Pot two thirds of the way. Cover and cook on low 8 to 12 hours. Remove roast. Remove and discard cloves, bone and fat as well as any water, onions and grease remaining in pot. When pork roast is cool enough to handle, use a fork or your fingers to pull it apart until the entire roast is shredded. Return the pulled pork to the crockpot. Mix in the chopped onion and BBQ sauce and cover. Heat on high for 1-3 hours or until the onions are soft. Serve on large, crusty buns.

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After lamb-like days, ‘lion’ weather hard to endure Stinking Creek News Irma Gall

“When March comes in like a lamb, it leaves like a lion.” So goes a weather prediction. I imagine you think of a lamb as a soft, white, cuddly animal. My experience with lambs is different. The first few days the lamb

is a lot of legs with a loose skin covering a bony body. This skin is covered with tight ringlets of gray wool which feels rough and knobby. The only soft area usually is on the head. Within the next several days, when the wool becomes dry, it gets softer and the skin seems to fit the body better as it fills out. The lamb grows so fast that one must hold and cuddle

the lamb during the first two weeks. I must confess I do not have as much knowledge of a lion. Whereas we conjure up a picture of a baby lamb, we immediately think of a lion as the king of the jungle—large, fierce and forceful with a bitter bite. So it is an apt description of March weather. There are days that are sunny, soft and even cuddly. And just as we

How to tell true prophet of OT Food for Thought Rev. David Wallace

If you had lived in Isaiah’s day, how would you have known that he was a true prophet? You would have judged him on his local prophecies. He not only spoke of events far in the future, like the first and second comings of Christ, but he also spoke of local things that would happen in the near future. If his local predictions had not come to pass Exactly the way they were given, he would have been recognized as a false prophet and stoned to death. The prophetic Books are filled with local prophecies that have already been fulfilled. All of the prophets gave local prophecies to prove that they were genuine prophets of God. When reading any Book of a prophet, we must never forget that a sharp distinction needs to be drawn between fulfilled and unfulfilled prophecy. When any prophecy was first given, it was of course unfulfilled. Since the time the prophecies were given, a great many of them have been fulfilled. One of the great evidences that these men were speaking the Words of God is that

Hundreds of their prophecies have been fulfilled, fulfilled Literally. It is a known fact, man cannot guess the future. Even the weatherman has difficulty in prognosticating the weather for twenty-four hours in advance, although he has the advantage of all sorts of scientific and mechanical devices to assist him. The fact of the matter is that no weatherman that you and I listen to so intently would survive as a prophet in Israel! The law of compound probability forbids man from consistently foretelling the future. Each uncertain element which he adds decreases his chance of accuracy 50 percent. The example of hundreds of prophecies which have had a literal fulfillment has genuine appeal to the honest mind and sincere seeker after the truth. Fulfilled prophecy is one of the infallible proofs of plenary verbal Inspiration of Scripture. Let me give you an illustration. Suppose I make a prophecy that it is going to rain tomorrow. I would have a fifty-fifty chance of being right. It is either going to rain or it is not going to rain. Now I add another element to my prophecy by predicting that it will begin raining at

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eleven o’clock in the morning. That reduces my chance of being right another fifty percent, but I still have a twenty-five percent chance of being correct. But I don’t stop there. I not only say that it will start raining at eleven o’clock, but I also say it will stop raining at three oíclock. I have reduced my chances again and have only a twelve and one half percent chance of being right. If I keep adding uncertain elements until I have three hundred prophecies, you know they would never be literally fulfilled. No man can guess like that. Only the Holy Spirit of God could give such information. A man would not have a chance of being right that many times, and yet God’s Word has over three hundred prophecies concerning the first coming of Christ, which have been literally fulfilled. Why did God give so many prophecies concerning the First Coming of Christ to earth? There is a logical and obvious answer. The Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth was a very important event. God did not want the children of Israel to miss Him. God marked Him out so clearly that Israel had no excuse for not recognizing Him when He was here on this earth.

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Until Then Rev. Tim H. Mills

The Christian world of church is under a revolution of challenge and change. The average Christian world of Church consists of a gathering for worship at least twice on Sunday and another meeting normally held on Wednesday of the week. The mid-week meeting normally is divided up by age groups. The children are in one location, youth in their own area and the adults gather for a Bible Study. Wednesday night services could resemble a Sunday service with music, a choir or some special music, but that is not the norm in most situations. Someone could write a book and name it the Evolution of Church and no doubt there would be leaders who would buy the book but I do not belive it would make the top seller lists. Traditional church leaders don’t believe in a changing of the pattern of church worship that is experienced in most church. Traditional church leaders build their services to specifically include a designated moment of welcome, a time for prayers or sharing of congregational concerns, an organized choir which provides a specially prepared song for the

service. A traditional service could easily include someone singing a song in place of a choir anthem but normally not both in a single service, it is one or the other, with the focus of the gathering on the preaching and not music in a traditional service. Modern church leaders will not be buying a book about the Evolution of Church because most will consider the title and say there is no evolution, considering the average church is stuck in a position and cannot get out. Modern church services will not provide the attendees an order of worship which will be a problem for those who attend traditional worship and the perceived freelance spirit of a modern worship service would be an issue for traditional church goers too. Modern worship attendees will have their issues going to a traditional service for a couple main reasons. First, they will view traditional services as stiff and stifling to the moment of the Holy Spirit and secondly they will have an issue with the lack of emotion or perceived public participation. If you not attend church you will be reading this column thinking Christians are in a mess and you would be correct. Traditional Christians will be offended I have even written the previous sentence and they will consider all I will think, write,

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lion, does the reverse come true? If so, do we wish for a warm March 1st or a warm March 31st? But, oh, how we are ready for a period of warmth by the beginning of March as we are tired of those cold, wintry days we have struggled through. However, once we begin to experience the warmth of the lamb-like days, we do so hate to revert back to the lion-like days.

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or speak to be an offense. Modern leaders will be glad I’ve pointed out the difference between the Christian world of church that plays out each week in our towns, and communities. I am not writing to the point, counter-point or advantage of either. I have served as a pastor of traditional churches and preached in traditional buildings of churches that house modern worship experiences, if that helps you any? The church of today has some issues that need to be addressed. Personally I can enjoy many varied aspects of worship and I like new things and old traditions too. The real issue for both churches I have written about today that church members and those attending should ask is quite simple. What are we doing inside our churches that are having any affect on the people outside our churches? If you do not have an immediate answer for that question then I believe that is a strong indication that it is time for a Bible evolution. These are tough issues for the Church of 2011 but the answer is very clear. Following Jesus wasn’t easy for the disciples when they were learning His ways but once they understood His method they were willing to die for the cause. What would you say best describes your reaction to the love of God? Until then

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The Mountain Advocate 3-17-2011  

Knox County, Ky.'s weekly newspaper

The Mountain Advocate 3-17-2011  

Knox County, Ky.'s weekly newspaper