In the summer of 2016, The Mountain Advocate found itself without an editor. Having worked at the paper for a long time by then and knowing many of the in’s and out’s of the business, I thought that I should apply for the position and see where it takes me. I emailed my boss, then-publisher …

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It’s been nearly three years since I joined The Mountain Advocate. Now, it’s time to move on to the next challenge. 

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For years, and even today, I’ve heard plenty of people say they mainly buy the paper to see if they know anyone that got arrested. 

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Downtown Barbourville has all the makings of a quintessential American town center. But all too often, large numbers of people mean court is in session instead of eager shoppers out and about.

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It’s hard to imagine there are people from our area that have never been to Cumberland Falls, referred to as “the Niagara of the South.” Yet we can all likely think of someone who hasn’t made the journey for one reason or another. With miles of trails and breathtaking views, now seems like t…

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This time of year is typically one of hurried excitement for hundreds of teenagers and parents across Knox County. The final weeks of their senior year of high school are closing quicker than a steel trap.

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Just when you thought the media couldn’t be painted in a harsher light, something else just pops up.