KNOX COUNTY — Drivers traveling U.S. 25E between Barbourville and Corbin Friday night may have noticed a building ablaze behind the KCEOC building. They may have also noticed the fire departments were absent from the scene. According to Whitley County residents Cliff Draper and Melanie Draper, they had things under control. Cliff Draper said they had an agreement with the homeowner to tear down the home to salvage materials. They have worked on the home for some time, and were working to complete the teardown. The fire Friday night was a controlled burn, and the two planned to stay with the burning wreckage until the fire burns out. They said they were prepared in case things got out of hand — they had water and fire extinguishers at the ready.
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Barbourville mayor sues city council
By John Ross
An attorney retained by Barbourville Mayor David Thompson filed a lawsuit against all six members of the Barbourville City Council.
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In a unanimous vote, all Barbourville City Council members voted Thursday to hold a special open hearing to discuss removing Mayor David Thompson from office.
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