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.
The soft whistle of a flute floated through the room as audience members listened in awe to tales of the Thunderbolt people. “This land that you’re now sitting on was that of Thunderbolt people,” said Thunderbolt descendant David Owens. Owens and Indian flute player Robert Mullinax stopped at the Laurel County Library Friday night to entertain with spoken legends, folk lore and tales of the bygone Thunderbolts. Audiences were captivated by stories passed down from the Thunderbolt of how things came to be. Tales about fire, pipes and Kentucky — just to name a few — were shared by Ownes over the course of an hour with Mullinax playing behind him.
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The soft whistle of a flute floated through the room as audience members listened in awe to tales of the Thunderbolt people.
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