, Corbin, KY


March 14, 2014

Interim mayor appointed in Barbourville

Darren West sworn in at special-called meeting




Several meetings have been held in the city of Barbourville recently. While regular meetings happen on schedule, special-called meetings can often happen during any given month.

That has been the case with Barbourville City Council in the last several weeks. Most often, council members are tasked to call special meetings.

However, the meeting which occurred Feb. 24 was not called for by members of the city council, according to council members Gary Williams and Wilma Barnes.

At that meeting, city attorney Charley Green Dixon outlined the state auditor’s findings and what was being done to implement the auditor’s recommendations.

“We did not know that was going to happen that night,” Williams clarified. “We never saw anything (that we were told) was implemented.”

He added that no council members received a copy of what Dixon had reviewed for council members and city residents that Feb. 24 meeting.


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Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell (left) is shown with Joseph Russell Jones who was presented with a Purple Heart and a Medal of Honor Thursday.

  • A Well-Deserved Honor

    It was a spring night in May 1981 about eight or so miles south of Corbin.
    A crowd of folks were there — mothers, fathers, children and more.
    Musicians had prepared for a night of music at a concert open to the public.
    The venue was the Frontier Village Park, and many people were in attendance.
    Deputy Joseph Russell Jones was one of many law enforcement personnel assigned to security detail that day.

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