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The Knox Countian - Article Titles from Volumes 21 - 30

Note: Most articles without author attribution are by the editor or compilations from older texts

Volume 21 - 2009

Vol. 21 No. 1 - Spring 2009

  • Union College Class of 1926's History of Barbourville: The Unpublished Essays, Our Schools: Barbourville High School
  • Forgotten Masterpiece: Stark Love, Part 2, by John White
  • The Bailey-White Feud, Episode 5 (The Shooting of Jack Gilbert), by Dr. James Bailey
  • Museum Acquires Civil War Era Firearm, by David Cole

Vol. 21 No. 2 - Summer 2009

  • Union College Class of 1926's History of Barbourville: The Unpublished Essays, Our Schools: Union College
  • The Blackstone Hotel Lot Part 1: The 19th Century, by Michael C. Mills and Charles Reed Mitchell
  • The Bailey-White Feud, Episode 6 (The Shooting of Beverly Bailey), by Dr. James Bailey (End of Series)
  • Nancy Hampton Wins Susan Arthur Award

Vol. 21 No. 3 - Fall 2009

  • K.S. Sol Warren, 1916 - 2012
  • Union College Class of 1926's History of Barbourville: The Unpublished Essays, Our Schools: Barbourville Baptist Institute
  • The Blackstone Hotel Lot Part 2: The 20th Century: The Hotel Jones, by Michael C. Mills and Charles Reed Mitchell
  • Daniel Boone Statue to be Unveiled August 24, 2012, by Charles Reed Mitchell

Vol. 21 No. 4 - Winter 2009

  • Daniel Boone Statue Unveiled, by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • The Blackstone Hotel Lot Part 3: The Blackstone Hotel, by Michael C. Mills and Charles Reed Mitchell
  • A Teenager Living at the Blackstone Hotel, by Sue Scalf
  • Generations: The Mealers
  • Ray Adkins, 1954-2012, An Appreciation, by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • Museum Bookshelf, Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachers, by William Lynwood Montell; reviewed by Conner Danner

Volume 22 - 2010

Vol. 22 No. 1 - Spring 2010

  • Raylan: Stakeout on Stinking Creek (Elmore Leonard and Justified), by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • Union College Class of 1926's History of Barbourville: The Unpublished Essays, Our Schools: Union College Supplement
  • From the Boone Trace to the Dixie Highway, by Douglas Bargo
  • William Sherman Oxendine Wins 2011 Susan Arthur Award Posthumously

Vol. 22 No. 2 - Summer 2010

  • American Fidelity Bank: The History of a Bank from its Formation to Discontinuation, by Douglas Bargo
  • Union College Class of 1926's History of Barbourville: The Unpublished Essays, Our Schools: Legal History
  • The Floodwall General (Bill Nau), by Sam Davies
  • Inauguration Address, Marcia Hawkins, 19th President of Union College

Vol. 22 No. 3 - Fall 2010

  • Duane Murner as Caleb Powers in Who Shot Governor Goebel, by Charles Reed Mitchell and Duane Murner
  • The Owens-Langford Feud, by Charles Sterling Owens
  • Ghosts on Knox Street, by Sue Scalf
  • Museum Bookshelf: The Welsh harp, by Merrill J. Davies, reviewed by Connie Danner
  • Steve Valentine wins 2012 Susan Arthur Preservation Award
  • The War of 1812 Bicentennial doesn't end until January 2015, by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • 2013: Bicentennial of the Battle of the Thames, by Dr. Jack J. Early
  • Isaac Jones Tombstone

Vol. 22 No. 4 - Winter 2010

  • General Tye King: Soldier and Educator, Part I: With the Ambulance Battalion in World War II, interview by William Sherman Oxendine, edited by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • History of Barbourville, The Unpublished Essays: Fragments, by the Union College Class of 1926, edited by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • Going to the Knox Drive-In and the Mitchell Theatre, by Dora Sue Oxendine Farmer
  • Museum Bookshelf: The Devil Amongst the Lawyers and The Ballad of Tom Dooley, by Sharyn McCrumb, reviewed by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • General Tye King and Lois Gatliff: Genealogy

Volume 23 - 2011

Vol. 23 No. 1 - Spring 2011

  • The Boone Trace in Knox County, by Michael C. Mills, with David Cole, C.R. Mitchell and Steve Valentine
  • Genealogy: Brown Cemetery, Additional Information, by Laura C. Jackson
  • General Tye King: Soldier and Educator, Part 2: School Days, Athletics and Teaching, interview by William Sherman Oxendine, edited by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • The Importance of the Boone Trace, by Randell Jones
  • Remembering Syd Robbins (1924-2014), by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • Museum's new website continues to expand, by David Cole
  • Index to Volume 22 (2010)

Vol. 23 No. 2 - Summer 2011

  • Four Spunky Barbourville Ladies Go To The Mardi Gras, by May Koontz Martin, Transcribed by Virginia Martin Lawrence, Edited by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • A Corbin Soldier
  • Museum Additions: General Tye King Papers,
  • A Corbin Soldier in the Spanish American War, by Mark D. Mynatt
  • Farewell to General Tye King, Soldier and Teacher, by Ina M. Gatliff
  • The Museum Bookshelf: Denver Sams' The End of the Road at Bimble, Kentucky: A Memoir, article by Douglas Bargo
  • David Cornett Wins 2013 Susan Arthur Historical Preservation Award
  • Knox Central High School Class of 1937 Photograph

Vol. 23 No. 3 - Fall 2011 and Vol. 23 No. 4  - Winter 2011 (Double Issue)

  • 50th Reunion of Co. C, 149th Inf.: The Interviews
  • Knox Co. WW2 casualties
  • Brush Creek Honor Roll of Veterans
  • Roster of Co. C, 149th Infantry
  • Boone Trace Update
  • Heidrick's Ersel Martin the Pacific
  • A Soldier's Funeral
  • Photos of First Baptist Church service personnel

Volume 24 - 2012

Vol. 24 No. 1 - Spring 2012

  • A.W. Hopper: Grocer, Hardware Salesman and Undertaker by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • Museum Staff Activities by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • Genealogy article on Frederick Family History in Southeastern Kentucky by James Leslie Clark
  • Article on play about Daniel's daughter, Jemima Boone, held during 68th Daniel Boone Festival
  • Photo of Barbourville Civic League taken in early 20th century with identifications by Mrs. Hiram H. Owens
  • Peggy Kemner and Irma Gall win 2014 Susan Arthur Historical Preservation Award compiled by Rita Wood
  • Ketchen Elementary School Teachers

Vol. 24 No. 2 - Summer 2012

  • Archie West A Magician at Heart by Archie B. West
  • Genealogy: Early Rules for Immigration to America by Wayne Adams
  • Myrtle Crook,Life on an Oregon Sheep Ranch by Jimmy Siler
  • Abner Wells Hopper, A Few More Tales Collected by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • Waiting at the Barbourville Depot to Work in Florida, ca. 1915-16 by Jennings Roberts
  • Dora Sue Oxendine Farmer Wins 2015 Susan Arthur Historical Preservation Award
  • Archie West's Standard Oil Stations by Archie B. West
  • Archie West's Pranks by Archie B. West
  • Recent Additions to the Museum's Website by David H. Cole

Vol. 24 No. 3 - Fall 2012

  • The Barbourville Story by W.S. Hudson, prepared by Douglas Bargo
  • Walter Scott "Scotty" Hudson (1884-1962), A Tribute from Ollie Cole Jones by Marie Croley
  • Boone's Trace in Laurel County, Kentucky by Jennings Bryan Krahenbuhl
  • 1955: Labor Violence in Knox County: One and a Half Million Dollar Train Wreck at Artemus by Charles Reed Mitchell with additional research by John Blackburn
  • In 1930, she came here by covered wagon: Long Branch's Charity Overbay tells her story, by David Cole with preface by Douglas Bargo
  • Museum Additions: Donations from Billy B. Cain, Archie B. West, and Jayne Poynter

Vol. 24 No. 4 - Winter 2012

  • The Barbourville Story, Parts 3 & 4 by W.S. Hudson, prepared by Douglas Bargo
  • Thomas Tuggle, 1766-1835, written by Kenneth H.Tuggle
  • A Tribute to William M. Dishman, Jr. 1936-2016, written by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • The Dishman Family, written by William M. Dishman, Jr.
  • Victor A. Bingham and the Last Days of World War I, written by Dora Sue Oxendine Farmer
  • Benjamin Shorter - Local Descendants Honor a Union Civil War Soldier, written by Sharron Oxendine
  • A.H. Harritt - Obituary of Union College's First President
  • Museum Additions from Jakalyn Jackson in memory of the late Sonya Burnette and donations from Sam Davies, Bonnie Carr, Connie Carroll and Susan Liford

Volume 25 - 2013

Vol. 25 No. 1 - Spring 2013

  • A Knox County Rosie the Riveter: June Miler Gatliff, 1924-2016, interviewed by Charles Reed Mitchell and Ina Mitchell Gatliff
  • The Barbourville Story, Parts 5 and 6, written by W.S. Hudson and prepared by Douglas Bargo
  • The Bank of Barbourville, 1818-1820, written by Kenneth H. Tuggle
  • Nasby Mills on Stinking Creek, Knox County, Kentucky, Part 3: Nasby Mills On Left Hand Fork of Stinking Creek, 1823-1833, written by Michael C. Mills
  • The Barbourville Governors: 1939 Kentucky Amateur Baseball Champions, with information for this sketch from Phil Fox and Shirley "Buck" Treadway

Vol. 25 No. 2 - Summer 2013

  • Congressman Caleb Powers arguing for funding for a post office and mine rescue station in Barbourville, Kentucky by Douglas Bargo. The article focuses on coal and prosperity.
  • W.S. Hudson’s The Barbourville Story, Parts 7 and 8, prepared by Douglas Bargo. The article focuses on railroads and oil and gas production and the Knox County Fair
  • The Daniel Boone Festival's grand marshals, outstanding citizens and oldest able bodied citizens by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • Part 4 of the Nasby Mills story on Stinking Creek by descendant Michael C. Mills
  • Linda Oxendine-Douglas wins the 2016 Susan Arthur Historical Preservation Award
  • Large photo of Governor Flem D. Sampson during the Barbourville Horse Exposition at the Minton Fairgrounds, 20 July 1928.

Vol. 25 No. 3 - Fall 2013

  • Early Railroad History in 19th Century Knox County, including The Tunnel: Railroad Construction at Brafford's Ridge and Emanuel Around the Turn of the 19th Century. Included are photos of the Emanuel Hollow Tunnel today; the construction of the L&N tunnel at Emanuel in 1921; a diagram of the old tunnel at Brafford's Ridge; concrete poured tunnel being topped with rock and fill earth in 1922; and a Marion shovel loading western narrow-gauge dump cars in 1921.
  • The Barbourville Story, parts 9 & 10, written by W.S. Hudson about the town's contribution of distinguished men to the nation's service, with additional articles from Frederick A. Wallis, Douglas Bargo and Charles Reed Mitchell. Photos are of Judge Ida Mae Adams, U.S. Senator William Abner Stanfill, Governor Flem D. Sampson, Walter G. Campbell, head of the Federal Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C., Dr. Allan D. Tuggle and Rear Admiral Richard B. Tuggle.
  • Nasby Mills on Stinking Creek in Knox County, Kentucky, Part 5: Nasby Mills Leaves Bell Fork, 1839-1840 by Michael C. Mills. Photos are of Isaac Mills II and wife Mary, Obie Mills, John M. Bingham, and early 20th century deed map of Stinking Creek.
  • Article and photo of the late Dr. Harold L. Bushey with his caplock rifle given to him by a patient
  • Article about Barbourville poet Sue Ann Wolfe Scalf (1935-2018), including photo

Vol. 25 No. 4 - Winter 2013

  • The Mintons and the Minton Hickory Mill and Horse Stables prepared by Douglas Bargo and featured in the Barbourville Story, Parts 11 and 12, written by W.S. Hudson. Photos are of famous golfer Bobby Jones shown with Vendetta, World's Grand Champion Saddlebred Horse at the Minton Horse Show in 1926;T.W. Minton and his lumbermen and wood workers at the first location of the Minton Hickory Mill; and various other photos of the T.W. Minton & Co. hickory mill; A tribute to Nola E. Minton over the years by Jane Minton Blair with three photos of Ms. Minton over the years.
  • Nasby Mills on Stinking Creek, Part 6: Nasby Mills at Brices Creek, 1840-1865 by Michael C. Mills. Photos are of Evie Mills and David Mills at the grave of Nasby Mills.
  • The Great Flood of 1946 by John S. "Jack" Gibson, with photos of the Robert E. Viall house on the corner of College and High streets at the height of the 1946 flood and the unique Wimmer house on College Street.
  • The Museum Bookshelf features reviews by Susan Liford and Ina Gatliff of Deborah Gray's Lessons My Maw Taught Me and Other Memorable Stories; and a note by Charles Reed Mitchell about Don Dampier's new book about basketball beginnings in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  • Article and photo about new signs drawing attention to Big and Little Richland Creeks in Knox County, Kentucky.

Volume 26 - 2014

Vol. 26 No. 1 - Spring 2014

  • The Barbourville Story: Parts 13, 14 & 15, by W.S. Hudson  (Schools, Union College 1-2)
  • Nasby Mills on Stinking Creek, Part 7, Conclusion, by Michael C. Mills
  • Stinking Creek Road Rerouting to Middle Fork (Nasby Mills sidebar)
  • E.W. Murphy and His Slaves, by James Leslie Clark
  • Museum Bookshelf: My Good Life, by George Hammons

Vol. 26 No. 2 - Summer 2014 and No. 3 - Fall 2014 (Double Issue)

  • Barbourville Story, Parts 16 & 17
  • Boone Festival & Floods
  • KCHS Boys Basketball Regional Championships
  • 1937: KCHS's First Regional Championship
  • KCHS Cheerleaders 2019
  • Douglas Bargo Wins 2017 Susan Arthur Award
  • KCHS's First Football Team
  • Barbourville Story, Parts 18, 19 & 20
  • Medicine, Minks & Progress
  • Brief History of Early KCHS

Vol. 26 No. 4 - Winter 2014

  • Governor James D. Black and the Kentucky Gubernatorial Election of 1919, by C.R. Mitchell
  • A Biographical Sketch of James D. Black, by William Sherman Oxendine 
  • George Washington West: History and Exploits of Notorious George, by Archie B. West
  • Cannon Elementary School, by Jakalyn Jackson
  • Meet the Museum Staff:  [1] Wayne Adams
  • Museum Additions

Volume 27 - 2015

Vol. 27 No. 1 - Spring 2015

  • Meet the Museum Staff: Douglas Bargo
  • Red Summer 1919: The Context of The Black Expulsion
  • Jakalyn Jackson Wins Arthur Historical Award
  • Archie West's Unexpected Saturday Adventure

Vol. 27 No. 2 - Summer 2015

  • Knox Central’s Back-to-Back Regional Basketball titles, by Michael C. Mills
  • A Quilt as a Community Project, by Douglas Bargo
  • Governor James and First Lady Nettie Black Centennial Celebration, by Thomas C. Clark
  • Bert Scent Wins 2019 Susan Arthur Award, by Preshus Howard
  • The Establishment of the Barbourville Pentecostal Orphanage, by William G. Martin
  • Meet the Museum Staff: [3] David Cole
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Editorial: 2020 Daniel Boone Festival Cancelled, by C.R. Mitchell
  • A List of Pentecostal and Holiness Women and Men Ministers of the Gospel, by Beulah Mealer

Vol. 27 No. 3 - Fall 2015

  • Knox Countians on the Pandemic of 1918: The “Spanish Influenza” of a Hundred Years Ago, by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • Home Schooling in the 1860s: A Memoir of a Civil War Education, by Judge Henry Cook Faulkner
  • Knox County Politics Way Back When [campaign cards]
  • 1948 Knox County Communities [center spread map of Knox County, KY]
  • Meet the Museum Staff: [4] Cheryl Davis-Thompson

Vol. 27 No. 4 - Winter 2015

  • The Home Front in Southeastern Kentucky during the Civil War: My Mother, Samantha Sharp Faulkner, [Part 1], by Judge Henry Cook Faulkner
  • The Law Firms of Knox County, Kentucky in 1912, Advocate, 26 April 1912
  • Meet the Museum Staff: [5] Dora Sue Oxendine Farmer
  • Henry Cook Faulkner: A Biographical Sketch, by Dr. Claude W. Faulkner
  • Mildred Ellen Smyth Faulkner, compiled by C.R. Mitchell
  • “Our Garden of Girls,” a poem by Mrs. H.C. Faulkner
  • Kenneth Herndon Tuggle, Lt. Governor of Kentucky, 1943-47, compiled by C.R. Mitchell The Neighbor Next Door [Kenneth Tuggle], by Jack Gibson

Volume 28 - 2016

Vol. 28 No. 1 - Spring 2016

  • The Parker Mercantile Co. Building, by Charles Reed Mitchell and Michael C. Mills
  • The Home Front in Southeastern Kentucky during the Civil War: My Mother, Samantha Sharp Faulkner, Part 2, by Judge Henry Cook Faulkner
  • James Faulkner Thomas, Family Historian, by Emily Dawn Clark
  • Meet the Museum Staff: [6]  Patricia Gambrel
  • Knox Central Wins Unprecedented Third Regional Basketball Title, by Michael C. Mills

Vol. 28 No. 2 - Summer 2016

  • From Segregation to Integration: Common Schools of Knox County, KY, by Samuel L. Davies
  • The Home Front in Southeastern Kentucky during the Civil War: My Mother, Samantha Sharp Faulkner, Part 3, by Judge Henry Cook Faulkner
  • Samantha Faulkner’s Christmas Story, by Judge Henry Cook Faulkner
  • Meet the Museum Staff: [7]  Nancy Hampton
  • Andrew Johnson in Barbourville, by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • 73rd Daniel Boone Festival, 2021, by Charles Reed Mitchell

    Vol. 28 No. 3 - Fall 2016

    • A Forgotten Civil War Cemetery in Barbourville, by Patricia Gambrel and Wayne Adams
    • Peter Hinkle, Knox County Union Soldier, by Patricia Gambrel
    • The Home Front in Southeastern Kentucky during the Civil War: My Mother, Samantha Sharp Faulkner, Part 4, by Judge Henry Cook Faulkner
    • Francis "Frank" Faulkner, 1828-1891
    • Knox Countians a  War:
             Curtis Wade Chandler, Ernest G. Williamson, Shandy Lee Adams
    • Meet the Museum Staff: [8] Jakalyn Jackson
    • The Knox Countian to Change Format

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