The Cumberland River Challenge Canoe & Kayak Race is an annual event, hosted by Union College, U- Canoe and Barbourville Tourism. The race consists of 15 miles of river, ranging from calm water to beginner-level rapids. The race starts on the Knox County line bordering Bell County and finishes in Knox County at the Thompson RV Park. Annual “bragging rights” and awards are presented at the end of the race.In March of 2017, we joined with The Explorer Kentucky Initiative to add The Cumberland River Challenge to The Kentucky Waterman Series as a points race for it’s competitors. The inaugural season will consist of 12 races on Kentucky waterways from all across the state. Participation is required in 4 races in order to receive a ranking in the series. It will be a great way to introduce our competitors to other paddlers from around the state and share the beauty of our area to individuals who have never viewed the Cumberland.After paddling or spectating along the Cumberland River take time to enjoy Barbourville.Barbourville is a town rich in history with many firsts: 1750 Visit Dr. Thomas Walker State Park and see a replica of the first cabin in Kentucky 1775 First Trails and Roads—The Wilderness Road, Warriors Path and the Daniel Boone Trail known as the Boone Trace all cross in Knox County. 1800 Barbourville is the oldest town and was the largest and most progressive city south of Richmond 1861 Barbourville is the site of the first battle of the Civil War with casualties 1879 Union College, the first college in the mountainsPlease make plans to attend a festival or event, visit the Civil War Interpretative Park, Knox Historical Museum, Thompson RV Park, eat some great grub at our own KCBS BBQ Competition, Barbourville Water Park, fish along the Cumberland River or canoe, Hike ‘n Bike at Sandy Bottoms or at Union College’s Turner Outdoor Center, or cruise the night away with our newest event Knox Street Thunder.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Dubois ChevelleA Freeport cashier has been arrested for stealing more than $13,000 from the village by altering residents’ water and electric utility payments and pocketing the cash over the past three years.Chevelle Dubois pleaded not guilty Wednesday at Nassau County to charges of grand larceny, defrauding the government, falsifying business records and official misconduct.Prosecutors said the 36-year-old Freeport woman collected payments from residents, recorded them in a computerized system and then altered the entry to reflect that the payment had been refunded to the resident before pocketing the money.Dubois used the stolen cash to repay the accounts she had stolen from the previous day until the alleged scheme unraveled in May when a resident received a default notice—despite having receipts proving that he had paid the bill, authorities said.She had stolen more than $5,000 from 22 accounts and her cash drawer was short an additional $8,000 when she was fired in June.She was released without bail and is due back in court Sept. 18. She faces up to seven years in prison, if convicted.
Crystal Palace have been boosted by the news that Yannick Bolasie is not intending to play at next year’s African Cup of Nations.The French-born winger has been in scintillating form for the Eagles since joining from Bristol City.But his performances have caught the eye of DR Congo, who know he qualifies for them, and their coach Claude Le Roy is keen on a call-up.Bolasie is the cousin of current international Lomana Lua Lua and the African nation are looking to call him up in time to play in South Africa.However, whilst Bolasie is interested in representing the Leopards, it will not be at the finals of the 2013 African Cup of Nations, which would have meant he missed over a month of the Championship season.“No he won’t be playing for DR Congo at the African Cup of Nations next year,” his agent Tony Finnigan confirmed to Sky Sports.“He is interested and is flattered by the interest from DR Congo, but he has just moved to Palace, is enjoying his football and wants to concentrate on them for now.“It is something he will look at, but he will not be going to South Africa – it is not the right time for him.”