News A flash to Knox County’s past By Mildred Higgins - July 10, 2015 Photos by Millie HigginsA local Boy Scout troop leads the May Day parade. The flag barriers are Russ Higgins and Teddy Steel. Mountain Advocate columnist Millie Higgins sent this family photo of old Barbourville. Her dad, E.E. Hammons, Jr. (everyone called him Junior) is the talk young man third from the right with bow tie. He worked at the first A&P in Barbourville.