New officer sworn in

By Tasha Stewart

Mayor David Thompson (right), alongside Police Chief Winston Tye (middle), swore in new officer Chase Henson (left) at City Hall on January 2. Henson will leave for the Basic Training Branch Academy on Monday, January 8. Upon graduation from the 23-week academy, Henson will start as a patrolman with the Barbourville City Police Department.

Mayor David Thompson (right), alongside Police Chief Winston Tye (middle), new officer Chase Henson (left).

“I’m very excited,” said Henson. “I want to better the city and community and help fight the drug problem.”