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WYMT News reports
50 years to the day, a time capsule was unearthed Saturday in Pineville.
The capsule was buried on August 17, 1967, and despite the 1977 flood submerging Pineville in more than ten feet of water, everything inside the capsule stayed dry and in pristine condition.
“A little bit of rust on the outside, but when they cracked it open, they lifted the lid it was like it was put in the ground yesterday,” said Christina Pappas, Assistant Director, Office of Archaeology at the University of Kentucky said.
Pappas said she has helped unearth four time capsules in Kentucky and this is the only one that had not been destroyed.
Pappas said, “It’s the first one where everything was preserved.”
More than 300 people showed up to see what was buried inside the capsule, including Candice Peace, who traveled all the way from Florida.
Items inside the capsule will be carefully documented and then put on display for the community to see.
Also, a new time capsule is set to be buried in the next few months.
Fire officials in Knox County responded to a car crash off U.S. 25 in the Flat Lick community on Saturday.
Officials told WYMT at least three cars were involved in the crash. One person was ejected and another is trapped inside a vehicle.
Both lanes of U.S. 25 E. going toward Barbourville were closed during the investigation.
One person was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Kentucky State Police have take over the investigation.
The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports
Harlan City Police Department Officer Derrick Noe reported a three-vehicle crash on Saturday with one of the cars being pushed through one of the walls of the Dairy Queen restaurant.
According to the press release, a black Saturn Vue driven by Johnny Prince, of Baxter, was sitting in the median of U.S. 421 near Smoking Joe’s. Witnesses stated that Prince appeared to be having a medical emergency. As bystanders were going to help Prince, the vehicle accelerated.
Noe said the vehicle crossed the southbound lane of U.S. 421 and crossed KY 72 and entered the parking lot of Dairy Queen.
Noe said the Parkers, Prince and a couple inside of Dairy Queen were all taken to Harlan ARH Hospital for treatment.
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