Man Jailed After Allegedly Selling Alcohol From His Home

An eastern Kentucky man is now behind bars after selling alcohol illegally.

Officers with the Barbourville Police Department arrested John R. Woolum of Hinkle after conducting a search and finding several cases of beer and cash at his home on Caleb's Creek road in Knox County.

Woolum is charged with the illegal sale of alcoholic beverages in a dry territory.


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  • by grumpy on Jul 3, 2008 at 09:34 AM
    at least he was not selling drugs why waste time on alcohol when you need to get drug dealers o I forgot we cant afford gas to patrol the roads
  • by k Location: lex on Jul 2, 2008 at 07:54 PM
    several cases of beer and some cash?what a complete joke.kentucky will never break free from this nonsense!i love to view some of these stupid stories.another black eye for eastern ky.beer?worry about the drug dealers,most important,the elected officials!but share the best looking women i have every seen!thats no joke.
  • by AC Location: Corbin on Jul 2, 2008 at 07:42 PM
    Shame on him--selling alcohol in eastern Kentucky! In Corbin, which is "moist," you can buy alcohol in a restaurant, get drunk and drive home ... but you can't buy alcohol, take it home and drink it. It's really genius. Seriously, Prohibition's over--it's 2008 and way past time to legalize alcohol.
  • by na Location: lexington on Jul 2, 2008 at 06:58 PM
    hey it could be worse you could live in lexington where you can buy anything from beer to people
  • by Ann Location: Clay,Co on Jul 2, 2008 at 04:21 PM
    Sounds like our County, only difference is here the boot leggers paid our law,a percentage to inform them when state police was around.At least this was how it used to be, before we got a new sherriff.I haven't heard much about the new sherrif's department.
  • by OTIS Location: EKY on Jul 2, 2008 at 12:19 PM
    Hope if you believe that legalizing the sell of alcohol will cause people to become drunks I believe you are sadly mistaken. I live in a dry county I still drink a cold beer for time to time but must travel out of state to but my beer. I wish Kentucky would completely join the 21st century and allow alcohol sales everywhere. Like I said I drink a cold beer from time to time and I would consider myself a pretty productive memeber of society.
  • by j Location: floyd on Jul 2, 2008 at 11:16 AM
    If you dont have a lic. to sell, it is boot-legging. These people will sell to any age, not just over 21
  • by Jeff on Jul 2, 2008 at 11:09 AM
    I'd say turn him loose. If we was more worried about these dope selling low lifes and not who is selling beer then things would be a lot better.
  • by Willard on Jul 2, 2008 at 07:14 AM
    There are still dry places in the United States.
  • by Hope Location: Knox County on Jul 2, 2008 at 06:17 AM
    IF alcohol was legal in Barbourville, there would still be those "boot-legging" to minors. And, if you need a cold one to drink--buy it the legal way. We may have drunks in Barbourville (just as any other town) but think how much worse it could be if there was alcohol available everywhere. I just wish they would raid the rest of those selling.
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