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W’burg voters say ‘yes’ to more alcohol

Prohibition in the Tri-County area is over at least as far as each of its cities goes. By an nearly two-to-one margin Tuesday, Williamsburg voters decided to follow suit with what neighboring communities are doing and allow alcohol to be sold by the package in stores and by the...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016

Public invited to ‘Corbin Forward’ meeting to discuss downtown streetscape plan

How should downtown Corbin be transformed to make it more desirable place to live, work, walk and explore? The first of three “Corbin Forward” meetings will take place this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and is planned as an effort to come up with answers to those questions and more. The...

Report: Whitley at high risk for HIV outbreak

Fatal overdoses in the state of Kentucky increased last year, with the fentanyl-related deaths contributing 34 percent of all overdose deaths in the state, according to the 2015 report released from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016

Local cardiologist accused of Medicare fraud

A local cardiologist has been indicted on federal charges of attempting to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and other government and private health insurers on at least 13 different occasions dating back to March 2007. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login....

One injured when motorcycle hits car Monday in Corbin

A motorcycle rider suffered multiple injuries Monday morning when he ran into a car while riding up Main Street in Corbin. Twenty-three-year-old Dylan Bunch of Danville was thrown from his Kawasaki Ninja street bike following the collision at the intersection of North Main Street...

Deputies find drugs on woman arrested for shoplifting

A Corbin woman, initially charged with shoplifting after Walmart loss prevention stopped her as she attempted to leave the store with just over $40 worth of items, was reportedly caught with drugs and cash as she was being escorted to jail. Laurel County Sheriff John Root said...

Inmates tout benefit of jail’s re-entry program

Whitley Co. Detention Center inmates Anthony Merriman, left, and Mack Jones, right, were two of the featured speakers at a recent Whitley Co. UNITE Coalition meeting and spoke about how the jail’s re-entry program has given them hope. 33-year-old Anthony Merriman makes no...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016

Local hotel owner Sudhir Patel receives Key to the City

Local hotel owner Sudhir Patel, who has also served on the Corbin Tourism Commission for 28 years, was honored for his service to the city by being named a “Corbin Colonel” and given the key to the city. “I was glad to do that,” said Corbin Mayor Willard McBurney who presented...

CHS grad, Miss Ky. contestant uses bright pink pants to promote more frequent breast exams

A 2015 Corbin High School graduate competing in the Miss Kentucky Pageant this week is making her efforts to raise awareness about breast cancer and the need for women to increase the frequency of self-exams her pageant platform. Brooke Way said she has seen, first-hand, the...

Stacked Corbin payroll tax is unfair to little guys

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Let’s put Corbin’s recent decision to stack an additional 1 percent payroll tax onto its residents in the Knox County side of town, but not onto the net profits of businesses there into some perspective. You need to login to...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016
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