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Man who pointed gun at sister-in-law gets probation

Michael Rickett received probation Tuesday for a New Year’s Eve incident where he allegedly placed a gun to his sister-in-law’s head. A Williamsburg man, who allegedly pointed a loaded .22 caliber pistol at his sister-in-law’s head on New Year’s Eve and...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

Grammy winner Jason Crabb playing The Arena Saturday

Two high-profile Gospel Music acts will be taking to the stage at The Arena in Corbin Saturday night at Grammy Award winner Jason Crabb and trio Point of Grace come to town for one show. Crabb, a native of Beaver Dam in Ohio County, recently released his fifth solo albu...

UPDATE: KSP says teen will face charges in connection with Thursday high-speed chase and crash

Kentucky State Police say a 16-year-old female remains at the University of Tennessee Medical Center where she was airlifted when her Mercedes SUV ran head-on into a coal truck Thursday, and she will face criminal charges in Knox District Court. Trooper Shane Jacobs, public...

London-Corbin Airport gets grant for new hanger

The London/Corbin Airport has been awarded a $764,040 grant to fund the construction of a new hanger. The Corbin City Commission authorized Mayor Willard McBurney to sign all of the necessary documents related to the grant at a special called meeting Friday morning. Airport...

W’burg council authorizes needle exchange program

Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Martha Steele addresses the Williamsburg City Council about a proposed needle exchange program. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison, who serves on the Whitley County Health Department Board of Directors, admits that when the...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

U of C makes U.S. News list of “Best Colleges”

The University of the Cumberlands has once again made the U.S. News and World Report list of best colleges and universities, according to the annual “Best Colleges” rankings released Sept. 13. The widely known and respected rankings are designed for “prospective...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

Self-defense class being offered to W’burg students

Female Williamsburg High School students will soon be getting a lesson in self-defense. The Williamsburg Police Department plans to start offering Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system, training first seniors at Williamsburg and then hopefully to other high school students as...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

Steam engine restoration on hold until spring

Restoration and repairs of L&N 2132 are on hold until spring. Restoration and repairs to the L&N 2132 steam locomotive along with the coal tender and caboose are on hold until spring. Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel told the tourism commission Tuesday during its...

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Two cats die in Moore Hill fire

No humans were injured but two cats died in a fire that damaged one unit at Gilbert Street Apartments Saturday afternoon. West Knox firefighters were paged to the scene on Moore Hill just after 3 p.m. “There was smoke coming out of the windows and eves,” said West Knox Fire Chief...
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