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Shaq selected to speak at Cumberlands on leadership

Very few people are iconic enough to be known by a single name, and one of those individuals will be the keynote speaker for the University of the Cumberlands’ 12th Annual Excellence in Leadership Series, which is sponsored by The Forcht Group of Kentucky. Former NBA great...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017

W’burg man jumps out bathroom window fleeing deputies

A Williamsburg man allegedly locked himself in a bathroom and jumped out a window in an effort to flee Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies late Tuesday evening. About 10:30 p.m., K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley and Deputy Jonas Saunders responded to 206 Henry Barton Road to serve Ryan P....
Posted On 11 Jan 2017

UC online programs recognized for affordability, excellence

Students enrolled in the University of the Cumberlands online programs are getting a lot of bang for the tuition dollar, according to recent rankings by an education research publisher. In addition, several of the schools online degree programs were listed among the best in...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017

Despite increased alcohol sales, alcohol-related DUI’s remain rare in W’burg

Last year Williamsburg residents voted to allow alcohol sales by the package and to make it easier for restaurants to sell alcohol by the drink, but the change hasn’t resulted in more alcohol related driving while under the influence arrests. Chief Wayne Bird told the...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017

Deputies arrest suspected car thief, victim

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly stole a car, and the man, who he allegedly took the car from, were both arrested following a sheriff’s department investigation early Sunday morning. About 1:30 a.m., Whitley County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017

West Knox Fire Department selling chances to win UK vs. Kansas tickets

The West Knox Fire Department is holding it’s annual UK ticket fundraiser. Firefighters will be selling chances to win two tickets to UK’s game against fellow college basketball powerhouse University of Kansas Jayhawks on January 30. West Knox Fire Chief Daryl Baker said the...

Corbin home damaged by fire, but dogs and pet pig escape

Corbin firefighters were called out Tuesday morning to battle a house fire on West Fourth Street. Firefighters received the call at 9:18 a.m. in response to a 911 call from the residence at 410 West Fourth Street. Corbin Firefighter Eric Philpot said when firefighters arrived,...

Corbin unemployment office won’t completely close, state officials say

Officials in Frankfort say Corbin’s unemployment office will not be completely shut down, but confirmed the staff will be transferred as part of a statewide reorganization of the Office of Employment and Training. Andy Hightower, senior policy advisor at the Education and...

Turner, Whitley and Morton become a part of Grace Health

One of Corbin’s last remaining private practice primary care physicians’ offices agreed last week to become part of Grace Health, and both sides say it will provide better care at a reduced cost for patients. Turner, Whitley and Morton, MDs signed paperwork last week to...

Quarter horse track project getting closer to reality, officials say

Plans for a $50 million quarter horse track and “historical wagering” gambling parlor in Corbin showed signs of life Tuesday after a period of little movement over the past year. During a meeting of the Corbin Tri-County Joint Industrial Development Authority Tuesday, the board...
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