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BREAKING: Corbin Police arrest suspected driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

Corbin Police have made an arrest in the case of a fatal hit-and-run incident on U.S. 25E early Wednesday morning. Captain Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said Major Rob Jones arrested the 46-year-old John Melton at Corbin Manor Apartments in north Corbin...

Corbin Tourism accepts Wasatch’s proposal to restore historic steam engine, tender, caboose

L&N 2132, along with her coal tenders and caboose, will be pristine and ready for NIBROC 2017. At Tuesday’s special called meeting of the Corbin Tourism Commission, the commissioners voted unanimously to accept the proposal from Wasatch Railroad Contractors to refurbish the...

Senate President Robert Stivers discusses potential legislation that would permit Corbin to annex into Laurel County

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, came to Corbin last week to bring the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce up to speed on what the republicans are attempting to do now that the party controls the governor’s mansion, the state senate and house of...

Knox Grand Jury returns rape indictment against former CHS assistant basketball coach

A former Corbin High School assistant basketball coach, who has been accused of the statutory rape of a 16-year-old student, has been indicted by a Knox County grand jury. Twenty-six-year-old Madison Johnson was indicted Friday on charges of third-degree rape and unlawful use of...

High-speed pursuit of motorcycle rider begins on Gordon Hill, ends in Williamsburg

What began as a complaint of motorcyclists revving their engines on Gordon Hill early Tuesday morning, ended with a high-speed chase on I-75 to Williamsburg. Corbin Police arrested 30-year-old James Wilson of Krypton in Perry County on fleeing and evading and other charges...

Corbin Police say man running around downtown in boxer shorts admitted to smoking meth, bath salts

Corbin Police say a Winchester man who allegedly ran into three downtown businesses wearing only a pair of boxer underwear Monday afternoon admitted to ingesting a combination of methamphetamine and bath salts. Thirty-seven-year-old James Brogan was arrested on multiple charges...

Justin Badeau named to Forcht Bank Board of Directors

Forcht Bank CFO Justin Badeau has been named to the bank’s Board of Directors. Mr. Badeau has been with Forcht Bank since 2002, and became CFO in 2012. He is a graduate of Murray State University with a B.S. in Business Administration – Accounting. He was a member of Kentucky...

After 27 years, Larry Jones retires from Corbin Fire Department

The Corbin Fire Department said goodbye to one of its longest tenured members as Battalion Chief Larry Jones retired effective Monday. Jones joined the department in 1990 on a part-time basis and became a full-time member in 1994. “I hated to retire,” said Jones, who is being...

Kentucky Chamber praises Sen. Stivers on right-to-work legislation

To the editor: The Kentucky Chamber applauds Senate President Robert Stivers on his leadership to make right-to-work legislation a reality during the first week of the 2017 General Assembly, ensuring Kentucky is a state where businesses want to locate. The Chamber has long...

Knuckles’ article about opioid overdose drug is very good news

To the Editor: Trent Knuckle’s recent article, “Opioid overdose drug will soon be available without a prescription,” was a breath of fresh air. The state of Kentucky owes a debt of gratitude to Dr. Shawn Ryan of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for providing access to...
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