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Most of Taylor lawsuit against UC can proceed, judge says

Former University of the Cumberlands President Dr. James Taylor is suing his former employer. A U.S. District Judge has largely denied a request by the University of the Cumberlands to dismiss a lawsuit against it, which was filed last year by its former long-time president Dr....
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Corbin Career Center to remain open as satellite office

Officials with the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training said Tuesday that the Corbin Career Center would continue to operate as a satellite office under the statewide reorganization plan. In January, OET officials announced the plans, which called for eliminating services...

Assistant Whitley County Attorney Gary Brittain to be laid to rest today

Assistant Whitley County Attorney Gary Brittain, who died Friday, will be laid to rest today. Brittain, 67, has partnered with County Attorney Bob Hammons at their Corbin law firm for more than 30 years. “That’s my best friend,” Hammons said of Brittain. The Barbourville native...

Defendant in vehicular homicide case looking for new lawyer

A Williamsburg woman, who is charged with murder and other offenses in connection with a July traffic crash that claimed the life of a Canadatown woman, is now looking for a new attorney. During a court hearing Monday afternoon, Whitley Circuit Judge Dan Ballou granted a motion...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Four-vehicle wreck on Falls Hwy. sends five to hospital

Five people were taken to Baptist Health Corbin following a wreck involving four vehicles on Cumberland Falls Hwy. Tuesday morning. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy John Hill said the wreck occurred about 11 a.m. just south of the intersection with Fifth Street Road. Hill said...

Driver charged with assault after accused shoplifter injured while attempting to flee Belk

An accused shoplifter’s attempt to flee from Belk loss prevention Friday afternoon ended with her being airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and the getaway vehicle driver charged with second-degree assault. Corbin police and firefighters were called to the...

Daniel Boone National Forest turns 80

While famous pioneer Daniel Boone would be celebrating his 283rd birthday this year, the national forest named in his honor is turning 80. Established on Feb. 23, 1937 as Cumberland National Forest through a proclamation by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Daniel Boone National...

Both Gilbert and Brittain will be greatly missed

Whitley County lost a couple of very good men last week with the death of former Whitley County Judge-Executive Leroy Gilbert and assistant Whitley County Attorney Gary Brittain. I met both men early during my journalism career. My second job out of college was working at a...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Corbin Public Library hosting annual ‘Fancy Nancy Tea Party’

The Corbin Public Library is hosting its annual “Fancy Nancy Tea Party” Saturday. The event will feature story time with special guest children’s author, Tonya Moreland. Circulation Clerk Cassandra Estep said Moreland has written two books, “When Am I Beautiful, and “Who Will I...
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