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Jury rules in favor of hospital, doctor in malpractice case

An 11-day medical malpractice trial, which was the longest trial in Whitley County in the past 25 years, ended Monday afternoon with a 12-person jury unanimously agreeing that the doctor and hospital did nothing wrong. The lawsuit had sought up to $50,203,951 in damages. A...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017

Tristan Hall says he’s innocent of Tennessee theft charges

Tristan Hall is facing a fugitive warrant from Tennessee in connection to a pair of theft cases, but says he is innocent of the charges. A former Whitley County resident, who is suing prosecutors, police officers and others in federal court over a four-year legal ordeal in...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017

Three Corbin archers sign with UPike Wednesday

On Wednesday morning, the Corbin High School archery team celebrated as, for the first time ever, Redhound archers signed on to compete at the collegiate level.

Lily, West Knox firefighters battle blaze at machine shop

Lily and West Knox firefighters spent approximately three hours on scene Monday night to ensure a fire at C&C Machine Shop in Lily was extinguished. Firefighters were called to the scene on U.S. 25 about 6:30 p.m. Lily Fire Chief Doug Jones said when firefighters arrived,...

NIBROC festival moving back to Main Street

After a three-year absence, Corbin’s annual NIBROC Festival will be returning to Main Street in 2017. NIBROC organizers are hoping returning the vendors to Main Street will help bring back the crowds like this that attended the Starship concert in 2012. More vendors and a larger...

Corbin City Commission to hold quarterly work sessions beginning in March

The Corbin City Commission voted Monday night to begin holding quarterly work session meetings. “If you change the verbiage in it to where you can take action, that would be a regular meeting,” said Mayor Willard McBurney. And that would be two regular meetings a month. I really...

Driver of crashed garbage truck arrested for DUI

A Williamsburg man was allegedly driving impaired when he crashed and overturned a garbage truck near Williamsburg Monday morning. The crash happened about 10:14 a.m. when Dustin Lee Sumner, 26, of New Zion Road, was driving a 1996 Ford garbage truck, belonging to Ellis...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017

Cumberland Falls Storytelling Festival set for weekend of March 17-18

An entire weekend in March will be dedicated to Appalachian stories and tales during the Cumberland Falls Storytelling Festival March 17-18. The weekend kicks off Friday evening at 8 p.m. with a ghost story session. On Saturday, storytellers will take the stage throughout the...

Corbin Planning Commission considers tax incentive for improvement of blighted properties

The Corbin Planning Commission is considering a tax incentive plan that would reward those who make significant improvements to abandoned or blighted properties in the city. The issue was discussed during the commission’s regular monthly meeting last Friday. Board member Terry...

Routine traffic stop leads to meth bust

A routine traffic stop Monday evening in the Canadatown community resulted in the arrest of a Williamsburg man on methamphetamine related charges. About 10 p.m., Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders conducted a traffic stop along Nannie Hubbard Road of a white 2001...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017