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James Woodward, Jr.

James Woodward, Jr., 96, of Tackett Creek Road, Williamsburg, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Williamsburg Health and Rehab in Williamsburg. He was born on April 12, 1920 in Jellico, TN to James Woodward, Sr. and Ethel Farmer Woodward. He was preceded in death by his...

Elizabeth Ann “Beth Ann” Barnhill

Elizabeth Ann “Beth Ann” Barnhill, 46, of South Highway 25-W, Williamsburg, departed this life on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 21, 1970 in Louisville, to the late Marshall Dodd Thrasher II and Carolyn McCullah Thrasher. She is survived...

Johnie Edward Creech, Jr.

Johnie Edward Creech, Jr., 66, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Baptist Health Corbin. Born in Norton, VA, he was the son of the late Johnie Edward Creech and Anna Cantrell. He was also preceded in death by a sister Cathy. Johnie was Baptist by faith, and was a U.S....

Robert Homer Tye

Robert Homer Tye, 38, of Joe Young Road, Corbin, departed this life on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. He was born on October 3, 1978 in Corbin, to the late Royal Homer Tye and Cleo Gray Tye. He was preceded in death by his father Royal “Rabbit”...

City commission discusses efforts to combat property blight

As a realtor, Heather Barrineau told the Corbin City Commission that the number and state of blighted properties within the city can be a difficult selling point when dealing with clients looking to relocate to Corbin. As a homeowner on Christian Street, Barrineau told the...

Corbin officials stepping up enforcement of city garbage ordinance

The City of Corbin does have an ordinance detailing how garbage is to be set out at the curb for pickup, in containers with sealed lids, but fewer and fewer residents are in compliance. “About four years ago, we probably had 90 percent compliance,” Corbin Public Works Director...

Monday accident illustrates need for bus extrication training, fire chief says

On the same day that the Whitley County school district transferred an old junked bus to the Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department so it could be used for training purposes, the fire department assisted at the scene of one crash involving a school bus Monday morning and at the scene...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017

Police investigating how New York man that drown in Laurel Lake got to Kentucky

Kentucky State Police have determined that the New York City man found dead in Laurel Lake Sunday had drown, but they are still working to determine the circumstances that brought him to the area. The deceased has been identified as 21-year-old Andrew Ku. “We are still trying to...

Woodbine man charged with sodomy, sexual abuse of eight-year-old

A Woodbine man has been charged with the sexual abuse and sodomy of an eight-year-old. Thirty-one-year-old James LaForest was arrested Thursday in connection with the alleged incident on April 8. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeremy Elliotte wrote in the arrest citation, that he...

Lily man indicted for assaulting officer with car

A Lily man was indicted Friday in Laurel County for allegedly assaulting a Laurel County Sheriff’s deputy with his car. Forty-two-year-old Roger Sizemore was indicted on charges of second-degree assault, first-degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree persistent felony...