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Corbin man charged with punching, injecting estranged wife

It remains unknown whether the case against a Corbin man who allegedly broke into his estranged wife’s home and injected her with an unknown substance will be presented to a Whitley County grand jury, but a judge did agree to amend his bond Tuesday. Thirty-three-year-old Bobby...

Kentucky Attorney General: Corbin Library Board violated open meetings law

The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office has found that the Corbin Library Board violated open meetings laws by holding unscheduled meetings and meetings in which a quorum of members was present without proper public notice. In the opinion released Monday in response to a written...

Ballou dental practice closure will mark end of an era

With the exception of three years during WWII, there has been at least one practicing dentist in Whitley County with the last name Ballou since 1938. Sometimes there have been as many as four at one time, and usually at least two. After June 30 this will no longer be the case....
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Worst flood in more than a decade hits Whitley County

The worst is over in regards to flooding in Whitley County following heavy rains over the weekend. The Cumberland River crested at 28.38 feet in Williamsburg about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, which is the 23rd highest flood level in Williamsburg history, according to the National Weather...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Motorist assist leads to meth trafficking arrest

A motorist assist last week lead a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy to arrest two people on drug related charges, including one man for drug trafficking. Deputy Jonas Saunders charged the driver, Eric M. McKiddy, 32, of Williamsburg, with first-degree trafficking methamphetamine...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Sheriff’s deputies help rescue woman from vehicle stuck in flood waters

A Whitley County woman had to be rescued Wednesday morning after her vehicle got stuck in waist deep water on Highway 11. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses that Monica Manning didn’t realize that water was over the roadway when she drove into it about 8:30...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Governor attends inaugural Southeastern Kentucky Prayer Breakfast

Everyone can use a little prayer and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is no exception as he came to Corbin Monday for the inaugural Southeastern Kentucky Prayer Breakfast hosted by Forward Community Church. In a room filled with local and state officials, first responders and members...

Baptist Health Corbin commemorates ‘National Donate Life Month’

Each of the approximately 30 people that attended Baptist Health Corbin’s ceremony commemorating “National Donate Life Month” held last Thursday near the hospital’s surgery entrances, was asked to draw a stone from a basket. Written on each stone was an organ or tissue that...

Williamsburg Pizza Hut manager receives company’s ‘Book It! Champion Award’

Pizza Hut restaurants have been working to improve reading literacy among America’s children through its “Book It” program for more than 30 years. The company recently recognized Shannon Barman, general manager of the Williamsburg Pizza Hut who received the “Book It! Champion...