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Homeowner shoots suspected burglar

A Corbin man who was shot Friday morning by a homeowner who reported finding him inside his residence made his first appearance before a judge Monday. Forty-year-old Otis Kemp pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or...

Corbin man indicted in federal court in murder-for-hire scheme involving Whitley County prosecutors

A July 19 arraignment has been scheduled in U.S. District Court in London at 1:30 p.m. for a Corbin man, who was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on charges related to an alleged murder-for-hire scheme where two of the would-be victims were Whitley County prosecutors....
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

Everybody has garbage, and an opinion about it

I think I know the key to getting people involved in city government. GARBAGE! It affects everybody and everybody has an opinion on how it should be handled. Judging from comments on Facebook and calls to this newspaper I believe we have enough information to build a camel. (I’m...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

Deputy jailers find suspected ‘ice’ in body cavity

A late evening traffic stop resulted in the arrest of three people, two of who were charged with drug trafficking. About 9 p.m. on June 20, Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders was patrolling in the Highway 92E and Louden Road area in response to complaints that the...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

The story behind east Kentucky’s herd of free-roaming horses

Free-roaming horses in eastern Kentucky interact with visitors who come to see them and often feed them. For more than 30 years horses have been roaming the hills and mountains of eastern Kentucky. And it’s not just a few either. You need to login to view the rest of the content....
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

Letter: Some fireworks safety tips for a happy Fourth of July

To the Editor, Phantom Fireworks hopes everyone enjoys a wonderful family Independence Day holiday, and, if you use consumer fireworks, please use them safely. There is no good consumer fireworks experience if it does not emphasize safety first. Phantom advises everyone to follow...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017
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Business programs at University of the Cumberlands granted first-time accreditation

The business programs at University of the Cumberlands (UC) were recently granted first-time accreditation from the Board of Commissioners of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). “The IACBE accreditation is a seal of quality for all undergraduate...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017
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Chesnut named new Market President for Forcht Bank

Corey Chesnut has joined Forcht Bank as Market President for Barbourville and Corbin. His primary role will be to partner with local businesses and non-profits in the community to assist them in growing their businesses and the local economy. “Corey is an incredibly enthusiastic...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017
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Stolen truck recovered with ‘Drive It Like You Stole It!!!’ written on steering wheel

A complaint about a possibly intoxicated person recently lead Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies to the arrest of four people and the recovery of a stolen pick-up truck with the words, “Drive It Like You Stole It!!!” written on the steering wheel. It all happened about 4:30 p.m....
Posted On 23 Jun 2017