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Legendary Corbin basketball star Jerry Bird passes at age 83

A former Corbin Redhound star athlete, who went on to achieve greatness while playing on the University of Kentucky men’s basketball program, died Sunday. Jerry Bird, who excelled in football and basketball at Corbin in the late 1940s and early 1950’s died in Corbin at the age of...

Deputies seize 18 marijuana plants Tuesday

Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Prewitt and Sgt. Jeff Anderson seized 18 marijuana plants at a location off Mustang Lane about 2 p.m. Tuesday while investigating an anonymous tip. No arrests have been made yet, but police do have a suspect in the case. The tallest of the...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

Corbin man facing 18 charges after chase with KSP trooper

A Corbin man is facing over a dozen charges in connection with a short high-speed motorcycle chase Sunday evening. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeremy Elliotte charged Stanley Wayne Kidd, 31, with 18 criminal offenses, including: speeding 25 mph over the limit, reckless driving,...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

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W’burg man suffers minor injuries during Tuesday wreck

A Williamsburg man suffered minor injuries following a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., Glen Wilson, 59, was travelling south on Cripple Creek Road when another vehicle came over onto his side of the road, said Whitley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

Lawson – Shackleford exchange vows

On July 8, 2017, Courtney Lawson and Dalton Shackleford exchanged wedding vows at the Whippoorwill Pentecostal Church located in Bee Creek, with Michael Lee performing the ceremony. Courtney is the daughter of Charles Lee Lawson and Norma Jean Rains Lawson, both from...

Corbin City Commission nixes garbage privatization effort

One week after it was announced that Corbin city officials had elected not to move forward on proposals to privatize the city’s residential garbage service, the city commission made it official, but not unanimous. By a vote of 4-1, with Commissioner Trent Knuckles casting the...

W’burg man arrested after he wrecks motorcycle on gravel road during pursuit

Jason Brown was arrested after wrecking his motorcycle during a police pursuit. A Williamsburg man, who was allegedly driving a motorcycle too fast and while intoxicated, lost control on a gravel road and crashed while trying to get away from police, according to his arrest...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

The Roasting Redhounds Junior Chef Team attends training class in Lexington

The Corbin High School Junior Chef team “The Roasting Redhounds” attended a Chef training class provided by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Sullivan University in Lexington, Kentucky on Wednesday July 12th. At the chef’s training the students learned safety and...

Pineville man arrested for leading deputy on vehicle, foot pursuit

A Pineville man is facing numerous charges after allegedly leading Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies on both a vehicle chase and a foot pursuit. About 5 p.m. on July 10, Deputy Jonas Saunders was patrolling in the Canadatown community when he observed a red Ford allegedly...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017