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Firefighters unable to save Williamsburg home

Fire destroyed a Williamsburg residence late Monday evening despite the efforts of nearly two dozen firefighters from four fire departments. “For the most part it is a total loss,” said Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd. The blaze was first reported about 10:36 p.m. Monday, and...
Posted On 20 Sep 2017

Corbin City Commission votes 3-2 for tax hike, promotes officers

Corbin residents will likely be seeing an increase on their 2017 property tax bills. Corbin City Manager Marlon Sams recommended to Corbin City Commission Monday that the city raise the tax rate 4 percent. This is projected to generate about $68,000 in additional revenue for the...
Posted On 20 Sep 2017

Whitley BOE discusses potential budget pitfalls

During Thursday’s special meeting, the Whitley County Board of Education presented Whitley East Elementary School teachers Cindy Hamblin, Vanessa Sizemore and Jessica Wilder with the September Above and Beyond Award. If the Whitley County school district is forced to deal with a...
Posted On 20 Sep 2017

London man indicted for trying to run over KSP trooper with four-wheeler

A Whitley County Grand Jury indicted a London man Monday morning, who was shot by police in July after he allegedly tried to run over two officers with a four-wheeler, The grand jury issued its monthly report Monday and indicted William “Billy” Barnhill, 31, on two counts of...
Posted On 20 Sep 2017

Corbin enjoys day of Moonbow Eggfest, Cumberland Valley Cruise-In, 5-0 5K

Saturday was an eventful day in downtown Corbin, which hosted the Fourth Annual Moonbow Eggfest, the inaugural Corbin Police Department 5-0 5K and the Cumberland Valley Cruise-In car show. Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel told the Corbin City Commission during its monthly...
Posted On 20 Sep 2017

Whitley County Fiscal Court suing wholesale drug distributors over prescription drug problem

Between 2013 and the middle of 2017, more than 21 million doses of prescription opioids, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, tramadol and oxymorphone, were dispensed in Whitley County, which has a population of about 36,000 people. You need to login to view the rest of the content....
Posted On 20 Sep 2017

Electronic Edition for 9-20-17

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Dedication for restored L&N 2132 locomotive, tender set for Friday

The Corbin Tourism Commission will join with Corbin city officials and representatives from Bainbridge, Georgia Friday to celebrate the completion of the restoration work on the L&N 2132 locomotive. Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel said the nearly two-year-long effort to return...

Dwight Yoakam concert rescheduled for Jan. 18

Country music star Dwight Yoakam will now play The Arena in Corbin on January 18. Arena officials announced Thursday afternoon that Yoakam was suffering from a severe respiratory infection and was advised not further risk damage to his voice. “He was en route to the show, until...