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Robert Rhoden

Robert Rhoden, 76, of Barbourville, formerly of Whitley County, passed away Friday September 22, 2017 at Baptist Health in Corbin. Robert was born in Black Diamond, TN to (the late) Joe and Evelyn Rhoden; also preceded in death by his sisters; Joann Bowman, Dewey Lynn Rookard,...

Jessie Dople Hicks

Jessie Dople Hicks, 89, of the Wooldridge community went to be with her Lord on Friday September 22, 2017 at her home. Jessie is preceded in death by her husbands, Frances Dople Sr. (father of children) and Clyde Hicks; son Jimmy Dople, grandson, Mike Buckner, father, Garrett...

Appalachian Outreach Ministry brings free goods to Williamsburg

For the 11th consecutive year, members of the Appalachian Outreach Ministry traveled to Williamsburg in an effort to share the “love of Jesus Christ” and items to help make people’s lives a little easier, said Yvonne Piercy, director of the Appalachian Outreach Ministry and WMU...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017

‘Operation Inasmuch’ brings 10 churches together to reach out to the community

About 10 churches and 50 volunteers came out Saturday at Cumberland Regional Mall for the South Union-Mt. Zion Baptist Association’s first ever “Operation Inasmuch.” There were free car washes. There was free clothing, children’s books and toys for youngsters. Church groups gave...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017

Chili cookoff, 5K run/walk, bike ride and other events scheduled for Oct. 7 in Williamsburg

Do you have a chili recipe that you think is the best in Williamsburg? Saturday, Oct. 7 is your chance to prove it and collect some prize money to boot during the Fifth Annual Williamsburg Chili Cookoff Contest. “There is always some really good chili,” noted Williamsburg Mayor...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017

August unemployment rate drops in Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 32 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three, including Whitley County, and rose in 85 counties, including Laurel and Knox counties, between August 2016 and August 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS),...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017

Redhound Theatre opens new season Thursday

Corbin High School’s Redhound Theatre will open its season Thursday night, and it will be with a laugh. Breaking with the recent tradition of opening the season with a drama, CHS Theatre Director Rebecca Liford-Hibbard said the students would bring Brandon Thomas’ classic farc...

Electronic Edition for 9-27-17

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Corbin mulling tax incentive to upgrade older properties

The Corbin Planning and Zoning Commission is asking the city commission to offer tax breaks to property owners who spend significant money to update and upgrade older properties. At the regular workshop meeting of the Corbin City Commission Monday night, Henry Heaberlin with the...

Arson suspected in Sunday morning blaze

A Kentucky State Police arson investigator has been asked to examine a fire that destroyed a home on Barnhill Road Sunday morning. Woodbine Fire Department Battalion Chief Rickie Fore said firefighters were called to the scene off of Brays Chapel Road about 11:30 a.m. “It was a...