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Harrell now has pair of challengers in sheriff’s race

As it stands now, there will be a three-way race for Whitley County Sheriff in the Republican Primary this May. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

Corbin ABC stepping up enforcement of STAR server training requirement

Corbin area restaurants and stores that sell alcoholic drinks and/or beer have been put on notice to ensure their employees are up to date on their mandatory server training. Corbin Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator Clara Patterson sent out a notice in late December to all...

Semi wreck on I-75 ties up traffic for over three hours

A single vehicle crash on I-75 Tuesday morning involving a tractor-trailer had northbound traffic reduced to one lane for about three and one-half hours. The crash happened about 6:20 p.m. near the seven-mile marker. The driver of the semi, Ravinder Grewal of Ontario, Canada,...
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

Corbin, Williamsburg utilities battle water line breaks

The frigid temperatures left Corbin and Williamsburg utility crews fighting multiple separate water line breaks within the last week. Whitley County schools closed early Tuesday after service was lost at the main campus, leaving the high school, middle school, central primary and...

Six more people file to run for office in Whitley County

There are now two additional contested races on Whitley County election ballots in 2018, and possibly three if every incumbent files to run for re-election in the Corbin City Commission Race. Since Jan. 2, six more people have filed to run for elected office in Whitley County....
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

Rand Paul endorses Dan Ballou for Ky. Supreme Court seat

Circuit Judge Dan Ballou is getting some high profile support in his bid for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court of Justice. Ballou announced in a news release Tuesday morning that U.S. Senator Rand Paul, one of the state’s two senators, has endorsed him. “I am excited to...
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

Leadership Tri-County selects Andy Croley as Leader of the Year

Leadership Tri-County will recognize one current Williamsburg resident and a late Williamsburg resident next month for their outstanding contributions to their communities. Leadership Tri-County has selected Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley as its 2018 Leader of the Year, and...
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

John ‘Crow” Fletcher dies at age 85

A former Corbin High School teacher and coach passed away January 1 at age 85. John “Crow” Fletcher came to Corbin in 1964 to coach basketball and baseball and teach history. He retired in 1997 after 33 years of service to the community. Diane Mitchell, who taught English at...

Unemployment rates decline in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 72 Kentucky counties, including Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties, stayed the same in 17 and rose in 31 counties between November 2016 and November 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the...
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

New programs designed to ready children for kindergarten

Whether it is learning writing or arithmetic, teachers agree that a student’s proficiency in reading is essential to understanding and grasping the knowledge. A new parent/child group has been established in Whitley County with the goal of preparing children that will soon be...