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Baseball Colonels looking forward to first season with new head coach Jeremy Shope

First-year Whitley County High School Baseball Coach Jeremy Shope has the same goal this season for the Colonels as he has had for his prior teams.
Posted On 21 Feb 2018

Askins pleads in vehicular homicide case, getting 25 year prison sentence

A Williamsburg woman opted to take a plea agreement Wednesday morning that calls for her to receive a 25-year prison sentence rather than stand trial for murder in connection with a fatal July 2016 traffic crash that killed Teresa Bennett. Sonia Askins, 47, was scheduled to be...
Posted On 21 Feb 2018

Corbin man facing four murder counts makes first court appearance

The Corbin man charged in the murders of four people, including an unborn child, made his first appearance in Whitley District Court Tuesday. Via video arraignment before Judge Cathy Prewitt, a not-guilty plea was entered on behalf 37-year-old Paul Brock on four counts of murder...

Karkowska, renowned violinist with local ties, dies of breast cancer at age 36

A world-renowned female violinist — who performed in the tri-county area six times since 1999 — died last Wednesday of breast cancer. She was only 36-years-old. Anna Karkowska, who immigrated to the United States from Lodz, Poland in 1997, was living in Astoria, New York. She...

Local law firm’s offer to help secure Corbin schools expands to neighboring districts

What began as a pledge by a Corbin area law firm towards the purchase of metal detectors for Corbin Independent Schools has blossomed into an effort to help school systems across the region and the state. In a video released on Copeland and Romines Law Office’s Facebook page...

Teen injured in dirt bike crash recovering

Family members say a 16-year-old who suffered critical injuries when his dirt bike slammed into a car on Ky. 26, is improving. Tristan Lay remains at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, but family said he is awake. According to the gofundme.com page, “Tristan Lay Hospital...

School safety expert meets with Corbin Schools officials

Practice lockdown drills. Communicate with your community. Invest in more in-school police officers. That was the advice of Jon R. Akers, Executive Director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety, to administrators with the Corbin Independent School system Monday. Akers met...

Corbin man indicted on kidnapping, robbery and assault charges in Laurel County

A Corbin man was indicted Friday on kidnapping, robbery, assault and terroristic threatening charges stemming from a Dec. 26 incident in which he allegedly jumped into a woman’s car on U.S. 25W and forced her to drive to a location on American Greeting Card Road....

Laurel County man pleads not guilty to exposing himself to patient, staff at Baptist Health Corbin

A Laurel County man remains in the Whitley County Detention Center after pleading not guilty to charges exposed himself to a patient at the Baptist Health Corbin Emergency Room Saturday night. Thirty-three-year-old Jimmy D. Lewis of London is facing charges of second-degree...

1,000 people expected at evangelism rally in Corbin Sunday

About 1,000 people are expected to attend an evangelism rally that is scheduled for Sunday evening in Corbin. The “Whatever It Takes” Rally will be held on Feb. 25 at Central Baptist Church in downtown Corbin, which is located at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and Fourth...
Posted On 21 Feb 2018