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Knox County Jail getting new roof by fall

Despite a rough patch of weather, Knox County Detention Center construction is still on schedule and should have a roof in the upcoming months. “Once we get under roof, the weather won’t affect us anymore. Everything’s looking good. I think last month we had just started the...
Posted On 30 May 2018
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Corbin man leads KSP on foot chase through CTA parking lot

A Corbin man led Kentucky State Police on a foot chase through CTA parking lot on Thursday, May 24. McKenzie Smith, 38, of Corbin was arrested on nine charges after making an illegal U-turn on the Corbin bypass to avoid a safety checkpoint. The suspect passed two vehicles in a no...

Reducing Whitley Co. smoking rate would cut cancer deaths, improve health, Chandler says

Kentucky is the cancer capital of the nation, and while cancer deaths have declined about 20 percent nationwide since 1980, they have increased in Whitley County and in most of the other 119 Kentucky counties. Deaths due to cancer in Whitley County, at 238 deaths per 100,000...
Posted On 30 May 2018

Whitley Co. Water District criticized for compliance issue

Whitley County Water District was found to be in violation of Kentucky Law for the failure to comply with the reporting requirements set forth in the Kentucky Revised Statutes, KRS. The water district had complied with all of the requirements other than keying the information...

Time capsule set to be opened on May 25, 2068

How much will a book of Forever Stamps be worth 50 years from now? Of course this is assuming that the U.S. Postal Service is still in existence then. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 30 May 2018

‘Libraries Rock’ summer reading program starts June 7

Corbin Public Library will be hosting their summer reading program beginning June 7 at 11:00 a.m. with an ice cream social. This summer’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” The library will host events for children every Thursday beginning at 11:00 a.m. to promote continued education...

Williamsburg brothers on quest to maintain perfect attendance

13 years of school and they have never missed a day of school. That is what two brothers from Williamsburg can boast. Ryan, 20, and his younger brother, James, 16, never missed a day of school from Kindergarten to high school. Ryan graduated in 2016 with perfect attendance and...

Keavy man indicted for having sex with unconscious minor

A Keavy man was indicted on a rape charge in connection with a 2017 incident involving a minor child, who was allegedly unconscious at the time. A Laurel County grand jury returned an indictment against Teddy Lynn Fox, 40, on charges of first-degree rape of a victim incapable of...

Williamsburg schools, Forcht Bank sponsor first responder appreciation luncheon

Thanks to the efforts of a local school and a local bank, several first responders in the Williamsburg area were treated to a free lunch Thursday afternoon. “With today’s climate that we live in, schools are so thankful for the amount of support we get from our first responders,”...
Posted On 30 May 2018

Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival kicks off Wednesday

Bluegrass music lovers take note. The 11th Annual Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival starts Wednesday and runs through Saturday. For the third straight year, the festival is featuring four nights of entertainment. Wednesday night will once again be gospel night with Virgil Bowlin and...
Posted On 30 May 2018