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Roastin’ Redhounds get second place in junior chef competition

Corbin High School’s, “Roastin’ Redhounds” came up just short in the state junior chef competition, finishing second to Harlan County in Friday’s final match. The team of Kendell Lewis, Rachel Standifer and Sierra Johnson defeated Taylor County, and after earning a bye in the...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018

River Fog Festival slated for October in Williamsburg

A new festival, which is slated to take place in early October in downtown Williamsburg, aims to highlight regional arts, music, food and beverage within the Southeastern Kentucky region. “The River Fog Festival is the first of many opportunities Why Whitley has planned for our...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018

W’burg gets $100,000 in emergency road aid for George Hays Road repair

The city of Williamsburg got some good news Monday. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that it had awarded $100,000 in county road aid emergency funds cover the cost of repairs to George Hays Road. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison said the funding would cover the full...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018

Tipton among six new members appointed to SOAR board of directors

Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers and Governor Matt Bevin recently announced the appointment of six new board members to the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) board of directors, including Corbin paralegal Lynn Tipton. Tipton, who works at the law offices of Tipton and Tipton,...

Knox Fiscal Court discusses fire subscription fees

After tempers were rekindled over the fire subscription fee at last month’s Fiscal Court meeting, District 5 Magistrate Giulio Cima is ready to take action. “They’ll be an amendment to the ordinance to determine what the effects are,” said Cima in reference to fire departments...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018
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Ky. 92E road work should be completed Friday

If you are traveling Ky. 92E this week, then you may want to allow more time due to roadwork. Maintenance operations on Ky. 92E at mile point 14.0 in Whitley County began Monday, and are expected to conclude on Friday, Aug. 31. Work times will be from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day....
Posted On 29 Aug 2018

University of the Cumberlands awaiting word on world record attempt

Tom Petty once sang, “The Waiting is the Hardest Part,” but that is what more than 200 University of the Cumberlands students are doing following their attempt to set a new world record for most hot dogs lying end to end, Thursday afternoon. The results of the effort will be...

Sizzlin’ Hot Bar & Grill plans Sept. 7 grand opening; lawsuits ongoing against previous tenant

Williamsburg residents will soon have a new steakhouse/sports bar type of restaurant to eat at inside Cumberland Regional Mall. This is despite complications that arose as the restaurant was trying to open and get its liquor license, which led to civil lawsuits being filed...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018

Whitley Co. Sheriff gets mostly clean fee audit report

With the exception of one minor finding, Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell recently got a clean financial bill of health on his 2017 fee audit from Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018

Unemployment rate falls locally, in 110 total counties

Unemployment rates fell in 110 Kentucky counties between July 2017 and July 2018 –including: Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties – and rose in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018