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Whitley teen remembered at suicide prevention walk

Melissa Lawson knows a little something about suicide. Less than two months ago, her 16-year-old daughter, Bethany Faith Lawson, killed herself. “I just want everybody out there to know it is OK to not be OK. It is OK to ask for help,” Melissa Lawson told a crowd of about 150...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018

Powers named new President of Baptist Health Corbin

A long time employee of Baptist Health Corbin was officially named as the hospital’s new president Tuesday. Anthony Powers announced that he had been selected to take over the vacant position during the Business Appreciation Luncheon, held at The Corbin Center. He’s been an...

Pleasant View Elementary receives bronze award for being one of ‘America’s Healthiest Schools’

A record 461 schools, from 26 states and the District of Columbia, including one Whitley County school, were recognized recently as “America’s Healthiest Schools” by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national organization that empowers kids to develop lifelong, healthy...

Area schools receive ‘Kayaking for Kids’ proceeds

Some local elementary schools and Upward basketball programs received money last week thanks to a recent kayaking and jon boat race near Williamsburg. August’s Second Annual Kayaking for Kids race generated a little over $6,400, and last week those proceeds were distributed to...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018

Update: KSP releases new details in Gray man’s killing

New details have been released about the Sept. 19 shooting that claimed the life of a Gray man, and resulted in a brief barricade situation with another man, who remains hospitalized because of a gunshot wound. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018

Williamsburg Kiwanis Club to hold holiday homes tour

Think you are going to need a jumpstart to get in the Christmas spirit this year? Are you someone, who really enjoys looking at Christmas decorations? Want to help raise some money for a worthy cause? If any of the above is the case, then note that the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018

Charges dismissed against defendants in 2015 double homicide

The case against two men accused of murdering and robbing a Lily couple in 2015 has been dismissed at the request of prosecutors. Bradley Justin Lawson, 36, of Corbin, and Christian Roberts, 26, of Manchester, were each indicted in Sept. 2016 on charges of murder, tampering with...

Tri-County Cineplex hosting ‘Survivor’ premiere event featuring local contestant

Local fans of the television show, “Survivor” will have the opportunity to watch tonight’s premier with one of the contestants in a theater setting, complete with popcorn and drinks. Tri-County Cineplex in Corbin will host a meet and greet with Nick Wilson, the Williamsburg...

Corbin man charged in Dollar General robbery

A Corbin man was arrested Friday in connection with the robbery of a London Dollar General Store on August 24. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Higbee, Jr., 36, following an investigation into the incident at the store on Ky. 363 approximately four miles south of...

Keavy man charged with sexual abuse, sodomy of four-year-old

A Keavy man is being held in the Laurel County Correctional Facility on a $100,000 cash bond after police say he sexually abused and sodomized a four-year-old in 2017. Kentucky State Police arrested Joshua A. Towe, 23, on a warrant secured following an investigation by Detective...
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