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Oak Grove Elementary School temporarily placed on lockdown Tuesday

Whitley County authorities have detained a woman, who showed up at an elementary school late Tuesday afternoon while possibly under the influence. About 4 p.m. Tuesday, administrators at Oak Grove Elementary School called police reporting that a woman was in the front office of...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018

Whitley Co. Health Dept. officials appear before fiscal court, city leaders

In light of the recent controversy over the failure to disclose the restaurants in Whitley County where workers have been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, Interm Whitley County Health Department Director Tamara Phelps spoke with the Corbin City Commission and Whitley County Fiscal...

W’burg woman behind the wheel in fatal Knox County crash

Kentucky State Police say alcohol and drugs are a suspected as contributing factors in a fatal wreck that occurred on Ky. 11 Tuesday evening near the Hammons Fork intersection in Knox County, and criminal charges are pending, according to a state police press release. About 8:41...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018

Sheriff’s department warns of phone scam involving arrest warrants

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of a phone scam targeting local residents. Officials with the sheriff’s department said a resident contacted deputies Monday night after receiving one such call. According to the victim, the male caller stated he was...

Corbin Long John Silvers reopens Wednesday after ‘extensive cleaning’

One day after it abruptly closed The Long John Silvers Restaurant in Corbin reopened Wednesday. At approximately 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a handwritten sign on the door stated the restaurant was closed. When approached, a woman, who identified herself as a manager, confirmed that the...

B Squad delivers beds to less fortunate children

It’s not often that in the month of December you put Santa Claus in a room with over 30 children, and he isn’t by far the most popular person there. Saturday morning at the Williamsburg Tourism and Convention Center the big guy in red had a little competition from Mickey Mouse,...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018

Knox-Whitley Humane Association now AmazonSmile charity

Helping the Knox-Whitley Humane Association can now be done while shopping online. The shelter that serves Knox, Whitley, Clay and McCreary counties has been enrolled in the Amazon mile program. When a shopper purchases items on Amazon through the smile.amazon.com website, Amazon...

Corbin City Commission recognizes McBurney, Tye for their service to the community

The Corbin City Commission said goodbye to two of its longest-serving members during its regular meeting Monday night. Mayor Willard McBurney and Commissioner Ed Tye took part in their last regular meeting. McBurney, who has served 12 years as mayor, decided not to seek...

First sentences handed down in federal pharmacy burglaries case

Two of the eight men involved in a conspiracy to burglarize numerous pharmacies throughout the southeast United States, including Sav-Rite Pharmacy and Stephanie’s Down Home Pharmacy in Corbin, were sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in London. You need to login to view the...

‘Grounded’ selected as theme for TedxCorbin event on March 9

“Grounded” has been selected as the theme for the upcoming TedxCorbin event. Organizers said the theme was chosen as the people of Central Appalachia are deeply routed and espouse a pride in their upbringing. At the same time, the growing globalization, requires changes to permit...