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Ruby Blankenship

Ruby Blankenship, 80, of the Little Elk Community of Pioneer, Tennessee passed away Thursday afternoon, June 27, 2019 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN surrounded by her family. She was born on March 16, 1939 to the late Horace Jeffers and Susan...

Ralph G. Turner

Ralph G. Turner, 68, of Emlyn, KY. passed away Friday, June 28, 2019 at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, SC. He was born June 1, 1951 in Williamsburg, to the late Arthur and Zella Rains. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters; Lana Davis, Betty...

Bill Hoover smiled on the world

He always greeted me with a smile. Bill Hoover was one of the nicest and kindest persons I have ever known. Sadly, Bill passed away this past weekend. I didn’t see Bill often but when I did it was uplifting. I would see him from time to time at a public event or at a ball game...

Man wants Ossoli May Day donation refunded

A local grandfather is demanding the return of $4,000 his grandson donated to the Ossoli Foundation to support one of the May Queen candidates in this year’s May Day Festival. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Police officers, emergency management director save woman trapped in burning home

A pair of Williamsburg police officers and Whitley County’s emergency management director are being credited with saving an Emlyn woman’s life after was she trapped inside a burning house early Tuesday afternoon. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login....
Posted On 03 Jul 2019

Riggs receives Dean’s Scholarship at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Rachel Riggs of Williamsburg, Kentucky is the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for the fall 2019 semester. Scholarships are based on academic merit and potential for superior academic achievement in college. Riggs graduated in May from...

Corbin City Commission passes $10.3 million budget

At a special called meeting Monday, the Corbin City Commission unanimously approved the second reading of the city’s budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, which totals nearly $10.3 million. Corbin City Manager Marlon Sams noted that is up nearly $1 million from the $9.39 million...

Corbin’s new gaRage Karaoke and Arcade to hold fundraising event and bake sale on July 19

Business owner wants to help friend’s family raise money for funeral expenses Jason Tackett, 40, of Sparta Township, Michigan formerly of Williamsburg, tragically passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning in February of this year. He left behind his children; two daughters,...

Bill Hoover remembered as quiet, generous leader

One of Corbin’s most prominent businessmen, civic leaders and generous patrons died suddenly Sunday. Bill Hoover, owner and long-time President of Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Corbin, died at the age of 72 during a weekend golf outing with friends in Louisville. Aside from his...

McElroy named new Knox-Whitley Humane Association director

The Knox-Whitley Humane Association has a new director. Melissa McElroy, who began working at the shelter in 2014 as a volunteer, and, most recently, served as interim director following the retirement of Deanna Myers, has been named to the position. “It was love from the minute...