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Traffic stop leads police to wanted man in stolen vehicle

A traffic stop Thursday morning led Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers to a man wanted in North Carolina on assault and auto theft charges. Officer Steve Douglas arrested Michael Brandon Holmes, 40, of Tabor City following the traffic stop...

Meds to Beds Program presented at Premier Breakthroughs Conference

Premier held their annual Breakthroughs Conference in Nashville this year. Breakthroughs is Premier’s annual knowledge sharing and collaboration event designed to bring people, ideas and innovations together to transform healthcare. Cliff Niemeier, RPh, Executive Director of...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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Federal bailout of state pension systems would be unfair, unjust

It’s just as legitimate for congressmen in the Capitol to consider the precedent proposed policies would establish in regard to future lawmaking as it for justices at the Supreme Court to contemplate how their decisions in current legal challenges will affect the way future cases...

Letter to the Editor: Project will highlight African-American voices in SE Kentucky

To the Editor: My name is Zoe Dennhardt and I will be working with Grace Moses on our periodic letters to the editor. These letters will update the community about racial justice work in the area. While Grace is focused on the broad mission and function of the Corbin Racial...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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I thought I was going to drown at the Town House motel pool

Twice in my life I have had the fear of drowning. The first was when I was a teenager and I was learning to water ski on Norris Lake. I was up and moving along at a good rate of speed when all of a sudden I fell face forward and splat, my face hit the water and for a moment I...

There are just some people who can’t be replaced

About a week and a half before his tragic, untimely death, I sat right next to Bill Hoover. We were both visiting a friend who has had some health struggles of late. He was there before I arrived. When I walked in, I wasn’t really sure he’d remember who I was. I felt that way...

Fine Arts Association unveils lineup for 2019-2020 performance series

The Fine Arts Association of Southeastern Kentucky’s 2019-2020 Concert Series will kick off next month, and the lineup for this season combines a number of fan favorites with some new offerings that should be big hit. Going into its 58th consecutive season, the Fine Arts...

‘Movie in the Dark’ to be held Aug. 13 to benefit Freeman Foundation

Want to know what’s it’s like for someone who is blind to experience a feature film? August 13 will be a good chance to do just that as The Freeman Foundation is hosting its first ever “Movie in the Dark” at Tri-County Cineplex. The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. Participants will...

Courtney Taylor admitted to killing her family during interview with state police

Days after she allegedly shot and killed her family, and then got shot after she pointed a gun at a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy, Courtney Taylor gave police a nearly 90-minute statement explaining in part why she killed her family. You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019

Over 40 million prescription pain pills flooded Whitley Co. between 2006 – 2012, report shows

From 2006 to 2012, there were 47,677,589 prescription pain pills supplied to Whitley County or enough for 187 pills per person per year, according to data from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System, which is also known as...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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