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Byron W. Callebs

Byron W. Callebs, 63, of Corbin, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at his home. Byron is survived by his sister, Sue Mills. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 10, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Bro. Ernie Robbins and Rev. Paul Sims officiating. Burial was in...

Dennis Junior Thacker

Dennis Junior Thacker, 64, of Jenkins, KY, formerly of Whitley County, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. He was the husband of Hazel Newsome Thacker. The funeral service was held Wednesday, August 7 at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin,...

Helen J. Creekmore

Helen J. Creekmore, 74, of Williamsburg, KY, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at Baptist Health Corbin. She was born October 25, 1944 in Whitley County, KY, to the late Edd and Emma Mae Marsee Ball. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by two sisters; Mary Prewitt...

Oscar Verldon Hicks Jr.

Oscar Verldon Hicks Jr., 78, of Morristown, TN passed away on August 8, 2019. He was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. He and his family moved to Morristown in 1971 and became members of First Baptist Church soon after. There he served as a deacon and a member of the Media...

White, Maiden recognized for seatbelt enforcement efforts

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) honored law enforcement officers from 120 agencies across the Commonwealth Friday, including several local officers, for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles. The Governor’s Occupant...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019

Whitley County getting extra $253k in coal severance funds

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday that more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue will be allocated to 49 counties – including Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Bell counties, which combine for over $900,000 in funding – and 122 municipalities – including Corbin,...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019

Murder suspect ordered to undergo competency exam

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly killed his aunt, Wanda Richardson, on June 21 by beating and stabbing her, has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric exam. On July 15, a Whitley County Grand Jury indicted Michael Worley, 41, for murder in Richardson’s death. During a court...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019