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W’burg BOE approves 4 percent tax hike

If you own a $100,000 home and you live in the Williamsburg Independent School District, then you will be paying about $12 extra on your property tax bills starting next year. The Williamsburg Independent Board of Education approved the 2020 real estate tax rate and the personal...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019

Whitley County Clerk gets relatively good audit review

Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz received relatively good news regarding her fee account Thursday, according to information in a release from the office of Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon. The review of the 2018 fee account only identified three issues that the...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019

Jellico Creek Bridge on Ky. 92 West has reopened

One week after its closure because of structural issues, the Jellico Creek Bridge on Ky. 92 West has reopened. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Monday afternoon that both the eastbound and westbound lanes on the Jellico Creek Bridge in Whitley County, which is...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019

Funeral services set for Sept. 18 for fatal fire victims

Funeral services are planned for Wednesday afternoon for a southern Whitley County husband and wife, who were found dead inside their home early Friday morning. No foul play is suspected in the blaze. Visitation for Rebecca Luntsford, 57, and her husband, Jimmy Luntsford Jr., 63,...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019

Corbin Tourism turning lot into free community activity area

The Corbin Tourism Commission recently took the first step in turning the lot across from Sanders Park on North Main Street into another free community activity area. During its regular monthly meeting last week, the commissioners authorized $1,800 to install security cameras to...

Corbin’s Octoberfest expanding to two days Oct. 13-14

Corbin’s upcoming Octoberfest celebration being expanded to two days, the possibility of adding a community yard sale on the same day as the Moonbow Eggfest and the Cumberland Valley Cruise-In next year, and events happening at The Arena were three of the things department heads...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019

Laurel Sheriff John Root named Sheriff of the Year

Laurel County Sheriff John Root has been recognized by his peers from across the commonwealth by being named the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association’s Sheriff of the Year for 2019. Root, who has served as sheriff in Laurel County since 2011, received the award during the association’s...

Corbin chef chosen to participate in Taste of America Louisville

The Wrigley Taproom’s Kristen Smith is one of 12 chefs and mixologists from across Kentucky who have been invited to participate in the second Taste America Louisville Raising the Bar cocktail party on Sept. 27. Part of the two-night event, Raising the Bar, will focus on food...

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Suicide awareness walk held in honor of local teenager

Over 50 people turned out Saturday in Williamsburg for a suicide and bullying prevention one-mile walk in memory of Bethany Faith Lawson, a student at Whitley County High School, who killed herself last year. Savanna McKiney with Cumberland River Behavioral Health Community...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019