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Amanda Angel

Amanda Angel, 73, of Williamsburg, KY, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at Williamsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 11, 1946 in Whitley County, KY, to the late Noah D. and Stella Bryant Lovitt. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her...

James “Red” Cornelius

James “Red” Cornelius, 75, of Williamsburg, KY, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Signature Health of McCreary County in Pine Knot, KY. He was born January 22, 1944 in Whitley County, KY, to the late Clark and Vina Bryant Cornelius. Along with his parents he is preceded in...

Visitation for Corbin sailor killed at Pearl Harbor is Friday with funeral Saturday

Almost 78 years later, the Corbin sailor killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor is back home. The remains of U.S. Navy Motor Machinist Mate First Class Ulis C. Steely arrived in Corbin Thursday night after landing at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington. A procession of local and state...

Heritage Guitar Quartet to play Saturday in Barbourville

When the Georgia-based Heritage Guitar Quartet takes the stage Saturday, in Barbourville, as part of the Fine Arts Association’s annual concert series, they will do so with a local connection. Joseph Douglas, a native of London, is part of accomplished group that has...

W’burg gets $22,520 in emergency road aid

Williamsburg has gotten a little help from the state to help pay for a recent emergency road repair. In late September, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that the city of Williamsburg would receive $22,520 in county road aid emergency funds. These funds will be used...
Posted On 04 Oct 2019

West Knox Fire Department awarded $242k federal grant

West Knox firefighters will have new breathing equipment as the department has been awarded a $242,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Chief Darryl Baker said the grant will...

August unemployment rate rises in Whitley, Knox counties

Unemployment rates rose in 75 Kentucky counties between August 2018 and August 2019, including Whitley and Knox counties, fell in 36, including Laurel County, and stayed the same in nine counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2019

Two people face child abuse charge after small child found wandering outside alone

Two people are facing child abuse charges in Laurel County after a small child in their custody was reportedly found wandering alone outside at a north Corbin apartment complex Tuesday afternoon. Tabitha M. Thompson, 39, of Corbin, and Tristan D. Woods, 22, of London, were each...