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Four Corbin-area voting precincts changed

If you live in or around Corbin and plan to vote in the upcoming Nov. 5 General Election, then you probably want to pay attention to this story. Because of the closure of Corbin Central Elementary School and Corbin Intermediate School since the May Primary Election, Whitley...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019

West Knox firefighter added to national, state fallen firefighter memorial

A West Knox Firefighter, who died of cancer in 2018 has been added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmittsburg, Maryland and the Kentucky Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Frankfort. Lt. Ray Hollingsworth was a 15-year veteran of the department. Chief Darryl Baker...

Whitley County Health Department gets $110,586 HepConnect grant

The Whitley County Health Department recently received a grant for more than $100,000, which will help it improve services to drug users, especially those suffering from Hepatitis C. In 2018, 575 people were hospitalized or treated in emergency departments in Whitley County for...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019

Vaping caution urged with severe lung injury cases rising

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) continues to monitor and investigate a growing number of cases of severe pulmonary disease related to e-cigarette use or vaping. “As the investigation into the cause of severe lung injury associated with vaping continues, we...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019
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Betty Lou (Hatfield) Ausher

Betty Lou (Hatfield) Ausher, age 78, passed away Monday morning, October 14, 2019 at Beech Tree Manor in Jellico, Tennessee.  She was born on March 10, 1941 to the late George W. Hatfield and Cordia (Davis) Hatfield in Clairfield, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded...

Corbin man charged with rape, possession of child pornography

A 24-year-old Corbin man is facing rape, sodomy and child pornography charges after he admitted to police that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl on multiple occasions, and videotaped it. Corbin Police arrested Amos Sparkman early Sunday morning following an investigation into a...

Richard Allen Bennett

Richard Allen Bennett, age 69, of Mountain View Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky.  He was born on March 15, 1950 in Williamsburg, Kentucky to the late Garrett and Marie...

Kathryn Lambdin

Kathryn Lambdin, 58, of Williamsburg, Kentucky passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Geneva Lambdin. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Croley...

Frances Gail Haggard

Frances Gail Haggard, 85, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Bluegrass Hospice Center, One St. Joseph in Lexington, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Hut” Haggard. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 19 at Vankirk-Grisell...

John Lincoln Hoel

Mr. John Lincoln Hoel, age 70, of Jellico, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Beech Tree Manor.  He was born October 5, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio. John was preceded in death by: his parents, William and Betty Hoel; and a brother, Billy Hoel. He is survived by:...
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