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2017 murder victim was found with hair tie in his hand, now prosecutors want hair samples from defendants

A Whitley Circuit Judge approved a request Thursday morning for hair samples to be taken from a suspect in a triple homicide for comparison purposes to a hair tie found at the crime scene in the hand of a dead child. Darnel Chivers, 39, Anthony Hester, 34, and Jeremy Hatfield,...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019

Whitley County’s Elaine Stott gets her trip to Island of the Idols in latest ‘Survivor’ episode

Whitley County’s Elaine Stott used her trip to the Island of the Idols to throw a major curveball that kept her in the hunt for the $1 million prize Wednesday night and put her and her former Lairo tribe mates in the driver’s seat of the revamped Vokai tribe. Elaine, along with...

Couple found with dead body in their home, turn down plea offers, opt for jury trial

A southern Whitley County couple, who were found with a dead body in their bedroom and blood on them more than two years ago, has turned down plea deals offered to them by the prosecution and are instead opting for a jury trial, which is scheduled to start in mid-November. Chris...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019

Superintendents say schools need more money

With state legislators preparing to take up a new budget beginning in January, school superintendents joined together Tuesday to push for funding increases for education. Local superintendents joined with others members of the Southeast/South-Central Educational Cooperative in...

Cumberlands launching associate’s degree program in nursing

The University of the Cumberlands announced Tuesday the launch of a new associate’s degree program in nursing. The program begins January 2020, and applications are currently being accepted at ucumberlands.edu/adnursing. “With the addition of this associate’s degree, Cumberlands...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019
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Junior Redhound Theatre presenting, ‘Violet Frankenstein Makes a Friend’

Corbin Middle School’s Junior Redhound Theatre will open its season Nov. 7 with an original production based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel, “Frankenstein.” Instead of a mad scientist whose experiment goes horribly wrong, Zac Pensol’s play, “Violet Frankenstein Makes a Friend,”...