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1,315 voters on ‘inactive’ list in Whitley County

If you are one of the 1,315 people in Whitley County, who haven’t cast a ballot in the last two presidential races or during the last eight years, but you want to vote on Election Day, then you can still do so. However, you will have to jump through a few more proverbial hoops in...
Posted On 04 Nov 2019

Schwartz predicts 30 percent voter turnout on Election Day

Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz is hoping for a 30 percent voter turnout for next week’s General Election as voters head to the polls to cast their ballots for governor, attorney general, secretary of state and a handful of other statewide offices. During the 2015 gubernatorial...
Posted On 04 Nov 2019

Local men face federal charges for drug dealing

Two local men are among three individuals named in a federal indictment charging a conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and Oxymorphone in Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Rockcastle Counties. Albert D. Davis, 62, of Gray, and Logan Ray Towery, 72, of London are each charged with...

Cyril Halbach

Cyril Halbach, 90, of Williamsburg, KY, formerly of New Market, MD, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019. He was born August 12, 1929 in Anaheim, Saskatchewan to Aloys and Martha (Kohlen) Halbach, the 10th of 12 children. He is survived by his sister, Dolores. He is also survived...

Otis Gene Hatfield

Mr. Otis Gene Hatfield, age 62, of White Oak (Duff), Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the Jellico Medical Center. He was born February 26, 1957 in Valley Creek, Tennessee. Otis was preceded in death by: father, Ellis Lindsay Hatfield; mother, Della Mae Blew...

Clifford Calvin Douglas

Mr. Clifford Calvin Douglas, age 95, of Jellico, Tennessee, died Friday November 1, 2019. He had lived in Jellico since 1955. Mr. Douglas was a United States Army World War II Veteran. Prior to retirement, he worked for Campbell County Board of Education as a teacher at Primroy,...

Ute Elliott

Ute K. Elliott, 78, of Corbin, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019, at her home. Born in Poland on July 9, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Rudolf and Kathe Harms. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 5, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Paul...

Edith Gibbs Eaton

Edith Gibbs Eaton was born June 23, 1925, in Corbin KY, to the late Matthew and Addie Taylor Gibbs. Edith went home to be with the Lord Friday, November 1, 2019, at Corbin Rehab and Health Care where she received excellent care for ten years.  Edith lived to be 94 years, 4...

Junior William Henry Hibbard

Junior William Henry Hibbard, age 76, of Corbin, passed away peacefully in his sleep, on Saturday morning, November 2, 2019. One of the area’s best known citizens, Junior was a knowledgeable historian of the local community and expert quartermaster. He was baptized and long time...

Arrest made in connection with Oct. 24 stabbing in Keavy

A Corbin man wanted in connection with a stabbing incident outside a Keavy area business on October 24 was arrested Saturday. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies located Jason Blevins, 34, at a residence off of Wagers Lane in the Campground community. Deputies had secured an arrest...