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Darlene Howard

Darlene Howard, 67, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Baptist Health Corbin. She is survived by her four children. Funeral service will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Rev. Wade Carpenter officiating. The family will...

Public support leads Rep. Regina Petrey Huff to seek re-election

Changes are coming to the Kentucky House of Representatives 82nd District and while it appears the district map will be redrawn, incumbent Rep. Regina Petrey Huff will be seeking another term Huff, R-Williamsburg, announced on her Facebook page Monday that she might not seek...

John Emmit Ball

John Emmit Ball, age 70, of Bowlin Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on December 3, 2019, at his home. He was born on December 10, 1948 in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to Edward Ball and Emma (Marsee) Ball. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Emma...

Fees for deeds, wills, marriage licenses increasing Jan. 1

(Editor’s note: The interview with Kay Schwartz for this story was conducted last week before she retired as Whitley County Clerk.) Have a will that you have been meaning to file, but haven’t gotten around to taking it to the county clerk’s office? Planning to get married in...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019

Willis appointed as interim county clerk, plans to run for the position

Whitley County’s new interim county clerk is a familiar face. Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. appointed Carolyn Willis, who has worked at the office for nearly 26 years, as the new interim county clerk shortly before noon Monday after her bond was finalized. As a...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019

Schwartz says she will miss the people the most

Kay Schwartz says she will miss the people the most as she heads into retirement after working nearly 44 years in the Whitley County Clerk’s Office, which includes having served as the county clerk for nearly 12 years. “I love to help people. Seeing the people and getting to help...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019

Corbin man charged with stealing ATV Tuesday morning

A backpack found at the scene led Corbin Police to arrest a Corbin man in connection with the theft of an ATV from a local business early last Tuesday morning. Nicholas R. Smith, 19, is facing charges of theft by unlawful taking – auto – of the value of $500 or more but less than...

Floyd T. Curd

Floyd T. Curd, age 85, of Corbin, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Baptist Health in Corbin. He was born in Williamsburg, a son to the late Jennings Bryan “Babe” Curd Sr, and Ethel Rose Curd. He was a respected pharmacist in the Corbin area. Floyd was Baptist by faith...