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Family visits, airing of grievances, whispers at tribal council dominate week 11 of, ‘Survivor: Island of the Idols’

The 11th week of CBS’s, “Survivor: Island of the Idols” got straight into things as it opened with host Jeff Probst meeting with the eight remaining contestants for a reward challenge. Before the challenge, Probst took the time to introduce the family member of each contestant...

Christine Rogers Hart

Mrs. Christine Rogers Hart passed away December 3, 2019, at Baptist Health, Corbin, Kentucky. Born June 1, 1922, she was the daughter of Wess and Edyth Prewitt Rogers and widow of Odis V. Hart of Corbin. They had two children, Dallas W. Hart (Linda) and Donna Hart Smith (Ralph)...

Testing of blood evidence slowing progress in murder case where victim was stabbed 39 times

When friends and family members found Billy Lawson dead on Feb. 11, inside a game room he operated on the Kentucky side of Jellico, there was “blood everywhere,” a caller told Whitley County E-911 dispatchers. Authorities determined that he had been stabbed 39 times. A trio of...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Corbin man, reported to be armed and dangerous, found with knife, shiv, and handgun

A Corbin man who is on parole for criminal attempt to commit murder, was arrested in Gray Thursday after a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy found him outside a home armed with a knife, shiv, and, allegedly, a handgun. Zachary Lewis Franke, 26, is facing charges of violating parole,...

Cook Out buys second piece of land in W’burg

A restaurant franchise headquartered in North Carolina has purchased its second piece of property in Williamsburg. Cook Out-Williamsburg KY Inc. purchased the former Krystal’s restaurant building, which is located at 510 Highway 92W, Williamsburg, on Nov. 22 for $600,000,...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Former W’burg Fire Chief James Privett remembered

Former Williamsburg Fire Chief James Privett is being remembered as a hard worker, who loved the town that he served during 35 years of work at the fire department, including more than 20 years as fire chief. “I love him. The people of this town love him. He did such a great job...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Kay Schwartz will be missed as Whitley County Clerk

Over the last 12 years that Kay Schwartz has served as Whitley County Clerk, if you went into her office to pay your car taxes or any number of other things, you were just as likely to get waited on by Kay as you were one of her deputy clerks most days. I know. I speak from...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Christmas parade coming to Corbin Saturday; Christmas concert to UC Sunday

As the old song lyric goes, “It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” with several holiday events lined up throughout Corbin and Williamsburg in the upcoming days and weeks. The Corbin Christmas Parade is set for this Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Parade participants will...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019