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Whitley County Health Dept. getting $635,000 grant for Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic

The Whitley County Health Department is hoping that a recent $635,000 grant for a Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic demonstration project can yield significant results. “Some times you get a little tiny grant with a big goal. Those are really tough. This comes with resources...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020

Former Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell receives clean 2018 tax audit

Former Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell received a clean bill of financial health in an audit released Thursday by Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon’s office regarding the sheriff’s 2018 tax settlement. “The auditor noted no instances of noncompliance. The auditor also noted no...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020

Suspected shoplifters lead Laurel deputies on high-speed chase Thursday

What began as a shoplifting incident at the Corbin Walmart Thursday, ended with a high-speed chase on West Cumberland Gap Pkwy. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Ray Jent, 42, and Justin C. Jent, 19, both of East Bernstadt. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s...

Darrell Wayne Martin

Darrell Wayne Martin, 69, of Corbin, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Judy Martin. Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. Sunday, February 2, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Doyle Lester officiating. Entombment will follow at Cumberland...

Corbin woman indicted over loaded gun found in children’s toybox

A Knox County mother was indicted Friday on charges stemming from a police welfare check during which deputies reported finding a loaded gun in the children’s toybox, and learned she had threatened to kill her five children on several occasions. Nina M. Vaughn, 32, of Corbin, is...

Hiking for Paws aiming to help shelter dogs adapt, become more adoptable

Dogs held at an animal shelter can quickly lose their zest for life as the days pass. Volunteers at the Knox-Whitley Humane Association are working to ensure that doesn’t happen with some of the shelter’s longest-tenured residents by hosting the second season of, “Hiking for a...

London man gets 10-year prison sentence in DUI crash case

  A London man, who was driving impaired and seriously injured a woman during a crash in Whitley County nearly two years ago, was recently sentenced to serve a decade behind bars. Michael Howard, 41, pleaded guilty in Whitley Circuit Court on Nov. 18 to first-degree assault,...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020