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U.S. 25W closed north of Jellico

U.S. 25W north of Jellico is closed due to high water. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the water is over the road near the one-mile marker. “You will have to go I-75 just to be safe,” Moses said when asked if there was an alternate route motorists...

Bipartisan talk of tax hikes has Frankfort abuzz

Considering Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s newly released big-spending budget proposal for the upcoming biennium, perhaps Hodgenville Republican Rep. Brandon Reed, who recently filed a resolution designating October as “National Pork Month in Kentucky,” should include a companion...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020

Corbin firefighters rescue multiple flood victims in Harlan County

A crew of Corbin firefighters has made the difference to at least three flood victims in Harlan Thursday. The four-man crew of Captain Eric Philpot, Lt. Trevor Allen and firefighters Stephen Hunter and Benjamin Craft responded to a request for assistance from Harlan County...

Gary Wayne Lambdin

Gary Wayne Lambdin, age 63, of Powers Branch Road, Barbourville, Kentucky, departed this life on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at his home. He was born on March 15, 1956 in Jellico, Tennessee to the late J.C. and Myrtle (Hamblin) Lambdin. He was also preceded in death by two...

Update: Recent rains cause flooding throughout Whitley County

Update: As of 4 p.m. Thursday, the Cumberland River was at 27.69 feet. New estimates from the National Weather Service project the river cresting at 33 feet at 7 a.m. Saturday. 32 feet is considered major flood stage. This would make the flood the sixth highest in the recorded...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020

Newman to speak at Southern KY Chamber of Commerce luncheon Feb. 11

The Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will welcome a special guest speaker who is dedicated to “making Kentucky’s Appalachia a better place to live, work, grow and thrive.” Melissa Newman, Executive Director of Regional Programming and Regional Stewardship, at Eastern...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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Portion of Whitley County road closed for slide repair

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that a portion of KY 628 at mile point 4.8 in Whitley County will be reduced to one lane beginning today until Friday, February 7 at 5 p.m. The lane closure is necessary to allow crews to perform slide repair...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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Ashley Creekmore Oakes

Ashley (Creekmore) Oakes, age 45, of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Jellico, TN, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at her home.  She was born on June 23, 1974.     She was a graduate of Williamsburg High School. She earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee...

Rash of vehicle break-ins in Corbin continues

The wave of vehicle break-ins across Corbin and northern Whitley County is continuing. Corbin Police reported numerous incidents Monday night and into Tuesday morning along Gordon Hill, in Oak Law Subdivision, and down Stamper Ave. Corbin Police Lt. Coy Wilson, the department’s...

Elbert Hatfield

Mr. Elbert “Greasy” Hatfield, age 74, of Stinking Creek (Lafollette), Tennessee passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at his home. He was born July 26, 1945 in Valley Creek, Tennessee. Elbert is preceded in death by: his father, Marshall James Hatfield; mother, Gracie Gulley...
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