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Crews to use sonar to check flooded areas for missing Knox Co. man

The search for a missing Knox County man will continue Monday night. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said emergency personnel plan to use sonar to check the flooded areas near the intersection of Ky. 779 and Ky. 11 in eastern Whitley County as they...

Opinion: Why won’t health advocates leave the vaping industry alone?

By Ben Chandler, Terry Brooks, Ed.D., Ashli Watts and Brent Wright, M.D. Manufacturers and retailers who sell Juul and other brands of e-cigarettes, or “vapes,” wonder why health advocates won’t just leave them alone. We have at least three reasons: Kids, kids and kids. Kentucky...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020
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Three people airlifted from scene of Sunday crash in Keavy

Five people were taken to the hospital, including three by air, following a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Keavy. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, stated the crash occurred at the intersection of Ky. 312 and Level...

Transportation Cabinet releases preliminary 2019 highway fatality count

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2020) –  Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). Initial data indicates there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in...
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Evelyn Jennifer Halcomb Chadwell

Ms. Evelyn Jennifer Halcomb Chadwell, age 62, of Lafollette, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020.  She was born July 15, 1957 in Avon, Indiana. Jennifer is preceded in death by: her husband, Kenneth Chadwell; parents, Eugene and Evelyn Walden Halcomb; and brothers, Kevin,...

Arnold Lee Boshears

Mr. Arnold Lee Boshears, age 69, of White Oak (Duff), Tennessee passed away Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at this home. He was born January 10, 1951 in Duff, Tennessee. Arnold was preceded in death by: his father, George W. Boshears; mother, Lucy Lawson Boshears; brothers, Bill...

Irene Goins

Irene Goins, 73, of Corbin, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Baptist Health Corbin. She is survived by her husband, Harold Goins. Funeral services were held Monday, February 10, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Smith and Tommy Patrick officiating. Burial...

After talking about garbage, fiscal court almost ready to pick some up

Ordinarily one might criticize a government entity for doing something that was, well, trashy or just plain garbage. We’ll make an exception just this once though for the Whitley County Fiscal Court’s newest project, which is getting into the garbage collection business. On...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020

Tickets on sale for annual Rotary International Dinner

Tickets for the annual International Dinner, co-sponsored by the Corbin and London Rotary Clubs, are now on sale. The event, scheduled for March 28 at The Arena in Corbin, will feature more than 30 dishes to sample from more than 25 countries, including Japan, Greece, Pakistan,...

BREAKING: Local roadway closures due to flooding

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists the following roadways listed below have been reported as being closed due to high water. Please do not drive through flooded waters and respect any barriers and signs that may be in place. (10:30...
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