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Williamsburg man charged with first-degree assault

A Williamsburg man admitted to stabbing another man in the neck with a pocket knife Thursday night, but told Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies it was self-defense. Matthew N. Goins, 31, is facing one count of first-degree assault in connection with the incident on Chester Goins...

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice Minton forms Reopening Task Forces to prepare courts to resume limited in-person services

Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. announced Friday that he has created three task forces to plan how courts across the state will resume limited in-person services. “As Kentucky begins to gradually reopen business, the courts must prepare to do the same,” Chief Justice...
Posted On 01 May 2020
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Gov. Beshear commutes sentence of Whitley County man, who trashed church

A Whitley County man, who is a twice convicted felon and has damaged not one but two houses of worship, was one of 352 state prisoners, whose sentences were commuted Friday by Gov. Andy Beshear due to COVID-19 concerns. Suffice it to say that the prosecutor and the arresting...
Posted On 01 May 2020

Whitley County resident talks about coronavirus diagnosis, difficult path to recovery

“I did everything that I knew to do, and I still got sick.” This is the story of 38-year-old wife and mother Charity Bowlin, who has spent the better part of the last month battling a coronavirus infection that landed her in the UK hospital, and very nearly saw her having to go...

‘Start Right. End Right,’ a new book just released about Terry Forcht

It was in the late 1960s that my wife and I decided that we wanted to have our first Will written. So, we started looking for a lawyer and stopped at the office of Terry Forcht on Kentucky St. in Corbin. That was the first time I had ever met him, but not the last. About 20 years...
Posted On 01 May 2020

Corbin man charged with first-degree assault, DUI

A Corbin man, who was allegedly intoxicated when he attempted to drive off in his father’s car Tuesday night dragging him in the process, has been charged with assault. Corbin Police arrested Jesse Ray Collier, 18, on charges of first-degree assault, operating a motor vehicle...

OpEd: Beshear’s veto of SB 9 unnecessarily divides in effort to save life

(OpEd by Richard Nelson, Hershael York, and Bob Russell) On Friday (April 24), we participated in a forum of pastors across Kentucky to discuss the church’s response to the pandemic and how to honor Gov. Beshear, even when we may disagree on policy directives. The...
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