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Knox, Laurel, Bell and Whitley counties report new COVID-19 cases Monday

Knox, Laurel, Bell and Whitley counties all reported additional COVID-19 cases Monday, but most local counties are saw a drop off in the number of new cases. The Knox County Health Department reported 19 new COVID-19 cases Monday, including two cases involving children. The Knox...
Posted On 17 Aug 2020

The Corbin City Commission votes to hire lawyer to fight London annexation of Exit 29 area

The Corbin City Commission voted unanimously to retain an attorney in response to the City of London’s approval of the first reading of an ordinance to annex into southern Laurel County. The commission met for more than 30 minutes in executive session during its regular...

Woodbine man charged with seven counts of wanton endangerment Monday

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Woodbine man early Monday morning for allegedly firing a shotgun in the direction of a deputy and six residents. Christopher B. Lester, 31, is facing seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Deputy Bobby Jones was called out to a...

Lily man arrested for attempting to shove stolen items under fence outside Walmart lawn and garden center

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies say a Lily man was shoplifting at the Corbin Walmart by attempting to push the stolen items under the fence surrounding the law and garden area of the store Friday afternoon. Joshua P. Baker, 26, was charged with theft by unlawful taking –...

Bridge inspections in Laurel, Whitley counties starting Tuesday will shutdown or reduce lanes

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced plans to have road/lane closures this week in Laurel and Whitley counties in order to conduct bridge inspections. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to have a road closure on Old Highway 25 (off U.S. 25...
Posted On 17 Aug 2020
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Thelma Brittian

Thelma Brittian, age 94, of Adairsville, Georgia (formerly of Williamsburg, Kentucky), departed this life on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the home of her son. She was born on February 23, 1926 in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to the late Eli and Eva Smith. In addition to her parents,...

Margaret June Jeffers

Ms. Margaret June Jeffers, age 64, of Newcomb, Tennessee passed away Monday, August 10, 2020 at her home. She was born September 10, 1955 in Jellico, Tennessee. Margaret was preceded in death by husbans, Harold Creekmore and Herman Jeffers; father, Cillis Hicks, Jr.; mother,...

Imogene Jones

Imogene Jones, age 89, of Williamsburg, KY, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020 at her home. She was born May 15, 1931, in Whitley County, KY, to the late Everett and Mary McKiddy Monhollen. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Frank Jones,...

Letha King Marlow

Letha King Marlow went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Baptist Health in Corbin. She was born on December 19, 1934 in Middlesboro, Kentucky. In addition to her mother, Pearly King, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bud and Lizzy King; her...

Dewie (Lawson) Bowlin

Dewie (Lawson) Bowlin, age 78, of Corbin, Kentucky, departed this life on Monday, August 10, 2020 at her home. She was born on September 5, 1941, in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to Luther Lawson and Mary Elizabeth Lawson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Mary...
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