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Bell County reports ninth COVID-19 fatality Monday; Bell, Knox, Laurel, McCreary, Whitley counties all report new COVID-19 cases Monday

The Bell County Health Department reported some good news and some bad news Monday afternoon. The good news was that Bell County reported no new COVID-19 cases Monday. The bad news was that Bell County announced its ninth COVID-19 death Monday, which involved a 70-year-old male....
Posted On 24 Aug 2020

Governor Beshear not overruling KHSAA, fall sports set to begin in two weeks

After last week’s ruling from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association that they would move forward with their plan to begin fall athletics in early September, there was much speculation about whether Gov. Andy Beshear would override the decision during his Monday press...

United States Army Corporal Billie Joe Hash

CPL Billie Joe Hash was born June 6, 1932, and lost his life on December 6, 1950, serving his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Corporal Hash was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential...

Shirley Ann (Griffith) Bryant

Shirley Ann (Griffith) Bryant, age 73, of Wolf Creek River Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mt. Vernon, KY. She was born on September 2, 1946 to the late Roscoe Griffith and Stella (Noble) Griffith in South...

Luther L. Adkins

Luther L. Adkins, 87, of Corbin, passed away Friday evening, August 21, 2020 at Corbin Nursing Home. Born in Corbin, he was a son of the late Arthur and Edna Shafer Adkins. Luther was also preceded in death by an infant brother; a half-brother, George Adkins; a half-sister,...

Ronald A. Meadors

Ronald A. Meadors, age 63, of Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Friday, August 21, 2020, at Baptist Health in Corbin, Kentucky. He was born on January 9, 1957, in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to Eugene Meadors and Geneva (Satterfield) Meadors. He was preceded in death by...

Linza Ray Collett

Linza Ray Collett, 83, of Corbin, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Baptist Health Corbin. His wife, Gay Collett, survives. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 22, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with James Hodge officiating. Burial followed in Corinth Cemetery....

Letter to the Editor: ‘But he’s MY buffoon-in-chief’

(Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to a letter appearing in the August 5, 2020 edition that was critical of President Donald Trump.) Letter to the Editor By Jerry Whitus of Corbin I respect the right of anyone to express their point of view. Unlike the democrat lefties, I...
Posted On 24 Aug 2020
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Annexing 13 miles away is as ridiculous as it sounds

Here is my prediction for the outcome of London’s attempt to extend its city limits to the area in north Corbin at Interstate Exit 29. The lawyers win, the taxpayers lose and it will be tied up in court battles for years. This is a shame, because the property in that area has...
Posted On 24 Aug 2020

WHS grad completes internship with VonLehman CPA and Advisory Firm

Alec Poore is well known in Williamsburg and surrounding areas for being one of the top Yellow Jacket athletes to pass through the halls of WHS in recent memory. His overall ability helped the Jacket football, basketball and track & field teams enjoy great success during his...