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Whitley County reports second highest COVID-19 incidence rate in the state Friday

The Whitley County Health Department reported 21 new COVID-19 cases Friday, 28 new cases Thursday, nine new cases Wednesday, seven new cases Tuesday, 29 new cases Monday, 37 new cases Sunday, and nine new cases Saturday. Whitley County has had a total of 609 COVID-19 cases....
Posted On 09 Oct 2020

Former north Corbin steakhouse damaged by fire Friday morning

The former Western Sizzlin’ Steakhouse in north Corbin was severely damaged by fire early Friday morning. West Knox firefighters were called to the scene on West Cumberland Gap Pkwy. at approximately 12:30 a.m. “It was about 50 percent involved,” said West Knox Fire Chief Darryl...

Keavy man charged with trafficking heroin, meth

A Keavy man was arrested early Wednesday morning on drug trafficking charges after police found more than five grams of heroin, four grams of methamphetamine and a set of digital scales in his car at a north Corbin truck stop. Christopher Mason, 33, was charged with first-degree...

Opal Maxine Bundy

Opal Maxine Bundy, age 89, of Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on October 7, 2020 at the Williamsburg Health and Rehab in Williamsburg. She was born on May 22, 1931 in Williamsburg, Kentucky to Ben Croley and Mossie (Manning) Croley. She was preceded in death by her...

Kentucky State Police investigating Laurel County deputies’ discharge of firearms during pursuit of suspected bank robbers

Kentucky State Police are investigating the circumstances under which Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies discharged their weapons Thursday while attempting to arrest two people wanted in connection with a bank robbery. According to the initial investigation, deputies fired their...

Kentucky receives $7 million behavioral health grant

The Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental, and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) has received a $7 million grant to support behavioral health services in the state’s Appalachian region following severe weather in 2019, which will include the community mental...
Posted On 09 Oct 2020

Historically Speaking: Breonna Taylor

(OpEd By Dr. James Finck, who is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. He is Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. Follow Historically Speaking at www.Historicallyspeaking.blog.) The death of Breonna Taylor is...
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Ky. Agriculture Commissioner Quarles announces annual poster and essay contest

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky students to enter the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) annual Poster and Essay Contest. The theme of the 2021 contest is “Kentucky Agriculture Never Stops.” “The annual KDA Poster and Essay contest is a...
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City of Williamsburg’s Fall Clean-Up event set to get underway next week

Do you have an old couch that you need to get rid of or a garage full of junk that your wife has been after you to clean out, but you have nowhere to take it? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, and you live in Williamsburg then you are in luck. The City of...
Posted On 09 Oct 2020

State Farm teams up with Corbin Fire Dept. to serve up kitchen safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm Agents Mike Sparks, Mallory Davis and Michael Jones are teaming up with the Corbin Fire Department to support Fire Prevention Week, an annual public awareness campaign promoting home fire safety. State Farm Agents are...
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