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Whitley, Laurel, Knox County remain in COVID–19 red zone

The Whitley County Health Department announced 25 new COVID–19 cases Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 856. There are 169 active cases, of which five are hospitalized. Whitley County has reported 80 new cases since last Thursday. Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate was...

Legal Notices for 10-28-20

NOTICE The Housing Authority will be accepting bids on two wooden outdoor gazebos built in 2019.  Bids will be opened on November 5, 2020 at the office of the Authority located at 600 Brush Arbor, Williamsburg, KY 40769 at the hour of 1:00 p.m. Minimum bid is $1,000.00....

Gilbert Tire now one of only few in the area with top-of-the-line computerized wheel alignment system

Gilbert Tire and Battery Co., located on US Hwy. 25 in Corbin, recently invested in an updated computerized wheel alignment system that has cut down on service time considerably.
Posted On 27 Oct 2020
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Guy R. Jones

Guy R. Jones, 58, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020, at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Kim. Guy’s wishes for a contactless drive-through visitation will be honored at Hart Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 28, from 11:00 A.M. –...

Dorothy Mae Rapier

Dorothy Mae Rapier, age 58, of Woodbine, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020, at Baptist Health in Corbin. She is survived by her busband, Elmer Rapier. Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 28, from 11am until 2pm at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home, where her funeral...

Fred Phipps

Fred Lee Phipps, 40, of Gray, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and pre-existing health conditions within the family. They have requested a PRIVATE service for Immediate...

Letter to the Editor: Responding to criticism of ‘self-serving behavior on the city commission’

(Editor’s Note: This letter by Corbin City Commissioner Brandon Shepherd is in response to the “Concerns about self-serving behavior on the city commission” letter to the editor that appeared in the October 7, 2020 edition.) I am responding to a letter in regards to my record as...
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OpEd: Vote YES on Constitutional Amendment #1 because Kentucky crime victims deserve equal rights

(OpEd By Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, who represents Christian, Todd and Logan counties, and was the Senate Bill Sponsor for Marsy’s Law.) Most people want one thing above all else when it comes to dealing with the criminal justice system: fairness. But fairness only...
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I’m looking forward to seeing what our local candidates have to say

When you call up candidates running for elected office to interview them, you sometimes get some shall we say “interesting responses.” I’ll never forget the one candidate, who said, “Boy that’s a good question! I’ll have to think about that one,” when I simply asked him why he...
Posted On 27 Oct 2020