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Whitley County reports its 12th COVID-19 fatality Monday

COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally with Whitley County reporting one new COVID-19 fatality Monday, and a Bell County detention facility reporting over 80 new cases Saturday. The Whitley County Health Department reported 29 new COVID-19 cases Monday, four new cases Sunday, 17...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020

Marion County woman charged with assaulting Laurel County deputy, damaging police cruiser

A Marion County woman, who was involved in a traffic collision Saturday afternoon in north Corbin Saturday afternoon was arrested for allegedly threatening by standers, damaging a police cruiser while en route to the Laurel County Correctional Center, and assaulting a deputy....

Section of rebuilt West Ky. 92 scheduled to open Thursday

Another section of the reconstruction of West Ky. 92 in Whitley County will be opening to the public on Thursday. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 8 announced Monday that traffic will be shifted to the new portion between Newman Campbell Road and Jelico...

Wheels stolen off of Keavy DAV’s van Saturday night

As part of its mission, the members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 158 in Keavy have a military honor guard that presents the colors and fires the traditional 21-gun salute at the funeral of area military veterans. That mission has hit a speed bump after the members...

Leroy Jones

Leroy Jones, age 52, of Upper Briar Creek Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at his home. He was born on June 25, 1968 in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to the late Marshal and Avalene (Earl) Jones. He was also preceded in death by a brother,...

Barbara Lavonne Earls

Barbara Lavonne Earls, age 70, of Amos Falls Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the home of her daughter.  Barbara was born on March 29, 1951, in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to the late Claude and Flora (Kidd) Campbell. In addition to...

Marjorie Chandler

Marjorie Chandler, age 88, of Cincinnati, OH, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Mallard Cove Senior Living. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Martha Walker, and husband, George “Albert” Chandler. Marjorie is survived by her sons, Larry (Marcelle)...

Alvin Edward Lawson

Alvin Edward Lawson, age 80, of Jellico, Tennessee, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020 at his home. He was born July 12, 1940 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Alvin was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Davis Huddleston; parents, Jarvie David and Nola Lawson; and sister, Cathy...

Melvin Frances Cox

Melvin Frances Cox, age 83, of the Mountain Ash community in Williamsburg, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the family residence. He was born September 7, 1937 in Mountain Ash. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ada Cox; sisters, Mary...

Barbara Neubert

Barbara Neubert, age 89, of Williamsburg, Ky., passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Williamsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 5, 1930 in Whitley County, KY, to the late Robert C. (Bob) and Joie LeForce Moore. Along with her parents, she was...