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Mattie Lue Faircloth

Mattie Lue Faircloth, age 77, of Bacon Creek Road, Corbin, Kentucky, departed this life on December 30, 2020 at her home. She was born on February 26, 1943 in Whitley County, Kentucky, to Samuel Smith and Mossie Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Mossie...

Evelyn McHargue

Evelyn Ann Mullins McHargue, age 75, of Keavy, Kentucky, the wife of the late Robert McHargue Jr., passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, Kentucky. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021 in Laurel...

Ronald Lee Lawson

Ronald Lee Lawson, age 65, of Huddleston Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Baptist Health in Corbin, Kentucky. Ronald was born on February 14, 1955 in Whitley County, Kentucky to the late Herbert and Betty Louise (Terry) Lawson. In...

Marshall Partin

Marshall Partin, age 86, of Highway 92 East, Siler, Kentucky, departed this life on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Baptist Health in Corbin, Kentucky. Marshall was born on February 3, 1934 in Whitley County, Kentucky to the late Silas and Maudie (Carpenter) Partin. In addition to...

Judy Ann Jones

Judy Ann Jones, age 65, of Highway 1804, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the Jellico Medical Center in Jellico, Tennessee. Judy was born on September 19, 1955 in Jellico, Tennessee, to the late Cye and Mary (Baker) Jones. In addition to...

Sandra Kay (Jones) Willis

Sandra Kay (Jones) Willis, born February 17, 1942, in Corbin, KY and departed this life on December 29th, 2020. She was 78 years old. Sandra was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack W. Willis; her parents, William R. and Marie A. Jones; three brothers, John E. Jones,...

Gerry’s Roller Rink set to reopen Friday after 10-month closure

Gerry’s Roller Rink Owner Norma Parks has been “waiting and waiting and waiting” for months without success on Frankfort officials to tell her some pretty basic information, such as what COVID-19 business category the roller rink falls into and exactly what she needed to do in...
Posted On 31 Dec 2020

COVID-19: How it changed our lives in 2020

(Editor’s note: Towards the end of December, news organizations across the world annually publish lists of the top stories from each year. Let’s face it, COVID-19 is going to be the top story on pretty much every top 10 list everywhere. Given that 2020 is a year unlike any...
Posted On 31 Dec 2020

Community leaders receive COVID-19 vaccine to encourage others to take it

Whitley County community leaders were among the 41 individuals who received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 Tuesday at the Whitley County Health Department. The health department received its first shipment of the Moderna vaccine on Monday. Whitley County...

2020 was a year of extremes in area sports

Area sports was a year of extreme highs and lows, while trying to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The following are the 10 stories that fell into one of those two categories. 1) Corbin Middle School Eighth Grade Football wins state championship The Corbin Redhounds Eighth Grade...
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