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Whitley, Laurel counties both report an additional COVID-19 fatality Friday

For the second consecutive day Friday, Whitley County reported a COVID-19 fatality. No details were released about the deceased. This brings the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in Whitley County to 25. The Whitley County Health Department announced 20 additional COVID–19...
Posted On 15 Jan 2021

Accused shoplifter attempts to run from deputies

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies say a Keavy man, who attempted to flee from deputies investigating suspected shoplifting at the Corbin Walmart Thursday, was under the influence. Brien K. Vann, 29, was charged with theft by unlawful taking of the value under $500, public...

Sunup Initiative to host Trash Clean Up event in Corbin

The Sunup Initiative in Corbin will be hosting a Corbin Trash Clean Up in honor of the National Day of Service on Monday. The National Day of Service corresponds to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and...

Corbin couple charged with child abuse

A Corbin couple was arrested Thursday night for allegedly abusing a teen with a belt and extension cord. Howard W. Smith, 45, and Amanda Smith, 39, are each facing one count of fourth-degree assault – child abuse. In addition, Amanda Smith is charged with one count of...

Four fire departments respond to tractor-trailer fire on I-75 Thursday night

A tractor-trailer fire Thursday night closed down Interstate 75 at Exit 25 in north Corbin. West Knox, Corbin, Keavy and Lily firefighters responded to the scene where the flatbed truck loaded with plastic containers was burning. “It was pretty much fully involved,” said West...

Wendell Gene Hunter

Wendell Gene Hunter, age 55, of Rockholds, Kentucky, departed this life on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Hospital in Danville, Kentucky after battling pneumonia. Wendell was born on March 31, 1965 at the Williamsburg Clinic in Williamsburg, Kentucky...

Janice Arlene Prewitt

Janice Arlene Prewitt, age 71, of Prewitt Bend Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at her home. Janice was born on February 16, 1949 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Janeus and Edna (Lockard) Fox. Janice was a member of Grace Baptist...

Pandemic forces Froyoz to close doors

After more than eight years allowing customers to serve up their own choice of flavor(s), size and toppings for their frozen yogurt desserts, Froyoz in Corbin closed its doors at the end of business on Dec. 31. “The pandemic killed us!” said Terry Joe Martin, one of the...

Corbin Band to host Christmas concert

The Corbin High School Band will be giving the Christmas season a final sendoff on Tuesday when it performs the Christmas concert. “We have not had a concert since spring 2019,” said Band Director James Cornn. “We cancelled the Christmas concert for snow that didn’t hit us,”...

Baptist Health Corbin hosts radiation center dedication

Baptist Health Corbin invited some patients, staff and physicians to write messages of hope and healing on the walls of its new Radiation Oncology Center during its dedication ceremony on Jan. 8. “At Baptist Health Corbin, we believe that our patients heal best when they are...