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Laurel County reports third COVID-19 fatality this week Friday

The Laurel County Health Department reported Friday the passing of the third person this week in Laurel County to die from COVID-19. “We send out condolences to the family and friends of the 52-year-old male,” the Laurel County Health Department wrote in a release. This brings...
Posted On 22 Jan 2021

Linda Sue Baatz

Linda Sue Baatz, age 69, of Old Jellico Creek Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at her home. She was born on December 18, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan to James A. Farmer, Sr. and Dorothy (Salmons) Farmer.  She was preceded in death by her...

Michael Wayne Reynolds

Michael Wayne Reynolds, age 69, of Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on January 20, 2021 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born on March 31, 1951 in Woodbine, Kentucky to Arnold A. Reynolds and Estille (Young) Reynolds. He was preceded in death by...

Area firefighters respond to Rockholds structure fire now under investigation

The Woodbine Fire Department responded to a structure fire Wednesday night that is now under investigation. The fire department was dispatched to the fire on Owens Branch Road off of Ky. 779 in the Rockholds community about 9 p.m. Wednesday night. No residents were inside the...

Ima Jean McVey Knuckles

Ima Jean McVey Knuckles, age 70, of Corbin passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Baptist Health in Corbin. She is survived by her daughter, Annette Daniels. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 23, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Rev. Randy...

Laurel County man arrested on child sexual exploitation charges

A Laurel County man was arrested on child sexual exploitation charges Thursday following an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. Kody Wayne Mullins, 19, was arrested at a residence in Keavy. According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, “The...

Ex-Williamsburg Mayor Bill Nighbert passes away

Former Williamsburg Mayor and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert has died. “I wish I had words to express how special Uncle Bill was to our family. We love him dearly and he will be missed every day. He is now with our Savior. I take great comfort in knowing...
Posted On 22 Jan 2021

Area football needs a competitive Whitley Co.

Corbin and Williamsburg have both been at the cusp of the pinnacle of high school football in their respective classes in recent memory. Williamsburg at Class A, and Corbin at Class 4A have been to the state finals. While two out of three ain’t bad in the world of classic rocker...

Sunup Initiative hosts Corbin Clean Up

About 15 individuals showed up for a Corbin Trash Clean Up hosted by the Sunup Initiative in Corbin in honor of the National Day of Service on Monday. Individuals picked up trash around downtown from 1 to 3 p.m. starting and ending at Sanders Park. Last year, Sunup sponsored a...

Colonels have a new boss

University of the Cumberlands Football Special Teams Coordinator Zeke Eier will be the next man to lead the Whitley County High School Football program. Whitley County High School officials announced the hiring last Wednesday. “Coach Eier brings a wealth of football knowledge and...