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Whitley County reports 20 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 20 additional COVID–19 cases on Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 3,123. There are currently 228 active cases of which 14 people are hospitalized. A total of 2,869 people have been released from isolation in Whitley County....
Posted On 04 Feb 2021

Fire that destroyed Corbin home being considered, ‘suspicious’

A fire that destroyed a Corbin home early Wednesday morning is being called suspicious. The home was located on South Ky. 1629 near the intersection with Park Hill Road. West Knox firefighters were initially called to the scene at approximately 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters...

Edith Louise Shackleford

Edith Louise Shackleford, 97, of Corbin, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in New Tazewell, Tennessee. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 6, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Elliott and Rev. Maverick Helton officiating. Burial...

Gary Russell Dillon

Gary Russell Dillon, age 55, of Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at the Turkey Creek Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was born on January 26, 1965 in Stackheart, Germany to Paul Dillon and Nona (Haun) Dillon. He was preceded in...

Canceling in-person class should result in canceled ballgames

Williamsburg Independent Schools canceled in-person classes this week because of a spike in COVID–19. That announcement was made at approximately noon on Monday. Yet Monday night, the Williamsburg Lady Jackets suited up against Whitley County for a basketball game at...

Steel Panther and monster trucks among events coming to The Arena

The Arena in Corbin will host some heavy metal in the coming days and months. Arena Director Kristi Balla announced Tuesday that heavy metal band Steel Panther will be playing The Arena on April 22. “They are very entertaining,” Balla said of the band, which will be playing as...

Mich. man facing federal indictment arrested on unrelated Corbin charges

A Michigan man was arrested Monday after officers received information that he was possibly bringing drugs into the area. Charles Edwards Jr., 38, of Flint, Michigan was arrested by Corbin Police Officer Glen Taylor on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled...

Corbin’s Signature Shuffle Pub Crawl was a big success

The Signature Shuffle Pub Crawl was a big success as roughly 300 people filtered through downtown Corbin restaurants Saturday night between the hours of 7 and 11 p.m. Beginning at Si Senor Mexican Restaurant, participants were given random schedules to help organize the flow of...

The Rootbeer Stand founder Jack Crabtree dies at age 92

The man who turned the popular Root Beer Stand into what it has become died Friday at 92. Jack Crabtree purchased the former A&W Root Beer Stand in 1967. In that time, it changed names, becoming, “The Root Beer Stand,” in 1981 when Crabtree and partner Willie Champlin decided...