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Whitley County reports 14 new COVID-19 cases Friday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 14 additional COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 3,137. There are currently 211 active cases, of which 14 are hospitalized. With the new cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 58.3. Knox...

Raymond “Ray” Oscar White

Raymond “Ray” Oscar White passed away in his home on February 1, 2021, at the age of 62. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis White. A life celebration was held on Friday, February 5 at Hart Funeral Home; officiants were Ryan Loveing, Tony Rose, and Sean Disney. A private family...

Man arrested for injuring girlfriend with knife in north Corbin

An investigation into a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a north Corbin business early Thursday morning led to the arrest of a man who allegedly slashed his girlfriend with a knife and held it to her throat. Laurel County sheriff’s deputies arrested Mitchell Vaughn, 30,...

Whitley County gets funding to clean up two illegal dumps

Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Secretary Rebecca Goodman announced Tuesday that approximately $587,000 in grants had been awarded for the cleanup of 72 illegal dumps in 18 counties across the commonwealth, including Whitley Count...
Posted On 05 Feb 2021

Whitley County Wrestling goes 2-2 against Knox Central

Whitley County wrestlers were back on the mat Saturday in Danville. Coach Brandon Lawson said the Colonels went two and two on the day. Anthony Colmus, wrestling at 132 pounds, defeated the second ranked wrestler in the region, 6-3. Brecken Hart scored a pinfall in his match at...

Brothers build replica of historic Gatliff

He stated simply that it was just a mining camp, but listening to him describe it, it was evident that it was more than just a camp – it was his home. Phillip Lawson and his brother, Bobby Ray, have recreated the town of Gatliff as it stood before the early 1960s. What started as...

Mother of Rockholds man says her son didn’t abuse his grandfather

The case of a Rockholds man, who is charged with abusing his elderly grandfather, will go before a grand jury. Following a preliminary hearing Monday, Whitley Distirct Court Judge Fred White found probable cause to send the case against 25-year-old Blake E. Ustler to the grand...

Nine months after fire, Yamato Steak House of Japan reopens in Corbin

Just over nine months since Yamato Steak House of Japan in Corbin was damaged by fire, the restaurant opened to customers again Monday. “We are excited,” said owner Christy He as she worked to ready the restaurant to open on Monday. He said the menu would remain the same. What...