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Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties all post COVID-19 incidence rates in the top 11 statewide Friday

Laurel, Bell, Knox and Whitley County’s COVID-19 incidence rates were all within the top 12 highest incidence rates in the state Friday. The Whitley County Health Department announced 14 additional COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 3,353....
Posted On 26 Feb 2021

Trace Adkins ‘The Way I Wanna Go Tour 2021’ coming to The Corbin Arena June 4

The Corbin Arena announced Friday morning that Trace Adkins would be performing a June 4 concert as part of his “The Way I Wanna Go Tour 2021.” A Nashville icon for more than two decades, Adkins has made his mark on the country music industry with 11 million albums sold. Adkins...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021

Dennis Jones

Dennis Jones, age 92, of Corbin, KY, formerly of the Siler, KY community, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at his home. He was born September 18, 1928 in Harlan, KY to the late Estel and Margaret Paul Jones. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons,...

John Vernon Shupe

John Vernon Shupe, age 53, of New Shiner Hill, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on February 24, 2021 at Baptist Health in Corbin, Kentucky. He was born on June 24, 1967 in Hamilton, Ohio to Walter Shupe and Anna Katherine (Owens) Shupe. He was preceded in death by his...

Cumberland River Behavioral Health gets $250k grant

A local community mental health agency is receiving nearly a quarter million dollars in funding to establish a crisis stabilization unit for those with substance use disorder in Corbin. On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear along with the Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) and the...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021

Officer receives Governor’s award

Corbin Police Department Patrolman Justin Walker has been recognized by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) for his efforts to target impaired drivers. For the second consecutive year, Walker has led his department and made 23 impaired driving arrests in 2020. Walker...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021

Fiscal Court approves leasing ordinance

The Whitley County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to approve the second reading of an ordinance regarding the lease to purchase the sanitation department property at Happy Hollow Road in Williamsburg during its Feb. 16 meeting. The first reading of the lease was on Jan. 18. The...

Declaring a weather day

Should in-person classes be canceled during an ice storm? Most people would agree that the answer is yes. While cancelling in-person classes during an ice storm seems like an obvious decision, superintendents are often faced with weather situations where the decisions are far...