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New COVID-19 cases were low Friday in Whitley, Bell counties

The Whitley County Health Department announced three additional COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 3,400. There are currently 79 active cases of which five people are hospitalized. A total of 3,289 people have been released from isolation in...
Posted On 05 Mar 2021

Ky. Senate passes bill that would permit Corbin to annex into Laurel County

After multiple attempts, Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, successfully guided legislation that would permit the City of Corbin to annex property in Laurel County through the Senate. Senate Bill 274, which Stivers introduced on Feb. 23, passed the Senate Friday by a...

Rebecca E. Gibson

Rebecca E. Gibson, age 90, of Williamsburg, KY, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was the daughter of the late Travis and Lila Estes Gibson. At Rebecca’s request all services will be private. Condolences may be made to the family at...

Williamsburg School Board approves summer feeding program

Williamsburg Independent School Board unanimously approved the district’s application to participate in the summer feeding program during its Feb. 23 meeting. “They have gone above and beyond,” said Superintendent Tim Melton. Melton said Cafeteria Manager Deb Tamblin and the...

Cupp pleads guilty to pipe bomb related charges, getting five years

A Williamsburg man is facing a March 15 sentencing hearing after pleading guilty last week to possessing pipe bombs during a Dec. 15, 2019 incident. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies found two pipe bombs at the home of Leroy Cupp. Read this story and more for just $.99...
Posted On 05 Mar 2021

Senator Stivers files bill that could be the answer to the north Corbin annexation problem

For decades the territory we call north Corbin has been a source of controversy because state laws prevented the City of Corbin from annexing in that area. Recently the City of London has taken action to try to make the area a part of its city by incorporating property along...
Posted On 05 Mar 2021

Harris is the biggest loss Lynn Camp Football will have in ‘21

With few exceptions, from the highest levels of sports down to the lowest, coaches come into a new job knowing that it is only a matter time before they are going out the door. After seven seasons at Lynn Camp, football Coach Allen Harris was the latest coach to be in this...