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Corbin races to start next July

Horse racing will be happening for the new Keeneland track at Corbin before the facility is even completed. During a meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Tuesday, race dates for Corbin were approved to be held in July. The races will be held at The Red Mile in...

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approves Keeneland license for Corbin horse race track

Millions of dollars in revenue and hundreds of jobs will be coming soon to the tri-county. On Tuesday, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a license for Keeneland to bring a traditional harness racing track to Knox County. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents...

Corbin man found guilty of child rape in Knox County

Following a three-day trial Wednesday in Knox Circuit Court, a Knox County jury recommended a 30-year prison sentence for a Corbin man. Carl Wayne Weddle, 36 of Corbin, was indicted earlier this year by a Knox County grand jury on three counts of first-degree rape for engaging in...

Knox County Clerk announces voting locations, procedures

With the general election just weeks away, voters have more options than ever made available to them. While Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, several dates before then remain important for voters to be aware of. The first of which is Monday, Oct. 5, the last day to register to...

Numerous Knox Countians complain after water bills lost in the mail

When customers of a local utility company didn’t receive their September bills in the mail, eyebrows started to raise in light of an upcoming election that will see a heavier presence of mailed ballots than in previous years. Several Knox Countians have taken to social...

Knox County receives nearly half-million in CARES funding

In its August meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 26, the Knox County Fiscal Court addressed several attention-grabbing items on its agenda. Among the items discussed and approved were approving bond refinancing for an old bond secured in the mid-2000s. Initially, county officials...

Corbin pharmacist says no wrongdoing at her business

A Knox County pharmacist visited by federal Drug Enforcement Agency officials last month says there was no connection between her business and a Barbourville pharmacist who was arrested during a separate DEA visit on the same day. On Wednesday, June 24, 2020 DEA officials visited...

Knox County readies for major road projects

During a weekly sit-down interview with Knox County Judge-Executive Mike Mitchell, several projects both completed and ongoing were discussed. Among the many projects proposed one stood out that will correct a major issue affecting motorists in regard to the tunnel at Manchester...

Five COVID-19 deaths in Knox County; Knox infection rate worse than Myrtle Beach

A little over a week after announcing the largest cluster of COVID-19 cases in Knox County, the nursing home that saw 46 residents and eight staffers test positive announced Tuesday that five of its residents, who tested positive for COVID-19, have died. “In conjunction with...

Tom ‘O’Dell’ Smith wins 86th Legislative District seat

With all votes in, the election has been called for a former State Representative to retake the position he held nearly 30 years ago. With a margin of 632 votes, Knox County native Tom “O’Dell” Smith beat out competitors Scotty Reams 2,739 to 2,107 in combined Knox and Laurel...