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West Knox firefighter added to national, state fallen firefighter memorial

A West Knox Firefighter, who died of cancer in 2018 has been added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmittsburg, Maryland and the Kentucky Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Frankfort. Lt. Ray Hollingsworth was a 15-year veteran of the department. Chief Darryl Baker...

Corbin man charged with rape, possession of child pornography

A 24-year-old Corbin man is facing rape, sodomy and child pornography charges after he admitted to police that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl on multiple occasions, and videotaped it. Corbin Police arrested Amos Sparkman early Sunday morning following an investigation into a...

Whitley County’s Elaine Stott remains in the running on CBS’s “Survivor”

The third episode of “Survivor: Island of the Idols” saw Whitley County Elaine Stott’s Lairo Tribe vote its second member out, but, after it appeared she was an early target in week one, she wasn’t on the radar this week. Wednesday’s episode opened with Lairo, who won immunity...

Corbin schools awarded grant to purchase bus security cameras

The Corbin Independent School District has been awarded a $154,827 federal grant to improve security on school buses and at Corbin Elementary School. The grant came from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services within the U.S. Department of Justice. Mark Daniels,...

Corbin Public Library offering ‘Adulting 101’ classes

As teens near adulthood there are a number of things they need to know to make their way through life that they may not realize. With that in mind, the Corbin Public Library is beginning a series of programs called Adulting 101 that will cover aspect of life such as banking,...

Local Marine Corps League chapter begins Toys for Tots fundraising

With the holidays fast approaching the U.S. Marine Corps is gearing up for its annual Toys for Tots campaign, and, locally, the JC Paul Detachment of the Marine Corps League is working to help children across Knox, Laurel and Whitley Counties. Greg Sims, Commandant of the...

PRIDE secures $1.15 million grant to promote regional tourism

Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties are among the 41 counties in Southern and Eastern Kentucky included in a $1.15 million federal grant to fund a new regional tourism marketing campaign. Eastern Kentucky PRIDE has secured the grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to fund...

Corbin sailor killed at Pearl Harbor laid to rest Saturday

Dec. 7, 2019 will mark 78 years since U.S. Navy Motor Machinist Mate First Class Ulis C. Steely was one of the 2,335 military personnel killed in the Imperial Japanese Navy’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Steely, whose remains were identified just last year, was reunited with...

Visitation for Corbin sailor killed at Pearl Harbor is Friday with funeral Saturday

Almost 78 years later, the Corbin sailor killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor is back home. The remains of U.S. Navy Motor Machinist Mate First Class Ulis C. Steely arrived in Corbin Thursday night after landing at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington. A procession of local and state...

West Knox Fire Department awarded $242k federal grant

West Knox firefighters will have new breathing equipment as the department has been awarded a $242,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Chief Darryl Baker said the grant will...