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Oak Grove, Woodbine firefighters battle house fire on Fifth Street Road

Oak Grove and Woodbine firefighters spent approximately three hours battling a blaze that destroyed a home on Fifth Street Road Monday morning. Firefighters were paged to the scene near the Interstate 75 bridge at 4:44 a.m. “Someone on the interstate saw the flames and called...

Whitley County gets first look at new Head Football Coach Jep Irwin

Whitley County Colonel County had its first opportunity to size up new Head Football Coach Jep Irwin Friday night during a meet-and-greet at the high school. Irwin is very familiar with high school football in the area, having previously coached South Laurel, before moving to...

Laurel County bridge closed to traffic

A wooden bridge carrying traffic over the CSX tracks in southern Laurel County is closed until further notice. The bridge on North Ky. 1223 was closed Friday after it was damaged when a tractor-trailer truck attempted to cross about noon. Officials said the driver was hauling a...

Knox Co. deputy suspended from duty pending criminal complaint investigation

Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Claude Hudson has been suspended from duty while Kentucky State Police investigate a criminal complaint filed against him. “We received notification on December 30 that a criminal complaint from Jackson County had been filed against Deputy...

Trial in Lily hammer murder to begin Monday

The trial of a Lily man charged in the 2016 murder of his twin brother will go ahead as scheduled Monday. Antonio Johnson, who is accused of beating Anthony Johnson to death with a hammer in 2016, appeared in Laurel Circuit Court Thursday morning for his final pretrial hearing....

‘Survivor’ winner Nick Wilson to be in the corner of Impact Wrestling Champion, fellow contestant Johnny Impact at Homecoming pay per view Sunday

“Survivor” winner Nick Wilson will be reuniting with some of his fellow contestants Sunday – in the wrestling ring. Officials at Impact Wrestling announced Thursday that Wilson and fellow contestant Davie Rickenbacker would be in the corner of Impact World Champion Johnny Impact...

Williamsburg to recognize ‘Survivor’ winner Nick Wilson during Jan. 14 council meeting

The City of Williamsburg will celebrate and recognize its most famous son, “Survivor: David versus Goliath” winner Nick Wilson, on Jan. 14. Wilson, known on the show as the, “hillbilly lawyer,” outwitted, outplayed and outlasted the 19 other contestants over 39 days on an island...

Whitley Judge-Executive gives ‘State of the County’ update to Corbin Rotary Club

Whitley County Judge-executive Pat White, Jr. came to the Corbin Rotary Club meeting Thursday where he discussed the state of the county and provided an update on what is happening in county government. White said the county would be among the 38 counties on the Tennessee boarder...

Corbin woman charged with shoplifting, trespassing at Walmart

A Corbin woman, who had previously been ordered to stay out of Walmart after she was caught shoplifting at the Corbin store, was arrested last Wednesday for shoplifting. Linda G. Young, 43, faces charges of theft by unlawful taking of the value under $500 and third-degree...

Corbin man stopped for speeding, arrested for drug possession

A Corbin man was arrested last Friday following a traffic stop on Interstate-75 in Laurel County, during which law enforcement reportedly found prescription drugs. Matthew Storms, 34, is facing charges of second-degree possession of a controlled substance, controlled substances...