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Local homeless shelter burglarized; meat and mattresses taken

A local homeless shelter is working to recover after it was burglarized Friday night. Sabra Simpson, a supervisor at Everlasting Arms Homeless Shelter on Standard Avenue, said staff and residents had gone to attend a Christmas play when the break-in occurred. “We were gone for...

Kentucky offers more than 90 speciality license plates

Kentucky motorists can show their enthusiasm for and lend some financial support to one of more than 90 organizations and causes using their vehicle license plate. In addition to the standard blue and white license plates, Kentucky offers 91 specialty plates, including 27...

Keavy man charged with assaulting deputies

A Keavy man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a Laurel County Sheriff’s deputy who was attempting to serve an arrest warrant. William Freeman, 52, is facing charges of third-degree assault on a police a officer, second-degree fleeing or evading police – on foot, and...

Topix community forums taken down

A source of entertainment and controversy in communities across the country has closed. The Topix online forums, which featured posts from individuals in various communities, have ceased operations. “As Topix grew, news and discussion became less of what we are all about,” Topix...

Man indicted for robbing Corbin bank arrested in connection with Knoxville bank robbery

The man police say robbed a Corbin bank on Nov. 27 is now in custody in Tennessee in connection with another bank robbery in Knoxville last Friday. Corbin Police Lt. Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said FBI agents in Tennessee arrested Timothy Michael Sample,...

Local scout rehabs neglected cemetery for Eagle Leadership Service Project

A Corbin area Boy Scout has taken on a monumental task, removing more than 45 years of overgrowth from a small cemetery. Max Richardson, a senior at Corbin High School chose to clean up the overgrown McHargue Cemetery near the Corbin water tower as his Eagle Leadership Service...

Gray woman charged with second-degree assault

A fight that resulted in a broken tooth has led to an assault charge against a Gray woman that is punishable by up to ten years in prison. Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joanne Blackwood, 52, on one count of second-degree assault stemming from a fight with her...

W’burg officials preparing celebration for ‘Survivor’ winner Nick Wilson

Williamsburg officials have begun planning to celebrate Nick Wilson’s $1 million victory on TV’s “Survivor.” The Williamsburg native took home the title and top prize last week. “It is huge,” said Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison. Harrison said officials will be presenting...

Corbin Rotary Club’s Empty Stocking Fund brings Christmas joy to 460 area children

Christmas came early Friday morning for 460 area children thanks to the Corbin Rotary Club and numerous donors to the Empty Stocking Fund. The club raised $26,000 over the last year to purchase toys, socks and shoes for each child. “We want to make sure all of the children that...

Nick Wilson wins, ‘Survivor’

“Surreal,” is how Whitley County native Nick Wilson described his 39-day journey on TV’s “Survivor,” going from nearly being the first one eliminated to the last castaway standing Wednesday night. “I went through tons of ups and downs in this game,” Wilson said during the live...