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Corbin City Commission repeals 2013 orders freezing salaries for Corbin Police Department

The Corbin City Commission unanimously repealed two municipal orders from 2013, which froze the salaries of Corbin police officers, during its monthly meeting on Monday. The orders passed in 2013 froze salaries of officers to halt what was called a “budgetary mistake” in 2011...

Corbin Schools in good shape financially

The Corbin School District appears to be in good financial shape for the upcoming school year. At the Board of Education meeting on July 15, the board received an update on its restricted building funds. The discussion was focused on the money restricted for the district’s use on...

Corbin BOE recognizes Forchts for their donation

“Terry and Marion Forcht understand the necessity of investing in the education of our students as an investment in our future,” is how Corbin Board of Education Chair Kim Croley described the Forchts’ donation of a two-story building on Barbourville Street. The Forchts were...

Paul Brock wants ballistic evidence excluded at trial

The validity of the science of the forensic field of firearm examination was called into question Monday during a Daubert hearing in the case of Paul Brock, who is charged with three counts of murder, one count of first-degree fetal homicide and tampering with physical evidence....

Meet Corbin’s new assistant principals

SHANNON DIXON “My teaching background includes 10 years at the high school level. I thoroughly enjoy working with high school students,” said Shannon Dixon as she explained her decision to apply for one of the assistant principal positions at Corbin High School. Dixon was...

Dr. John Jeffries explains resignation from school board

After 24 years, a longtime Williamsburg School Board member resigned at the board’s last meeting because “it was time.” Dr. John Jeffries submitted his resignation letter, which was read allowed during the Board’s June meeting. Jeffries, a local dentist, said that he joined...

Daughtry set to take the stage at Corbin Arena

Multi-platinum American rock band, Daughtry, is slated to take the stage at the Corbin Arena on Nov. 24 with Sevendust, Tremonti and Travis Bracht. The group, which is named for its front man Chris Daughtry, will be in Corbin as part of its Dearly Beloved Tour. The ‘Dearly...

Whitley County Fair festivities kick off with pageant

The Whitley County Fair Pageant crowned a new queen on Friday. Bella Webb, of Lexington, was awarded the crown. Above: Ella Gray was named Miss Congeniality; Makenzie Woods took home the award for evening gown; Madison Frye took home awards for first runner-up, best swimsuit and...

Whitley County Fair returning Thursday through Saturday at fairgrounds

The Whitley County Fair will return to Williamsburg after being canceled in 2020. This year, the fair will feature its first ever demolition derby on Thursday evening. “It is the first year that we have ever had one that anybody on the fair board can remember,” said Fair Board...

COVID no reason to disallow the death penalty

A Whitley County Circuit Court judge has overruled five separate motions, including a motion to exclude the death penalty because of COVID, in Paul Brock’s capital murder case. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login...