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Whitley Co. Fiscal Court approves budget amendments related to pandemic

The Whitley County Fiscal Court has approved two budget amendments to allot for incentives paid to employees who worked during the pandemic on Oct. 19. The budget amendments were for the Whitley County Clerk’s Office and the Whitley County Sheriff’s Office. “There was some...

Electronic Edition For 10-27-2021

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Battle of the Choirs: Who will open for Foreigner

Two local high school choirs are competing for the honor of opening for Foreigner in concert at the Corbin Arena on Nov. 4. WANV London Kool Gold is hosting the competition between the Lynn Camp High School and Williamsburg High School choirs. Community members can vote for their...

Corbin City Commission awards bid for Arena basketball court

The Corbin City Commission awarded Ohio Floor Company the bid for renovations to the Corbin Arena’s basketball court during its regular monthly meeting Monday evening. The bid for the portable floor came in at $48,750, and it includes floor installation, make minor repairs, sand...

City pool once again at the forefront of debate at Corbin City Commission

The Corbin City Pool was once again at the forefront of a heated debate between Corbin City Commissioners during a special called meeting on Friday. Commissioners voted 4-0 to approve a motion for a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to be advertised by City Manager Marlon Sams....

Papa Smurff dies at 82

The ‘Father of Tourism’ in Southeast Kentucky died just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. Rick ‘Papa Smurff’ Egedi was 82. He started in the tourism business in 1978 at Rockcastle Adventures, in London, and eventually Renegade Rick’s...

28th annual Jeep Jamboree takes over Williamsburg

The Gateway to the Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree brought approximately 280 Jeeps and about 600 riders last weekend to Williamsburg. Riders enjoyed the scenic views found along more than a dozen trails riders had to choose from. Jeep Specialist Jeff Mayfield said, “The town of...

SOAR Summit a success

Corbin is soaring after playing host to the 8th annual SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) Summit last week at the Corbin Arena. The event brought in more than 1,400 visitors to the area featured a variety of dignitaries, business owners, students and more over its two-day run....

Fake Halloween display leads to real 911 response

A Halloween display that resulted in a 911 call now has a new feature which denotes it as a Halloween display to help avoid confusion. The display, which is located at the intersection of Old Hwy 25 and Slate Ridge Road, features the grim reaper on top of a car that appears to...

Cumberland Mint Gaming Hall officially under construction

The race to build the Cumberland Mint Gaming Hall is now underway. Local and state officials gathered in Williamsburg Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new facility with Keeneland officials. The horse racing facility is expected to create 213 jobs for the...