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Lane closure set for KY 296 in Whitley County on Tuesday, Jan. 26

The Kentucky Department of Highways District 11 is advising the traveling public that a section of KY 296 (mile point 1.6) will have a lane closure on Tuesday, Jan. 26, due to water line repairs. The lane closure will be in effect between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Drivers are advised to...
Posted On 25 Jan 2021

Whitley County BOE extends superintendent’s contract four more years

The Whitley County Board of Education is apparently pretty pleased with the job that Superintendent John Siler has done since he was first hired as superintendent in 2018. During its monthly meeting Thursday, the board voted to give Siler a new four-year contract starting on July...
Posted On 25 Jan 2021

Photo Gallery: UC students participate in UC’s MLK Day of Service events

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day over 100 University of the Cumberlands students participated in the campus-wide day of service. Students helped with the Corbin Backpack Program, a clean-up at Cumberland Falls, helped paint at the old Lane Theater, sorted recycling and picked up...
Posted On 24 Jan 2021

Whitley County Sheriff reports busy December

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department had a busy month of December and a busy 2020. During the month of December, sheriff’s deputies answered 1,090 requests for assistance, and responded to 31 motor vehicle collisions. The sheriff’s department also opened 41 new criminal cases,...
Posted On 23 Jan 2021

Laurel County reports third COVID-19 fatality this week Friday

The Laurel County Health Department reported Friday the passing of the third person this week in Laurel County to die from COVID-19. “We send out condolences to the family and friends of the 52-year-old male,” the Laurel County Health Department wrote in a release. This brings...
Posted On 22 Jan 2021

Ex-Williamsburg Mayor Bill Nighbert passes away

Former Williamsburg Mayor and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert has died. “I wish I had words to express how special Uncle Bill was to our family. We love him dearly and he will be missed every day. He is now with our Savior. I take great comfort in knowing...
Posted On 22 Jan 2021

Whitley, Laurel, Knox, and Bell counties report a total of 137 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 29 additional COVID–19 cases on Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 2,828. There are currently 231 active cases of which 12 people are hospitalized. A total of 2,571 people have been released from isolation in Whitley County....
Posted On 21 Jan 2021

Whitley County High School, Middle School getting high tech security camera upgrades

If an escaped criminal were on the loose near Whitley County High School or Whitley County Middle School, then officials could upload his picture to a new high tech security camera system that is going to be installed at both schools. Through a facial recognition system, if the...
Posted On 21 Jan 2021

Whitley County reports 26th COVID-19 fatality Wednesday

The Whitley County Health Department reported one additional COVID-19 death Wednesday, but no details were provided about the deceased. This brings the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in Whitley County to 26. The Whitley County Health Department announced 25 addition...
Posted On 20 Jan 2021


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Posted On 20 Jan 2021