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Over 50 percent of voters go to polls in Whitley County

Over half of Whitley County’s registered voters went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in the presidential race. Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz said voter turnout was 51.84 percent, which exceeded her prediction of a 48 percent turnout. “That was very...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016

Caddell, Steely elected to W’burg school board

Two local school boards will be getting new members next year. During Tuesday’s General Election, Williamsburg voters and Corbin voters each elected one new school board member. Williamsburg voters gave the nod to incumbent Allan Steely and newcomer Jason Caddell, who is the...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016

Rockhold woman dragged 1/16 mile by vehicle

A Rockhold woman was drug about 1/16 of a mile during an incident Saturday morning three miles east of Williamsburg. Shortly before 6 a.m., Sheila Dawn Lawson, 40, was stopped along Ky. 92E in the second horseshoe curve because she had run out of gas. Jeremy Melton, 36, of Shiner...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016

N.C. man pleads guilty to receiving stolen vehicle

A North Carolina man, who was arrested behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle last month, pleaded guilty Monday morning to receiving stolen property while a similar charge was dismissed against his female passenger. On Oct. 16, Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy James Tabor...
Posted On 03 Nov 2016

Bunch, Conn, Knuckles speak at chamber of commerce election forum

Members of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce heard from both candidates for 82nd District Representative and one candidate for Corbin City Commission during their monthly luncheon, which was held Wednesday at The Corbin Center. 82nd Rep. Regina Bunch, her opponent, Bill...
Posted On 02 Nov 2016

Prosecutor seeks to have Tristan Hall held in contempt of court

A prosecutor recently filed a motion to have Tristan Hall held in contempt of court for violating a judge’s order. Whitley County Attorney Bob Hammons is asking a special judge to hold a Corbin man in contempt of court and to revoke his bond for allegedly e-mailing him in...
Posted On 02 Nov 2016

SOAR announces funding for regional wildlife center

The southern portion of the 54-county SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) area will see the area’s oldest abandoned surface mine become a new tourist attraction that could attract more than 600,000 visitors, annually. “It is an exciting time in eastern Kentucky,” said Gov. Matt...
Posted On 02 Nov 2016

Extension service celebrates office renovation, expansion

Thanks to an expansion and renovation of the University of Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service Office in Whitley County, local officials are hoping to offer additional services. It also means that local residents have access to a commercial kitchen that is available...
Posted On 02 Nov 2016

Unemployment rate falls in Whitley County

Unemployment rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties between September 2015 and September 2016, including Whitley and Knox counties, but rose in 41 counties, including Laurel County, and stayed the same in five counties (Grayson, Henderson, Livingston, Logan and Simpson), according to...
Posted On 02 Nov 2016

Corbin man now facing federal charge

A drug trafficking charge was dismissed in Whitley District Court Tuesday afternoon against a Corbin man to clear the way for a federal court prosecution, according to Williamsburg police. On Oct. 26, officers from six law enforcement agencies seized 11 grams of suspected crystal...
Posted On 02 Nov 2016