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Prewitt named to Leadership KY 2017 class

Rich Prewitt Leadership Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States, announced Thursday the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2017, which includes one Williamsburg resident. This year’s class includes 52 participants from across the state represent a variety of public and private sectors [...]

Mulch maker to open facility in Woodbine, will create 21 jobs

Sims Bark Co. of Georgia LLC, a provider of mulch, soil, rock products and other landscaping material, will locate a new 21-job manufacturing operation in Whitley County, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today. “The new facility by Sims Bark adds to the Commonwealth’s thriving timber and forest-products industry while creating sustainable jobs and positive economic impact [...]

Gray collision injures Corbin teen

A Corbin man suffered minor injuries Monday when his 2013 Ford Fiesta was struck in the side by a 1998 Volvo S70 that skidded through the intersection of US 25 E and Highway 223. A two-vehicle collision resulted in minor injuries Monday, June 5. Auburn Payne, 19, of Adamsville Tenn., was traveling south [...]

Lynn Camp to host Miss Knox County Scholarship Pageant

The Miss Knox County Scholarship Pageant has found a home at Lynn Camp Schools. “This is something we have been planning for some time now and it is here,” said Mr. Anthony Pennington, Lynn Camp Principal. Hoping to make the pageant better than ever, school officials along with the Lynn Camp Family Resource Youth Service [...]

Lawsuit accuses former Knox County sheriff of framing man for murder

A former Knox County Sheriff and half a dozen other law enforcement officers have been sued after a man was acquitted of murder charges last year. William “Bill Bill” Anderson, 37 of Campbell County, Tennessee., filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in London against former Knox County Sheriff John Pickard, former deputy Derek [...]

Corbin Trolley down for repairs until Monday

City officials say the Corbin Trolley was taken off the road Wednesday due to the need for mechanical repairs. According to Corbin City Manager Marlon Sams, parts are on order to repair the trolley. Repairs will be made Friday. "We just decided to take it off the road until Monday in order to leave plenty [...]

Hometown Bank donates ‘We Care’ basket to Laurel County Sheriff’s office

Hometown Bank recently donated snacks to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office as a show of support to deputies and staff. Pictured above, left to right: Hometown Bank Vice President Nick Greiwe, Deputy Gilbert Acciardo and bank Vice President Linda Gray. Laurel County Sheriff John Root praised the donation and said “the support of businesses and [...]

Forcht Broadcasting honors employees and management

Above left: Francis Wilhoit of London radio stations SAM 103.9 WWEL-FM and and Kool Gold 96.7 WANV-FM receives a gift recognizing her 25 years of service with Forcht Broadcasting. Left to right, Forcht Broadcasting Chairman Terry Forcht, Forcht Broadcasting President Mike Tarter, Francis Wilhoit, and WWEL/WANV General Manager Bridgett Gambrel. Above center: Forcht Broadcasting’s Senior [...]

Baptist Health Corbin receives ‘A’ grade for patient safety

The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to improving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Baptist Health Corbin was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to [...]

Threat closes Knox County schools Tuesday

Three school systems closed on April 18 not due to weather or illness but because of a threat made against a Knox County school. According to a press release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, on April 17 at 11:30 p.m., Knox County 911 Dispatch received a call reporting a possible shooting threat at a [...]