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Union College, Barbourville Tourism hosting Gray mountain bike competition

Barbourville Tourism is gearing up for a new event in Knox County. On Saturday, Aug. 19, mountain bikers from across the region will travel to the area to take part in the Turner Outdoor Center MTB XC. Barbourville Tourism, along with the Union College Cycling Team and Kentucky Point Series, will host the event at [...]

Knox County schools closing Aug. 21 for eclipse

All eyes will be turned to the sky on Aug. 21 as a rare eclipse sweeps across the United States. While this experience will provide a wonderful learning opportunity, local school districts have been in discussion for weeks, trying to decide if they will hold classes in light of student safety concerns. “We have been [...]

Keavy man acquitted in Knox County rape case

A Keavy man accused of a 2010 rape has been found not guilty. Randy Lee Vanderpool, 54, was charged in February for acts that took place February 2010 through august 2010. According to Vanderpool’s arrest citation, he was charged with four counts of first degree rape, first degree sexual abuse and a second degree sodomy [...]

Forcht speaks to WKU broadcasting students

Forcht Group of Kentucky Chairman Terry Forcht (center in photo) spoke to broadcasting students on July 25th at the Western Kentucky University Radio Talent Institute in Bowling Green. The topic of Mr. Forcht’s session with the students was how to make the transition “from college to the pros”. Dan Vallie, founder of the National Radio [...]

First State Financial Bank undergoes name change

Starting August 1, First State Financial will be changing its name to First State Bank of the Southeast. Originally founded as First State Bank of Pineville in 1899 by George H. Reese, the institution has remained locally and family owned for over 118 years. Reese’s greatgranddaughter Katherine Reese Capps is the current president and CEO [...]

Corbin Schools to close Aug. 21 for solar eclipse

Corbin Schools will not be in session Monday, August 21, 2017 due to the national Solar Eclipse event. The Corbin District will join numerous school district across the state in designating the day as a non-traditional instruction day. The NTI day will focus on the eclipse as the curriculum. The decision to close the district [...]

Forest Service closes local shooting range for repairs following vandalism

A metal trash can at the Whitman Branch shooting range, near Laurel Lake, is just one of many instances of vandalism at the range, forest service officials say. After months of recurring vandalism, the London Ranger District has closed a popular recreation area until safety repairs can be completed. The Whitman Branch Shooting [...]

Portion of US 25W near Williamsburg to be closed for two weeks

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that U.S. 25W in Williamsburg, Ky. is scheduled to be closed between milepoint 11.6 and 12 for maintenance operations beginning Tuesday, July 25. KYTC crews will close U.S. 25W between KY 92 and KY 856 (Old Corbin Pike Road) starting Tuesday at 6 p.m. EDT. The project is [...]

One person extricated, airlifted from scene of Tuesday crash in Gray

A man was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center July 11 after a vehicle accident that left him trapped. According to a media release from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue, at 11:12 a.m., West Knox Rescue, Knox EMS and Kentucky State Police responded to an accident on HWY 233 in the Gray community [...]

KCEOC’s Dole receives Amburgey Excellence Award

Paul Dole, center, received the award at a special ceremony in Louisville recently. Paul Dole, KCEOC President/CEO, is the recipient of the 2017 Jesse Amburgey Excellence in Community Action Award presented on Thursday June 15, 2017 in Louisville, KY. The Jesse Amburgey Excellence in Community Action Award honors efforts and achievements of someone [...]