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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 [...]

Knox County home lost to flames

Woodbine, Bailey Switch and Barbourville firefighters were called to battle this mobile home fire on Ky. 459 Monday morning. No one was home at the time. A Knox County man has lost his home to a fire that started Monday morning. The mobile home, located on Hwy 459, caught fire when tenant Sonny [...]

Cumberlands honors fallen officers

Officer Jason Ellis with his wife, Amy, and their two sons, Hunter and Parker. University of the Cumberlands (UC) recently honored two Kentucky police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Officer Jason Ellis of the Bardstown Police Department and Officer Daniel Ellis of the Richmond Police Department were honored with [...]

Robert “Randy” Laws

Robert “Randy” Laws, 61, of Woodbine, passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017 at Baptist Health in Corbin. He was born in Kinston, NC, and was a car show enthusiast who loved working on his truck. Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Jakie and Hazel Davis Laws. He is survived by his sisters, [...]

Opal Lena Cox

Opal Lena Cox, 89, of Liberty School Road, Williamsburg, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Baptist Health in Corbin. She was born on March 14, 1927 in Whitley County, to the late Luther Loudermilk and Ada (Brown) Loudermilk. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Hoyt Cox; three brothers, Ray [...]

Hugh J. Stanfill

Hugh J. Stanfill, 86, of Black Oak Road, Williamsburg, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Baptist Health, Corbin, KY. He was born November 21, 1930 at Red Ash, KY, the son of the late James S. Stanfill and Laura (Morgan) Stanfill. Mr. Stanfill was a Veteran of the Korean War. He is preceded by [...]