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Former 13th Region soccer standouts teaming up to offer lessons this summer

The Corbin-Whitley County area has presented Neel Patel and Trey Cima with many great opportunities in the sport of soccer, and this summer they are teaming up to give back with a new venture they are calling Topflite Soccer Training.

Dr. John Mountjoy, retiring dentist, reflects on past 40 years in Williamsburg

The Mountjoy name is synonymous with Williamsburg. Among the important titles held by members of this family include school superintendent, mayor, sheriff and state representative. The gymnasium inside Williamsburg High School is named J.B. Mountjoy Gym. All you have to do is...

NIBROC cancellation is a punch to the gut

I knew it was coming, but still, it didn’t make it any easier to hear the news last Wednesday that this year’s NIBROC festival has been officially called off. Over the past eight years or so I have really grown to love downtown Corbin’s annual festival. As an employee of the News...

Central Baptist Church Manger and Matthew Ministries re-opening

Churches have had an especially difficult time navigating their way through the COVID-19 pandemic, with fears of transmitting the disease keeping many ministries from being able to interact with the very people that they exist to help.

Corbin cross country coach talks hopes for another successful season this fall

Coming off of a state championship performance in the fall of 2019, the Corbin High School track and cross country program was poised to potentially make history again in the spring.

Local tax pro offers advice with Tax Day approaching

Due to COVID-19, this year’s deadline to file taxes was pushed back to July 15. That gives folks 14 days from the date of this paper to get everything in order and file. Becky Myers of Marr, Miller & Myers, PSC of Corbin fills us in on what we need to know as the clock ticks...

For many folks, COVID-19 appears to already be a thing of the past

Let me preface this column by saying I am not a medical expert, and my intention here is not to give my “professional opinion” about anything concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With that being said, it is clear to me that a large chunk of our population is simply no longer...

Grace on the Hill youth group making the local community their mission field

This time of year typically means an out-of-state mission trip for the youth group at Grace on the Hill of Corbin. COVID-19 has made that impossible in 2020, but youth pastor Luke Osborne and his crew have found an innovative way to adapt to the situation, making their own local...

Thunder Sam’s celebrating 21 years at current location

In 2020, Thunder Sam’s Fireworks is celebrating their 21st year in business at their current location in Jellico, Tenn. Owner John Davenport and his crew are very excited about that fact. They are also excited to once again have the opportunity to provide area customers with the...

Former Corbin High School golf coach Brad Harris hosting annual camp for junior golfers

Former Corbin High School golf coach Brad Harris is presenting his annual junior golf camp at the Better Golf Practice Place driving range and putt-putt course in Lily. This is the camp’s fourth year, and the second year at this location.