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Local agencies work together on successful weekend water rescue

A Facebook post made by Whitley County Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling Saturday night said the following: Boats were deployed in Laurel County by London/Laurel Rescue with West Knox Rescue, and in Whitley County by the Whitley Constables’ Office after a call for help was made by...

Local hospital talk COVID-19 preparedness

Hospitals in our area are preparing for what could be a potential spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the coming days. The hospitals have also received some good news recently with Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell successfully securing much...

County Wide debuting new single from next album

With over 6,000 views and counting, chances are good that either you or someone you know has seen Austin City Saloon’s Facebook Live video from this past Saturday night featuring County Wide Band doing what they do best – entertaining music fans with and infectious southern rock...

SEKRI begins production on 275,000 life-saving masks

Everyone is trying to find ways to contribute to the escalating coronavirus problem in our country right now. For many, that may be simply making a decision to stay home instead of visiting friends and family in order to keep from potentially spreading the disease. For others, it...

NeCamp uses newspapers to disprove myth of illiterate Appalachia in ‘Literacy in the Mountains’

In the introduction to Literacy in the Mountains: Community, Newspapers and Writing in Appalachia, author Samantha NeCamp addresses the problem of how, in her words, “myths create our assumptions about Appalachia.”

W.D. Bryant & Son excited for the future of e-commerce

With the current coronavirus pandemic forcing people to think about ways they can conduct business from home, e-commerce has never been more important to the survival of the economy. Having a strong digital presence is important for any business in the 21st century, however,...

Local ministers get creative in order to deliver the word

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to make changes to our daily lives. How we communicate, how we do business and how we travel are all areas in which adjustments have been made in order to help prevent the spread of this potentially life-threatening disease.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlets hosts grand opening in Corbin Wednesday

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, and all that it entails, there were still several people that showed up to take part in the grand opening of the brand new Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in Corbin Wednesday morning.

As Non-Traditional Instruction days increase, schools work to get new assignments, food to students

With the recent announcement of more NTI days ahead, area school superintendents are making sure that plans are in place for their students to receive the resources needed to keep up during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Williamsburg Independent Schools Superintendent Tim...

Small business owners receive details on disaster loans courtesy of SKED webinar

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain future for many small businesses across the country. In order to help alleviate some concerns in our region, the Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED) out of Somerset hosted a webinar Tuesday...