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Area children receive free backpacks, school supplies from Whitley County Detention Center

Last week, hundreds of lucky children in our area received a free backpack and school supplies thanks to the efforts of Jailer Brian Lawson and the Whitley County Detention Center. Lawson, along with his wife Ashley, partnered with Restoration Ministries, Anchored Ministries,...

Remains of Cpl. Billie Joe Hash to arrive in Corbin Wednesday afternoon

The remains of a Corbin soldier killed in the Korean War are scheduled to return home Wednesday afternoon. Army Corporal Billie Joe Hash will be honored upon his arrival about 3 p.m. with a police escort from Interstate 75 exit 25 in south Corbin to Hart Funeral Home on Master...

Cumberland Arts Collective promoting ‘Art Drop Day’ on Tues., Sept. 1

Each year, on the first Tuesday in September, artists all over the world participate in something called Art Drop Day. The event sees people creating different types of art – drawings, paintings, sculptures, songs, poems, etc. – and leaving them for others to find.

Governor Beshear not overruling KHSAA, fall sports set to begin in two weeks

After last week’s ruling from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association that they would move forward with their plan to begin fall athletics in early September, there was much speculation about whether Gov. Andy Beshear would override the decision during his Monday press...

WHS grad completes internship with VonLehman CPA and Advisory Firm

Alec Poore is well known in Williamsburg and surrounding areas for being one of the top Yellow Jacket athletes to pass through the halls of WHS in recent memory. His overall ability helped the Jacket football, basketball and track & field teams enjoy great success during his...

Williamsburg cornhole player Nate Stevens turns pro

Recently, Williamsburg’s Nate Stevens and partner Billy Burnette (Barbourville) traveled to South Carolina for the American Cornhole League’s World Championships.

KHSAA Board of Control votes to stay the course with current plan for fall sports, practices to being Aug. 24

At its Board of Control meeting Thursday morning, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association discussed the possibility of adopting further changes to the 2020 fall sports season. In the end, however, the board voted to keep the current plan in place that would have athletes...

Austin City Saloon turns a negative into positive with special “Karen” promotion

Austin City Saloon in downtown Corbin is known for its unique specials. Case in point, the “COVID Cocktail” that was offered this past spring that included a mixed drink to-go in a mason jar paired with a face mask featuring the restaurant’s logo. Owner Josh Brock’s latest promo...

Eye in the Sky: CHS grad turns interest in drone photography into lucrative business

When Ben Childers first started learning about drone technology as a junior at Corbin High School he never imagined that it would change the course of his life, but now the 22-year-old University of Kentucky law student is approaching his fourth year as owner of his very own...

Answering the Call: Contact tracers help track, contain the spread of COVID-19 in Whitley Co.

With new COVID-19 cases still being announced every day, the process of contact tracing is playing a crucial role in tracking, and hopefully reducing, the spread of this deadly disease.