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Local health care facilities win Quality Awards

Williamsburg Health & Rehabilitation Center was named a “Best of Kentucky” nursing and rehabilitation facility during the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) Quality Awards Banquet at the Galt House in Louisville on November 21. “We’re proud that our...
Posted On 09 Dec 2019
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Unemployment rates drops in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 85 Kentucky counties – including Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties – between October 2018 and October 2019, rose in 24 and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019

Man responsible for building Cumberland Regional Mall passes away

The man responsible for one of Williamsburg’s most prominent structures, Cumberland Regional Mall, has died. Howard Jackson, 84, of Williamsburg, passed away Saturday at his home. Jackson was owner and operator of Jackson Enterprises, and founder of Tri-County Natural Gas and...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019

Hometown Bank donates to local sports teams

Hometown Bank hosted the preseason Hometown Hoopfest at the O. Wayne Rollins Center on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands last Saturday. Hometown Bank President Tim Barnes made donations, on behalf of the bank, to four local teams participating in the event. Above,...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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Electric Co-ops name McConnell a ‘Distinguished Rural Kentuckian’

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was honored Monday morning as the “2019 Distinguished Rural Kentuckian” at the 73rd Annual Meeting of Kentucky Electric Cooperatives. The award is the highest honor given by the statewide association of Kentucky’s electric...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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Holcomb named ‘Community Star’ on Rural Health Day

On the third Thursday of November every year, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), the member organization for each of the 50 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH), leads National Rural Health Day (NRHD), an annual day of recognition, shining a...

Synthetic ice rink coming to Laurel Lake Camping Resort

While camping isn’t something most people consider a winter activity, one local campground is in the process of bringing winter activities to the area in the form of ice skating and sledding. Laurel Lake Camping Resort on Ky. 1193 near the spillway is preparing the site to...

Baptist Health Corbin stepping up enforcement of tobacco ban on campus

Baptist Health Corbin instituted a ban on the use of tobacco products in 2011, but hospital officials say it will be more strictly enforced. Hospital officials said smoking and the use of all tobacco products, including vaping, is prohibited everywhere on the campus, and the...

Cash Express Christmas food, toy drive under way

With the help of community members, last Christmas season Williamsburg’s Cash Express was able to fill two fire trucks and a sheriff’s department police cruiser with toys, coats, shoes, clothing and non-perishable foods in addition to raising $947.98 for the less fortunate. “We...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019