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University of the Cumberlands Nursing Program earns accreditation

The Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner program at University of the Cumberlands (UC) has officially received accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education....
Posted On 06 Dec 2018
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Forcht Group, Forcht Bank team up with KSP for Shop with a Trooper event

Twenty-two elementary school age children from across Knox County had the opportunity to Shop with a Kentucky State Police Trooper Tuesday. The annual event began Tuesday morning with a shopping spree at Walmart in Barbourville and concluded with lunch and gifts, including new...

Shep’s Place wants to be destination for families, sports fans

There is likely no one locally whose image is more tightly woven into his business than successful restaurateur Mark Shepherd — the “Bubby” of Bubby’s BBQ, a popular stop in south Corbin. After building Bubby’s up from scratch into a popular dining destination, Shepherd is now...

Sears Hometown store in Corbin to close in January

Corbin’s Sears Hometown store is currently liquidating its inventory and will close for good in early January. Kyle Perkins, owner of the store, and part owner of the Forest Hills Shopping Center where it resides, said the decision to close the store became a necessity after...

Corbin Holiday Inn Express under new ownership

The Holiday Inn Express in Corbin is under new ownership. General Manager Barry Meadows confirmed the 64-room hotel off of Exit 25, formerly ownedCorbin Host LLC has sold. According to the deed filed at the Whitley County Clerk’s Office, the hotel has been sold to Pine Tree...

Unemployment rate rises locally, across the state

Unemployment rates rose in 76 Kentucky counties between October 2017 and October 2018, including Whitley, Laurel and McCreary counties, fell in 34, including Knox and Bell counties, and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an...
Posted On 05 Dec 2018

Jellico Community Hospital getting new owner

Jellico Community Hospital (JCH) will soon be under new ownership. Rennova Health Inc., which is located in West Palm Beach, Florida, announced Monday to that it had entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire Jellico Community Hospital and its CarePlus Center...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018

White appointed to Ky. Coal & Mineral County Coalition

The Kentucky Coal & Mineral County Coalition, which is headquartered in Frankfort, recently held its annual election of officers and directors at the November 2018 quarterly board meeting, and unanimously elected Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. to the board of...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018

Jellico Christmas open house set for Friday evening

A group of Jellico merchants are hoping that a Friday evening open house will pump up business and showcase the town’s Christmas spirit as they host their second Shopping on Main Street event. Sun Gypsy Boutique Owner Tina Davenport, one of two organizers for Friday’s event,...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018

West Knox Pharmacy offering flu, strep throat tests

A local pharmacy is the first in the state to offer testing for potential cases of flu or strep throat. Jennifer Baker, pharmacist and co-owner of West Knox Pharmacy, along with pharmacist Sam Moore, are certified to perform the swab tests under a state law passed in 2016. In...