Chick-fil-A, Starbucks opening Monday at UC

Rachel Gray, UC junior from London, practices her coffee making skills in preparation for the opening of Starbucks on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. Below, the kiosk location will serve students starting Monday. Two new restaurants, Chick-fil-A and Starbucks, which are both located on the campus of the [...]

Corbin native, UofC student, to intern for McConnell this fall

Ryan Lawson, of Corbin, speaks with Forcht Group of KY President Terry Forcht recently. Lawson will be interning for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnel this fall. For a guy who loves politics, Corbin native Ryan Lawson has secured an ideal job this fall. He will be interning for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [...]

Whitley Co. has 7.2 percent June unemployment rate

Unemployment rates rose in 96 Kentucky counties between June 2016 and June 2017, fell in 20 and stayed the same in four counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County's June unemployment rate was 7.2 percent. Laurel County's June unemployment rate [...]

Local surgical center hosting open house Wednesday

Cumberland Valley Surgical Center, located off of KY. 770 near Corbin, is a 16,500 square feet facility that specializes in numerous types of surgery outside of a traditional hospital setting. Surgical center officials say the cost of such procedures is usually considerably cheaper. With the cost of medical care continuing to increase, one [...]

Forcht speaks to WKU broadcasting students

Forcht Group of Kentucky Chairman Terry Forcht (center in photo) spoke to broadcasting students on July 25th at the Western Kentucky University Radio Talent Institute in Bowling Green. The topic of Mr. Forcht’s session with the students was how to make the transition “from college to the pros”. Dan Vallie, founder of the National Radio [...]

First State Financial Bank undergoes name change

Starting August 1, First State Financial will be changing its name to First State Bank of the Southeast. Originally founded as First State Bank of Pineville in 1899 by George H. Reese, the institution has remained locally and family owned for over 118 years. Reese’s greatgranddaughter Katherine Reese Capps is the current president and CEO [...]

Barbourville Health and Rehab wins Bronze Quality Award

The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) is pleased to announce that Barbourville Health and Rehab is among six long-term and post-acute care members across Kentucky were recognized with a 2017 Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for their dedication to [...]

UC online education program recognized

A University of the Cumberlands online education program has recently been ranked among the top programs in the nation. Teacher Certificate Degrees, a leading education resource, recently published its list of top-ranked online master’s in education program rankings with the University of the Cumberlands placing seventh on the list. UC has an average online tuition [...]

Averitt Express honors Corbin man with 25-year safety award

Brian Lawson Averitt Express recently honored associate Brian Lawson of Corbin for 25 years of safety. Averitt has developed a culture of safety by measuring both vehicle and driver performance through a series of indicators. It also strives to have the safest trucks on the road, aiming for continual improvement through training programs [...]

You & Me opens new location at Baptist Health Corbin

You & Me Coffee and Tea owner Andy Salmons waits on customers at the newest location, which opened Monday at Baptist Health Corbin. You & Me Coffee & Tea is expanding in Corbin, as its second location opened Monday in the lobby at Baptist Health Corbin. Owner Andy Salmons said there had been [...]