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Unemployment rate rises in Whitley, Knox counties

Unemployment rates rose in 95 Kentucky counties between November 2018 and November 2019, including Whitley and Knox, fell in 18, including Laurel, and stayed the same in 7 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

The Brick Oven is one of W’burg’s most unique restaurants

Williamsburg’s newest restaurant is also one of its most unique. As the name implies, much of the food at The Brick Oven, especially the pizzas, are prepared in a brick oven towards the back of the store. Heated with wood inside, the oven reaches temperatures upwards of 500...
Posted On 31 Dec 2019

Mayor cautions against getting ‘torn up’ over layoff notices

The federal contractor, which operates the Kentucky Consular Center, has warned all of its 425 employees in Williamsburg that they will be permanently laid off, but this doesn’t necessarily mean those jobs will be going away. “No one needs to get torn up about that. As far as I...
Posted On 30 Dec 2019

Baptist Health Corbin gets new surgical robot

  Baptist Health Corbin stepped into the next generation of robotic assisted precision surgery Thursday when its new da Vinci Xi Surgical System was delivered and installed. The robotic system is an upgrade of the da Vinci robot that has been used at the hospital since 2011...

Corbin Speedway will return to racing again this spring

Three years after a short-lived attempt at returning racing to the Corbin Speedway, a Casey County duo is taking on the challenge with the goal of hosting events in 2020. “I have been around racing for about 30 years as a track promoter and racer,” said Joey Pittman, who is...

J.C. Penney Corbin takes 25 children on Christmas shopping spree

Thanks to the efforts of a national department store chain, its Corbin store and a Williamsburg charitable organization, 25 less fortunate children got to participate in $100 Christmas shopping sprees Sunday evening. “J.C. Penney in Corbin was gifted by our corporate office the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019

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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