W’burg Health and Rehab staff talks to Kiwanis Club about patient services

Tiffany Mullins and Laura Creekmore, from Williamsburg Health and Rehabilitation, spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg last week about the expanded health care role the facility serves. Williamsburg Health and Rehabilitation is more than just a nursing home, Administrator Laura Creekmore told members of the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club recently. “We try to [...]

Prewitt named to Leadership KY 2017 class

Rich Prewitt Leadership Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States, announced Thursday the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2017, which includes one Williamsburg resident. This year’s class includes 52 participants from across the state represent a variety of public and private sectors [...]

Whitley EMS gets 85 doses of Narcan thanks to grant funding

Whitley County EMS received 85 free doses of Narcan Friday afternoon at the Whitley County Health Department. From left, Kayla Smith Henderson, Corbin Independent Schools; Martha Steele and Tamara Phelps, Whitley County Health Department; and Anthony Gibson, Lt. Niki Reynolds and Steven Dykes, all with Whitley County EMS. Whitley County EMS received 85 [...]

Silver Ball Gala planned for June 10

Baptist Health Corbin is taking guests on a trip to Arabia and giving them an opportunity to “Howl at the Moon” at the annual Silver Ball Gala on June 10 at The Arena in Corbin. The theme of this year’s fundraiser event is “Arabian Nights.” In keeping with the theme, Lee Richardson, Director of Development [...]

Unemployment rate drops in Whitley, rises in Laurel, Knox counties

Unemployment rates rose in 83 Kentucky counties between April 2016 and April 2017, including Knox and Laurel counties, but fell in 28 counties, including Whitley County, and stayed the same in nine counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County's unemployment [...]

Williamsburg Firestone plant receives state safety award

mployees and management at Firestone Industrial Products in Williamsburg accepted the Kentucky Governor’s Safety Award last week. The facility has accumulated two-million work hours without a “lost-time accident.” State and local officials, along with Firestone corporate officials, were on hand for the event. For the workers at Williamsburg’s Firestone Industrial Products plant, the [...]

Rogers receives award for legislative efforts to support manufacturing industry

Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, R-KY, made his first trip to Aisin Automotive Casting in Lily Tuesday morning to receive the National Association of Manufacturers Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. We’re pleased and fortunate to have such a great friend in Rep. Hal Rogers,” said Scott Turpin, president of Aisin World Corp of America. “Rep. Rogers [...]

March unemployment rate drops in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Unemployment rates dropped in 55 Kentucky counties between March 2016 and March 2017, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, rose in 53 and stayed the same in 12 counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County's unemployment rate fell from 7.1 [...]

Rural King may move into old Corbin Kmart building

Rural King may move into the old Kmart building in Corbin. The former Corbin Kmart building may see new life soon. While no official announcement has been made, Corbin Building Inspector Frank Burke said officials from farm and home store Rural King are considering the building for a new location. Burke emphasized that [...]

Rep. Bunch to be keynote speaker at May 9 chamber luncheon

82nd Rep. Regina Bunch is the keynote speaker for the May 9 Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon Tuesday. 82nd Rep. Regina Bunch will be the keynote speaker for the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon on Tuesday, May 9. Bunch will provide an update on the recent legislative session. [...]