Multimillion judgment sought in medical malpractice case

A multimillion dollar judgment is being sought in a medical malpractice case currently being tried in Whitley Circuit Court.The trial started on Feb. 13 and attorneys for the guardian of Kali Crusenberry rested their case Monday.Attorneys for Baptist Healthcare System Inc., doing business as Baptist Health Corbin, and Dr. Subhose Bathina are expected to complete their defense towards the end of the week.
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Faulkner and Taylor Furniture closing after 75 years

Bryan Shelby and his wife, Linda Faulkner Shelby, who is the granddaughter of one of the founders, are retiring and closing Faulkner and Taylor Furniture, which has been in Williamsburg for the past 75 years. What is the secret to staying in business for 75 years? “I think the secret is having a [...]

Maggie J’s Dress Shop hits a milestone, celebrating 75 years in downtown Corbin

Maggie J's Dress Shop customer Faye Buchanan talks with store owner Maxine Von Gruenigen after buying some sweaters and pants from the downtown Corbin store. Maggie J's is celebrating 75 years in business this month. When long-time customer Faye Buchanan goes into Maggie J’s Dress Shop in downtown Corbin, she always knows she’s [...]

Senture is officially opening facility in Williamsburg

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison’s efforts over recent weeks to get local residents to fill out pre-screening applications so a perspective business will open up shop in Williamsburg have apparently been successful. Harrison said that he was informed last week that Senture has started hiring about 40-50 people for initial positions at a Williamsburg facility. The [...]

Justin Badeau named to Forcht Bank Board of Directors

Justin Badeau Forcht Bank CFO Justin Badeau has been named to the bank’s Board of Directors. Mr. Badeau has been with Forcht Bank since 2002, and became CFO in 2012. He is a graduate of Murray State University with a B.S. in Business Administration – Accounting. He was a member of Kentucky National [...]

Unemployment declined in most of Kentucky

Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between December 2015 and December 2016, but rose in Lyon County (6.3 percent in December 2015 to 6.6 percent in December 2016), according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Only Magoffin and Leslie counties had double-digit [...]

W’burg school gets new LED sign thanks to some friends

Several people were on hand Monday morning to dedicate this new LED sign at Williamsburg Independent School. Thanks to a little help from its friends, the Williamsburg Independent School District now has a new LED sign, which is located in front of the school. The $13,000 sign was paid for via donations from [...]

Opioid overdose drug will soon be available without a prescription

Dr. Shawn Ryan, a doctor at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, has written a community prescription for Naloxone to make it widely available to the general public, with some restrictions. A life-saving opioid overdose reversal medication should soon be available without a prescription thanks to a statewide prescription written by a Kentucky [...]

Turner, Whitley and Morton become a part of Grace Health

One of Corbin’s last remaining private practice primary care physicians’ offices agreed last week to become part of Grace Health, and both sides say it will provide better care at a reduced cost for patients. Turner, Whitley and Morton, MDs signed paperwork last week to officially become part of Grace Health — a local community [...]

Merry’s Flowers to close after 40 years

After almost 41 years in business in downtown Williamsburg, Merry’s Flowers will close no later than Jan. 13. A business that has been an institution in downtown Williamsburg for more than 40 years will soon be no more. Merry's Flower Shop, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, will be closing its doors [...]