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Forcht Bank donates $19,000 for two school computer labs

A local businessman was honored for his donation that made two computer labs at Williamsburg Schools possible. Amon Couch, Superintendent of Williamsburg Independent Schools, recently presented a commemorative photo book to Forcht Bank Chairman Terry Forcht and Forcht Bank...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018
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Six in 10 Kentuckians favor raising legal age to purchase tobacco to 21

Nearly six in 10 Kentucky adults favor raising the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years, according to the Kentucky Health Issues Poll. The survey, taken Oct. 24-Dec. 2, found that 58 percent of Kentucky adults favored such a law and 39 percent opposed it, with...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018
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Transportation Cabinet engineer talks about road projects near Corbin

A high-level Transportation Cabinet official gave an update Tuesday on numerous plans for road improvements near Corbin. Sherri Chappell, Transportation Engineering Supervisor with the KYTC District 11 office in Manchester was the featured speaker Tuesday at the Southern Kentucky...

KYTC Design Section Supervisor to speak to chamber about local road projects next Tuesday

Sherri Chappell, Design Section Supervisor with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 11 office, will be the featured speaker next Tuesday at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership luncheon. Chappell will be discussing plans for major upcoming...

Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in two (Estill and Hickman counties) and rose in one county (Bath County) between December 2016 and December 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the...
Posted On 08 Feb 2018

Air Evac considering move from airport to Baptist Health Corbin

Air Evac Lifeteam’s emergency medical helicopter service may be moving its Whitley County base from the Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport to Baptist Health Corbin later this year, but nothing has been set in stone yet. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please...
Posted On 07 Feb 2018

The Dixie Cafe ordered to close by judge over unpaid restaurant taxes

The Dixie Café in Corbin has been court ordered to cease operations over unpaid restaurant taxes. The order came down Monday in Whitley Circuit Court. Owners Ed and Carolyn Garr announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page that they would permanently close the doors at the end of...

KU, LG&E agree to rate reduction plan for customers

Customers of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company will begin to see the financial benefits associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act beginning in March. The two utilities announced today that they will file a unanimous settlement agreement with the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2018
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