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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...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Justin Badeau named to Forcht Bank Board of Directors

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...

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...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017

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

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 Forcht Bank, the Williamsburg Tourism Commission, the Williamsburg Independent...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

Opioid overdose drug will soon be available without a prescription

A life-saving opioid overdose reversal medication should soon be available without a prescription thanks to a statewide prescription written by a Kentucky physician. Dr. Shawn Ryan, an Assistant Professor and a Physician of Emergency and Addiction Medicine at the University of...

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...

Merry’s Flowers to close after 40 years

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 no later than Jan. 13 and possibly sooner if the merchandise gets...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

Corbin, London Kmart stores to close in early 2017

Sears has announced another round of store closures that will begin in early 2017, and on the list are six Kmart stores in Kentucky, including locations in London and Corbin. The company informed its employees Tuesday of the latest closures. “We can confirm that we are...
Posted On 29 Dec 2016
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Unemployment rate drops in 119 counties

Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between November 2015 and November 2016, and stayed the same in Carlisle County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. In addition, for...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

FCi Federal helps 45 less fortunate families

45 less fortunate families are getting Christmas stockings, coats, candy, hats, gloves and presents for the children thanks to the efforts of a local business. FCi Federal, which is more commonly known as the Kentucky Consular Center, delivered presents for 15 families to...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016