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W’burg hairdresser retires after 50 years in business

Ruth Siler Manning, who has worked as a beautician in Williamsburg for over 53 years, said that the secret to keeping a business successful for so many years is being friendly and treating your customers well. “It has been both ways and I have always had good...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016

Baptist Health opens new cancer clinic

Cancer patients coming to Baptist Health Corbin for treatment Monday entered a whole new world. After more than five months of construction, the hospital opened its new cancer center to patients Monday morning. “We had clinics Friday until about noon and moved everything over the...

Chamber of Commerce plans candidate forums

Local residents will have the chance to find out a little bit more about some of the candidates for local office during the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Candidates Forum, which is scheduled for next Tuesday in Williamsburg. The forum will take place during the...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Construction bids awarded for water, sewer lines

After comparing the eight bids and ensuring it met all of the specifications, H2O Construction out of Pikeville was awarded the contract to install the water and sewer lines for the new Grace Community Health medical campus and Euro Sticks facility that are under development on...

City files lawsuit against The Dixie Café to collect overdue restaurant taxes

A little over a month after threatening to file legal action against several restaurants in the city that were woefully behind on paying taxes, iconic downtown Corbin restaurant The Dixie Café is the first to actually be taken to court. You need to login to view the rest of the...

August unemployment rates drop statewide, locally

Unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between August 2015 and August 2016, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, rose in 36 and stayed the same in Montgomery and Wayne counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

Corbin Speedway will finish race season; future uncertain

With six weeks remaining in the season, the man, who brought racing back to the Corbin Speedway, said it remains to be seen if racing will return in 2017. “I’ve got it on my mind,” said Jerry Brock, who reached an agreement in March on a one-year lease of the facility. Brock said...

London-Corbin Airport gets grant for new hanger

The London/Corbin Airport has been awarded a $764,040 grant to fund the construction of a new hanger. The Corbin City Commission authorized Mayor Willard McBurney to sign all of the necessary documents related to the grant at a special called meeting Friday morning. Airport...

U of C makes U.S. News list of “Best Colleges”

The University of the Cumberlands has once again made the U.S. News and World Report list of best colleges and universities, according to the annual “Best Colleges” rankings released Sept. 13. The widely known and respected rankings are designed for “prospective...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016