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Corbin sixth graders get economics lesson with ‘Pay It Forward’ event

Corbin Intermediate School sixth grade students are getting a lesson in economics, entrepreneurship, repurposing materials and philanthropy. The 230 students have been working over the last month to design and build products/crafts using recycled materials that may then be sold...

WCHS hospitality program among ‘2017 Elite 50’ in nation

Whitley County High School has been named to the 2017 Elite 50, an annual selection of the top 50 secondary school hospitality programs in the nation. “We are again honored to be one of the 50 Elite hospitality programs in the country. Our students, under the leadership of...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Livestock producers can get assistance following drought, wildfires

Livestock producers in Whitley and Bell counties may be eligible for assistance from the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for grazing losses incurred in 2016. “Bell and Whitley County recently met qualifying drought ratings that ‘trigger’ eligibility for...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

You and Me Coffee and Tea opens Williamsburg location

Williamsburg now has a new coffee house, which will be familiar to several area residents. You and Me Coffee and Tea, which is located along Main Street in Corbin, opened a second location Friday morning in Williamsburg. Andy Salmons, majority owner of You and Me Coffee and Tea,...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016

Pizza Hut donates $5,000 to W’burg Shop with a Cop

Thanks to a donation by a national restaurant chain and efforts by several local employees, several less fortunate children will have a better Christmas this year. During Thursday’s 10th Annual Turkey Trot, which is a fundraiser for the Williamsburg Police...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

Former Felts Music Place serving as home for ‘Harvest Time Revival Center’

The former Felts Music Place on Fifth Street in Corbin is getting a new lease on life. The building has received a new coat of paint inside, and more appropriate décor to transform it into a home for Harvest Time Revival Center. “What we plan on doing is to host a Saturday night...

Unemployment rate falls in Whitley, Knox counties

Unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between October 2015 and October 2016, including Whitley and Knox counties, but rose in 33 counties, and stayed the same in five counties (Breckinridge, Knott, Laurel, McLean and Powell), according to the Kentucky Office of...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

After trial runs, Corbin Trolley to run very soon

Corbin’s trolley bus may be hitting the road for real on December 1. Corbin Downtown Director Andy Salmons said the 16 stops have been finalized and final testing is ongoing in preparation for the startup next week. “That is our goal,” Salmons said. “As with anything, it could...

FCi Federal donates Thanksgiving meals to 45 families

45 low-income families will be having a better Thanksgiving this year thanks to a donation by employees at a local business. FCi Federal, which is more commonly known as the Kentucky Consular Center, delivered 15 bags of food to Williamsburg Independent School, Boston Elementary...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Southeast Kentucky Business Park Designated as AT&T Fiber Ready

As part of AT&Ts continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Kentucky, AT&T and representatives from the Southeast Kentucky Industrial Development Authority today announced that the Southeast Kentucky Business Park has been designated AT Fiber...