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Corbin Holiday Inn Express under new ownership

The Holiday Inn Express in Corbin is under new ownership. General Manager Barry Meadows confirmed the 64-room hotel off of Exit 25, formerly ownedCorbin Host LLC has sold. According to the deed filed at the Whitley County Clerk’s Office, the hotel has been sold to Pine Tree...

Unemployment rate rises locally, across the state

Unemployment rates rose in 76 Kentucky counties between October 2017 and October 2018, including Whitley, Laurel and McCreary counties, fell in 34, including Knox and Bell counties, and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an...
Posted On 05 Dec 2018

Jellico Community Hospital getting new owner

Jellico Community Hospital (JCH) will soon be under new ownership. Rennova Health Inc., which is located in West Palm Beach, Florida, announced Monday to that it had entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire Jellico Community Hospital and its CarePlus Center...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018

White appointed to Ky. Coal & Mineral County Coalition

The Kentucky Coal & Mineral County Coalition, which is headquartered in Frankfort, recently held its annual election of officers and directors at the November 2018 quarterly board meeting, and unanimously elected Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. to the board of...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018

Jellico Christmas open house set for Friday evening

A group of Jellico merchants are hoping that a Friday evening open house will pump up business and showcase the town’s Christmas spirit as they host their second Shopping on Main Street event. Sun Gypsy Boutique Owner Tina Davenport, one of two organizers for Friday’s event,...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018

West Knox Pharmacy offering flu, strep throat tests

A local pharmacy is the first in the state to offer testing for potential cases of flu or strep throat. Jennifer Baker, pharmacist and co-owner of West Knox Pharmacy, along with pharmacist Sam Moore, are certified to perform the swab tests under a state law passed in 2016. In...

Cash Express hopes to fill police car, fire truck with Christmas gifts Saturday

Williamsburg Cash Express is once again asking for the public’s help in order to make Christmas a little merrier for the less fortunate. On Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cash Express will be attempting to fill a police cruiser and a fire truck with gently used toys, coats and...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018

State official talks to chamber about Work Ready Communities program

Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties are all three currently considered “Work Ready In-Progress” communities on the cusp of reaching fully certified status, according to a state economic development official who spoke to members of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Tuesday....

Grace Community Health dedicates new women’s healthcare center

Grace Community Health officials joined with local and regional dignitaries Thursday, including Congressman Hal Rogers, to cut the ribbon on the new women’s healthcare center in Corbin. The 19,000 square-foot facility is located in the Forest Hills Shopping Center on Cumberland...