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Local pastor turns tragedy into hope; asks local companies to be their best

Mike Addison likes to call himself a “hope dealer.” His gripping, personal story of how he overcame drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, violence and death in his own family was his main topic as featured speaker during the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s monthly...

Williamsburg schools, Forcht Bank sponsor first responder appreciation luncheon

Thanks to the efforts of a local school and a local bank, several first responders in the Williamsburg area were treated to a free lunch Thursday afternoon. “With today’s climate that we live in, schools are so thankful for the amount of support we get from our first responders,”...
Posted On 30 May 2018

Unemployment rates drop across Kentucky, locally

Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2017 and April 2018, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County’s unemployment rate...
Posted On 30 May 2018

Campbell’s Ceramics opens for business in downtown Corbin

Downtown Corbin has added a unique business to Main Street as the mother-daughter team of Kathy and Chelsea Campbell have opened the doors of Campbell’s Ceramics. Located at 211 South Main Street, across from The Dixie Grill, the Campbells said their goals are to add another...

Firestone recognized for three million production hours without a lost time accident

Operating a manufacturing facility for one million man-hours without having a lost-time accident is an impressive feat that almost any factory or business would love to celebrate. Now imagine achieving that kind of safety record for three consecutive years. Teammates at...
Posted On 23 May 2018

Baptist Health Corbin seeking donations for annual gala auction

Baptist Health Corbin’s annual Silver Ball Gala is fast approaching and organizers are seeking items to be included in the event’s silent auction. Lee Richardson, Director of Development and Community Health Services at the hospital, said organizers are seeking items valued at...

For Johnny Wheels founder Tom Storms ‘right was right’

A Corbin business giant has died and will be laid to rest Wednesday. Tom R. Storms, Sr., the founder of Johnny Wheels Auto Service, passed away Sunday at age 79. Storms and his wife, Barbara, opened the business at the junction of Main Street and 18th Street in 1972. “We started...

Kentucky Consular Center hosts immigration fraud prevention conference

Williamsburg is playing host this week to a three-day federal conference that is looking at immigration issues and ways to prevent fraud. The Kentucky Consular Center is hosting the three-day H&L Fraud Prevention Workshop, which includes 41 participants from the U.S....
Posted On 16 May 2018

EKU vice president speak to chamber about university’s commitment to eastern Kentucky

Despite $25 million in recent budget cuts, and rollbacks in staff employment and program offerings, Eastern Kentucky University remains committed to its service region and is the No. 1 choice for students in eastern Kentucky. That was the message Monday from David McFaddin, Vice...

Air Evac official gives Williamsburg Kiwanis insight into emergency aircraft’s capabilities

The paramedic and nurse on board have at least five years of experience. It is equipped with blood, plasma and a defibrillator. For those with critical injuries or illness, air medical helicopters can sometimes be the difference between life and death. “It’s like a traveling...
Posted On 02 May 2018