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Corbin Cellars announces closure

After three years in business Corbin Cellars on Main Street has ceased operation. Ron Herd, who owned and operated the restaurant with his wife, Lisa, said the couple elected to close the business effective Monday. “There were several different factors,” Herd said of the...
Posted On 13 Sep 2018

Baptist Health Corbin seeking new manager for Baptist Family Fitness

One of the area’s most robust, full-featured fitness facilities could soon be run by a third-party management company, the top official at Baptist Health Corbin said Tuesday. Baptist Family Fitness has been operated by the hospital for over two decades. Interim president Anthony...
Posted On 13 Sep 2018

UC giving students 57 percent tuition break starting next fall

At a time when state legislatures are cutting budgets for state universities, which in turn is causing tuition costs to rise at many of those institutions of higher learning, the University of the Cumberlands is taking the opposite approach. The Williamsburg-based institution...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018

BB&T Bank closing Corbin branch

A Corbin area bank is closing its doors at the close of business on November 16. BB&T’s branch on Master Street will be closed as part of what officials describe as a branch reformation. It will be merged with the BB&T location at 840 Whitley Street in London. Officials...

Sav-Rite Home Care moves to new location

Sav-Rite Home Care is on the move but will remain in Corbin. At 9 a.m. Tuesday, the business, which has been on Master Street since 1997, opened the doors to its new location on U.S. 25E next to the Knox County Annex.. “We had to quit that because of space,” said Kyle Hubbs, who...

Cumberlands awards $19 million in scholarships

University of the Cumberlands (UC) is awarding $19 million in scholarships to its undergraduate student body this academic year. Additionally, though this year’s undergraduate student body is the largest in Cumberlands’ history, 99 percent of them are receiving financial aid. “We...

Cumberland Falls receives multiple ‘Kentucky’s Best’ awards

As part of the 2018 Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky’s Best, as voted upon by readers of “Kentucky Living” Magazine were announced and Cumberland Falls State Park took home three awards among those presented to tourist destinations across the Commonwealth. The falls, known as t...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018

Sizzlin’ Hot Bar & Grill plans Sept. 7 grand opening; lawsuits ongoing against previous tenant

Williamsburg residents will soon have a new steakhouse/sports bar type of restaurant to eat at inside Cumberland Regional Mall. This is despite complications that arose as the restaurant was trying to open and get its liquor license, which led to civil lawsuits being filed...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018

Unemployment rate falls locally, in 110 total counties

Unemployment rates fell in 110 Kentucky counties between July 2017 and July 2018 –including: Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties – and rose in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018