Corbin City Commission approves Hedrick as new police chief

The Corbin City Commission voted Monday night to hire Corbin Police Detective Rusty Hedrick to be the department’s next chief. In a unanimous vote, Mayor Willard McBurney and commissioners voted to accept Corbin City Manager Marlon Sams' recommendation that Hedrick be hired. Hedrick has been serving as the department’s interim chief since Chief David Campbell [...]

SHERIFF: Corbin man arrested for prowling around car lot had shotgun, drug pipes

A suspected prowler who was reportedly running around the area near Legacy Auto Group in Knox County early Monday morning was under the influence of drugs, according to Knox County Sheriff’s deputies. Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith said deputies arrested 32-year-old Joshua Lee Wilson of Corbin after finding him hidden in a wooded area behind [...]

Two jump out window as deputies find two stolen cars, arrest five people

Two people jumped out second story windows, five people were arrested, one person was cited to court, and two stolen vehicles were recovered following a recent Whitley County Sheriff's Department investigation. About 10 p.m. on Feb. 21 Whitley County E911 received information about a stolen vehicle, which was located at a 475 Highway 1804 residence, [...]

Deputy arrests two women in Goldbug burglary

Two Canadatown woman were arrested Thursday morning after being caught unlawfully inside a property in the Goldbug community. About 11 a.m., Chief Deputy Tim Baker received a call informing him that a white Chrysler 300 sedan was seen at the property, and the caller believed it to be the same vehicle seen previously at the [...]

Woman arrested after attempting to run naked among Corbin Track team

Corbin Police say a 26-year-old woman was under the influence when she attempted to run naked among the Corbin High School Track team Friday morning. Even though classes had been cancelled the track team was at the field behind the high school for practice. Corbin Police Captain Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said several [...]

Corbin man facing robbery charge over $6.75 worth of merchandise

A Corbin man has been charged with robbery after he allegedly struck a Family Dollar Store employee with a car as he attempted to flee with $6.75 worth of merchandise Monday afternoon. Twenty-six-year-old Dustin Martin was arrested at his residence on Palmer Street on charges of second-degree robbery, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, leaving [...]

Mason homicide case officially dismissed once and for all

A homicide case against an Oak Ridge man that was thrown out by the Kentucky Court of Appeals late last month is officially over. Monday afternoon, Whitley Circuit Judge Paul Winchester agreed to grant a defense request to dismiss the case against Keith Mason with prejudice meaning that it can’t be brought again. “Given the [...]

Woodbine fire truck wrecked while en route to structure fire

A Woodbine Fire Department pumper truck was involved in a wreck while responding to an emergency call Thursday afternoon. Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said the truck with two firefighters wrecked on Louden Road off of East Ky. 92 approximately eight miles outside of Williamsburg. The firefighters were responding to call for mutual aid on [...]

Whitley Co. school district cancels classes Friday, Monday and Tuesday

Due to illness, the Whitley County school district has canceled classes Friday, Monday and Tuesday of next week. Superintendent Scott Paul said that the attendance rate was 89 percent Thursday with 30 teachers out. Whitley County was out Monday and Tuesday of this current week due to illness. Through Thursday, the district had missed eight [...]

Redhound Theatre cast bringing back ‘Still Waters Run Deep’ for one performance Friday

Corbin’s Redhound Theatre is dusting off their suspenders and flower print dresses and will take to the stage Friday night for an encore performance of the original production, “Still Waters Run Deep,” as they prepare to compete at the Southeastern Theatre Conference competition to be held March 2-3 in Lexington. Corbin High School’s Redhound Theatre [...]