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Closures scheduled for KY 779 on Monday, KY 628 on Tuesday in Whitley County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that closures are scheduled for Monday, Sept. 21, on KY 779 and Tuesday, Sept. 22, on KY 628 in Whitley County to allow crews to replace cross drains. Work schedule is listed below: KY 779 will be closed at milepoint...
Posted On 19 Sep 2020
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UC students help mulch Whitley County Courthouse

About one dozen University of the Cumberlands students turned out at the Whitley County Courthouse on Sept. 11 to help mulch around the outside of the facility as part of a community service effort.  
Posted On 19 Sep 2020

Update: Bell County reports two additional COVID-19 fatalities; McCreary, Laurel, Bell, Whitley, and Knox counties all report new COVID-19 cases Friday

The Bell County Health Department reported three new COVID-19 cases Friday, and five new cases Thursday, including two COVID-19 related deaths Thursday. The deaths mark Bell County’s 15th and 16 COVID-19 related fatalities. The Bell County Health Department reported its 14th...
Posted On 18 Sep 2020

Corbin man indicted on first-degree assault charge Friday in Laurel County

A Corbin man was indicted Friday in connection with a stabbing incident outside a Keavy area business last October. Jason D. Blevins, 35, was indicted on charges of first-degree assault and first-degree persistent felony offender. The victim, identified in the indictment as...

Harrodsburg man gets five-year prison sentence for breaking into vehicle at Corbin hospital, firing gun three times early this year

A Harrodsburg man received a five-year prison sentence on Sept. 8 for firing three rounds from a .22-caliber rifle in late January while outside Baptist Health Corbin from a truck he was attempting to steal. Tony Duvall, 33, pleaded guilty on July 7 during a video conference from...
Posted On 18 Sep 2020

Corbin man charged with trafficking fentanyl, heroin and meth Thursday

A Corbin man was one of two people arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of trafficking fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine in north Corbin. Laurel County Sheriff John Root, along with detectives, and deputies arrested Ernest Wayne Doan, Jr., 41, of Corbin, and Jimmy Dennis,...

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet warns of restrictions on election signs, advertisements in roadside right of ways

With the election season reaching its peak, officials at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have emphasized that no signage is permitted on the right of way along state–maintained roadways. Officials noted that includes U.S. and Kentucky highway routes. Officials explained that...

Potential relief available for tenants behind on rent and their landlords

Whether you are a tenant behind on their rent, or a landlord, who has a tenant behind on their rent, then you probably need to keep reading this story because you may be eligible for some assistance. Kentucky has established an eviction relief fund in an effort to help both...
Posted On 18 Sep 2020

Over 50 people turnout for suicide prevention walk Saturday in Williamsburg; another walk set for Sept. 26 in Corbin

Over 50 people turned out Saturday morning in Williamsburg for the Third Annual Still I Rise Suicide Prevention Walk. The one-mile walk was held in memory of Bethany Faith Lawson and all others, who have died from death by suicide. In August 2018, 16-year-old Bethany Faith Lawson...
Posted On 18 Sep 2020

Update: Whitley, Knox, and Bell counties each see single digit numbers of new COVID–19 cases Thursday; Laurel County reports 15 new cases

Whitley, Knox and Bell Counties have each reported additional COVID–19 cases Thursday. Officials with the Whitley County Health Department announced four new cases, bringing the county’s total to 278. There are 67 active cases with six currently hospitalized and 61 isolating at...