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Corbin hires new recreation director, downtown director

The City of Corbin has a new recreation director and new main street director. At the regular called monthly meeting Monday night, the City Commission voted unanimously to hire Hope Gibson to head the recreation department and Aaron Sturgill to head Corbin Downtown. Gibson and...

Corbin Couple indicted for murder of woman’s mother

A Corbin couple charged in the murder of the woman’s mother, Sherry Rose, in June were indicted Friday by a Laurel County grand jury. Joseph Craig McFadden, 31, and his wife, Christie Elizabeth McFadden, 28, were each indicted on charges of murder, theft by unlawful taking of the...

Corbin’s ‘Roastin’ Redhounds’ moving on to junior chef final four

Corbin High School’s “Roastin’ Redhounds” junior chef team is moving onto the final four in the state competition. The team of Kendell Lewis, Rachel Standifer and Sierra Johnson defeated Taylor County in the opening round of the 15-team competition. The girls were so fun on stage...

Constable resigning to take Williamsburg Police Officer position

Whitley County’s Third District will be getting a new constable sooner than most voters anticipated. During the May Primary election, incumbent Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. lost his bid for re-election to former Third-District Constable Jim Thornton by a vote of...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018

Attorney General says Corbin residents entitled to occupational tax credit

The Kentucky Attorney General says workers in the Knox County portion of Corbin are entitled to a tax credit on a portion of the Knox County Occupational Tax as they are also paying the Corbin Occupational Tax. The letter announcing the ruling , which was addressed to Mayor...

Corbin firefighters use rope rescue to lift injured man

Corbin firefighters were able to put recent rope rescue training and the city’s ladder truck to good use Wednesday morning after a homeless man, who was apparently living under the Center Street Bridge, suffered some type of injury. “We actually have been training pretty heavily...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018

George Hays Road repair plan changes, but road could reopen this week

George Hays Road could be reopened again for traffic by weeks end. “You might be able to drive it this weekend,” said Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison. Akins Construction began work to repair the road Monday morning. George Hays Road partially collapsed on April 17 into Briar...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018

After 20 years on Whitley BOE, Lambdin opts to not seek another term

The Whitley County Board of Education will be getting one new member and will have to elect a new board chairman next year. The board’s second longest serving member, Larry Lambdin, who is also the board chairman, did not file to run for re-election this year as the filing...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018

Partin appointed as new Whitley County Surveyor

There is now a new Whitley County Surveyor. Long time incumbent Whitley County Surveyor Bob Moses didn’t file seeking to run for re-election to another four-year term earlier this year. He resigned as county surveyor on July 19. Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr....
Posted On 15 Aug 2018

Old Fashion Brush Arbor Meeting tent revival canceled this year due to illness

For the last 57 years, the Old Fashion Brush Arbor Meeting, which is a five-night old time tent style revival, has taken place off Brush Arbor Road during the first week of September, but this year it won’t be happening. Organizer Jerry Sester, who is president of the Old Fashion...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018