Corbin officials opening McBurney Center, lowering pool admission to help residents beat heat

With the heat forecast to spike into the low to mid 90s Friday and Saturday, Corbin city officials are taking steps to help residents stay cool. City Manager Marlon Sams said the McBurney Center on Barbourville Street would be open to the public from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. each day. In addition, admission to [...]

Country rocker J.D. Shelburn to play final night of NIBROC Festival

J.D. Shelburn, an up and coming country rock musician from Taylorsville, has signed on to play at NIBROC 2017. One of Kentucky’s fastest rising country and rock stars has been signed as the headliner for the final night of next month’s NIBROC Festival in downtown Corbin. J.D. Shelburne will take the main stage [...]

Wanted local man shot by police Tuesday in Rockholds

State police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon in Rockholds. State police said a trooper shot 31-year-old Billy Barnhill as Barnhill raced toward him at a high rate of speed on an ATV on Gilly Lane. Barnhill is in serious condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Kentucky State Police say [...]

Deputies seize 18 marijuana plants Tuesday

Chief Deputy Tim Baker holds a garbage bag while Deputy Joe Prewitt loads up the 18 marijuana plants that deputies seized Tuesday. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Prewitt and Sgt. Jeff Anderson seized 18 marijuana plants at a location off Mustang Lane about 2 p.m. Tuesday while investigating an anonymous tip. No arrests [...]

Gazebo at Corbin creekwalk damaged over the weekend

The gazebo near the Engineer Street Bridge was damaged by vandals Saturday. Corbin officials are seeking the public’s help to find the perpetrators. Corbin city officials are asking for the public’s help to identify the individual(s) who vandalized the gazebo at the north end of the Lynn Camp Creek walk at the Engineer [...]

Whitley County man dies after boat strikes rock in Laurel Lake

A Corbin man was pronounced dead at the scene after his boat struck a rock in Laurel Lake last Wednesday night. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the incident occurred near Grove Marina about 11:30 p.m. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley identified the man as 60-year-old Lloyd Lawson of Corbin. Emergency personnel were [...]

Two arrested on prostitution, unlawful imprisonment charges

Two area men are facing prostitution, unlawful imprisonment and other charges after they allegedly lured two females to a residence with an offer of drugs and money in exchange for sex and then refused to let them leave Monday morning. Brandon Gambrel Corbin Police officers arrested 31-year-old Brandon Gambrel of Gray and 66-year-old [...]

Whitley County man accused of shooting Rockholds man

A Whitley County man has been charged with attempted murder after sheriff’s deputes say he entered a Rockholds home and shot a man Friday morning. Forty-nine-year-old Kenneth Wagers of the Faber community is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond while the 43-year-old victim remains at the University of [...]

Floyd County racetrack bonds payoff clears another hurdle for Corbin track

One of the sticking points in the dispute over the racing license for the proposed quarter horse racetrack in Corbin has been resolved. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, a $2.2 million bond on the defunct harness racing track in Floyd County has been paid in full. The payment reportedly was made by Appalachian Racing Inc., [...]

Exile to play at this year’s NIBROC Festival

Legendary rock and country bank Exile will be playing at this year's NIBROC Festival. The 2017 NIBROC Festival will open to the chart-topping sounds of legendary band Exile, and organizers say more announcements about musical entertainment for the festival can be expected in the near future. Born in Richmond, KY in 1967, Exile [...]