City commission discusses efforts to combat property blight

As a realtor, Heather Barrineau told the Corbin City Commission that the number and state of blighted properties within the city can be a difficult selling point when dealing with clients looking to relocate to Corbin. Corbin resident Heather Barrineau came before the city commission Monday to discuss the state of this home across [...]

Police investigating how New York man that drown in Laurel Lake got to Kentucky

Kentucky State Police have determined that the New York City man found dead in Laurel Lake Sunday had drown, but they are still working to determine the circumstances that brought him to the area. The deceased has been identified as 21-year-old Andrew Ku. “We are still trying to figure out how he got down here [...]

Corbin man indicted for Advance Auto Parts robbery

A Corbin man, who allegedly struck an Advance Auto Parts employee with his car while stealing from the store in January, has been indicted by a Whitley County Grand Jury.

The Whitley County Grand Jury issued its monthly report Monday indicting Christopher Millard, 28, of Corbin, on a charge of first-degree robbery.

Corbin Police were called to Advance Auto Parts on Falls Highway about 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 19 in response to a complaint that Millard struck an employee with his Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

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Update: More signs point to body in river being missing Ohio man

These Woodbine Fire and Rescue members helped recover the body of a man from the Cleark Fork River Monday morning. It is beginning to look more and more likely that a body recovered from the Clear Fork River Monday morning is that of a missing Ohio man, who disappeared near the state line [...]

Judge declines to issue gag order in Taylor murder case, but closes courtroom for part of hearing

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of murder in the death of her husband and two children. A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly killed her husband and her two teenager daughters while they slept in January, has pleaded not guilty to her charges. Courtney Taylor, 41, appeared in Whitley Circuit Court Monday morning [...]

Jurors need less than 45 minutes Thursday to acquit Moore on all counts

The four-day trial of a Williamsburg businessman, who was accused of sexually abusing a teenage relative in 2013, ended Thursday afternoon with a not guilty verdict on all counts. The eight-woman, four-man jury needed less than 45 minutes to find Eddie Moore, 41, not guilty of first-degree sexual abuse and use of a minor in [...]

Moore takes stand in own defense Wednesday

Eddie Moore gave police a more than one-hour long interview the day after a teenage female relative accused him of molesting her in 2014. During the interview with police, which prosecutors have labeled as a “confession,” Moore admitted to touching the breasts of the girl, who was 13 years old the first time it happened, [...]

Tourism approves interpretive plaques for Sanders Park

Corbin Director of Tourism, Maggy Kriebel, holds up an informational poster showing what signs in Sanders Park will look like. KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders is known around the world and while the Corbin Tourism Commission had a large hand in completing work on the park that bears his name, the planned interpretive [...]

Williamsburg leaders planning celebration for 200th anniversary of Whitley County

Mayor Roddy Harrison, along with members of the Williamsburg City Council, signed a proclamation declaring April as Autism Awareness Month. Williamsburg leaders are planning a big celebration to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Whitley County. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison said that while Whitley County is designating the whole year of [...]

Jury acquits Williamsburg man of sodomy charges

A Whitley Circuit Court jury only needed about 30 minutes last week to acquit a Williamsburg man on charges of sodomy. Jurors began their deliberations during the two-day trial of Joshua West, 25, about 1:35 p.m. on April 5, and returned a verdict of not guilty about 2:03 p.m. to two counts of first-degree sodomy, [...]