Plan for Corbin horse track may have met new obstacle

Just hours after Keeneland and Churchill Downs announced plans to jointly construct and operate two new racetracks and gaming facilities in Kentucky — one to be built in Corbin — the plan seemed to meet headwind from key members of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. In a statement released late last Friday night, the chairman [...]

Update: New details slowly emerging in triple homicide case

New details are slowly emerging about the deaths of three people, who were found slain on Sept. 13 at a home they were living at in eastern Whitley County.

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Firefighters unable to save Williamsburg home

Despite using 17,000 gallons of water, firefighters from four department were unable to save this Crisp Court home late Monday. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Fire destroyed a Williamsburg residence late Monday evening despite the efforts of nearly two dozen firefighters from four fire departments. “For the most part it [...]

Whitley County Fiscal Court suing wholesale drug distributors over prescription drug problem

Between 2013 and the middle of 2017, more than 21 million doses of prescription opioids, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, tramadol and oxymorphone, were dispensed in Whitley County, which has a population of about 36,000 people.

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Dedication for restored L&N 2132 locomotive, tender set for Friday

The L&N 2132 steam locomotive and tender along with L&N 1056 caboose have been restored to their original appearance on the exterior. The Corbin Tourism Commission will join with Corbin city officials and representatives from Bainbridge, Georgia Friday to celebrate the completion of the restoration work on the L&N 2132 locomotive. Tourism Director [...]

Churchill Downs partnering with Keeneland on Corbin horse racing facility

The long-awaited quarter horse track in Corbin will be a partnership between Keeneland and Churchill Downs officials have announced. Cumberland Run, which is to be built on 149 acres of property off of the Corbin bypass, will be one of two facilities constructed under the agreement. The second facility, Oak Grove, will be built in [...]

No arrest so far in apparent strangulation death of three people on Deep Branch Road

Whitley County Sheriff's deputies and the Whitley County Coroner's office are investigating a triple homicide on Deep Branch Road. So far no arrests have been made in the killing of three people, whose bodies were found on Deep Branch Road about eight miles east of Williamsburg late Wednesday afternoon. Authorities believe the three [...]

UPDATED: State trooper being flown from scene of crash

A Kentucky State Police trooper was flown from the scene of a crash on Interstate 75 Tuesday morning. Trooper Lloyd Cochran, public affairs officer at Post 11 in London, identified the trooper as Houston E. Lewis, who is assigned to Post 13 in Hazard. "He lives in Laurel County and was on his way to training [...]

Corbin Tourism asking for local sports related memorabilia for ‘Hometown Teams’ exhibit

The Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission, in conjunction with the KY Humanities Council, will be hosting a Smithsonian traveling exhibit November 18-December 30, 2017 at the Corbin Center located at 222 Corbin Center Drive. The exhibit, titled “Hometown Teams” tells the story about sports and the role that sports have played in shaping small towns [...]

Old Fashioned Trading Days packed with more music, food, fun than ever

Tidalwave road is just one of many musical acts that will be playing at this year's Old Fashioned Trading Days Festival in Williamsburg. The festival begins Thursday downtown. For a full schedule of events, see page A-2 of this week's News Journal. Concerts with bluegrass, gospel and country-rock artists, a large car show [...]