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Corbin Tourism agrees to pay train movers extra $10,000

After nearly two weeks of waiting, the Corbin Tourism Commission is moving forward with a request from Wasatch Railroad Group to pay the company an additional $10,000 for moving L&N 232, along with its coal tender and a caboose from Bainbridge, Ga. to Corbin. The initial vote...

Judges put brakes on Whitley ‘Rocket Docket’

A pilot program in Whitley and McCreary counties that was designed to expedite the court process in many felony cases is being terminated after nearly six months of operation. In addition, criminal defendants in circuit court cases will no longer receive plea deals that call for...
Posted On 24 Feb 2016

Police investigate minor explosion in Williamsburg

Williamsburg police say a minor explosion reported on Feb. 16 on King Mountain Road, which leads to the 911 tower, is apparently just an act of vandalism and not anything more serious. The explosion apparently happened about 5 p.m. on Feb. 16 and damaged a private gate that was...

Williamsburg city council approves historical district

Williamsburg will soon have an official historic district, which Mayor Roddy Harrison hopes will lead to downtown revitalization. “The benefits of this are preservation and it also offers potential resources that are available, such state and federal tax credits, incentives and...

Tourism commission deadlocked over whether to pay train movers extra $10k

A decision on whether the Corbin Tourism Commission will pay Wasatch Railroad Group an additional $10,000 for moving L&N 2132, along with its coal tender and a caboose from Bainbridge, Ga. to Corbin remains up in the air as the vote on the matter ended in a 3-3 deadlock...

Barbourville goes all in, approves Sunday alcohol sales

The big question on everyone’s mind now that Barbourville residents have approved the sale of alcohol is will it be sold on Sunday. The answer is yes. The second reading of Barbourville’s Resolution 2016-1 was held last Friday; however, the vote by the city council to...

Woman admits to shooting husband once, not twice

A Barbourville woman admitted in court Monday morning that she shot her husband on July 4, 2015, and conceded that prosecutors likely had enough evidence to convict her of shooting him again on Aug. 22, 2015, although she maintains she’s innocent in the second shooting...
Posted On 04 Feb 2016

CTA Acoustics employee injured by falling equipment

A CTA employee had to be airlifted after a piece of equipment fell on his leg Tuesday afternoon. Knox County EMS and Corbin firefighters were called to the facility on CTA Blvd. in the Southeast Regional Business Park about 2:45 p.m. Firefighters said the employee, whose name was...

Stivers gives assurances on Keeneland project

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Bond refund to save Corbin Schools over $500,000

A favorable bond market coupled with some deft financial maneuvering is going to allow the Corbin Independent School system to save an estimated $578,998 on bonds it issued in 2007 to fund the construction of Corbin Primary School. The good news came during a meeting of the...