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Update: W’burg chemical spill contained, Highway 92W re-opened, Pilot Travel Center still closed for clean-up

Update: Whitley County E-911 reported at 8:30 p.m. Thursday that the chemical spill, which caused Highway 92W to shutdown about 6:30 p.m., has been contained, and the roadway is back open. However, Pilot Travel Center remains closed as crews perform clean-up work. Original story...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020

Gov. Beshear extends COVID–19 mask mandate for 30 days

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that he was extending the COVID–19 mask mandate for an additional 30 days. “It’s working!” Beshear said of the mask mandate. “Since we made it mandatory, more people are wearing them.” Beshear added that more people wearing masks has resulted...

Corbin Board of Education changes first day of school to September 9

The spike in COVID–19 cases and the efforts to finalize details on what will be a new experience for faculty, staff and students alike, led the Corbin Board of Education to move the beginning of the upcoming school year to Wednesday, Sept. 9. At a special called board meeting...

Whitley County Health Department issues COVID–19 public notice in connection with Saxton Baptist Church youth trip

The Whitley County Health Department has released a second COVID–19 public notice in connection with Saxton Baptist Church in Williamsburg. According to the notice released Monday afternoon, anyone who attended a youth camp along with a group from the church at Booker T....

Whitley County Health Department announces nine new COVID–19 cases since Friday

The Whitley County Health Department announced nine new cases of COVID–19 Monday. The new cases include two from the weekend and seven on Monday. This is the health department’s first update since Friday afternoon. The newest cases bring the total number in Whitley County...

UPDATE: Barbourville man dies from gunshot wounds sustained in Wednesday ‘road rage’ shooting incident in north Corbin

UPDATE: A Barbourville man died from gunshot wounds he sustained Wednesday afternoon in what Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are describing as a “road rage” incident in north Corbin. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer,...

KHSAA approves Sept. 11 start date for football games, Sept. 7 for cross county, soccer and volleyball matches

In a nearly three-hour online board of control meeting Tuesday, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has outlined how school sports should proceed as we enter into the fall season. KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett spoke early on during Tuesday’s meeting saying that he...

Breaking News: Gov. Andy Beshear announces closure of all bars, reduces restaurant capacity to 25 percent

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday afternoon that he would be closing all bars in Kentucky bars for two weeks and that he is reducing the capacity of restaurants for in-person dining to 25 percent in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. “We are in an...
Posted On 27 Jul 2020

High-speed police chase involving stolen vehicle stops when suspect dead ends at jail

A Knoxville man, who was allegedly driving a stolen car with marijuana and fake money inside, led police on a high-speed chase from Tennessee into Kentucky on I-75 early Wednesday morning. Scotty Inman is charged with speeding, fleeing police, DUI, and 15 other charges stemming...
Posted On 22 Jul 2020

Julie Osborne announced as new Whitley County High School principal

A press release sent out by Whitley County Schools Tuesday afternoon announced Julie Osborne as the new principal at Whitley County High School. Osborne comes to WCHS from Knox Central High School in Barbourville, where she was serving as assistant principal.