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Mt. Vernon man safe after being swept away at Laurel Lake spillway Sunday

A rescue effort at the Laurel Lake spillway Sunday night had a happy ending, as a Mount Vernon man escaped uninjured. Zac Burrin went into the water below the spillway at approximately 4:40 p.m. when water went pouring through the dam to generate electricity. Burrin was one of...

Long-time Corbin businessman Bill Hoover passes away

Bill Hoover, one of the long-time owners of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Corbin, Kentucky Inc., has passed away. “Bill was a friend to all. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace my friend,” Larry Hart commented on the You might be from Corbin KY if...
Posted On 30 Jun 2019

Bevin, Rogers announce completion of first phase of KentuckyWired Project

Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers today announced a major milestone achievement for the Commonwealth’s high-speed fiber optic network – KentuckyWired. The first portion of the network, known as Ring 1A, is now complete and includes Louisville, Lexington and...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Last day of district court in Corbin held Tuesday

Tuesday was a busy day on the Whitley District Court docket, the last day it would be held in Corbin. “I’m very sad!” said Whitley District Court Judge Cathy Prewitt who presides over court proceedings in Corbin. “It is a sad day for the people of Corbin and northern Whitley...

‘I want to know how you just kidnapped me and brought me here?’ defendant asks judge

“I want to know how you just kidnapped me and brought me here?” defendant Darnel Chivers asked Whitley Circuit Judge Paul Winchester during his arraignment Thursday morning in connection with the 2017 triple homicide of a local family. On May 20, 2019, a Whitley County Grand Jury...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019

R-Tech driver apparently witnessed W’burg woman’s killing

A Williamsburg woman, who was allegedly killed by her nephew outside her home Friday morning, suffered blunt force trauma to the head and three stab wounds to the neck, but this isn’t what killed her, Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said Monday afternoon. You need to login...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019

GoFundMe page set up to help pay for Richardson’s funeral

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday for a Williamsburg woman, who was killed outside her home Friday morning, and a GoFundMe page has been set up by the victim’s family to help pay for funeral expenses. Wanda Richardson’s funeral service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m....
Posted On 26 Jun 2019

Corbin man indicted on rape, sodomy charges in Laurel County

A Corbin man was indicted Friday in Laurel County for allegedly raping and sodomzing a 15-year-old. Brian Allen Johnston, Jr., 31, is facing charges of third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy. Johnston was arrested March 20 at his home on College Street following an...

Knox deputies investigating shooting near Corbin

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting at a residence on Ky. 3436 (Liberty-Wilton Road) near Corbin Monday afternoon. Deputies were called to the residence near the intersection with TowerRoad at approximately 4:50 p.m. Deputies reported the victim’s injuries...

UPDATE: Victim in Friday murder in W’burg identified

UPDATE: Williamsburg Police identified the woman killed outside her home Friday morning. Chief Wayne Bird said the victim is 58-year-old Wanda Richardson. Police say Richardson was beat, but are awaiting the results of an autopsy to confirm the cause of death. The autopsy is...
Posted On 21 Jun 2019
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