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Old Fashion Brush Arbor Meeting tent revival canceled this year due to illness

For the last 57 years, the Old Fashion Brush Arbor Meeting, which is a five-night old time tent style revival, has taken place off Brush Arbor Road during the first week of September, but this year it won’t be happening. Organizer Jerry Sester, who is president of the Old Fashion...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018

WCHS sophomore passes away Saturday at her home

Funeral arrangements have been set for Wednesday afternoon for a Whitley County High School student, who died Saturday. Bethany Faith Lawson, 16, of Limestone Branch, Williamsburg, died at her home. She was to be a sophomore at Whitley County High School this fall. Lawson was...
Posted On 12 Aug 2018

Portion of Highway 26 temporarily closed due to high water

UPDATE: Ky. 26 in Whitley County has been reopened to traffic. Whitley County Projects Director Amber Owens said the high water has receded, making the roadway passable. However, more rain is expected to move through the area. “If there is water on the road, do not drive...
Posted On 10 Aug 2018

Whitley Co. man arrested for allegedly raping 13-year-old Lexington girl in 1993

A homeless Whitley County man, who has a history of run-ins with the law, has been arrested in connection with a 1993 Lexington rape case. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird arrested James Fields, 47, about 5:53 p.m. on Aug. 7 and served him with the Fayette County arrest...
Posted On 09 Aug 2018

Former CHS, Alice Lloyd standout in the hunt for third NIBROC 3-on-3 Tournament title

He’s not the biggest, or most intimidating player on the court. But former Corbin High School, and Alice Lloyd College, standout Isaac Wilson has been the most consistently dominate presence at the annual NIBROC 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament over it’s six year existence. He’ll be...

Former county attorney, circuit judge Emby McKeehan passes away

Former three-term Whitley County Attorney and Whitley Circuit Judge Emby McKeehan has passed away. McKeehan, 94, died Aug. 7 at his home on Bee Creek Road. McKeehan was a Whitley County native born on Whippoorwill Creek next to Laurel Lake. When he was three years old, his...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018

Annie Moses Band to kick off Fine Arts Association’s 57th Annual concert series Aug. 25

The 57th Annual Concert Series schedule for the Fine Arts Association of Southeastern Kentucky has been released and it provides a diverse offering of entertainment that just about anyone will enjoy, officials with the organization say. “I believe our programming is simply...

Lily crash claims one life

A Lily man died Thursday from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 25 in Laurel County. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, identified the deceased as Richard McFadden, 62, who was pronounced dead at St. Joseph...
Posted On 03 Aug 2018

Popular retired Corbin police officer, Larry Goodin, dies at age 67

Former Assistant Corbin Police Chief Larry Goodin is being remembered this week as a quiet, dedicated servant who served in an often-tough profession with class and dignity. Goodin, 67, died Saturday roughly 16 years after he served his last shift with the Corbin Police...

Bevin talks issues, but won’t announce re-election bid at local fundraiser

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks to supporters recently at a fundraiser at the home of Eric and Kathryn Baker, in Corbin. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin discussed a wide range of topics during a private local fundraising event last week in Corbin, but the one question he didn’t fully...