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Needle exchange program collects 500 used hypodermic needles

The Whitley County Health Department has collected about 500 used hypodermic needles from drug users since its needle exchange program started about eight weeks ago, and it is largely operating on a one-on-one needle exchange rate. Martha Steele, public health director at the...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Lynyrd Skynyrd concert in Corbin nearing sellout

The Arena in Corbin is within 200 tickets of hosting it’s first sold out show when Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd comes to town on April 29. Arena Manager Kristi Balla said the venue has been close to sold out on at least two other occasions, when Three Doors Down played Corbin in...

Firefighters save seven homes from brush fire

Firefighers from five departments battled a 30-acre brush fire Tuesday to save seven homes. For several residents of a small trailer park, which is located near the junction of Ky. 204 and Highway 895, a Tuesday afternoon brush fire that got within 100 feet of some of their homes...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Despite days off, local schools still struggling with illness

Superintendents at Whitley County’s three public school districts are keeping a close eye on growing absenteeism, among students and staff, caused by a triple whammy of seemingly pervasive illnesses across the area. Scott Paul, Superintendent at the Whitley County School...

No indictment returned in porch shooting case

The Whitley County Grand Jury has opted not to indict a Williamsburg man in connection with a Jan. 12 shooting that took place at his Mt. Morgan home. The grand jury issued its monthly report Monday and issued no true bill or no indictment against Christopher Creekmore in...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Ex-inmate sues Whitley Co. Detention Center

A Corbin man is suing the Whitley County Detention Center after he was allegedly assaulted last year by other inmates while incarcerated at the jail. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 17 Feb 2017

Corbin Library Board to appeal denied grant application

The Corbin Public Library is appealing the state’s rejection of their grant application. The Corbin Public Library Board approved a motion Thursday to pay off the balance of the mortgage on the annex building, but it remains to be seen whether it will have the funding to do...

W’burg man wanted in connection with July stabbing turns self

Bruce Lewis, who was wanted in connection with a July stabbing, turned himself in Feb. 11. A Williamsburg man, who had been wanted for over seven months in connection with a stabbing last summer, turned himself in at the Whitley County Detention Center Saturday. You need to login...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017

Restoration work on L&N 2132 starts this week

Restoration work on the L&N 2132 steam locomotive, along with its tender and caboose, will begin later this week and is scheduled to be completed in May. A the regular monthly meeting of the Corbin Tourism Commission Tuesday, Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel told the...

Corbin woman charged with murder

A Corbin woman has pleaded not guilty in the murder of her boyfriend and is scheduled to Knox District Court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing to determine whether the case should be presented to the grand jury. Fifty-four-year-old Debra Poore was arraigned Monday on one count of...