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Death penalty not option in murder case

A Corbin man indicted Friday in Laurel County for allegedly beating his twin brother to death with a hammer will not face the death penalty. A grand jury indicted 30-year-old Antonio T. Johnson on one count of murder. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please...

Two Williamsburg women plea to failing to report abuse

Two Williamsburg women have received 90-day jail sentences for failing to report the alleged sexual abuse of a child. Both Sarah Lively, 40, and Amber Lively, 29, pleaded guilty on May 4 to a misdemeanor charge failure to report child dependency, neglect or abuse in exchange for...
Posted On 25 May 2016

Man struck by car in Gray

An area man is expected to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center following a vehicle versus pedestrian crash that happened Tuesday afternoon near Crossroads Market in Gray. The accident happened about 4:15 p.m. Knox County EMS...
Posted On 24 May 2016

Richmond man drowns in Laurel Lake

A Richmond man drown Monday night near the spillway at Laurel Lake. Whitley County Coroner J. Andrew Croley pronounced 21-year-old Zachary Anderson dead at the scene about 9:30 p.m. Woodbine Search and Rescue and Oak Grove firefighters were called to the beach at the spillway...
Posted On 24 May 2016

Tip from W’burg Police chief leads Laurel deputies to suspected meth dealer

A tip on suspected drug activity that was provided by Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird led federal and Laurel County law enforcement to a London home Sunday morning where they recovered one-half pound of crystal methamphetamine and more than $100,000 in cash. Laurel County...

Whitley deputies go looking for wanted person, find meth

Two people were arrested at a residence on Ky. 26 in Rockholds Thursday night after Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies reported finding “Ice” methamphetamine and Suboxone and a handgun inside. According to Sheriff Colan Harrell, deputies arrested 31-year-oold Nancy A. Slayer and...

Fire destroys van parked in loading dock at Baptist Health Corbin

Corbin firefighters were called to Baptist Health Corbin Friday morning to battle a vehicle fire in one of the hospital’s loading docks. Firefighters said the van, belonging to Tri Tech, was destroyed by the blaze. Firefighters were paged to the scene about 3:50 a.m. in response...

Corbin Board of Education increasing tuition for non-resident students

The Corbin Board of Education unanimously agreed Thursday night to increase the cost of tuition for students who live in school districts with which Corbin does not have a reciprocal agreement. Tuition for the 2016-17 school year has been increased from $3,000 to $3,500. District...

Fiscal court seeks paving grant

Corbin Economic Development Director Bruce Carpenter addressed the fiscal court during Monday’s special meeting. The Whitley County Fiscal Court is hoping to become a guinea pig of sorts for a new state project that will use recycled tires in chip seal paving projects....
Posted On 19 May 2016

18 percent of Whitley voters go to polls Tuesday

Kentucky’s Republican Presidential Caucus this past March apparently didn’t have much impact on the voter turnout for Tuesday’s Primary Election in Whitley County where about 18 percent of registered voters went to the polls to cast their ballots. You need to login to view the...
Posted On 18 May 2016