Cumberlands hosts solar eclipse viewing party

This University of the Cumberlands student used eclipse glasses to view Monday's eclipse during an eclipse viewing party at the school, which was organized by professors in the physics department. On Aug. 21, 2017, University of the Cumberlands (UC) hosted a viewing party for the campus community during the total solar eclipse. The [...]

First responders rescue woman, who fell at Cumberland Falls

Emergency crews make preparations to rescue a woman, who fell at Cumberland Falls. Area first responders were called to Cumberland Falls Sunday evening after a woman fell from the rocks near the falls. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the woman, whose name has not been released, was airlifted to the [...]

Roastin’ Redhounds on to final four

Corbin High School’s Roastin’ Redhounds are two wins away from the state championship in the 2017 Junior Chef competition. The team of Sarah Sawyers, Ken Trudelle and Makenzie Bellew defeated Boyle County in the second round of competition Friday with its Pollo y pavo fajita flatbread pizza with homemade pico. “They did much better with [...]

Driver flees scene after Thursday afternoon crash

A Williamsburg Police K-9 unit unsuccessfully tracked the driver of this pick-up truck after he fled the scene Thursday. Police say that alcohol involvement is suspected. In the upper right quadrant of the photo is a cooler with cold beer that apparently spilled onto the ground after the crash. Williamsburg police say a [...]

Corbin area duo charged with writing stolen checks

Two Corbin area residents have been charged with multiple counts of forgery for allegedly writing stolen checks. Surgener Lowe Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies charged 26-year old Vanessa Marie Lowe and 33-year-old Christopher Surgener, charging each with seven counts of first-degree forgery. “They [...]

CHS ‘Roastin’ Redhounds’ advance to Elite 8

Corbin High School’s “Roastin’ Redhounds” have advanced to the second round of the Junior Chef state cooking competition. The Roastin' Redhounds are moving on to the second round of the state Junior Chef competition in Louisville. The team is made up of Makenzie Bellew, Sarah Sawyers and Ken Trudelle. The coach is Jessica Lester. [...]

Corbin man charged with kidnapping, assault will return to court Tuesday

A Corbin man charged with kidnapping and assault is scheduled to return to court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing to determine whether the case will be presented to the grand jury. Twenty-one-year-old Charles Shores III appeared via video in Laurel District Court Wednesday for arraignment on the charges stemming from the incident Tuesday night off [...]

Tennessee woman returned to Ky. to answer charge of animal torture

A Tennessee woman, who allegedly shot a dog during a 2015 burglary attempt in Whitley County, has been returned to Kentucky to answer her charges. On Aug. 9, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Court Security Officer Donnie Witt Jr. transported Dena Brooke Baird, 28, of Duff, Tennessee, to the Whitley County Detention Center where she is [...]

Knox County schools closing Aug. 21 for eclipse

All eyes will be turned to the sky on Aug. 21 as a rare eclipse sweeps across the United States. While this experience will provide a wonderful learning opportunity, local school districts have been in discussion for weeks, trying to decide if they will hold classes in light of student safety concerns. “We have been [...]

Deputies seek public’s help to identify burglar

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify the individual that burglarized a north Corbin establishment Sunday morning. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies were called to the game room on Adams Road off of West Cumberland Gap Pkwy. where the male subject had broken in about [...]