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Vaping caution urged with severe lung injury cases rising

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) continues to monitor and investigate a growing number of cases of severe pulmonary disease related to e-cigarette use or vaping. “As the investigation into the cause of severe lung injury associated with vaping continues, we...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019
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Corbin man charged with rape, possession of child pornography

A 24-year-old Corbin man is facing rape, sodomy and child pornography charges after he admitted to police that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl on multiple occasions, and videotaped it. Corbin Police arrested Amos Sparkman early Sunday morning following an investigation into a...

Whitley County’s Elaine Stott remains in the running on CBS’s “Survivor”

The third episode of “Survivor: Island of the Idols” saw Whitley County Elaine Stott’s Lairo Tribe vote its second member out, but, after it appeared she was an early target in week one, she wasn’t on the radar this week. Wednesday’s episode opened with Lairo, who won immunity...

Corbin schools awarded grant to purchase bus security cameras

The Corbin Independent School District has been awarded a $154,827 federal grant to improve security on school buses and at Corbin Elementary School. The grant came from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services within the U.S. Department of Justice. Mark Daniels,...

Corbin Public Library offering ‘Adulting 101’ classes

As teens near adulthood there are a number of things they need to know to make their way through life that they may not realize. With that in mind, the Corbin Public Library is beginning a series of programs called Adulting 101 that will cover aspect of life such as banking,...

Local Marine Corps League chapter begins Toys for Tots fundraising

With the holidays fast approaching the U.S. Marine Corps is gearing up for its annual Toys for Tots campaign, and, locally, the JC Paul Detachment of the Marine Corps League is working to help children across Knox, Laurel and Whitley Counties. Greg Sims, Commandant of the...

Knox County Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Jason William Graves, 40, of Gray, Ky., pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm on Tuesday. Graves, who was previously convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2013, acknowledged that he illegally possessed two firearms on June 23, 2019. Graves...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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PRIDE secures $1.15 million grant to promote regional tourism

Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties are among the 41 counties in Southern and Eastern Kentucky included in a $1.15 million federal grant to fund a new regional tourism marketing campaign. Eastern Kentucky PRIDE has secured the grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to fund...

Corbin sailor killed at Pearl Harbor laid to rest Saturday

Dec. 7, 2019 will mark 78 years since U.S. Navy Motor Machinist Mate First Class Ulis C. Steely was one of the 2,335 military personnel killed in the Imperial Japanese Navy’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Steely, whose remains were identified just last year, was reunited with...

River Stomp Bluegrass Festival kicks off Friday, Oct. 11

So how do you promote an inaugural bluegrass festival that no one has ever heard of? Get a Sasquatch suit and have someone run around in it at various events. At least this is the answer that the organizers of the upcoming River Stomp Bluegrass Festival came up with. “We have...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019