Court agrees to dismiss endangering welfare of a minor charge against CMS counselor

The case of a Corbin Middle School counselor who had been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor has been dismissed. An agreed order of dismissal in the case against Stephanie Pennington was signed by Special Judge Jeffrey S. Lawless, a district court judge who serves the 28th Judicial District in Pulaski and Rockcastle [...]

Increased speeding enforcement has decreased accidents, Caddell tells W’burg Kiwanis Club

Williamsburg Assistant Police Chief Jason Caddell was the keynote speaker at the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club meeting last month. At one point, Williamsburg was having almost 400 vehicle accidents a year. “The average speed limit is 35 mph. You should not have that,” noted Williamsburg Assistant Police Chief Jason Caddell. So far Williamsburg police [...]

Knox County woman charged with felony shoplifting

  Tools, laundry detergent, jewelry, and clothing were among the more than $1,100 in merchandise a Knox County woman is accused of attempting to shoplift from the Corbin Walmart Thursday afternoon. Forty-year-old Sonya Frederick of Artemus is facing one count of theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more but less than [...]

Corbin residents charged in conspiracy to traffic meth

Three Corbin residents have been charged with conspiracy to traffic in methamphetamine Wednesday afternoon following an investigation by Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies. According to Sheriff John Root, deputies arrested 19-year-old Tela Annett Smith, 18-year-old Trae Smith and 21-year-old Rolland Atkins following a complaint of potential drug trafficking on Lipscomb Road off of Level Green Road [...]

Corbin man arrested in connection with trailer theft

A Corbin man was arrested Monday night in connection with a stolen utility trailer taken from a car lot off of U.S. 25 in Laurel County early Monday morning. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies arrested 38-year-old Carl Smith after conducting a traffic stop on southbound Interstate-75 near [...]

Pastor praises efforts at Corbin LoveLoud

The sixth annual Corbin LoveLoud wrapped up Sunday and organizers say it was very successful in reaching out to those in need throughout the community. “We were able to touch a bunch of people in a bunch of different ways. We are grateful to show our community God’s love in a practical way,” said Chad [...]

Guilty plea entered in animal cruelty case

A Corbin woman accused of 22 counts of cruelty to animals in June pleaded guilty to one count Tuesday in exchange for a probated jail sentence. Sixty-three-year-old Saundra Nickels, shook her head “no” as she told Judge Fred White that she wished to accept the plea agreement offered by the Whitley County Attorney’s Office. Under [...]

Corbin Area Technology Center students work with area first responders during mock crash

A head-on collision Friday morning on the utility road behind the baseball field at Corbin High School provided a teaching moment for the criminal justice, EMT/Fire and health science students at the Corbin Area Technology Center. Under the direction of teachers Tackett Wilson, Julia Rollins and Lesha Powell, and with the guidance of Corbin firefighters [...]

W’burg Chili Cookoff winners announced

Sandy Canada hands out some of her homemade chili during the Fifth Annual Williamsburg Chili Cookoff Saturday. The Fifth Annual Williamsburg Chili Cookoff is all over – except for maybe the heartburn – and the winners have been announced. In the category of best home-style chili, Ron Butterfield took home the People’s Choice [...]

Online property tax payments are now possible in Whitley County

If you own land in Whitley County and haven’t gotten a 2017 property tax bill, that doesn’t excuse you from paying your taxes. “It is their duty to pay the taxes on the property. If they don’t receive a bill, it is their duty to call us or the PVA and find out what their [...]