City of Corbin considers building dog park

The City of Corbin is considering the construction of a public dog park. At the regular meeting of the Corbin City Commission Monday night, Suzann Cox spoke about the need for a dog park. Cox, a self-described dog lover, said the closest dog park is in Richmond and she frequently takes her own dog there [...]

Williamsburg revenue projected to increase by 10 percent next fiscal year

General fund revenue for the city of Williamsburg is projected to increase by 10 percent this upcoming fiscal year, which starts on July 1, and this doesn’t include increased revenue from water and sewer rate hikes that the city council approved during a series of special meetings Monday and Tuesday.

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Whitley EMS discusses plans to overcome EMT shortage

Whitley County EMS is hoping that a new program to train emergency medical responders will help with a manpower shortage in our area. Whitley County EMS Director Kelly Harrison told the Whitley County UNITE Coalition during a meeting Monday afternoon at the Whitley County Health Department that local Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are in short [...]

Florida woman sues county over use of path

A Florida woman is suing Whitley County over use of a pathway which is located on her property.

Angelica Salas Howard filed the lawsuit on June 12 in Whitley Circuit Court against Whitley County.

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One person killed in Tuesday morning crash in Keavy

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Tuesday morning in Keavy. Forty-six-year-old William J. Hubbard of Corbin was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-vehicle crash on Level Green Road. Firefighters and emergency personnel were called to the scene approximately two miles west of the intersection with Ky. 312 just [...]

Sheriff’s deputies involved in two wrecks over four days

No one was seriously injured in this wreck Saturday afternoon involving a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser. Tuesday afternoon, there was another crash involving a different sheriff’s deputy.

For the second time in four days, a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser has been involved in an accident.

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Plea agreement reached in case of woman running naked with CHS track team

The woman facing charges for allegedly running naked among the Corbin High School track team in February can avoid further jail time if she completes her drug treatment and remains out of legal trouble over the next two years. Twenty-six-year-old Julie Leger, who had been charged with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting [...]

W’burg man accused of trying to punch constable

A Williamsburg man allegedly tried to fight with a Whitley County constable, who was trying to arrest him Thursday afternoon. About 4 p.m. Thursday, Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. responded to a fight complaint on Moore Road behind Thornton’s Auto Sales in Williamsburg. When he arrived at the scene, Patrick observed a man, identified as [...]

Corbin Public Library ‘Run for Literacy’ 5K set for Saturday

The Corbin Public Library is hosting its “Run for Literacy” 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday. The annual event will start and end in front of the library on Laurel Ave. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. The cost is $25. Diane Mitchell with the Friends of the Corbin Public Library said proceeds from the event [...]

Blaze destroys previously burned home

West Knox and Lily firefighters spent more than three hours working to contain a blaze that consumed an already damaged home on Old Barbourville Hwy. Sunday night.

Approximately one month after it first burned, West Knox firefighters say they were called back to a residence on Old Barbourville Hwy. to battle a house fire Sunday night.

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