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UC converting two-thirds of Cumberland Inn rooms to student housing

The University of the Cumberlands owned Cumberland Inn in Williamsburg will soon be converting about two-thirds of its hotel rooms into student housing, the school confirmed Thursday morning. “As the University’s on-campus population continues growing, there is an increasing need...
Posted On 21 Mar 2019

Area legislators secure funding to keep Whitley Circuit Court Clerk’s Corbin office open

The Whitley Circuit Court Clerk’s Corbin office, which had been scheduled to be permanently closed on June 28, will remain open thanks to the efforts of State Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, and State Rep. Regina Bunch Huff, R-Williamsburg. The senator, whose...

High speed chase spans four counties, 78 miles

An attempted traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 75 in Madison County, ended 78 miles and three counties later in Knox County Monday morning. Kentucky State Police Vehicle Enforcement arrested Teonte White, 19, of Lexington on charges of speeding – 26 mph or greater over the...

Five people arrested in connection with Tuesday home invasion

Five people, including three teens, have been charged in connection with a home invasion robbery early Tuesday morning. Corbin Police arrested Anthony N. Shields II, 18, of Gray, Jermel J. Carton, 19, of Barbourville, and the teens, ages 15, 15, and 17, for first-degree robbery....

Economy Inn property to be new home of Corbin splash pad

Plans for the proposed splash pad in Corbin must be amended as the location is changing from North Main Street to South Main Street. At the regular meeting of the Corbin City Commission Monday night, Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel announced that the majority of the...

Investigation leads to rape, sodomy, additional sexual abuse charges against Corbin man

A Corbin man previously charged with sexual abuse involving teen girls is facing additional charges. Danny Ray Collinger, 32, of Corbin, was arrested March 8 following an investigation by Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs...

UPDATE: Infant child of Saturday shooting victim has died

UPDATE: The Fayette County Coroner reported Tuesday night that the infant daughter who was successfully delivered after her mother was shot Saturday has died. The child, listed as Amelia Johnson in the the coroner’s report, according to WYMT, died just before 7 p.m. The...

UPDATE: Man killed by falling tree branch was Williamsburg resident

UPDATE: The man killed Friday afternoon after being struck in the head by a tree branch has been identified. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley said the victim was Gregory Siler, 45, of Williamsburg. Siler was pronounced dead at Baptist Health Corbin. Croley said while no autopsy...

Poore murder trial rescheduled to April 5 in Knox Co.

The trial which was set to commence this Wednesday for a Corbin woman charged with murder after she allegedly fatally stabbed her boyfriend in February of 2017 has been rescheduled to April 5. Deborah Bryant Poore was indicted by The Knox County Grand Jury on February 24,2017...

Burglary complaint leads to indecent exposure arrest in Corbin

What started out as an investigation into an attempted burglary complaint on Moore Hill in Corbin Saturday night ended with one of the individuals facing indecent exposure and other charges. Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Fred Hudson, 41, of Phoenix City, Alabama on...