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Whitley teen remembered at suicide prevention walk

Melissa Lawson knows a little something about suicide. Less than two months ago, her 16-year-old daughter, Bethany Faith Lawson, killed herself. “I just want everybody out there to know it is OK to not be OK. It is OK to ask for help,” Melissa Lawson told a crowd of about 150...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018

Redhound Theatre presents, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Corbin High School’s Redhound Theatre will open its 2018-19 season Thursday night with Oscar Wilde’s, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The play centers around two men, Algernon Moncrieff and Jack Worthing, who each claim to be “Earnest.” “It is more than just the name Earnest....

First Lady visits local treatment center for women

Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin visited a Corbin facility last week dedicated to helping pregnant and parenting mothers get back on their feet in the wake of crippling substance abuse problems. Bevin, the mother of nine children (four adopted), toured the Independence House last...

Corbin votes to move forward with downtown splash park

If all goes according to plan, Corbin children could have a splash pad to play on by next summer. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 19 Sep 2018

Whitley Co. BOE approves 4 percent tax hike

Those living in the Whitley County school district will see their property tax bills going up this year. During its regular monthly meeting Thursday, the Whitley County Board of Education levied a 4 percent tax increase. The increase means that someone owning a $100,000 home will...
Posted On 19 Sep 2018

‘Still I Rise’ suicide prevention walk set for Saturday in W’burg

In the wake of one 24-hour period in August where three people died in Whitley County from apparent self-inflicted injuries, including two teenagers, the topic of suicide and more specifically suicide prevention has taken on new meaning for many people. “September is national...
Posted On 19 Sep 2018

Police use Taser to subdue armed suspect

Kentucky State Police used a Taser to subdue an armed Rockholds man wanted on an indictment warrant. George Messer, 58, was arrested outside his home on Bear Hollow Road Thursday night on charges of second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, trafficking in...

Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky state parks offering accommodations to hurricane victims

Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky’s state parks, and the City of Williamsburg are working to accommodate individuals forced to evacuate in the face of Hurricane Florence. Officials with the national forest announced that the campground fees have been waived. Kimberly...

Corbin ‘Big Green Egg Fest’ to be held Sept. 29

The sights and smells of more the 25 Big Green Eggs will take over downtown Corbin as the fifth annual Big Green Egg Fest takes place on September 29. Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel said 25 to 30 cooks/grillers are scheduled to participate in the event featuring the iconic grill,...

Corbin City Commission’s decision to buy fire truck on hold

The Corbin City Commission’s decision to purchase a new pumper truck for the fire department has been put on hold. The commissioners voted Monday night to purchase the truck from Pierce Fire Equipment at a cost of $650,000. However, at the request of Commissioner Trent Knuckles,...