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W’burg officials preparing celebration for ‘Survivor’ winner Nick Wilson

Williamsburg officials have begun planning to celebrate Nick Wilson’s $1 million victory on TV’s “Survivor.” The Williamsburg native took home the title and top prize last week. “It is huge,” said Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison. Harrison said officials will be presenting...

Corbin Rotary Club’s Empty Stocking Fund brings Christmas joy to 460 area children

Christmas came early Friday morning for 460 area children thanks to the Corbin Rotary Club and numerous donors to the Empty Stocking Fund. The club raised $26,000 over the last year to purchase toys, socks and shoes for each child. “We want to make sure all of the children that...

Nick Wilson wins, ‘Survivor’

“Surreal,” is how Whitley County native Nick Wilson described his 39-day journey on TV’s “Survivor,” going from nearly being the first one eliminated to the last castaway standing Wednesday night. “I went through tons of ups and downs in this game,” Wilson said during the live...

Sheriff’s department warns of phone scam involving arrest warrants

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of a phone scam targeting local residents. Officials with the sheriff’s department said a resident contacted deputies Monday night after receiving one such call. According to the victim, the male caller stated he was...

Corbin City Commission recognizes McBurney, Tye for their service to the community

The Corbin City Commission said goodbye to two of its longest-serving members during its regular meeting Monday night. Mayor Willard McBurney and Commissioner Ed Tye took part in their last regular meeting. McBurney, who has served 12 years as mayor, decided not to seek...

Volunteers needed to wrap presents for Empty Stocking Event

The Corbin Rotary Club is inviting the community to participate in a wrapping party to prepare the gifts to be handed out at the annual Empty Stocking Event. Volunteers are asked to come to The Corbin Center beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday to help wrap gifts for 460 children from...

Construction delays on I-75 in Whitley County to begin Tuesday

A portion of Interstate 75 in Whitley County will be reduced to one lane beginning Tuesday. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said northbound I-75 at milepoint 12.1 will be affected. Crews will close the right lane in the area from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through...

Hunter Hills second grade students receive new bikes

Christmas came early for 100 second grade students at Hunter Hills Elementary Friday though the efforts of a Catholic priest, a national bike company and one of its local distributors. Father Jim Sichko is one of 100 priests across the United States that has been tasked by Pope...

UPDATE: Remains found in Gray identified as missing Corbin man

The human remains found Monday night in Gray have been identified as a Corbin man, but investigators are still working to determine a cause of death. Kentucky State Police Master Trooper Shane Jacobs, public affairs officer at Post 10 in Harlan, said the deceased is Adam Keith...

Corbin woman charged with promoting contraband after jailers find drugs

A Corbin woman arrested on a vandalism charge, added drug possession and promoting contraband charges after Laurel County Deputy Jailers found her in possession of Suboxone. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said Theresa R....