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‘Resolution’ reached in W’burg schools lawsuit

A lawsuit against the Williamsburg Independent School District, former Superintendent Denny Byrd and former Principal Gary Peters has been dismissed in U.S. District Court in London. The parents of the victim, who are identified in the lawsuit only as John and Jane Doe, filed...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

U of C’s ‘Shoes 4 the Soul’ helps 500 elementary students

Thanks to the efforts of more than 400 student volunteers from the University of the Cumberlands Tuesday morning, about 500 elementary school students from four local schools got a new pair of free shoes, new socks and a new backpack full of school supplies. Tuesday was the fifth...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Paul gets high marks during annual evaluation

If Superintendent Scott Paul’s recent annual evaluation by the Whitley County Board of Education were a report card, Paul would have received the equivalent of five A’s and two B’s. The Whitley County Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Aug. 11 and...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Camp UNITE once again a success, Varney tells coalition

Members of the Whitley County UNITE Coalition got an update on Camp UNITE and were introduced to their new coalition coordinator during their monthly meeting Monday afternoon. About 207 youth from 32 counties poured into Williamsburg July 26 – July 30 for the 10th Annual...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

New Arena manager hired Monday

The Arena in Corbin is under new management. At a special called meeting Monday morning, the Corbin City Commission voted 4-0 to hire Kristi Balla to be the new Arena manager. Balla, a 1995 graduate of Corbin High School, has previously worked at other venues including the KFC...

Corbin Police seize pound-and-a-half of crystal meth, $5,100 in cash

The Corbin Police Department’s newest officer made a record drug bust Friday morning, seizing .68 kilograms (1.5 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine found in a car at a local gas station. Officer Mandy Chitwood, who graduated from the police academy in April, along with Officer...

Mullis tells police he just couldn’t help himself when he stole attorney’s truck

Corbin Police say the Williamsburg man seen on video taking an attorney’s pickup truck from the parking lot outside of district court has been returned to Whitley County and confessed to the crime. “He said he just couldn’t help himself,” said Corbin Police Major Rob Jones, the...

Appalachian Regional Commission awards grant for stick factory infrastructure

The Appalachian Regional Commission approved a grant to fund the installation of a new access road and utilities to support the North America Sticks facility planned for Corbin. Congressman Hal Rogers, R-KY, announced the grant, totaling $429,312 Tuesday. “Without question,...

Mays fired as deputy sheriff after DVO entered

A suspended Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy, who had a Domestic Violence Order (DVO) entered against him early Friday evening, is no longer employed by the sheriff’s department. Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said that he called Sgt. Kirk Mays into his office...
Posted On 17 Aug 2016

Battle lines set for November General Election

The Corbin and Williamsburg independent boards of education will each be getting a new face next year, and the battle lines are now set for the November General Election with the passage of the Aug. 9 filing deadline. Incumbent Williamsburg board member Kim Broome White opted not...
Posted On 17 Aug 2016