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Whitley deputies searching for man who attempted to rob Dollar General Store

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to locate the man who attempted to rob the Dollar General Store on Cumberland Falls Highway Sunday night. According to Sheriff Colan Harrell the man came into the store at the intersection of Falls Highway and...

Local agencies receive Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grants

Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley announced Thursday that grant money to help victims of violent crime is more than doubling this year – all thanks to an aggressive effort to capture federal funding and pair grants with Kentucky organizations. This...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Small claims lawsuits seek to collect occupational tax funds

The Whitley County Fiscal Court has collected more than $5,000 in delinquent occupational tax funds thanks to a series of recent small claims lawsuits. Whitley County Fiscal Court Occupational Tax Administrator David Owens filed 16 small claims lawsuits in September in Whitley...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Air Evac moves emergency medical airplane from W’burg-Whitley Airport

The first fixed-wing, i.e. airplane, air medical ambulance in Kentucky, which was based at the Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport, has moved. Joe Bradshaw, program director for Air Evac Lifeteam’s Williamsburg base and a member of the Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Update: Car stolen while owner at the polls

A man is behind bars after allegedly stealing a vehicle while the car’s owner cast their vote in Tuesday’s election. A Knox County man left his car running in Lynn Camp School’s parking lot while he ran inside to vote. But, when he finished, his vehicle was gone. Knox...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016
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N.C. man pleads guilty to receiving stolen vehicle

A North Carolina man, who was arrested behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle last month, pleaded guilty Monday morning to receiving stolen property while a similar charge was dismissed against his female passenger. On Oct. 16, Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy James Tabor...
Posted On 03 Nov 2016

Bunch, Conn, Knuckles speak at chamber of commerce election forum

Members of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce heard from both candidates for 82nd District Representative and one candidate for Corbin City Commission during their monthly luncheon, which was held Wednesday at The Corbin Center. 82nd Rep. Regina Bunch, her opponent, Bill...
Posted On 02 Nov 2016

SOAR announces funding for regional wildlife center

The southern portion of the 54-county SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) area will see the area’s oldest abandoned surface mine become a new tourist attraction that could attract more than 600,000 visitors, annually. “It is an exciting time in eastern Kentucky,” said Gov. Matt...
Posted On 02 Nov 2016

Corbin trolley rollout delayed

The trolley is painted and has been repaired. The stop signs are printed and ready to be hung. Corbin Main Street Manager Andy Salmons said as soon as the drivers are ready, the trolley will roll. Salmons explained that one of the two drivers hired in early October, Joe Breacher...

Turnout expected to be high in Tuesday election

Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz is predicting a 48 percent voter turnout during next Tuesday’s General Election. “It is the topic of every conversation it seems like. It ends up being the topic with our customers. There are some interesting comments. It seems to be...
Posted On 02 Nov 2016