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Rand Paul discusses lack of online civility, health care and tariffs at chamber of commerce luncheon

A lack of political civility, trade wars and gun control were just a few of the topics U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) talked about Tuesday during a speech at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon. Paul, who is recovering from lung surgery, had very few...

‘Beat the Heat’ race set for Friday in W’burg

Want to help out those fighting cancer or help purchase new beds for less fortunate children all while getting a little exercise while you are at it? This year’s 10th Annual Beat the Heat Color Me Pink one-mile race will take place Friday. Registration will start at 4 p.m. at...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019

John Paul White will play Corbin’s Moonbow Night Concert Series Saturday

Corbin’s Moonbow Night Concert Series will return to NIBROC Park Saturday night. Corbin Downtown Director Aaron Sturgill said this month’s even will feature a folk Americana sound with local favorites The Kites, and John Paul White providing the musical entertainment. “John Paul...

Pence announces $167k grant for Grace Health

A special visit by United States Vice President Mike Pence to the region last week brought with it a lot more than media attention. The Vice President was in Manchester Thursday along with Gov. Matt Bevin, Congressman Hal Rogers and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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I-75 lane closures planned near 2-mile marker

Starting this weekend, motorists traveling south on I-75 between Williamsburg and Jellico exits can expect brief delays due to alternating lane closures. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office announced Monday that motorists would see alternating lane...
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UC to open new restaurant at former Patriot Steakhouse location

Dining options on the University of the Cumberlands campus are about to get a little bit “bigger.” The University announced Tuesday that “Pete’s Eats” will open to UC students Aug. 21 and to the public Sept. 3. The restaurant will be located in the newly-named Adams Center, which...
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Canadatown teen dies after ATV hit pickup truck

A Canadatown teen died Saturday from injuries he sustained after his ATV ran head-on into a pickup truck. James E. Fore, 19, died at the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he had been airlifted following the crash on D Fore Road. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike...

W’burg City Council agrees to lease part of downtown parking lot to UC

The Williamsburg City Council formally agreed Monday evening to lease a portion of a parking lot in downtown Williamsburg to the University of the Cumberlands for use by residents in apartments that the school is building on the second flood of the old Faulkner and Taylor...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019

Williamsburg officials unsure how much South Second Street road repair will cost

The City of Williamsburg would have liked to have been doing some sidewalk repair work in recent weeks, but instead has been busy dealing with flooding and other water-related street issues. Mayor Roddy Harrison informed the Williamsburg City Council during its monthly meeting...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019

Whitley County Sheriff reports July activity

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department has reported its activity for the month of July. During July, deputies answered 1,398 complaints and investigated 41 vehicle collisions. In addition, deputies investigated 52 new criminal cases and made 156 criminal arrests. For the first...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019