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W’burg man facing felony shoplifting charge

A Williamsburg man is facing a felony shoplifting charge for allegedly attempting to take more than $500 worth of merchandise from the London Walmart Wednesday night. Jordan J. Ball, 32, is facing one count of theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more but less than...

New Knox County Detention Center weeks from completion

The construction of the new 310 bed Knox County Jail is nearing completion and “The building should be commissioned in the coming weeks,” said Doug Smith, Construction Manager, Codell Construction Company. According to Smith, “Exterior work is almost complete. The parking lot,...

Wrestling, children’s games added to Whitley County Fair line-up

Wrestling and some new children’s games are among the new events being added for this year’s Whitley County Fair, which will take place this week. Whitley County Fair Board Chairperson Bobby Joe Monhollen said that one of the new additions to this year’s fair is Kentucky Zone...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019

Changes to smoking ordinance discussed at Corbin City Commission meeting

The City of Corbin’s smoking ordinance, and what, if any, changes should be made to the it in light of the continuing growth of nightlife on Main Street came up for discussion at the regular Corbin City Commission meeting Monday night. You need to login to view the rest of the...

Williamsburg woman, sent to Whitley Co. Jail three times within 24 hours

They say the third time is a charm, but following her third arrest and ride to the Whitley County Detention Center within a 24-hour period, a Williamsburg woman facing misdemeanor charges is being held on a $1,000 cash bond pending her next court appearance in August. You need to...

Whitley BOE renames early learning center after late board member

The Whitley County Board of Education began Thursday’s monthly meeting with a moment of silence in honor of the late Delmar Mahan, who previously served on the board for over 26 years including several years as board chairman. Then board member Kenneth Carr delivered a prayer for...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019

Whitley County Health Department offering free Hep. A. vaccinations July 25, July 30

In January 530 people took advantage of a free Hepatitis A vaccination clinic held in Williamsburg. Those needing either the first or second parts of their vaccinations will have a chance to get them from free with two upcoming clinics, which are for people who are either...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019

Corbin Police, firefighters respond after truck driver attempts to hang himself

A Florida truck driver is being treated at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after police say he attempted to hang himself inside the cab of his tractor-trailer truck Monday afternoon. Corbin Police and firefighters along with Whitley County EMS were called to the scene...

Corbin Tourism Commission gets $20k grant to fund way finding signage

The Corbin Tourism Commission has been awarded a $20,000 grant to help fund the Corbin way finding signage effort. Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel announced the grant during the commission’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. The grant was awarded by the Community and Economic...

Corbin man sentenced to one year in jail in child porn plea agreement

A Corbin man, who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography, was sentenced Thursday to the mandatory minimum of one year in jail. Lloyd Wilson, 66, was sentenced in accordance with the plea agreement reached in Laurel Circuit Court. Wilson had previously pleaded guilty to...