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Whitley County Community Green Dot celebrates new mural

The Whitley County Community Green Dot program held a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Friday, Feb. 7, to celebrate the new Green Dot mural that is now located at the corner of Fourth Street and Main Street in Williamsburg. WEKC radio station owner Rev. Gerald Parks, who allowed the...
Posted On 12 Feb 2020

Flood is third worst in Whitley County history

Last week’s flooding in Whitley County didn’t reach the level of the all time highest flood, but it came pretty darn close. Although rain is projected for Wednesday and the later parts of this week, the good news is that it isn’t as much rain as originally projected and...
Posted On 12 Feb 2020

Flooding causes over $1 million of damage in Whitley County

Whitley County has suffered over $1 million in flood damage due to recent rains and rising rivers, and the county is still tabulating the damage. Whitley County Projects Director Amber Owens said that more than 40 hours were directly affected by flooding. Whitley County...
Posted On 12 Feb 2020

Flood victims: What do do if you need help or want to help

If you are a victim of recent flooding in Whitley County, and need assistance, then please keep reading. If you have read or heard about the recent flooding in Whitley County, and want to do something to help those affected by it, then you should also keep reading. “At this point...
Posted On 12 Feb 2020

Rescue crews answer more than 20 calls for help during floods

The rising water in Whitley County had local first-responders scrambling as calls for assistance came into 911. Woodbine Search and Rescue, and Williamsburg Fire & Rescue responded to more than 20 calls, though few were injury-related. Read this story and more for just $.99...

Sheriff rescues local resident from rising water

Whitley County Sheriff Todd Shelley waded into the rescue efforts occurring across Whitley County Thursday, carrying an elderly woman from the rising water in her home. Shelley said he and some of his deputies had responded to several calls on Ky. 1804 off of U.S. 25W when a call...

John Bill Keck named Leadership Tri-County’s ‘Leader of the Year’

A Corbin businessman has been selected as Leadership Tri-County’s “Leader of the Year.” John Bill Keck, who has been involved in assorted businesses throughout his career and currently runs a real estate development business, will receive the award during an event on March 28 at...

Corbin family seeking donations toward wheelchair accessible van

An Oak Grove Elementary family is seeking help in getting a wheelchair accessible van for their child. Mary Barnett is the mother third-grader Abby, one of many students who is dropped off and picked up each day at the school. However, for Mary and Abby, it involves more than...

Corbin firefighters assist with flood rescues in Harlan and Bell County

A crew of Corbin firefighters trained in swift water rescue made the difference to 13 people affected by the flooding in Harlan and Bell County Thursday. Captain Eric Philpot led the team, including Lt. Trevor Allen and firefighters Stephen Hunter and Benjamin Craft, that...

Corbin ‘Battle of the Badges’ set for March 28

The Corbin Police Department will be looking to settle a score with the Corbin Fire Department on March 28 at the second annual Battle of the Badges charity basketball game. At the inaugural event held in May, the firefighters led by as many as 20 points, but saw their lead cut...