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Bill Hoover remembered as quiet, generous leader

One of Corbin’s most prominent businessmen, civic leaders and generous patrons died suddenly Sunday. Bill Hoover, owner and long-time President of Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Corbin, died at the age of 72 during a weekend golf outing with friends in Louisville. Aside from his...

McElroy named new Knox-Whitley Humane Association director

The Knox-Whitley Humane Association has a new director. Melissa McElroy, who began working at the shelter in 2014 as a volunteer, and, most recently, served as interim director following the retirement of Deanna Myers, has been named to the position. “It was love from the minute...

Third time is the charm for arsonist(s) trying to burn down former Knox County church

Firefighters say arsonists may have finally succeeded in what they believe is the third attempt to burn an abandoned church building on Moore Hill in Corbin. West Knox firefighters were called to the intersection of Moore Hill Ave. and Kennedy Ave. at approximately 1 a.m. Monday....

Attorney for murder suspect wants his statements to police suppressed

Lawyers for a Corbin man, who is facing a possible death sentence for allegedly killing three people in 2018, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child, want to have his statements to police suppressed although it isn’t exactly clear why they want those statements...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019

Trio of W’burg police officers graduate police academy, two with honors

A trio of Williamsburg police officers graduated from the police academy Thursday, including two officers, who graduated with honors. Williamsburg police officers Trevor D. Teague, Steven Hill and Joseph “Ladale” Rider were among 30 officers, who were part of the Department of...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019

Jellico plans Independence Day festivities Wednesday, Thursday

The City of Jellico has a number of events planned for its Red, White & Boom celebration that is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4, at Veteran’s Park. From 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. both days there will be a street fair in Veterans Park with arts,...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019

Independence Day festivities planned for Wed., July 3 in Corbin; Thurs., July 4 in W’burg

If you like fireworks, then you are in luck as local towns will be having them on either Wednesday, July 3, or Thursday, July 4. Corbin will have its Independence fireworks Wednesday while Williamsburg will follow suit Thursday evening. Whether it is free fireworks, free concerts...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019

Mt. Vernon man safe after being swept away at Laurel Lake spillway Sunday

A rescue effort at the Laurel Lake spillway Sunday night had a happy ending, as a Mount Vernon man escaped uninjured. Zac Burrin went into the water below the spillway at approximately 4:40 p.m. when water went pouring through the dam to generate electricity. Burrin was one of...

Long-time Corbin businessman Bill Hoover passes away

Bill Hoover, one of the long-time owners of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Corbin, Kentucky Inc., has passed away. “Bill was a friend to all. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace my friend,” Larry Hart commented on the You might be from Corbin KY if...
Posted On 30 Jun 2019

Georgia man leads police on high-speed chase through Corbin

Law enforcement officers from three local departments became involved in a vehicle pursuit Friday night that began in London and ended near Woodbine with the arrest of a Georgia man. The incident began at approximately 8 p.m. when London Police initiated a traffic stop on a...