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Cumberland Falls Farm hosting Hammer-in forging event Saturday

Would-be blacksmiths and blade smiths, or anyone who has ever had the desire to pick up a hammer and forge a piece of metal will have that opportunity Saturday at the second annual Cumberland Falls Farm Hammer-in. General Manager Dale Stewart said he has been to similar events in...

Update: Free W’burg ‘Ghost Walk’ postponed until Monday, Oct. 28

Update: The free Williamsburg Ghost Walk in Historic Downtown Williamsburg, which had originally been set for Saturday, Oct. 26, has now been delayed until Monday, Oct. 28 due to a forecast for heavy rains, which are expected Saturday evening. Are any of the historic buildings in...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019

Laforest accepts 25-year prison offer in sodomy, incest, sex abuse case

A Corbin man, who is accused of sodomizing, sexually abusing and having sexual intercourse with a female relative under the age of 12, will be spending at least the next two decades behind bars. James Laforest, 34, had been scheduled to stand trial Wednesday but instead entered...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019

Grand jury hands down 45-count indictment against Lovitt

A Whitley County Grand Jury indicted the suspended executive director of the Williamsburg Housing Authority Monday morning on 45 criminal charges related to a series of thefts from that governmental entity. The Whitley County Grand Jury indicted James R. Lovitt, 52, of...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019

Shots fired over stolen weed eater

Corbin Police were called to a residence on West Fifth Street Sunday after the caller reported that he may have shot at a man who had stolen his weed eater off of his front porch. The shooting victim, identified as Kelly E. Denham, 50, of Woodbine, was treated for wounds to the...

Former Laurel County school teacher facing additional sex-related charges

A former Laurel County school teacher, who was indicted in August on a sodomy charge, is facing additional sex-related charges. Mark A. Felts, 54, of Corbin, was named in a superseding indictment returned Friday in Laurel Circuit Court. Felts is now facing six counts of...

Update: Ky. Transportation Cabinet announces funding for Corbin sidewalks

The city of Corbin is getting over $160,000 worth of improved sidewalks thanks to funding announced Wednesday by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II traveled to Corbin City Hall Wednesday where he announced the...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019

Corbin City Commission approves proclamation remembering 1919 race riot

October 30 marks 100 years since the race riots that sparked Corbin’s reputation as a “sundown town” for minorities, especially African-Americans occurred. At its regular monthly meeting Monday night, the Corbin City Commission took a step toward repairing that reputation by...

Five area fire departments battle simultaneous structure fires

Firefighters from five area departments were called into action as two structure fires broke out in the West Knox Fire District within an hour last Wednesday. West Knox, Lily and Bailey Switch firefighters were called to Miller Lane, off of Sam Parker Road in Gray at...

Corbin Library hosting ghost tour Saturday

With Halloween approaching, the Corbin Public Library and Friends of the Corbin Library are hosting the annual Ghost Tour Saturday night. Following up on previous ghost tours, Diane Mitchell with the Friends of the Library, said the trolley will focus on another aspect ...