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Railroad cross on Ky. 904 to be closed to vehicles Tuesday and Wednesday

Kentucky Transportation officials announced that the railroad crossing on Ky. 904 in Whitley County will be closed to traffic Tuesday and Wednesday. The closure will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday and will continue through 5 p.m. Wednesday. Officials are warning motorists to expect...

Union College to resume on-campus classes in the fall

Union College officials announced Friday that on-campus classes will resume in the fall. No dates have yet been set, but President Dr. Marcia Hawkins noted that the campus would begin coming back to life in August. “We are developing the policies and practices necessary to ensure...

Minor earthquake reported between Corbin and London early Friday morning

Residents in between Corbin and London found themselves at the epicenter of an earthquake early Friday morning. The 2.46 magnitude earthquake was centered on O Johnson Road, between Ky. 552 and Maple Grove Road north of Keavy. According to the U.S. Geologic Survey, the quake...

Corbin City Commission reinstating restaurant, alcohol taxes

After suspending the city’s restaurant and alcohol taxes in March because of the COVID–19 pandemic the forced restaurants and other businesses to limit public access, the Corbin City Commission voted Monday night to reinstate the taxes beginning June 1. Mayor Suzie Razmus noted...

Associates in Eye Care seeing patients again, adhering to all state and federal guidelines

Many, who wear glasses or contact lenses, might have taken their access to eye health care for granted before the COVID-19 pandemic. But since reopening, phones have been ringing nonstop at Associates in Eye Care (AEC) with people scheduling their eye health exams, or being...
Posted On 22 May 2020
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CHS, West Point graduate John ‘Sug’ Hamlin dies

Retired Col. John “Sug” Hamlin, who graduated from Corbin High School in 1967, and The United States Military Academy West Point in 1972, passed away Saturday, May 9, in Birmingham, Alabama. “John was extremely proud of his Corbin roots. He was also proud of graduating from West...
Posted On 22 May 2020

Corbin man charged with domestic violence, DUI

A Corbin man is facing a domestic violence charge after he allegedly shoved a female down to the ground, and punched her in the face early Wednesday morning. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Cody Wilburn, 28, in connection with the assault that took place at a residence...

Whitley County drug overdose spike could be tied to fentanyl

Whitley County is continuing to experience a spike in drug overdoses as officials reported 10 in the last week, including two fatalities. While the details that led to these incidents are unknown, Whitley County Health Department Director Marcy Rein said the number is a...

School likely to resume later rather than sooner for Whitley County students

Whitley County School District officials are still contemplating when the best time will be to resume in-person classes for students, and that answer will likely be later rather than sooner, according to a message the school district sent out Thursday afternoon. Superintendent...
Posted On 21 May 2020

Whitley County schools expanding 1-on-1 Chromebook initiative down to 4th grade

Since 2017, the Whitley County Board of Education has provided Chromebooks for every student in grades seven through 12. During the COVID-19 pandemic, middle and high school students took home their Chromebooks so they could do non-traditional instruction assignments at home....
Posted On 21 May 2020