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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 ...

Woman indicted for assault with a gun, but no one was shot

A Williamsburg woman is accused of assaulting someone with a gun, but she is not accused of shooting anybody. The Whitley County Grand Jury issued its monthly report Monday morning, and indicted Felicia Prewitt, 33, charging her with second-degree assault. On Aug. 14, Prewitt...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019

W’burg Kiwanis Club plans collectibles show Sat., Oct. 26

Have any old vinyl records, Pokémon cards or sports cards that you would like to sell or trade? Are there any comic books, sports memorabilia, collectible figurines, or old board games that you would like to buy, sell or trade? If so, then you may want to go to the Williamsburg...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019

Whitley Co. School District finishes fiscal year with $2.1 million balance

The Whitley County Board of Education received a clean financial bill of health during its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening. The board approved the 2018-2019 audit report by the accounting firm of Marr, Miller & Myers, which noted the district ended the 2018-2019...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019

W’burg City Council votes to join class action opioid-related lawsuit

The Williamsburg City Council voted Monday evening that it wants to be part of national litigation against some pharmaceutical-related companies in regards to the opioid crisis. During its monthly meeting Monday evening, the council met in executive session for about 25 minutes...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019

Cumberlands on-campus enrollment up 33 percent

With the fall semester in full swing, on-campus undergraduate enrollment at University of the Cumberlands is up 33 percent to 1,806 students. The news comes a year after the school announced that it was slashing tuition costs by 57 percent. The increase is due to a significant...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019
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W’burg police focus on drug trafficking at local motels

A Tennessee man, who allegedly ran from police while handcuffed, was arrested at a Williamsburg motel early Tuesday morning on charges ranging from escape to unlawful imprisonment. Williamsburg Police Officer Justin Taylor arrested Jason C. Johnson, 36, of Athens, about 3:41 a.m....
Posted On 18 Oct 2019