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Get Help for Addiction, Abuse or Suicidal Thoughts

Alcohol and drug addiction has risen 13 percent, and overdoses have spiked, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Substance abuse problems have roots going back thousands of years, but the traumatic isolation and extra stress created by the COVID lockdowns, and widespread...

2021 Homecoming royalty announced at Whitley Co. High

Katy Powers, senior, was crowned the 2021 Basketball Homecoming Queen at the Whitley County Colonels vs. Williamsburg basketball game last Saturday. Powers is the daughter of Tracy and Travis Powers. She was escorted by her brother, Kaden Powers. Whitley County won the game...

Truth or Consequences

This column is a reprint from the Bena Mae archives. From the movie A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson’s rant from the witness stand, “The truth? You can’t handle the truth!” was voted the twenty-ninth greatest American movie quote of all time and is near the top of  the poll of one...

7th generation joins Grisell family business

For over 150 years, the Grisell family has been in the funeral business. Now, in the form of Evan Grisell, the family has welcomed its seventh generation to the family business. The Grisell’s history in the business began in 1847 when Simeon Grisell, a Quaker minister and cabinet...

Local chef featured in Kentucky Restaurant Journal

“I’ve already reached my ultimate goal,” said Wrigley Taproom owner and chef Kristin Smith. “Having a restaurant in my own community where I get to cook for those I love, using ingredients that were grown right here in Whitley county is more than I could have wished for.” Because...

Local author releases 4th book in children’s series

On Jan. 2, local author Jennifer Marsee released book four of the Molly Sue the Dingo Diva series.  Join  Molly Sue as she adjusts to life during a pandemic. What is COVID-19? What does pandemic mean?  What is quarantine and isolation?  Why do we wear face coverings?  What are...

Tax tips for students

Income tax season is approaching, and students may want to consider these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to help the tax preparation process go more smoothly. “One of my top priorities as governor is making higher education more accessible to...
Posted On 08 Jan 2021
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Baptist Health Corbin welcomes 1st baby of 2021

Baptist Health Corbin is proud to announce the first baby born in the hospital in 2021! Meet Marcie, born at 11:27 a.m. on New Year’s Day. New parents Sierra and Michael were so excited to welcome their new 6 lb., 13 oz. baby girl into the world today.  Congratulations to the...

University of the Cumberlands congratulates summer graduates

In what has been one of the most unprecedented years in history, there are still hardworking people achieving their goals, new doors of opportunity opening, and worthwhile reasons to celebrate. In fact, right now, there are more than 1,100 reasons to celebrate – one for each...
Posted On 16 Nov 2020

Local scout rehabs neglected cemetery for Eagle Leadership Service Project

A Corbin area Boy Scout has taken on a monumental task, removing more than 45 years of overgrowth from a small cemetery. Max Richardson, a senior at Corbin High School chose to clean up the overgrown McHargue Cemetery near the Corbin water tower as his Eagle Leadership Service...