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Redhounds bound for Princeton, Yale for first time

Two members of Corbin High School’s Class of 2017 are going where no Redhounds have gone before, Ivy League universities Princeton and Yale. Whitney Hopper has been selected to attend Princeton University, located in New Jersey approximately 50 miles southwest of New York Cit...
Posted On 03 May 2017

Assistant Whitley County Attorney Gary Brittain to be laid to rest today

Assistant Whitley County Attorney Gary Brittain, who died Friday, will be laid to rest today. Brittain, 67, has partnered with County Attorney Bob Hammons at their Corbin law firm for more than 30 years. “That’s my best friend,” Hammons said of Brittain. The Barbourville native...

Corbin School Board member Angela Morris attends final meeting

After eight years of service, Corbin Board of Education member Angela Morris took her final bow at the board’s regular meeting last Thursday. Morris, whose family is relocating to Illinois, did not seek re-election in the November election. “It has been pretty amazing having my...

Winner crowned in first ‘Meeples on Main’ Carcassonne Tournament

A therapist from Baptist Health Corbin became the champion of the first-ever “Meeples on Main” Carcassonne Tournament in downtown Corbin Saturday, beating out nine other competitors to win a custom sculpted trophy and other prizes. Ben Bess narrowly edged out News Journal Editor...

Whitley County High School’s ‘Cookin’ Colonels’ compete at state

Whitley County High School’s Cookin’ Colonels came up just short in their quest to advance in the Kentucky Junior Chef state competition held last week at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. “I’m very pleased, said Family and Consumer Science Teacher Veronica Carmical, who...

Mustard Seed Garden concert, ice cream contest, to benefit Backpack Program

Pull out your ice cream makers and pack up the lawn chairs because First Baptist Church of Corbin is hosting a “Concert in the Garden,” featuring a homemade ice cream making contest. This event was created in an effort to benefit the Corbin Community Backpack Program. While...

Local hotel owner Sudhir Patel receives Key to the City

Local hotel owner Sudhir Patel, who has also served on the Corbin Tourism Commission for 28 years, was honored for his service to the city by being named a “Corbin Colonel” and given the key to the city. “I was glad to do that,” said Corbin Mayor Willard McBurney who presented...

New Worship Pastor at Grace on the Hill has famous family connections

To say the new Worship Pastor at Grace on the Hill United Methodist Church in Corbin has had an interesting life is an understatement. He’s overcome a hearing disability to excel as a professional musician. He’s a second cousin to country music legends Loretta Lynn and Crystal...

Corbin church dedicates ‘Mustard Seed’ community garden

Jesus notes in the biblical parable that the mustard seed is the smallest of those planted in the field, but when it grows it becomes “the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.” From the smallest things often...

Man passes through Corbin on cross-country walking journey

Chris West, standing next to a statue of KFC Founder Colonel Harland Sanders in Sanders Park in downtown Corbin. There is an old adage that when you are not feeling good mentally, the best thing to do is take a walk. Chris West of Newport, North Carolina, is taking that advice a...
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