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

Corbin attorney Gary Brittain recently passed away. 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 earned [...]

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 good friend on the board,” said Board Chair Kim Croley. [...]

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 Mark White 96-93 in the finals of the tournament, capping a perfect [...]

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 coached the team that defeated Corbin in the district competition in [...]

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

The entrance to the Mustard Seed Community Garden at First Baptist Church in Corbin. 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 [...]

Local hotel owner Sudhir Patel receives Key to the City

Corbin’s Sudhir Patel (center) was joined by city officials and members of the Corbin Tourism Commission last Wednesday as Mayor Willard McBurney presented him with the Key to the City and recognition of his selection as a Corbin Colonel. Patel, who has lived in Corbin since 1987, owns and operates Country Inn and Suites [...]

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

Michael Hall is the new Worship Pastor at Grace on the Hill United Methodist Church. 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 [...]

Corbin church dedicates ‘Mustard Seed’ community garden

Ann Hacker and Mary Ida Gray hold signs that are part of the Mustard Seed Community Garden, a ministry of First Baptist Church in Corbin. 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 [...]

Man passes through Corbin on cross-country walking journey

Chris West standing by Sanders statue 2x

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 million steps further as he is in on a journey to walk across the United States.

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Baker promoted to Chief Deputy by Whitley Sheriff

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department now officially has a new chief deputy. Sheriff Colan Harrell announced Friday the promotion of Lt. Tim Baker to the rank of Chief Deputy. Baker has worked at the sheriff’s department since Harrell first took office in 2011. Prior to that he was a member of the Corbin Police Department. [...]