Local artists eligible for $3,000 Corbin mural contest

Local artists are being sought to paint a mural on the underpass along Roy Kidd Avenue. If you are an artist, who could use an extra $3,000, then Corbin wants your help with an upcoming mural. Downtown Corbin has launched the Underpass Mural Contest, hoping to transform the Roy Kidd Avenue Underpass with [...]

Corbin woman hurt in wreck on KY 511

A Corbin woman was injured Friday when her SUV slid off the slick roadway and went over an embankment. Whitley County Sheriff's deputies say Nicole Lawson was taken by ambulance to Baptist Health Corbin following the single-vehicle wreck on Ky. 511. Deputies and Oak Grove firefighters were called to the scene about two miles east [...]

Whitley Co. getting $6,212.50 state refund for mining permits, acreage fees

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Thursday that fiscal courts in 29 counties, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel, will receive refunds totaling $149,425 from mining permit and acreage fees. The amounts of refunds are based on acreage fees paid by coal companies. The Kentucky Department for Natural Resources collects mine permit and acreage fees and returns a [...]

Union College, Barbourville Tourism hosting Gray mountain bike competition

Barbourville Tourism is gearing up for a new event in Knox County. On Saturday, Aug. 19, mountain bikers from across the region will travel to the area to take part in the Turner Outdoor Center MTB XC. Barbourville Tourism, along with the Union College Cycling Team and Kentucky Point Series, will host the event at [...]

Grace on the Hill presents ‘The Gospel According to Mayberry’

Chapters and verses from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are memorable for the life lessons they provide and while those scriptures are regularly used, Grace on the Hill United Methodist Church is beginning a 13-week class session looking at another source of life lessons, “The Gospel According to Mayberry.” Beginning Aug. 16, [...]

Corbin man charged with burglarizing family member’s home

A Corbin man was arrested Monday after police say he was caught in the act of taking firearms from a family member’s home in Keavy. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 43-year-old Paul Jackson, Jr. on one count of first-degree burglary. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies were called to the scene [...]

Local officers honored for efforts to increase seat belt use

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored law enforcement officers from 122 agencies across the Commonwealth, including one Corbin police officer, for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles. The Governor’s Occupant Protection Awards ceremony was held on July 12 at the Hyatt Regency in [...]

Judge declines for second time to reduce Askins’ bond

Sonia Askins is charged with murder in connection with a July 25, 2016 vehicular homicide case. For the second time in four months, a Williamsburg woman, who is charged with murder and other offenses in connection with a July 2016 traffic crash that claimed the life of a Canadatown woman, has lost her [...]

Corbin attorney pleads guilty to DUI

Corbin attorney B.J. Foley has pleaded guilty to a May 31 DUI charge. A local defense attorney arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in May has pleaded guilty to the charge. Thirty-four-year-old Burley “B.J.” Foley, who had been arrested May 31 following a traffic stop in London, pleaded guilty to one [...]

Wanted murder suspect arrested

Eric Cassidy was arrested Friday in connection with a May indictment for murder. A Corbin man indicted in May on a murder charge in connection with a fatal traffic crash in which he was allegedly driving under the influence has been taken into custody. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 34-year-old Eric J. Cassidy [...]