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Photo Gallery: Inaugural River Stomp Bluegrass Festival makes debut

The inaugural River Stomp Bluegrass Festival took place this past Friday and Saturday at the Whitley County Fairgrounds at Savoy, and featured several local bluegrass artists
Posted On 16 Oct 2019

Creation of safety plans urged as part of fire prevention week

In observance of Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12, the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction’s Division of Fire Prevention, together with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), reminds Kentuckians to develop an emergency fire safety plan. According to...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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Photo Gallery: Whitley County Historical and Genealogical Society hosts Heritage Day celebration

The Whitley County Historical and Genealogical Society held its annual Heritage Day celebration Oct. 5 in Williamsburg. The event featured various craft exhibitions, and tours of the historical and genealogical society’s museum, which is located in the old downtown train depot.
Posted On 10 Oct 2019

Photo Gallery: River Fog Festival makes successful return

The Second Annual River Fog Festival made a successful return to Williamsburg Saturday evening drawing big crowds to hear Larah Helayne, Joslyn & The Sweet Compression, and Jordan Allen and The Bellwethers. The event also featured three craft beer breweries, three food...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019

Cumberlands begins annual food drive

University of the Cumberlands is hosting its annual food drive Oct. 15 – Nov. 15. As always, all food collected will be donated to local food banks. In the past three years, Cumberlands has collected more than 61,000 pounds of food to help families in the community be fed during...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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Kentucky steers motorists to buckle up, put phones down to increase roadway safety

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is driving home a safety message to motorists aimed at preventing crashes by encouraging two life-saving actions behind the wheel- buckling up and putting down the phone. Launching today, the state’s first Buckle Up Phone Down campaign...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019
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Even with Red Flag Warning lifted, outdoor burning still limited

A Red Flag Warning, which was issued on Sept. 16 banning all outdoor burning in Whitley County, has been lifted. However, this doesn’t mean that you can burn any time that you want. Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. issued an executive order effective at 9 a.m. Monday...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019

Corbin Board of Education takes option to purchase property near renovated Corbin Elementary School

The Corbin Board of Education has taken an option to purchase a piece of property adjoining the renovated Corbin Elementary School on Kentucky Ave. At a special called meeting on September 12, the board approved the option to purchase the property adjacent to the front parking...