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For second consecutive day Thursday, Laurel, Bell, Whitley, and Knox counties all have COVID-19 incidence rates in the top 20 in the state

Laurel, Bell, Knox and Whitley County’s COVID-19 incidence rates were all within the top 20 highest incidence rates in the state Thursday. The Whitley County Health Department announced 21 additional COVID–19 cases on Thursday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to...
Posted On 25 Feb 2021

Two accused of hiding drugs inside a body cavity during separate incidents

A Williamsburg woman and a Rockholds man are both accused of allegedly hiding drugs inside a body cavity during unconnected vehicle traffic stops by two different law enforcement agencies over a two-day period, according to court documents. Both were passengers in their...
Posted On 03 Feb 2021

Police find methamphetamine after entering home to look for wanted man

If Christopher G. Creekmore had just come to the door of his 137 Mt. Morgan Road home in Williamsburg when police knocked on it on Jan. 27, then he likely would have just gone to jail because of a warrant for his arrest from Knox County. Creekmore didn’t answer the door though,...
Posted On 03 Feb 2021

Police recover stolen car behind school, arrest two

Local law enforcement officers arrested a man for DUI Saturday afternoon, who was parked behind an elementary school in a car that had been reported as stolen, according to arrest citations. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day!...
Posted On 03 Feb 2021

Four fire departments respond to tractor-trailer fire on I-75 Thursday night

A tractor-trailer fire Thursday night closed down Interstate 75 at Exit 25 in north Corbin. West Knox, Corbin, Keavy and Lily firefighters responded to the scene where the flatbed truck loaded with plastic containers was burning. “It was pretty much fully involved,” said West...

OpEd: Kentucky needs to support farmers and restaurants during the pandemic

(OpEd By Dr. Ryan Quarles, who serves as Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner.) Across the nation and around the world, the number of coronavirus cases is on the rise. This alarming trend has raised concerns that the economic lockdown from the spring could return. Leaders in...
Posted On 09 Nov 2020
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Kentucky’s modern gun deer season opens Nov. 14

The arrival of autumn brings beautiful fall colors, holiday excitement and for hunters, deer hunting in Kentucky. About 300,000 Kentuckians hunt deer each year. The state’s deer herd also draws thousands of hunters from other states throughout the different seasons, contributing...
Posted On 06 Nov 2020
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Historically Speaking: National Unity

(OpEd By Dr. James Finck, who is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. He is Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. Follow Historically Speaking at With the election this week, I want...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020
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OpEd: Senator Rand Paul announces support for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

(OpEd By U.S. Senator Rand Paul) After President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, I said I believed Judge Barrett would make an excellent justice that would...
Posted On 26 Oct 2020

‘The Kentucky Wildlands’ campaign launched to promote southern and eastern Kentucky

A regional brand now identifies the 41 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky as an enticing tourist destination: The Kentucky Wildlands. The Kentucky Wildlands is a regional tourism marketing initiative that showcases the region’s majestic beauty and rich heritage with the...
Posted On 15 Aug 2020
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