Stolen gun report inadvertently leads police to meth

A report about a stolen gun early Saturday morning led authorities to the discovery of methamphetamine at a Williamsburg motel Sunday morning. About 3 a.m. Saturday, Whitley County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a report of a stolen handgun at a south US25W residence. The homeowner told police that he allowed a woman [...]

Corbin schools approves agreement reducing number of Knox students allowed tuition-free

Assistant Superintendent Ramona Davis shows members of the Corbin school board selections for trim, tile and other finishings at the new Corbin Middle School, which is currently under construction.

The number of students that live in the Knox County School District who can instead attend Corbin without paying tuition is being slightly reduced.
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Whitley Co. schools forced to turn down tablet computer grant

Connie Patterson was presented with the Above and Beyond Award during the Whitley County Board of Education meeting on Feb. 9. She is pictured with members of her family and the school board.

The Whitley County school district has over $1 million worth of computer devices that need to be replaced, but is being forced to turn down an offer of 90 new tablet computers for students.
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W’burg sewer bills expected to rise steadily

Williamsburg residents will soon be paying more on their sewer bills and will likely be seeing steady increases for the next several years in order to pay for necessary repairs and improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment system. Earlier this month, the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) approved 11 loan applications, including a $2,456,489 loan application [...]

Corbin downtown events schedule released

The community event season in downtown Corbin is scheduled to begin on March 21. Corbin Downtown Director Andy Salmons said the first event, Art Hub Tuesdays, is one of two additions to the downtown events calendar. The event, organized by the Arts and Literary League, is an effort expand the arts community in the area [...]

Corbin Public Library hosting annual ‘Fancy Nancy Tea Party’

The Corbin Public Library is hosting its annual “Fancy Nancy Tea Party” Saturday. The event will feature story time with special guest children’s author, Tonya Moreland. Circulation Clerk Cassandra Estep said Moreland has written two books, “When Am I Beautiful, and “Who Will I Marry?” Estep said the event will also feature a photo booth [...]

Corbin, London Rotary Clubs hosting annual ‘International Dinner’

Corbin and London Rotary International Clubs are once again joining together to help in the organization’s fight to eradicate polio. For the ninth consecutive year, the clubs will co-host the Rotary International Dinner on Feb. 11 at the Community Center in London. Joe Caldwell, the Rotary Club Committee Chair of the Rotary Foundation, said this [...]

Harlem Globetrotters perform at The Arena in Corbin on Jan. 23

The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their unique brand of basketball to The Arena in Corbin Monday night. The organization is in its 91st year, with more than 600 players taking the court for the team in that time. The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are returning to The Arena in Corbin on Jan. 23 [...]

Shelter needs your help to save animals

Theresa Martin was the keynote speaker at the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club meeting on Dec. 8 and discussed the operation and needs of the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter. As much as the workers and volunteers at the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter would like to save the lives of all the 17 cats or dogs that are [...]

Corbin man dies in crash in Madison County

A Corbin man died Saturday in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 in Madison County. Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison pronounced 36-year-old Robert Salyers dead at the scene of the crash on north-bound I-75 near the 82-mile marker. According to Madison County Sheriff’s deputies, Salyers’ 2007 Dodge pickup ran off the road and into a [...]