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New Sanders statue to be unveiled

The Corbin Tourism Commission is set to unveil a life-size, chainsaw carved statue of Corbin most famous citizen – Colonel Harland Sanders – on May 5 at the Corbin Welcome Center. The statue was created by local chainsaw carving couple J&K Carvers. The duo also created all of...

Celebrating 20th anniversary of “Clay’s Quilt”

Local New York Times bestselling author Silas House talked about his first novel “Clay’s Quilt” Thursday with fellow author Angela Correll. The event, which was hosted by the Kentucky Book Festival, took place virtually via zoom and Facebook. During the event, House reflected on...

Bridging Kentucky Project starts on Monday, March 29, in Whitley County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office is advising motorists that a bridge construction project in Whitley County starts on Monday, March 29. This project will replace the Imperial Hollow Road bridge over Colonel Creek. The bridge will be closed for up to...
Posted On 26 Mar 2021
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W’burg water loss rate drops 17 percent after major leak fixed

So how much water loss could one water leak account for? Williamsburg maintenance workers labored in late January to repair South Second Street after a major water leak was found there, which caused a cavern under the road. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or...
Posted On 13 Mar 2021

W’burg City Council agrees to lease property for veteran’s treatment facilty

The Williamsburg City Council is moving forward with efforts to help land a privately-owned facility to treat veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse in the city. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day!...
Posted On 12 Mar 2021

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...