Corbin High School will be graduating its 100th class Sunday at The Arena

When Corbin High School seniors don cap and gown this Sunday and go through formal graduation ceremonies they will have a special distinction … they will part of the school’s 100th graduating class. The CHS graduation ceremony will be held at The Arena at 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Corbin High School [...]

Pay raises not in the works Whitley County teachers

Members of the Whitley County Board of Education presented Whitley County Intermediate School employee Angie Baker with the May Above and Beyond Award during Thursday's monthly school board meeting. For the most part, Whitley County school system employees won’t be getting any pay raises in the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. [...]

Three airlifted after Sunday wreck in Lily

Three people were airlifted following a Lily crash Sunday. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a three-vehicle accident late Sunday afternoon in Lily that resulted in three people being flown out by emergency medical helicopters due to serious injuries. The accident happened about 5:23 p.m. on US25 about four miles north of Corbin. [...]

Two airlifted following Saturday wreck in Corbin

Two people were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center following a head-on collision on Cumberland Falls Hwy. Saturday night. Corbin Police Lt. James Miller said the crash occurred about 6:25 p.m. when a 2014 Lexus attempted to pass another vehicle travelling south on U.S. 25W near Bubby’s Barbecue and struck a pickup truck [...]

Walk with the Mayor planned for Saturday in Corbin

Local residents are invited to come out Saturday morning and get in a little exercise with Corbin Mayor Willard McBurney and Colonel Harlan Sanders. Registration for the one-mile Walk with the Mayor will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, and the actual walk begins at 10 a.m. This free event is sponsored by the Whitley County [...]

W’burg Kiwanis Day of Prayer Breakfast set for May 4

Former Main Street Baptist Church Pastor Rev. Bill Wright will be the keynote speaker during the 18th Annual Williamsburg Kiwanis Club National Day of Prayer Pancake Breakfast. Wright, who left Williamsburg last year, now serves as Minister to Senior Adults at First Baptist Church in Richmond. He is married to his wife, Vicky, and they [...]

May 30 will be last day of class for Whitley County students

Despite a mild winter, students in the Whitley County school district won’t be finishing classes this school year until late May. Whitley County Deputy Superintendent Paula Trickett told the Whitley County Board of Education during its monthly meeting Thursday that the district has missed a total of 14 instructional days this school year. The district [...]

Threat closes Knox County schools Tuesday

Three school systems closed on April 18 not due to weather or illness but because of a threat made against a Knox County school. According to a press release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, on April 17 at 11:30 p.m., Knox County 911 Dispatch received a call reporting a possible shooting threat at a [...]

Lovitt charged with two felonies after alleged incident with gun

Roger Lovitt is charged with unlawful imprisonment following an alleged incident at his home. A Williamsburg man was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor offense following an incident at his home Saturday afternoon that involved a gun. Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White arrested Roger Dale Lovitt Jr., 48, of 506 Moore Road, [...]

Special judge appointed in Courtney Taylor capital murder case

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of murder in the death of her husband and two children.

A special judge has been appointed to preside over the capital murder trial of a Williamsburg woman, who is accused of shooting her husband and two teenager daughters to death in January while they slept.

On March 20, a Whitley County Grand Jury indicted Courtney Taylor, 41, on three counts of capital murder in the Jan. 13 shooting deaths of her husband, Larry Taylor, 56, and their two daughters, Jessie Taylor, 18, and Jolee Taylor, 13.

In addition, the grand jury also indicted Taylor on March 20 on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for pointing a 9mm handgun at Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders and Sgt. James Fox, who responded to her residence to investigate.

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