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John ‘Crow” Fletcher dies at age 85

A former Corbin High School teacher and coach passed away January 1 at age 85. John “Crow” Fletcher came to Corbin in 1964 to coach basketball and baseball and teach history. He retired in 1997 after 33 years of service to the community. Diane Mitchell, who taught English at...

New programs designed to ready children for kindergarten

Whether it is learning writing or arithmetic, teachers agree that a student’s proficiency in reading is essential to understanding and grasping the knowledge. A new parent/child group has been established in Whitley County with the goal of preparing children that will soon be...

‘Dance to Be Fit’ returns to The Corbin Center beginning Thursday

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight and help with the exercise portion is available beginning Thursday night as the “Dance to Be Fit” begins at The Corbin Center. The hour-long Zumba style class started in 2017 under the direction of Shannon Rima...

Woodbine woman facing drug trafficking, possession charges

A Woodbine woman is facing multiple charges after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies located assorted drugs, paraphernalia, cash and someone else’s EBT card inside her vehicle during a traffic stop in north Corbin early Sunday morning. Forty-one-year-old Lisa Gail Johnson was...

Corbin man arrested after high-speed chase in Gray, Woodbine

A Corbin man, whom police wanted to question in connection with a burglary, is facing multiple additional charges after leading police on a high-speed chase last Thursday night. Kentucky State Police Trooper Sammy Faris arrested 38-year-old Christopher Disney following a pursuit...

Gray man accused of violating his parole

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended a Gray man Monday who is wanted for violating parole in Tennessee. Deputy William Stewart, the department’s public affairs officer, said Sheriff Mike Smith and Sergeant Carl Bolton went to a residence on Hazel Fork Road off of U.S. 25E...
Posted On 20 Dec 2017
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Whitley County Clerk’s Office closing for all but two days next week

If you need to pay your car taxes, get a marriage license, register a deed or any number of other things at the Whitley County Clerk’s Office before the end of the calendar year, then you might want to hurry down there. Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz warns that her office will...
Posted On 20 Dec 2017

Corbin Public Library challenges parents to read 1,000 books to children before they start kindergarten

The Corbin Public Library is encouraging local parents to read 1,000 books to their children before they begin kindergarten. “By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills,”...

2018-2019 calendar for Corbin Independent Schools unveiled

The tentative 2018-19 calendar for Corbin Independent Schools was unveiled last Thursday during the regular meeting of the school board. If accepted, the calendar calls for school to begin on Monday, Aug 13. Fall break is scheduled for the week of Oct 15-19. Christmas break would...

Deputy saves father, four-year-old stopped on I-75

A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy is being credited with saving a Knoxville man and his four-year-old son after the man stopped his vehicle on I-75 early Sunday morning in the roadway without any vehicle lights on. The driver of the vehicle, Robert Cook, 28, pleaded not guilty...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017