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Wanted murder suspect arrested

A Corbin man indicted in May on a murder charge in connection with a fatal traffic crash in which he was allegedly driving under the influence has been taken into custody. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 34-year-old Eric J. Cassidy last Friday at a residence on Watch...

Briar Creek Park Bridge repairs almost complete

Repairs are almost complete on the Briar Creek Park Bridge. Flooding in late April and early May damaged the bridge, which has been closed since. Repairs began to the bridge on July 3. “Hopefully, the bridge at Briar Creek Park will be completed and open this week,” Williamsburg...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

Randle charged with leading police on 15-mile plus chase

A Barbourville man allegedly led Williamsburg police on a more than 15-mile vehicle pursuit early Monday morning and then fled a short distance on foot before surrendering to Williamsburg police, according to this arrest citations. The incident began when Williamsburg Police...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

Portion of N. 10th Street will be closed during school

If you drive on North 10th Street in Williamsburg, then pay attention. Starting next month, a portion of the street will be closed daily while Williamsburg Independent School is in session. During its monthly meeting Monday, the Williamsburg City Council unanimously voted to...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

Local Democrats hear from New Kentucky Project

Following last year’s stinging political loses that saw Republicans take control of both the governor’s office and the state house of representatives, Kentucky Democrats are trying to get reorganized and took that message to local party officials in Whitley County Monday evening....
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

Cox touts value of hard work during Daniel Boone Visionary Awards ceremony

The most important lesson Corbin Schools Superintendent Dave Cox learned in life came from his mother. “Hard work fixes almost anything,” he told a crowd last Thursday during the Seventh Annual Daniel Boone Visionary Award banquet, held at The Corbin Center. The award is given...

‘Art in the Park’ set for Saturday at Nibroc Park

The Corbin Arts and Literary League’s “Art in the Park” will take place Saturday at Nibroc Park. The event features a variety of local artists displaying their works in various disciplines. All local artists are encouraged to attend. There is no setup fee. The event begins 11...

Whitley County BOE honors Accelerated Reader winners

Members of the Whitley County Board of Education recognized Accelerated Reader district point winners during their monthly meeting Thursday. First grader Parker Davis, second grader Micah Jones, fourth grader Chelsea Rein, fifth grader John Croley and sixth grader Kaylee Hamblin...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017

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...

Pay raises not in the works Whitley County teachers

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. During its monthly meeting Thursday, the Whitley County Board of Education approved the 2017-2018 tentative budget. Superintendent Scott...
Posted On 17 May 2017