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June 28 public meeting set over proposed W’burg historic district

If you own a historically significant building in downtown Williamsburg and you’re thinking about making renovations or need to make renovations to it, then you probably want to go to a public meeting at Williamsburg City Hall on June 28. You also might want to postpone...
Posted On 20 Jun 2018

Older American Worker Month celebrated

Whitley County Goodwill Senior Community Service Employment Program participants and host agency supervisors are shown with Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. on June 12 in observance of “Older American Worker Month.” The Goodwill Senior Community Service Employment...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018

Dryer fire blamed for Friday morning blaze

A Williamsburg man was able to escape his burning home early Friday morning thanks to a smoke alarm alerting him of the blaze. Goldbug Volunteer Fire Chief Brandon Woods said that the fire occurred in a doublewide trailer located at 473 Airport Road. “They guy living there was...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018

Whitley County providing new option for proper flag disposal

Do you have a tattered old American flag that you replaced or one that needs to be replaced, and you just don’t know how to retire it properly? Thanks to the Whitley County Fiscal Court, the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo), and the National Association of Counties (NACo),...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018

Murder suspect still undergoing psychiatric treatment

A Williamsburg man, who is awaiting trial for stabbing someone to death earlier this year, was scheduled to appear in Whitley Circuit Court Monday afternoon for hearing, but instead is undergoing additional treatment at the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center (KCPC) Jeffery...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018

Corbin man leads police on foot chase

A Corbin man is facing multiple charges after allegedly leading Kentucky State Police on a foot pursuit through a residence in the Bee Creek area last Thursday night. Police arrested Michael Thomas, 55, of Corbin on charges of second degree fleeing or evading police, resisting...

Corbin using grant to purchase three recycling trailers

The City of Corbin is among 53 communities across the Commonwealth selected to receive a portion of more than $3.2 million in recycling grants from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management. Corbin is slated to receive $43,069. City Manager Marlon...

Motorist assist leads deputies to recovery of two stolen vehicles

What started out as an effort to assist a couple of possibly stranded motorists early Saturday morning on I-75, resulted in the arrest of two Knoxville residents, one of whom lied about his identity, on drug charges and the recovery of two stolen vehicles. About 2 a.m., Whitley...
Posted On 23 May 2018

Corbin man enters guilty plea to manslaughter charge

A Corbin man whom police say was driving under the influence when he ran, head-on into another car on Ky. 229 in 2016, killing Sherry King, 47, of Barbourville, has pleaded guilty. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please...

Corbin Odyssey of the Mind Team fundraising for world finals trip

A group of Corbin High School students is working to raise the funds to take on the world in Iowa next week. Two of the school’s Odyssey of the Mind teams, featuring a total of 11 students, have been fundraising since winning their respective state competitions in April to pay...