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Corbin City Commission raises city employee minimum wage to $9 per hour

The Corbin City Commission approved the first reading of a measure Friday morning that would raise the minimum wage for the city’s employees to $9 per hour. At a special called meeting at city hall, the commission voted 3-1 in favor of the proposal. Mayor Willard McBurney joined...

Leigh Burke indicted for theft, abuse of public trust

Former Whitley County School District Chief Financial Officer Leigh Burke is charged with theft and abuse of the public trust in connection with missing funds from the school district. A May 24 jury trial has been scheduled for a former chief financial officer for the Whitley...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Two arrested for stealing car from doctor’s office

Two Williamsburg residents are behind bars in the Whitley County Detention Center for allegedly stealing a vehicle last month. Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. arrested Sarah M. Bingham, 24, and Ricky Lee Powers Jr., 27, at their 1844 Louden Road residence about 4:30...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

‘Project Fit America’ equipment dedicated at Oak Grove Elementary

Officials from Baptist Health Corbin joined faculty, staff and students at Oak Grove Elementary School Thursday to dedicate the Project Fit America equipment. “Project Fit America is a wonderful addition to the Oak Grove PE program,” said Physical Education Teacher Gina Conley,...

Knox Co. Judge-Executive responds to audit findings

Two full years after an audit of the Knox County Fiscal Court, the 2014 results have finally been released from the state auditors office. While there were no real issues concerning the misuse or misplacement of money, the audit found several instances of improper procedures. The...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
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KSP taking part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 22

Kentucky State Police Post 11, working in conjunction with the Laurel County Health Department, will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 22. According to Trooper Lloyd Cochran, public affairs officer at Post 11 in London, a collection point...

Southeastern Kentucky Firefighters Association fall fire school to be held in Corbin

Approximately 500 firefighters will descend upon Corbin this weekend for the annual Southeastern Kentucky Firefighters Association’s 42nd annual Fall Fire School. Corbin Firefighter Andy Melton, one of the event organizers said the firefighters will be coming from across the...

W’burg plans street closures

Portions of two Williamsburg streets will be closed off to all traffic starting late Friday afternoon and going through early Sunday morning for repairs and sealing. Starting at 5 p.m. Friday, South Third Street will be closed from the red light at the intersection of Cumberland...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Precautions taken after CMS student receives ‘vague’ threat via text message Wednesday

A vague “threat” accidentally sent via text message to a Corbin Middle School student Wednesday caused police to take cautionary measures before the start of the school day. Hannah Goins, a spokesperson for the Corbin Independent School District, said the message was apparently...

Woman attacked in woods with baseball bat

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department is investigating allegations that a man beat a woman with a baseball bat in a wooded area near Corbin last Friday evening. The incident apparently occurred at about 7:00 p.m. in the woods near Dorthae Road about nine miles south of London....