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Kentucky steers motorists to buckle up, put phones down to increase roadway safety

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is driving home a safety message to motorists aimed at preventing crashes by encouraging two life-saving actions behind the wheel- buckling up and putting down the phone. Launching today, the state’s first Buckle Up Phone Down campaign...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019
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Even with Red Flag Warning lifted, outdoor burning still limited

A Red Flag Warning, which was issued on Sept. 16 banning all outdoor burning in Whitley County, has been lifted. However, this doesn’t mean that you can burn any time that you want. Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. issued an executive order effective at 9 a.m. Monday...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019

Corbin Board of Education takes option to purchase property near renovated Corbin Elementary School

The Corbin Board of Education has taken an option to purchase a piece of property adjoining the renovated Corbin Elementary School on Kentucky Ave. At a special called meeting on September 12, the board approved the option to purchase the property adjacent to the front parking...

Suicide awareness walk held in honor of local teenager

Over 50 people turned out Saturday in Williamsburg for a suicide and bullying prevention one-mile walk in memory of Bethany Faith Lawson, a student at Whitley County High School, who killed herself last year. Savanna McKiney with Cumberland River Behavioral Health Community...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019

Hundreds turnout for Operation Inasmuch

Hundreds turned out Saturday at Cumberland Regional Mall for the Third Annual Operation Inasmuch. The event is a joint effort between the South Union-Mt. Zion Baptist Association, Move Mountains Medical Missions and Health Wagon. It provided free food, clothes, books and other...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019