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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

Corbin still accepting entries for its 2017 Christmas parade

Groups, clubs, businesses, agencies and organizations are invited to participate in the annual Corbin Christmas Parade. Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel, who is organizing the parade, said the fourth annual parade is scheduled to roll up North Main Street at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2....

Tristan Hall turns self in at jail, released on $10,000 cash bond Monday

A local man, who previously had charges related to criminal solicitation to commit murder, making a fraudulent insurance claim and intimidating a participant in the legal process all dismissed, and who unsuccessfully tried to sue the prosecutors and several others involved in his...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Planning underway for Williamsburg’s bicentennial celebration

A parade, a tour of historical homes and a historical picture show are just some of the events Williamsburg has planned in the month of April to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Whitley County. “Next year is our 200th birthday. We are getting geared up,” Mayor...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

VFW Post 3167 spreads anti-drug message to local third, fourth graders

Williamsburg’s VFW Post 3167 is trying to do its part to educate children on the dangers of drugs. Post Commander Larry Lewis and Service Officer Joe Grillon delivered “Be Smart, Say No To Drugs” coloring books to 429 third and fourth graders at Pleasant View Elementary School,...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

W’burg Kiwanis Club holds officer inductions

The Williamsburg Kiwanis Club was encouraged to be leaders in their community, especially for children during their October monthly meeting. Past Kiwanis Kentucky-Tennessee District 6 Governor Chuck Fletcher encouraged the club to be active in the community and schools and to...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Area schools planning Veterans Day ceremonies

Area schools will be hosting a variety of programs and events Thursday and Friday to honor local military veterans. Schools in the Corbin Independent, Knox County, Whitley County, and Williamsburg Independent school systems have assorted programs. Corbin Elementary School will...