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74 percent of Kentuckians Support Increased Funding for Quality Child Care, Early Education

A large majority of Kentuckians favor increased state funding for low-income, working families to provide quality child care and preschool for their children, according to the second annual Education Poll of Kentucky. The poll, which was sponsored by the Prichard Committee for...
Posted On 09 Sep 2019
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Governor Bevin announces transportation funding for City of Barbourville, Knox County

During Wednesday’s Barbourville City Council meeting, Governor Matt Bevin announced $62,000 for the city of Barbourville for drainage replacement on Johnson Lane and $760,964 for Knox County in discretionary funding for area pavement improvements. The significant investment...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019
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UofC hosting expert on America’s religious roots

What role did religion play in the nation’s founding? Students at the University of the Cumberlands and members of the general public will get an answer to that question from a scholar well versed on the topic Monday evening. Dr. Mark David Hall, a PhD in political science, will...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019

Tickets now available for annual Taste of Southeast Kentucky on October 24

Restaurants from across the region will be offering a sample of their menus as part of the sixth annual Taste of Southeast Kentucky at The Arena in Corbin on October 24. The event will fund the efforts of God’s Pantry Food Bank Southeast Regional Distribution Center, which helps...

Corbin man indicted in connection with April high-speed chase

A Corbin man arrested in April after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase across the back roads through Gray, Lily and Corbin, while holding a woman against her will was indicted Friday in Knox County. Joshua K. Grigsby, 29, is facing charges of first-degree unlawful...

W’burg Police Officers Cope, Patrick graduate from police academy

A pair of Williamsburg police officers graduated from the police academy Thursday, including one officer who graduated as a recruit of distinction. Williamsburg police officers Matthew Cope and Dorman R. Patrick Jr. were among 29 officers, who were part of the Department of...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019

It isn’t just the campers, volunteers love Camp UNITE too

Teachers Kara Brown and Hannah Laswell, who were among the nearly 150 volunteers at Camp UNITE in Williamsburg last week, know first hand the impact that UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education) can have on a young person. In 2004 when Brown was a sixth...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019

Senior White House Adviser thinks Camp UNITE could be duplicated

The 13th Annual Camp UNITE, which was held on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands last week, brought more than 240 youth from 29 counties to Williamsburg for four days of residential drug awareness leadership and adventure programs. It is a program that is making an...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019