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Whitley County getting extra $253k in coal severance funds

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday that more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue will be allocated to 49 counties – including Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Bell counties, which combine for over $900,000 in funding – and 122 municipalities – including Corbin,...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019

High speed chase spans four counties, 78 miles

An attempted traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 75 in Madison County, ended 78 miles and three counties later in Knox County Monday morning. Kentucky State Police Vehicle Enforcement arrested Teonte White, 19, of Lexington on charges of speeding – 26 mph or greater over the...

Corbin man facing felony DUI charge

A Corbin man is facing a felony DUI charge following his fourth DUI arrest Thursday afternoon in Barbourville. Bob Homer Cox, 33, was arrested Thursday afternoon after police were called to investigate a two-vehicle collision on Martin Street. “Above (Cox) stated he had came...

Forcht Group, Forcht Bank team up with KSP for Shop with a Trooper event

Twenty-two elementary school age children from across Knox County had the opportunity to Shop with a Kentucky State Police Trooper Tuesday. The annual event began Tuesday morning with a shopping spree at Walmart in Barbourville and concluded with lunch and gifts, including new...

Lynn Camp assistant football coach killed during Monday crash

A Lynn Camp High School assistant football coach died during a vehicle accident Monday morning in Barbourville. The Knox County Coroner’s Office pronounced Brian Justice, 45, of Artemus, dead at the scene of the accident, according to a press release by Kentucky State Police...
Posted On 15 Oct 2018

Forcht Bank hosts annual Patriot Day event to commemorate 9/11

While the majority in attendance were not alive the day the Twin Towers fell, hundreds of students gathered for Forcht Bank’s annual Patriot Day event on September 11 to learn the significance of the day America stood still. “The primary reason behind this program is so our...

Corbin fireworks Tuesday night; W’burg, Jellico, Barbourville Wednesday night

If you like fireworks, then you will have the opportunity to view them over the course of next couple of nights in local towns. Corbin will hold its Independence Day celebration, which is complete with fireworks, on Tuesday, July 3, and Williamsburg, Barbourville and Jellico will...
Posted On 03 Jul 2018

Area fireworks shows start Saturday in honor of Fourth of July

If you like fireworks, then you will have the opportunity to view them over the course of three different nights in local towns. London will kick-off Independence Day celebrations on Saturday, June 30. Corbin will follow on Tuesday, July 3, and Williamsburg, Barbourville and...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018

Knox County man killed in Thursday bypass crash

A Knox County man was pronounced dead at Baptist Health Corbin Thursday from injuries he sustained in a crash on the Corbin bypass. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley identified the victim as 70-year-old Mack Baker of Barbourville. The wreck occurred about 12:15 p.m. near at the...

Local towns plan a variety of Independence Day celebrations

If you like fireworks, then you will have the opportunity to view them over the course of three different nights in local towns. London will kick-off Independence Day celebrations on Saturday, July 1. Corbin and Barbourville will follow on Monday, July 3, and Williamsburg and...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017
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