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Doing our part to celebrate the Whitley County bicentennial

In case you didn’t know, Whitley County is 200 years old this year! That’s an amazing milestone. The city where this newspaper was founded in 1908 has gone to great effort to have a month-long celebration for the bicentennial in April. So, we decided to join in on the fun. This...

Imagine life without cell phones, TV 200 years ago

We are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Whitley County. Kentucky had been ratified as the 15th state just 26 years earlier. The western most part of Kentucky, west of the Tennessee River, was sold to the United States the same year, 1818, that our county...

Whitley Judge-Executive talks to chamber about county’s bicentennial celebration; excited for the future

Whitley County has a rich, storied history, and the future doesn’t look so bad either. That was the message Tuesday from Pat White Jr., the county’s Judge-Executive, who was the featured speaker at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon. It was a...