Corbin area duo charged with writing stolen checks

Two Corbin area residents have been charged with multiple counts of forgery for allegedly writing stolen checks. Surgener Lowe Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies charged 26-year old Vanessa Marie Lowe and 33-year-old Christopher Surgener, charging each with seven counts of first-degree forgery. “They [...]

Corbin man charged with kidnapping, assault will return to court Tuesday

A Corbin man charged with kidnapping and assault is scheduled to return to court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing to determine whether the case will be presented to the grand jury. Twenty-one-year-old Charles Shores III appeared via video in Laurel District Court Wednesday for arraignment on the charges stemming from the incident Tuesday night off [...]

Corbin native, UofC student, to intern for McConnell this fall

Ryan Lawson, of Corbin, speaks with Forcht Group of KY President Terry Forcht recently. Lawson will be interning for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnel this fall. For a guy who loves politics, Corbin native Ryan Lawson has secured an ideal job this fall. He will be interning for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [...]

Emily Sharp crowned Miss NIBROC 2017

Emily Sharp waves to the crowd after being named Miss NIBROC Saturday night. The 65th annual pageant was held at Corbin High School. A University of Kentucky sophomore and 2016 graduate of South Laurel High School was named Miss NIBROC 2017 Saturday night — the 65th woman to win the honor of wearing [...]

Corbin man tackling second stage of hiking’s ‘Triple Crown’

A view of Mt. Rainier in Washington as seen from the Pacific Crest Trail. A Corbin man is about 400 miles into a 2,695-mile trek to complete the Pacific Crest Trail — his second leg in a plan to complete the “Triple Crown” of American nature trails. Twenty-six-year-old Daniel Johnson made a stop [...]

Corbin man charged with burglarizing family member’s home

A Corbin man was arrested Monday after police say he was caught in the act of taking firearms from a family member’s home in Keavy. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 43-year-old Paul Jackson, Jr. on one count of first-degree burglary. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies were called to the scene [...]

Three departments battle blaze on Ott Road Tuesday

Firefighters from three area departments spent more than two hours Tuesday battling a structure fire in the Corbin area. West Knox firefighters were initially paged to the scene at 175 Ott Road off of Moore Hill Ave. at 2:25 p.m. Smoke and flames could be seen coming out of the back, right hand corner of [...]

Rotary Park playground to reopen next week

The new playground equipment at Rotary Park in Corbin has been installed and the facility is expected to be reopened next week. Workers with Miracle Recreation of Kentucky and Tennessee were at the site on Wilson Street late last week installing the red, white and blue colored equipment. City Manager Marlon Sams said the final [...]

Corbin officials opening McBurney Center, lowering pool admission to help residents beat heat

With the heat forecast to spike into the low to mid 90s Friday and Saturday, Corbin city officials are taking steps to help residents stay cool. City Manager Marlon Sams said the McBurney Center on Barbourville Street would be open to the public from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. each day. In addition, admission to [...]

Gazebo at Corbin creekwalk damaged over the weekend

The gazebo near the Engineer Street Bridge was damaged by vandals Saturday. Corbin officials are seeking the public’s help to find the perpetrators. Corbin city officials are asking for the public’s help to identify the individual(s) who vandalized the gazebo at the north end of the Lynn Camp Creek walk at the Engineer [...]