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Corbin man, reported to be armed and dangerous, found with knife, shiv, and handgun

A Corbin man who is on parole for criminal attempt to commit murder, was arrested in Gray Thursday after a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy found him outside a home armed with a knife, shiv, and, allegedly, a handgun. Zachary Lewis Franke, 26, is facing charges of violating parole,...

WWE superstars The Miz, Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt to make debuts in Corbin Jan. 12

Local wrestling fans who have been anticipating the return of the WWE Superstars to Corbin are going to be rewarded for their patience as the lineup for the Jan. 12 supershow will include: The Miz, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, The Fiend Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns. “It’s well...

Corbin woman charged with kidnapping teen

A Corbin woman is facing a kidnapping charge after the search for a missing Knox County teen ended when sheriff’s deputies found him hiding in the basement of her home Saturday. Darlene Elliott, 57, was arrested in connection with the disappearance of 14-year-old Jacob Boyd from...

Corbin loses a true community servant

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I was sitting across from Bob Terrell one day at the old L&N Depot Building conducting an interview with him. I remember it like it was yesterday. He was Director of Economic Development for the city of Corbin at that time. He...

Corbin man indicted for rape, sodomy, sexual abuse of child

A Corbin man was indicted Friday on multiple charges of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse. Carl Wayne Weddle, 35, was named in the nine-count indictment returned in Knox Circuit Court. According to the indictment, the incidents, involving a single victim, who was under the age of 12,...

Corbin woman adds color to Colonel Sanders statue with hat and scarf

The bronze statue of KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders can appear dull at times, so one Corbin woman decided to use her talent to give him some color. Mary Messeck, who crochets all types of hats, scarves, mittens and other winter items, recently added a multi-colored hat and...

Renovations, expansions planned for original KFC

Kentucky Fried Chicken corporate officials in Louisville announced Wednesday that the original KFC in Corbin will be undergoing a renovation and expansion project beginning this week. Officials said franchise owner JRN, Inc., headquartered in Columbia, Tennessee, has planned the...

Ollies Bargain Outlet coming to Corbin

After sitting vacant for more than a year and a half, the former General Dynamics call center in Corbin will see new life as the home of Ollies Bargain Outlet. A city permit to renovate the space in Tri County Square shopping center on U.S. 25E was obtained on Nov. 4. Corbin city...

Corbin man facing assault, unlawful imprisonment charges

A Corbin man is facing assault and unlawful imprisonment charges after a woman showed up at the Corbin Walmart asking for help Wednesday afternoon. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Elmo Carroll, 35, following an investigation that began when the female subject stated...

Arrest made in connection with Oct. 24 stabbing in Keavy

A Corbin man wanted in connection with a stabbing incident outside a Keavy area business on October 24 was arrested Saturday. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies located Jason Blevins, 34, at a residence off of Wagers Lane in the Campground community. Deputies had secured an arrest...