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Corbin man gets huge sendoff at Baptist Health Corbin where he beat COVID–19

After more than two weeks of treatment for COVID–19 at Baptist Health Corbin, 68-year-old James Walters was discharged Wednesday afternoon. Walters, a Corbin resident, was wheeled through the hallways where hospital staff applauded and showed signs supporting his effort to...

Corbin Police accommodate woman who demanded to be arrested

For once, police gave in to a suspect’s demands, handcuffing and hauling a Corbin woman to the Whitley County Detention Center after she demanded that she be arrested early Saturday morning. Corbin Police arrest Emily Suzanne French, 31, at her apartment on West Seventh Street at...

Whitley County Farmers Market season begins Tuesday in Corbin

The Whitley County Farmer’s Market will open Tuesday night in Corbin with the Williamsburg location slated to begin on May 4. “Williamsburg usually starts about two weeks after Corbin, so it is running about the same as normal,” said Andrew Modica, the market manager. The Corbin...

Gordon Hill Circle K reopens with new restrictions

The Circle K on Gordon Hill in Corbin reopened Saturday after being closed due to an employee being diagnosed with COVID–19. Company officials closed the store Thursday after learning that the employee, who had last worked at the store on April 7, had contracted the virus....

Despite COVID-19, several local businesses are still operating

In an effort to support our fellow small business – many of which are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic – the News Journal has assembled at least a partial list of businesses in the Corbin and Williamsburg areas that are still operating. We assembled this list through a...
Posted On 22 Apr 2020

Adopt a high school senior programs popping up

While the Class of 2020 will not experience the traditional graduation ceremonies because of COVID–19, groups in Corbin, Whitley County and Williamsburg have started a community effort to let the seniors know how much their hard work is appreciated by encouraging people t...

Site work continues at Corbin splashpad in preparation for mid-June completion

Dirt is moving at the former Economy Inn site which will serve as the home of the new Corbin splashpad. The train and crossing sign water features are ready to be installed at the Corbin splashpad once the site work is completed. Despite COVID–19 forcing city officials to...

Corbin man charged with assaulting deputy

A Corbin man has been charged with assaulting Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies with a communicable bodily fluid during a physical altercation following a traffic stop early Friday morning. Deputy Chad Estep wrote in the arrest citation that deputies found blood residue from...

Root Beer Stand institutes new rules, limited menu

The Root Beer Stand in Corbin has limited its menu and instituted other changes in an effort to limit the number of customers remaining on site to eat their food. “We ask that you please take your order with you once you receive it. You cannot dine on site,” officials with the...

A list of area restaurants and how to get a hold of them

It’s no secret that in the era of COVID-19 or the coronavirus, many of our local restaurants are struggling. In an effort to help out our local restaurants and our readers, who are trying to decide where to eat, below is a list of area restaurants, which was assembled by the News...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020