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General Dynamics closing Corbin facility, moving staff to London

Officials with General Dynamics confirmed that the company will be closing its facility in Corbin and merging it with a larger facility in London. According to a statement released Wednesday, the transition will begin in May. “All employees currently working at the Corbin...

Dr. Don Barton remembered as compassionate, committed to community

An icon in the Whitley County area, known to many as, “Dr. Don,” will be celebrated and remembered Thursday. The funeral for Dr. Donald C. Barton, who died Saturday at age 83, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Grace on the Hill United Methodist Church in Corbin. Visitation with...

Corbin city yard sales begin Saturday

If you are considering holding a yardsale or garage sale in the coming weeks, the City of Corbin is offering the opportunity to show off those items to more potential sellers Saturday as the monthly citywide yard sales begin. The events are held on Depot Street between Fourth and...

Update: Murder suspect commits suicide

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies say a suspect in a fatal shooting committed suicide when he was confronted last Wednesday afternoon near Laurel Lake. The suspect has been identified as Kenneth W. Lipscomb, 55, of London, who reportedly killed himself following a pursuit along...

Corbin teachers stage ‘walk-in’ to show opposition to pension reform bill

A group of more than 20 teachers stood outside Corbin Middle School Thursday morning carrying signs voicing their opposition to the pension reform bill currently making its way through the state legislature. The teachers, which Principal Christi LeFevers said represented about...

Saturday’s WWE event at The Arena all but sold out

The WWE Road to WrestleMania event at The Arena in Corbin Saturday is all but sold out. “We have a few single seats and limited views,” said Arena Director Kristi Balla. “We are stacked to the rafters,” she said. Balla said she is not surprised by the response to the event, which...

Corbin’s litter problem gets full-time staff

The fight against litter along Corbin’s roadways not has its own full-time staff. At Monday’s meeting of the Corbin City Commission, Public Works Director Gary Kelly said the three-person crew has been working almost daily since Feb. 5 and has collected 238 bags of trash, 27...

Corbin’s first ‘bar’ licensee to begin serving Friday night

The first of Corbin’s two “bar” licenses will be in use starting Friday as beer will be available at Felts Music Place. General Manager Chuck Felts said the club on Fifth Street Road will host “Music and Sudz” beginning at 8 p.m. “We will have bottles on ice and a few cans,”...

Control of The Corbin Center going back to City of Corbin

The City of Corbin will be taking back control of The Corbin Center effective June 1. The Corbin Board of Education and the Corbin City Commission have each approved an agreement that the school system would operate the multi-purpose facility through May 31 and be permitted to...

Local law firm’s offer to help secure Corbin schools expands to neighboring districts

What began as a pledge by a Corbin area law firm towards the purchase of metal detectors for Corbin Independent Schools has blossomed into an effort to help school systems across the region and the state. In a video released on Copeland and Romines Law Office’s Facebook page...