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School safety expert meets with Corbin Schools officials

Practice lockdown drills. Communicate with your community. Invest in more in-school police officers. That was the advice of Jon R. Akers, Executive Director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety, to administrators with the Corbin Independent School system Monday. Akers met...

1,000 people expected at evangelism rally in Corbin Sunday

About 1,000 people are expected to attend an evangelism rally that is scheduled for Sunday evening in Corbin. The “Whatever It Takes” Rally will be held on Feb. 25 at Central Baptist Church in downtown Corbin, which is located at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and Fourth...
Posted On 21 Feb 2018

Transportation Cabinet engineer talks about road projects near Corbin

A high-level Transportation Cabinet official gave an update Tuesday on numerous plans for road improvements near Corbin. Sherri Chappell, Transportation Engineering Supervisor with the KYTC District 11 office in Manchester was the featured speaker Tuesday at the Southern Kentucky...

Three other Corbin restaurants owe city back taxes

While the Dixie Café was the biggest offender when it came to unpaid Corbin restaurant taxes, three other businesses also currently have unpaid restaurant taxes. Corbin City Collector Dorotha Weber said Basil’s Restaurant and the Donut Diner both owe taxes for the fourth quarter...

Winter weather wreaking havoc on local school system calendars

The bouts with winter weather are, or close to, wreaking havoc on the local schools systems calendars. Icy roads forced Corbin, Whitley County and Williamsburg school systems to cancel classes Monday. While several periods of rain are forecast into the weekend, the National...

Corbin wife accused of shooting her husband

A Corbin woman accused of shooting her husband Saturday is scheduled to be arraigned in Laurel District Court Monday. Fifty-four-year-old Linda Belew is facing one count of first-degree assault in connection with the incident that took place at the couple’s home on Hanes Baker...

The McBurneys and Vermillions have made a big impression here

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. Is it the end of an era? Maybe and maybe not! When Corbin’s Mayor Willard McBurney chose not to seek re-election it will limit his term in office to 12 years. That will make him the longest serving mayor in Corbin’s history....

Sutton found guilty in federal ‘murder for hire’ case

A Corbin man facing federal charges of attempting to hire a hitman to kill four people including Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Trimble and Whitley County Attorney Bob Hammons continued to argue that it was just jailhouse talk, but that fell upon deaf ears as a jury found him...

Corbin man charged with threatening deputy with knife

A Knox County Sheriff’s deputy used his Tazer to subdue a Corbin man who allegedly threatened him with a knife Saturday night. Deputies arrested 27-year-old William Ellis at a residence on Hancock Ave. off of Master Street, charging him with first-degree wanton endangerment of a...

Granddaughter yells Globetrotters to victory

Last week my wife and I went with our daughter Amber and her three children, ages 3,5 and 7, to see the Harlem Globetrotters. She lives in Henderson, Ky. which is just across the Ohio river from the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. Actually we didn’t go to see the Globetrotters....