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Whitley County receives grant to modernize E911 center

A new $115,067 state grant will enable the Whitley County E911 Center to modernize some of its radio equipment. “Basically, our stuff is outdated,” E911 Director Jason Wilson said. The office of 82nd Rep. Regina Bunch, R-Williamsburg, announced on July 13 that both Whitley and...
Posted On 26 Jul 2017

Whitley Co. Fiscal Court gets $115,067 grant to upgrade 911 center

A new $115,067 state grant will enable the Whitley County E911 Center to modernize some of its radio equipment. “Basically, our stuff is outdated,” E911 Director Jason Wilson said. The office of 82nd Rep. Regina Bunch, R-Williamsburg, announced late Thursday afternoon that both...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017

Corbin Library Board to appeal denied grant application

The Corbin Public Library is appealing the state’s rejection of their grant application. The Corbin Public Library Board approved a motion Thursday to pay off the balance of the mortgage on the annex building, but it remains to be seen whether it will have the funding to do...

Whitley Co. schools forced to turn down tablet computer grant

Connie Patterson was presented with the Above and Beyond Award during the Whitley County Board of Education meeting on Feb. 9. She is pictured with members of her family and the school board. The Whitley County school district has over $1 million worth of computer devices that...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017

Whitley Co. school district one of two in nation getting tablet computer grant

Students in three Whitley County school district classrooms will be getting new tablet computers to assist them with their class work thanks to a grant that was recently awarded to the school district. Whitley County is one of only two school districts in the nation that were...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Portion of Poplar Creek Road being relocated

What do you do when you have a section of road with reoccurring slides and none of the repairs you make solve the problem? Move the road. This is the solution that the Whitley County Fiscal Court has come up for a slide problem at mile point 1.873 on Poplar Creek Road, which is...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Rockholds VFD getting $28,700 equipment grant

After an extensive evaluation and review process, the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) announced Tuesday afternoon that there are 112 recipients for Kentucky’s $2.7 million 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program, including Rockholds Volunteer Fire Department....
Posted On 29 Sep 2016

London-Corbin Airport gets grant for new hanger

The London/Corbin Airport has been awarded a $764,040 grant to fund the construction of a new hanger. The Corbin City Commission authorized Mayor Willard McBurney to sign all of the necessary documents related to the grant at a special called meeting Friday morning. Airport...

$583,000 grant for Grace Community Health project finalized

The Corbin City Commission approved the contract for a $583,000 grant to fund construction of the road and utility access to the planned Grace Community Health medical campus on the Corbin bypass. At a special called meeting Friday morning, the commissioners unanimously approved...

Appalachian Regional Commission awards grant for stick factory infrastructure

The Appalachian Regional Commission approved a grant to fund the installation of a new access road and utilities to support the North America Sticks facility planned for Corbin. Congressman Hal Rogers, R-KY, announced the grant, totaling $429,312 Tuesday. “Without question,...
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