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 the proposed renovations to the building.

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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 need to be replaced, but is being forced to turn down an offer of 90 new tablet computers for students.

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

Kevin Anderson, Chief Information Officer for the Whitley County School District, shows school board members the type of tablet computers the district may be getting thanks to a new grant. Students in three Whitley County school district classrooms will be getting new tablet computers to assist them with their class work thanks to [...]

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 located [...]

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. Rockholds is getting $28,700 in grant funds for first responder equipment or Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), such as turnout [...]

London-Corbin Airport gets grant for new hanger

The London-Corbin Airport recently received a grant to build a 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 [...]

$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 a resolution for the grant and authorizing Mayor Willard McBurney to sign [...]

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, job creation is at the top of the priority list in southern and eastern Kentucky, [...]

Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter gets spay and neuter grant

Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter is pleased to have received a grant from Best Friends Animal Society to conduct Low Cost spay and neuters for helping to reduce the number of animals entering Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter. “This grant means that we can add this low-cost spay/neuter project to our efforts this year to decrease the number of [...]