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Portion of I-75 in Whitley County to be reduced to one lane Wednesday

Southbound traffic on Interstate 75 near the Tennessee state line will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, April 7. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet stated that the right lane on the bridge at mile point 2.5 will be closed in order for crews to complete...

I-75 bridges in Whitley County to undergo patching work Tuesday

The bridges carrying traffic on Interstate 75 in Whitley County will undergo temporary lane closures on Tuesday as crews do patch work. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the bridges scheduled for the work include at mile-point 2.5 just north of the state...

Laurel deputies, Corbin, Barbourville PD seize two pounds of meth

A joint investigation by Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies, Corbin Police and Barbourville Police resulted in the arrest of two people and the seizure of two pounds of methamphetamine Sunday. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said James J. Wagers,...

Ky. Senate passes bill that would permit Corbin to annex into Laurel County

After multiple attempts, Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, successfully guided legislation that would permit the City of Corbin to annex property in Laurel County through the Senate. Senate Bill 274, which Stivers introduced on Feb. 23, passed the Senate Friday by a...

Asphalt rehab project on I-75 in Whitley County beginning Thursday

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) crews will begin an asphalt rehabilitation project on I-75 in southern Whitley County on Thursday, March 4. The project area will extend from the Kentucky-Tennessee state line to mile point 11.2 – just north of the Williamsburg interchange....
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Corbin Police searching for man who stole cash register from Taco Bell

Corbin Police are searching for a man who ran out of the Taco Bell on Cumberland Falls Highway with a cash register Monday morning. The incident occurred just after 11 a.m.   Lt. Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said the black male had gotten out of a...

Four fire departments respond to tractor-trailer fire on I-75 Thursday night

A tractor-trailer fire Thursday night closed down Interstate 75 at Exit 25 in north Corbin. West Knox, Corbin, Keavy and Lily firefighters responded to the scene where the flatbed truck loaded with plastic containers was burning. “It was pretty much fully involved,” said West...

Wide load restrictions coming to I-75, U.S. 25 in Laurel County

Wide loads coming south on Interstate 75 through Laurel County will be forced to detour through Pulaski County beginning Friday. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet stated that wide load restrictions will affect southbound I-75 between mile points 41.5 and 42....

Truck fire at I-75 Welcome Center destroys truck, three cars Wednesday

A tractor-trailer truck hauling multiple cars, was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon off of Interstate 75 in southern Whitley County. South Whitley, Emlyn and Pleasant View Fire Departments, along with the Jellico Rescue Squad, were called to the Welcome Center on northbound...

Wrecks, traffic jams continue to snarl traffic throughout Whitley County

Law enforcement and emergency personnel across the tri-county area are dealing with numerous traffic crashes, including one fatality, as motorists deal with snow that blanketed the area. The fatality occurred on northbound Interstate 75 at the 28-mile marker. No details have been...