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Whitley County getting extra $253k in coal severance funds

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday that more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue will be allocated to 49 counties – including Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Bell counties, which combine for over $900,000 in funding – and 122 municipalities – including Corbin,...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019

McCreary County pulls funds from Knox-Whitley Humane Association

The Knox-Whitley Humane Association is attempting to make up a $40,000 budget shortfall, but will have fewer animals, following the McCreary County Fiscal Court’s decision to end its agreement. During a special called meeting on June 20, the magistrates voted not to renew the...

May unemployment rates drop throughout the state, locally

Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties between May 2018 and May 2019 – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – rose in 22 and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019

Unemployment rates drop locally, across the state

Unemployment rates fell in 89 Kentucky counties between April 2018 and April 2019 – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – rose in 21 and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 29 May 2019

March unemployment rate drops locally compared to this time last year

Unemployment rates fell in 94 Kentucky counties – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – between March 2018 and March 2019, rose in 19, and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 01 May 2019

2018 unemployment rate drops across the state, locally

Annual unemployment rates decreased in 117 Kentucky counties in 2018 compared to 2017, rose in Monroe and Owen counties and stayed the same in Metcalfe, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019

Whitley County included in federal presidential disaster declaration

President Donald J. Trump approved a federal disaster declaration Wednesday for 57 Kentucky counties – including: Whitley, Knox, Laurel, McCreary and Bell – which were affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from Feb. 6 – March 10 of...
Posted On 18 Apr 2019

Corbin Senior Center facing budget crunch after funding cuts

The Corbin Senior Center is treading water, but officials say cuts to federal and state aid have the facility scrambling to make up the shortfall. The center on Barbourville Street serves seniors, ages 60 and over in Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. Center Director Beverly...

Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Laurel, Knox counties

Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between February 2018 and February 2019, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, rose in seven counties, and stayed the same in five counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the...
Posted On 03 Apr 2019

16 area residents among 19 people named in federal drug conspiracy indictment

Thirteen area residents are among the 19 individuals named in a federal indictment alleging a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. The local individuals include: Tasha Wrenicke, 36, Scott Hensley, 37, Darryl Moore, Tharold Johnson, 27,...