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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,...

Two people announce candidacy for 86th legislative district seat

The 86th legislative district, which encompasses Knox County, including part of Corbin, and a portion of Laurel County, will be getting new representation in 2021 with the retirement of Rep. Jim Stewart, III, R-Flat Lick, and two people have thrown their hats into the ring in the...

Mobile needle exchange program coming to Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Health department officials are hoping that a new mobile harm reduction unit will result in more drug addicts taking advantage of free needle exchange programs, which hopefully will keep them from contracting and spreading various diseases and keep more used hypodermic needles...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

High speed chase spans four counties, 78 miles

An attempted traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 75 in Madison County, ended 78 miles and three counties later in Knox County Monday morning. Kentucky State Police Vehicle Enforcement arrested Teonte White, 19, of Lexington on charges of speeding – 26 mph or greater over the...

Unemployment rate rises slightly in Whitley; dips in Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 37 Kentucky counties between January 2018 and January 2019, including Knox and Laurel counties; rose in 72, including Whitley County; and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

Poore murder trial rescheduled to April 5 in Knox Co.

The trial which was set to commence this Wednesday for a Corbin woman charged with murder after she allegedly fatally stabbed her boyfriend in February of 2017 has been rescheduled to April 5. Deborah Bryant Poore was indicted by The Knox County Grand Jury on February 24,2017...

Knox-Whitley Humane Association needs kitten, puppy food

With spring coming, the Knox-Whitley Humane Association is preparing for the influx of stray kittens. To help with that, the shelter that serves Clay, Knox, Whitley and McCreary counties is seeking donations of kitten and puppy food. “We are always in need of it,” said Mary-Ann...