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2015 abuse case against Corbin Preschool employee dismissed

More than three years after her legal ordeal began, the criminal abuse charge against a former instructional monitor at the Corbin Preschool Center accused of abusing a student in 2015 has been dismissed. Tammi Eggen of Corbin had been indicted on one count of second-degree...

Unemployment rates drop across Kentucky, locally

Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2017 and April 2018, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County’s unemployment rate...
Posted On 30 May 2018

Corbin man dies days before scheduled start of trial in sexual abuse, sodomy, incest case

Five years after indictment, a man accused of sexual abuse has died three days before his May 9 scheduled jury trial. John E. Sutherland, 74, of Corbin, faced a total of 24 counts of sexual abuse, sodomy and incest. Most recently, Judge Michael Caperton held a pretrial conference...

Fire guts mobile home in Woodbine Monday

Woodbine and Oak Grove firefighters spent almost two hours Monday battling a blaze that gutted a mobile home off of Colonel Ridge Road. Firefighters were called to the scene on Gray Owl Road just east of the Whitley/Knox County line at approximately 1:05 p.m. where a mobile home,...

Local unemployment rates lower than last year, but higher than last month

Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between February 2017 and February 2018 and rose in one (Metcalfe County), according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet....
Posted On 04 Apr 2018

Unemployment rate drops locally, statewide

Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties and rose in one county (Carter County) between January 2017 and January 2018, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet....
Posted On 21 Mar 2018

Knox County man charged with attempted murder of police officer

A Knox County man is facing numerous charges, including attempted murder of police officer, in connection with a high-speed pursuit Friday morning during which he reportedly rammed an officer’s cruiser. Gary Patterson, 51, of Barbourville was charged with attempted murder of a...

Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in two (Estill and Hickman counties) and rose in one county (Bath County) between December 2016 and December 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the...
Posted On 08 Feb 2018

Unemployment rates decline in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 72 Kentucky counties, including Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties, stayed the same in 17 and rose in 31 counties between November 2016 and November 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the...
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

Knox County man confesses to robbing pizza delivery driver

A Knox County man confessed to Sheriff Mike Smith that he was the one who robbed a pizza delivery driver at knifepoint outside a Corbin apartment complex on Christmas Eve. Deputy William Stewart, the department’s public affairs officer, stated that Smith arrested 21-year-old...