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Unemployment rates fall in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 88 Kentucky counties, including Whitley, Laurel and Knox, remained the same in ten and rose in 22 counties between October 2016 and October 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017

Corbin man charged with kidnapping, impersonating a police officer

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies, who made a traffic stop Saturday morning on a vehicle inside of which a Corbin man was allegedly holding a woman captive, say the man repeatedly claimed to be a Corbin Police officer. Deputies arrested 36-year-old Dewey Patrick Warren after...

Knox County man killed in Thursday bypass crash

A Knox County man was pronounced dead at Baptist Health Corbin Thursday from injuries he sustained in a crash on the Corbin bypass. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley identified the victim as 70-year-old Mack Baker of Barbourville. The wreck occurred about 12:15 p.m. near at the...

Local Marine Corps League seeking volunteers, donations for Toys for Tots Campaign

The J.C. Paul Detachment of the Marine Corps League has taken on one of the Corps’ biggest missions, organizing and executing the local “Toys for Tots” Campaign. Greg Sims, Commandant of the detachment, said the organization has teamed up with 25 local businesses and...

Corbin planning commission approves zoning change for Keeneland project

The 149 acres of property off of the Corbin bypass, where Keeneland wants to construct a quarter horse racing track and entertainment venue, is now in the zone. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Corbin Planning Zoning Commission, the commissioners approved a motion to rezone...

Trial date set for Corbin man accused of sexual abuse, sodomy and incest

Four years after indictment, a trial date has been set for a sexual abuse case. John E. Sutherland, 74, of Corbin, faces total of 24 counts of sexual abuse, sodomy and incest. At a previous hearing, Sutherland’s court-appointed attorney, Kara Ottis, claimed that since the case...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017
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Knox County man charged with rape of minor he met at NIBROC

A mother’s call led Kentucky State Police to arrest a Knox County man for and inappropriate relationship with her underage daughter. Detective Aaron Frederick, of Post 10 in Harlan, responded to the complaint received Wednesday, Sept. 27. Detective Frederick contacted James...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017
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August unemployment rate drops in Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 32 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three, including Whitley County, and rose in 85 counties, including Laurel and Knox counties, between August 2016 and August 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS),...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017

Churchill Downs partnering with Keeneland on Corbin horse racing facility

The long-awaited quarter horse track in Corbin will be a partnership between Keeneland and Churchill Downs officials have announced. Cumberland Run, which is to be built on 149 acres of property off of the Corbin bypass, will be one of two facilities constructed under the...

Knox Fiscal Court sets yearly tax rates

Magistrates of the Knox County Fiscal Court voted to save county residents money and not raise their tax rate. During the August meeting, the court heard from Knox County Property Valuation Administrator Bill Oxendine on the assessed property value of the county. “We’ve grown in...
Posted On 06 Sep 2017
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