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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...

Corbin man arrested after high-speed chase in Gray, Woodbine

A Corbin man, whom police wanted to question in connection with a burglary, is facing multiple additional charges after leading police on a high-speed chase last Thursday night. Kentucky State Police Trooper Sammy Faris arrested 38-year-old Christopher Disney following a pursuit...

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...