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Corbin family escapes Tuesday blaze with clothes on their backs

A Corbin family of 16 was left homeless Tuesday morning after a fire destroyed their home on Engineer Street. Corbin firefighters were called to the scene at 800 Engineer Street, near the intersection with Beatty Ave., at approximately 9 a.m. Heavy smoke and flames were shooting...

Whitley County getting $14,521 in additional coal severance funding

Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department for Local Government (DLG) announced Thursday the return of more than $1.3 million to the Single County Coal Severance accounts in 27 Eastern Kentucky counties, including: $14,521.71 for Whitley County, $19,312.20 for Knox County, $7,194.09 for...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019

Tri-county unemployment rate falls

Unemployment rates fell in 69 Kentucky counties between December 2017 and December 2018, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, rose in 38, and stayed the same in 13 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019

Corbin man charged with indecent exposure

A Corbin man was arrested Tuesday in Barbourville after police say he and a woman were having sexual relations in the Walmart parking lot. Police arrested Nicholas Mandel, 39, of Corbin, and Dana Woolum, 33, of Hinkle, charging each with first-degree indecent exposure. On January...
Posted On 25 Jan 2019
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Unemployment rate drops locally, across state

Unemployment rates fell in 107 Kentucky counties between November 2017 and November 2018, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, rose in nine, and stayed the same in four counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019

W’burg woman behind the wheel in fatal Knox County crash

Kentucky State Police say alcohol and drugs are a suspected as contributing factors in a fatal wreck that occurred on Ky. 11 Tuesday evening near the Hammons Fork intersection in Knox County, and criminal charges are pending, according to a state police press release. About 8:41...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018

Gray man charged with attempted murder of police officer

A Knox County man has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer after state police say he shot law enforcement that had arrived at his residence to investigate an assault complaint Monday morning. Kentucky State Police Trooper Shane Jacobs, Public Affairs Officer at...

Unemployment rate rises locally, across the state

Unemployment rates rose in 76 Kentucky counties between October 2017 and October 2018, including Whitley, Laurel and McCreary counties, fell in 34, including Knox and Bell counties, and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an...
Posted On 05 Dec 2018

Heating bill assistance available in Knox County

The colder months can really take a toll on your utility bills, and keeping yourself and your family warm is crucial. That’s why your local neighborhood outreach program has decided to lend a helping hand. Through KCEOC Community Action Partnership, “the Low Income Home Energy...

Feds indict Corbin man in meth distribution conspiracy case

A Corbin man was indicted Thursday on a federal charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Knox and Laurel counties. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us