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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

Two Lily residents among five indicted in connection with marijuana oil, gummies

Two Lily residents are among five people indicted Friday in Laurel County in connection with more than 50 pounds of marijuana sheriff’s deputies recovered at a residence on Ky. 229 in October. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Two pounds of crystal methamphetamine seized during north Corbin traffic stop

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three people Wednesday morning after discovering more than 2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine inside their vehicle during a traffic stop in north Corbin. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer stated that...

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

Laurel County bridge closed to traffic

A wooden bridge carrying traffic over the CSX tracks in southern Laurel County is closed until further notice. The bridge on North Ky. 1223 was closed Friday after it was damaged when a tractor-trailer truck attempted to cross about noon. Officials said the driver was hauling a...

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

Keavy man latest arrest in on-going roundup of suspected drug dealers

A Keavy man is the latest in the list of 17 suspected drug traffickers apprehended by Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies. Deputy Jake Miller arrested George T. Griffey, 35, Saturday night following a traffic stop on West Cumberland Gap Pkwy. in north Corbin. Deputy Gilbert...

Corbin, Keavy residents among 10 arrests made in Laurel County drug raid

Six Corbin residents and an individual from Keavy were among the 10 people arrested Wednesday morning in a sweep of suspected drug dealers. Four teams of law enforcement agents led by Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies served the warrants secured as the result of a three month...

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