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Additional lane closures to begin Monday on I-75 in Laurel, Rockcastle Counties

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising motorists traveling Interstate 75 in Kentucky to be aware as there will be intermittent lane closures beginning Monday near the Laurel/Rockcastle County line. Officials said the lane closures on affecting both north and southbound...

Whitley County getting extra $253k in coal severance funds

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday that more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue will be allocated to 49 counties – including Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Bell counties, which combine for over $900,000 in funding – and 122 municipalities – including Corbin,...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019

Corbin man leads state police on high-speed chase through Laurel County

Kentucky State Police say a Corbin man who led police on a high-speed chase Saturday night was driving the stolen car while under the influence of intoxicants. David Hutton, 24, is facing multiple charges including theft by unlawful taking of the value of $10,000 or more but...

May unemployment rates drop throughout the state, locally

Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties between May 2018 and May 2019 – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – rose in 22 and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019

Mt. Vernon man safe after being swept away at Laurel Lake spillway Sunday

A rescue effort at the Laurel Lake spillway Sunday night had a happy ending, as a Mount Vernon man escaped uninjured. Zac Burrin went into the water below the spillway at approximately 4:40 p.m. when water went pouring through the dam to generate electricity. Burrin was one of...

Unemployment rates drop locally, across the state

Unemployment rates fell in 89 Kentucky counties between April 2018 and April 2019 – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – rose in 21 and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 29 May 2019

Sodomy, sexual abuse trial continued as defendant goes for competency evaluation

The trial of a Keavy man accused of sexually abusing and sodomizing a four-year-old in 2017 that had been scheduled to begin Thursday, has been postponed. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

March unemployment rate drops locally compared to this time last year

Unemployment rates fell in 94 Kentucky counties – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – between March 2018 and March 2019, rose in 19, and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 01 May 2019

2018 unemployment rate drops across the state, locally

Annual unemployment rates decreased in 117 Kentucky counties in 2018 compared to 2017, rose in Monroe and Owen counties and stayed the same in Metcalfe, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019

Whitley County included in federal presidential disaster declaration

President Donald J. Trump approved a federal disaster declaration Wednesday for 57 Kentucky counties – including: Whitley, Knox, Laurel, McCreary and Bell – which were affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from Feb. 6 – March 10 of...
Posted On 18 Apr 2019