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‘Suspicious’ fire at old Mountain View Lodge in Corbin extinguished

The dilapidated building that was once Mountain View Lodge in Corbin is still standing following a “suspicious” blaze late Saturday morning. “When we first arrived, there were several spot fires in every room on the first floor on the back part of the building. We sent entry...
Posted On 09 Jan 2021

Cause of Knights Inn fire remains unclear

West Knox firefighters spent more than an hour Sunday morning battling a fire in a roof of one of the buildings at Knights Inn. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us

West Knox Fire Dept. donates old breathing apparatuses to other local departments

After receiving a grant to fund the purchase of new breathing apparatuses for all of its firefighters, the West Knox Fire Department shared the good fortune with two neighboring departments by donating its old equipment to Oak Grove Fire Department and London-Laurel County Rescue...

West Knox Volunteer Fire Department hosting Fourth of July fireworks display Saturday

Even though several groups have canceled Fourth of July fireworks celebrations this year, including the cities of Corbin, Williamsburg and Jellico, Corbin-area residents still won’t have to go far to see fireworks on July 4. West Knox Volunteer Fire Department is once again...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020

Third time is the charm for arsonist(s) trying to burn down former Knox County church

Firefighters say arsonists may have finally succeeded in what they believe is the third attempt to burn an abandoned church building on Moore Hill in Corbin. West Knox firefighters were called to the intersection of Moore Hill Ave. and Kennedy Ave. at approximately 1 a.m. Monday....

Four volunteer fire departments respond to Gray trailer fire Thursday

West Knox and Lily firefighter started out what proved to be a busy Thursday morning as part of a four-department effort against a trailer fire in Gray. Firefighters were called to the scene on South Ky. 233 off of U.S. 25E at about 8:10 a.m. “It was fully involved when we pulled...

Heater sparks fire that damages Lily home Thursday morning

Lily and West Knox firefighters were called to a structure fire last Thursday morning on Timberland Circle. The initial call given out about 10:15 a.m was that the house off of Douglas Blvd, approximately one mile north of Hunter Hills Elementary, was fully involved. “There was...

Fire damages mobile home in Gray community Monday

West Knox firefighters say a blaze that damaged a mobile home on Watch Road Monday was sparked by a stove. “He said he was cooking something on the stove and it blew up,” firefighters said of Ricky Patterson who lives at the trailer. Firefighters were called to the scene off of...

Lily blaze destroys barn, pair of vehicles early Tuesday morning

Three local fire departments were called out Tuesday morning to battle a fire that ultimately destroyed a barn and two vehicles in the Lily area. Lily and West Knox firefighters were called to the scene on Echo Valley Road near the intersection with Hopkins Cemetery Road about...

Christmas Eve fire destroys Lily home; cause unknown

Four area fire departments could not provide a Christmas miracle for a Lily family that saw their home destroyed by fire overnight Sunday. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us
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