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Lincoln County man flees police through four counties Saturday

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies showed Saturday that, even when driving more than 120 mph, you can’t outrun the police radio, arresting a Lincoln County man who had fled from Madison County Sheriff’s deputies. Calain A. Myers, 18, of Crab Orchard, was arrested after Kentucky...

Corbin, Whitley County continue 13th Region Volleyball Tournament Monday

Corbin and Whitley County each have one more hoop to jump through to reach the 13th Region Volleyball Championship match. They will each have that opportunity tonight at Jackson County. Whitley County will face Bell County in one semi-final match, while Corbin will take on North...

Corbin, Whitley County learn paths through 13th Region Volleyball Tournament

The 13th Region Volleyball Tournament will open Saturday at Jackson County High School. Defending region champion Corbin, who is coming in, once again, as the 50th District Champion, will face Harlan County in the opening round at 9 p.m. Whitley County, which will be on the other...

Corbin, Whitley Co. Volleyball punch 13th Region tickets

Corbin and Whitley County have each earned a spot in the 13th Region Volleyball Tournament, but the Lady Redhounds are going as the 50th District Champions after defeating the Lady Colonels Tuesday night. Corbin won at Whitley County in three sets by scores of 25-18, 5-21 and...

Grand jury clears Corbin Police officer of wrongdoing in February shooting

A Whitley County grand jury has cleared Corbin Police Corporal Steve Meadors of any wrongdoing in the February fatal shooting incident. The grand jury returned, “no true bill” in the case, meaning it found insufficient evidence to return an indictment. Kentucky State Police were...

Whitley County has third highest COVID-19 incidence rate in state

The Whitley County Health Department announced 27 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed on Tuesday. Four of the cases were children. As of Tuesday, there were 215 active cases in Whitley County. The county’s vaccination rate was at 39.2 percent. Baptist Health Corbin officials...

Local football teams hit the road for district games Friday

High school football’s second season will begin in earnest Friday night as district matchups take place across Kentucky. Locally, Corbin will travel to Knox Central. Williamsburg will make the drive to Harlan. Whitley County will look to upset Southwestern, and Lynn Camp will go...

Spaulding named new 4-H agent

After joining 4-H in the fourth grade, Lisa Spaulding has progressed through the ranks, and was recently named the new 4-H agent for Whitley County. “They say choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” said Spaulding. “I’m doing exactly...

Unemployment rate drops in Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties

Unemployment rates decreased in Whitley, Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties between July 2021 and August 2021, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County Whitley County’s...
Posted On 02 Oct 2021