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Earthquake originating in Tennessee felt across Whitley County

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake originating in Campbell County, Tennessee Monday afternoon has been felt all across Whitley County. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered near Fincastle, Tennessee, occurring at 2:12 p.m. People in Corbin reported feeling...

Unemployment rate rises in Whitley, Knox counties

Unemployment rates rose in 95 Kentucky counties between November 2018 and November 2019, including Whitley and Knox, fell in 18, including Laurel, and stayed the same in 7 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

Whitley County could become Second Amendment sanctuary county

The Whitley County Fiscal Court is planning to take a stand for gun owner rights. During its regular Jan. 21 meeting, the fiscal court is expected to take up a resolution to make Whitley County a Second Amendment sanctuary. “It is a resolution that is being passed by counties...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020

New app being utilized in Whitley County to help monitor defendants, those convicted of some crimes

An app is now being used in Whitley County to help some convicted or charged with crimes stay on the straight and narrow, keep court appearances, attend Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings as directed, and hopefully not use drugs. Community Treatment &...
Posted On 13 Jan 2020

Unemployment rates drops in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 85 Kentucky counties – including Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties – between October 2018 and October 2019, rose in 24 and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019

Whitley County’s Elaine Stott makes it to tribal merger on “Survivor: Island of the Idols”

Whitley County’s Elaine Stott and her Vokai tribe won immunity in Wednesday night’s seventh episode of “Survivor: Island of the Idols” securing the members a place in the upcoming merging of the tribes. As the latest episode began, Vokai returned to camp from its tribal council...

Whitley County has higher than expected election turnout

A total of 36.3 percent of Whitley County voters went to the polls on Election Day to cast their ballots and overwhelmingly threw their support to incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz said that she was pleased with the voter turnout Tuesday,...
Posted On 06 Nov 2019

Whitley County’s Elaine Stott gets her trip to Island of the Idols in latest ‘Survivor’ episode

Whitley County’s Elaine Stott used her trip to the Island of the Idols to throw a major curveball that kept her in the hunt for the $1 million prize Wednesday night and put her and her former Lairo tribe mates in the driver’s seat of the revamped Vokai tribe. Elaine, along with...

Trick-or-Treating postponed until Friday in Corbin, Saturday in Williamsburg

Local ghosts and goblins, who were planning to trick-or-treat in Williamsburg, Whitley County or Corbin on Thursday need to make new plans. The City of Williamsburg and Whitley County announced Tuesday morning that they are both postponing trick-or-treating, which had been...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019

Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Unemployment rates rose in 18 Kentucky counties between September 2018 and September 2019, fell in 91 – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019