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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

UPDATE: Arrest warrant issued in Wednesday fatal shooting

UPDATE: Kentucky State Police said Friday that an arrest warrant has been issued for a Corbin man following an investigation into a fatal shooting Wednesday night in Woodbine. Trooper Lloyd Cochran, public affairs officer at Post 11 in London, said the warrant has been issued for...

If you’re going to vote Tuesday, bring your driver’s license

Here’s a hint. If you go to the polls next Tuesday to vote in the May Primary Election and you want to spend a little less time waiting in line, then bring your driver’s license with you and have it out ready for precinct officers to scan. It will greatly speed up the process....
Posted On 17 May 2019

Whitley County gets $515,213 road fund check

As the old saying goes, you can tell it’s an election year when the roads get paved. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet official Gray Tomblyn II poses Tuesday afternoon with Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. and members of the fiscal court after announcing over $500,000...
Posted On 08 May 2019

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

Cumberland Falls State Park cleanup to be held Saturday

Volunteers are needed Saturday to help beautify Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. From 10 a.m. until noon, volunteers will pick up litter along Ky. 90 between the park entrance and the lodge, and other road in and near the park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the gift...

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

Absentee voting underway for 2019 May Primary Election

If you are going to be out of town on Election Day but you still want to vote, then you are in luck. Absentee voting has begun in Whitley County and will continue through May 20, the day before the primary election. Voters will go to the polls on May 21 to cast their ballots in...
Posted On 24 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

Bevin wants disaster declaration for Whitley County

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is seeking a Presidential Disaster Declaration for severe weather damage from February and March that impacted 58 Kentucky counties, including Whitley, Laurel, Knox, Bell and McCreary counties. The system produced extended episodes of strong winds and...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019