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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

Local Marine Corps League chapter begins Toys for Tots fundraising

With the holidays fast approaching the U.S. Marine Corps is gearing up for its annual Toys for Tots campaign, and, locally, the JC Paul Detachment of the Marine Corps League is working to help children across Knox, Laurel and Whitley Counties. Greg Sims, Commandant of the...

August unemployment rate rises in Whitley, Knox counties

Unemployment rates rose in 75 Kentucky counties between August 2018 and August 2019, including Whitley and Knox counties, fell in 36, including Laurel County, and stayed the same in nine counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2019

Whitley County Welcome Center Closing Oct. 4 for Demolition and Reconstruction

Today the Finance and Administration Cabinet announced the Whitley County Welcome Center, built in 1971 and located at the 1.5 mile marker on I-75 in southern Kentucky, is closing Oct. 4 for demolition and reconstruction with the new facility expected to be completed in fall...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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Despite concerns about being ‘too nice’ Whitley County’s Elaine Stott going on to second week of CBS’s ‘Survivor’

Elaine Stott’s quest to become the second person from Whitley County to win CBS’s “Survivor” was nearly over before it ever really began Wednesday night because, in the words of other members of her tribe, she was too nice and too likable, making her a threat. “I like Elaine,”...

Unemployment rate climbs locally in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates rose in 99 Kentucky counties between July 2018 and July 2019, including Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties, fell in 15 and stayed the same in six counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019