Whitley County man dies after boat strikes rock in Laurel Lake

A Corbin man was pronounced dead at the scene after his boat struck a rock in Laurel Lake last Wednesday night. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the incident occurred near Grove Marina about 11:30 p.m. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley identified the man as 60-year-old Lloyd Lawson of Corbin. Emergency personnel were [...]

Marine Corps League detachment established in Whitley County

Whether you earned the coveted “Eagle, Globe and Anchor,” at Parris Island, South Carolina or are one of the “Hollywood Marines,” that underwent Marine Corps Recruit Training in San Diego, the J.C. Paul Detachment of the Marine Corps League is looking for you. The chapter, currently based at the Elks Lodge in Corbin, is open [...]

Unemployment rate falls in Whitley, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties between May 2016 and May 2017, including Whitley and Laurel counties, rose in 28 and stayed the same in 18 counties, including Knox County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County's unemployment rate fell [...]

April 16 trial date set in Courtney Taylor murder case

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of murder in the death of her husband and two children.

A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly killed her husband and two teenage daughters while they slept in January, is now slated to stand trial next spring. If convicted, she could receive the death penalty.

Special Judge Jeff Burdette scheduled an April 16 trial date following a short hearing Monday morning in Whitley Circuit Court in the case of Courtney Taylor.

Taylor, 41, is charged with capital murder in the Jan. 13 shooting deaths of Larry Taylor, 56, Jesse Taylor, 18, and Jolee Taylor, 13.

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Portion of KY 1064 closed Wednesday, June 7; KY 6 closed Thursday, June 8

Portions of two state highways in Whitley County will be closed this week for maintenance work. A portion of KY 1064 at mile point 17 (junction of KY 6) will be closed Wednesday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A portion of KY 6 at mile point 0.792 (junction of KY 1064) will [...]

Update: Double homicide victims each died from multiple gunshot wounds

Kentucky State Police are investigating a double homicide that occurred early Wednesday morning at a residence on Fred Nash Lane, which is located just outside the Corbin city limits. Kentucky State Police are investigating a double homicide that occurred at a trailer on Fred Nash Lane early Wednesday morning, which is located off [...]

Copperhead Trail motorcycle route will include more than 300 turns over 60 miles

This map depicts the 60-mile Copperhead Trail route that features over 300 turns. It is geared towards motorcycle riders, who county officials hope will visit Whitley and McCreary counties.

There are a little over 300 turns along its 60-mile winding route that Whitley and McCreary County officials hope will prompt motorcycle enthusiasts to visit the area to ride the Copperhead Trail.

“It’s just a way to promote more tourism in Whitley County,” noted Whitley County Treasurer Jeff Gray, a motorcycle enthusiast and one of the organizers for the Copperhead Trail motorcycle ride. “The counties got together and got named a 60-mile motorcycle ride in Whitley and McCreary counties. The state legislators have named it officially the Copperhead Trail.”

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Bon Jellico historical marker dedicated

Edde Stout, Jim Stout, Lynn Stenglein, Vickie Sims and Matt Witt all gathered off Highway 92 West Sunday afternoon to dedicate this historical marker commemorating those who worked in the Bon Jellico mine in the 1900’s or those who lived in the adjacent camp. The mine operated for 25 years. If it wasn’t [...]

Woodbine man killed when SUV falls on him

A Woodbine man was killed Thursday morning when the SUV he was working underneath of came down on top of him. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley identified the victim as 25-year-old Jarrett Neal. “It was just a very tragic accident,” Croley said. Woodbine firefighters were paged to the residence at 867 Ky. 1064 near the [...]

Prosecutors officially seeking death penalty against Taylor

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of capital murder in the death of her husband and two children.

Prosecutors have formally moved to seek the death penalty against a Williamsburg woman, who is accused of killing her husband and her two teenager daughters while they slept in January.

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