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June unemployment rate drops in most Kentucky counties

Unemployment rates fell in 115 Kentucky counties between June 2017 and June 2018, rose in five (Ballard, Crittenden, Metcalfe, Monroe and Owen) counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development...
Posted On 01 Aug 2018

Whitley Co. woman suffers burns to 40 percent of her body

A 19-year-old Whitley County woman and a Campbell County, Tennessee man are recovering after suffering burns to a significant portion of their bodies when an ATV they were in struck a gas well late Wednesday evening in northern Tennessee. Anna Anderson, who is from eastern...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018

Motorcycle chase from Corbin to Mt. Vernon leads to numerous charges

A high-speed chase involving a motorcycle and a Kentucky State Police trooper that began in Whitley County Sunday has the rider facing multiple charges. Devan Whitfield, 28, was arrested after leading troopers on a 30-mile chase north on Interstate 75 during which he reportedly...

One dies in crash involving motorcycle on I-75 near 20-mile marker

A motorcycle rider from Indiana was killed Monday after rear-ending a tractor-trailer truck on northbound Interstate 75 in Whitley County. The victim was identified as John M. Romine, 66, of Carmel, Indiana Law enforcement and emergency personnel were called to the scene near the...

Countywide effort stops fire at W’burg scrapyard Thursday

Nearly 60 firefighters spent more than seven hours battling a fire that tore through a pile of scrap aluminum at Eastern Kentucky Recycling in Williamsburg Thursday. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said firefighters were paged to the scene at 300 Savoy Clear Creek Road at...

Unemployment rates continue to drop locally

Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between May 2017 and May 2018, rose in Owen and Spencer counties and remained the same in Oldham County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018

Portion of Ky. 779 to be closed for maintenance Tuesday

A portion of Ky. 779 in Whitley County will be closed to traffic Tuesday as state transportation workers perform maintenance work. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet office in Manchester said worker will be performing maintenance on a cross drain at milepoint 5.2....

GoFundMe account established to return drowning victim to native Mexico

A GoFundMe account has been established to return the body of the Lexington man who drown Saturday at Laurel Lake to his native Mexico. The account’s goal is to raise $6,000 to help the family of 42-year-old Alfonzo Sanchez-Gonzalez. “Alfonso was a very loved person and was...

Reducing Whitley Co. smoking rate would cut cancer deaths, improve health, Chandler says

Kentucky is the cancer capital of the nation, and while cancer deaths have declined about 20 percent nationwide since 1980, they have increased in Whitley County and in most of the other 119 Kentucky counties. Deaths due to cancer in Whitley County, at 238 deaths per 100,000...
Posted On 30 May 2018

Unemployment rates drop across Kentucky, locally

Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2017 and April 2018, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County’s unemployment rate...
Posted On 30 May 2018