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Whitley County getting extra $253k in coal severance funds

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday that more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue will be allocated to 49 counties – including Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Bell counties, which combine for over $900,000 in funding – and 122 municipalities – including Corbin,...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019

Over 40 million prescription pain pills flooded Whitley Co. between 2006 – 2012, report shows

From 2006 to 2012, there were 47,677,589 prescription pain pills supplied to Whitley County or enough for 187 pills per person per year, according to data from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System, which is also known as...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019

McCreary County pulls funds from Knox-Whitley Humane Association

The Knox-Whitley Humane Association is attempting to make up a $40,000 budget shortfall, but will have fewer animals, following the McCreary County Fiscal Court’s decision to end its agreement. During a special called meeting on June 20, the magistrates voted not to renew the...

Tenn. man dies following Sunday crash on I-75

A Frankfort man died Sunday from injuries he sustained during a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in southern Whitley County. Kentucky State Police said Adam B. Hyatt, 38, was pronounced dead at the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he was taken following the crash....

May unemployment rates drop throughout the state, locally

Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties between May 2018 and May 2019 – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – rose in 22 and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019

Mt. Vernon man safe after being swept away at Laurel Lake spillway Sunday

A rescue effort at the Laurel Lake spillway Sunday night had a happy ending, as a Mount Vernon man escaped uninjured. Zac Burrin went into the water below the spillway at approximately 4:40 p.m. when water went pouring through the dam to generate electricity. Burrin was one of...

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