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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

Fake ‘Deputy Hart’ calling Kentucky schools targeting teachers

Following reports from Kentucky teachers in Whitley, Franklin, and Jefferson counties, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert to warn of a new scam targeting Kentucky school systems and teachers. Beshear said his office has recently received multiple reports...
Posted On 21 Aug 2019
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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....