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Whitley County getting $14,521 in additional coal severance funding

Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department for Local Government (DLG) announced Thursday the return of more than $1.3 million to the Single County Coal Severance accounts in 27 Eastern Kentucky counties, including: $14,521.71 for Whitley County, $19,312.20 for Knox County, $7,194.09 for...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019

Search for missing Tennessee girl focuses on Whitley County, Corbin

Tennessee officials are focusing on Whitley County and Corbin in their search for a missing teen after her cell phone’s GPS indicated it was in the area. According to WVLT News in Knoxville, Savannah Leigh Pruitt, 14, has been missing from her Madisonville home since Jan. 13....
Posted On 30 Jan 2019

Tri-county unemployment rate falls

Unemployment rates fell in 69 Kentucky counties between December 2017 and December 2018, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, rose in 38, and stayed the same in 13 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019

Latest suspicious structure fire within a mile of Rockholds fire station

Rockholds and Woodbine firefighters were called out Monday morning to battle a suspicious structure fire just a short distance from the Rockholds fire station. Rockholds Fire Chief Charles Walker said the fire that destroyed the abandoned house on Golden Street off of Ky. 3423,...

Four fires in two days has firefighters suspecting, ‘serial arsonist’

Area firefighters suspect they may be dealing with a serial arsonist who is targeting abandoned buildings. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Unemployment rate drops locally, across state

Unemployment rates fell in 107 Kentucky counties between November 2017 and November 2018, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, rose in nine, and stayed the same in four counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019

Semi comes to rest on guardrail on I-75 near Williamsburg

A semi truck driver narrowly missed going over an embankment following a two-vehicle crash on I-75 in Whitley County Friday evening. The accident happened about 7:45 p.m. near the 7.5 mile marker in the northbound lane. A 2014 Freightliner, which was owned by Darren Monhollen of...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019

Man indicted for possession with intent to distribute meth in Corbin

A Louisville man has been indicted in U.S. District Court in London for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine in Whitley County. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Whitley County ranks third in state in Hepatitis A cases

Whitley County ranks third in the state of Kentucky in terms of the number of reported Hepatitis A cases during an outbreak of the disease that dates back to November 2017, but why are the numbers here so high? You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018

Prominent Whitley County natives remembered

Nearly everyone, who lives in Southeastern Kentucky, is familiar with the story of Corbin’s most famous resident, Colonel Harland Sanders, who founded Kentucky Fried Chicken. What many people may not realize is throughout its 200 year history, Whitley County has been the home of...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018