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Jurors need less than 45 minutes Thursday to acquit Moore on all counts

The four-day trial of a Williamsburg businessman, who was accused of sexually abusing a teenage relative in 2013, ended Thursday afternoon with a not guilty verdict on all counts. The eight-woman, four-man jury needed less than 45 minutes to find Eddie Moore, 41, not guilty of...
Posted On 13 Apr 2017

Moore takes stand in own defense Wednesday

Eddie Moore gave police a more than one-hour long interview the day after a teenage female relative accused him of molesting her in 2014. During the interview with police, which prosecutors have labeled as a “confession,” Moore admitted to touching the breasts of the girl, who...
Posted On 13 Apr 2017

Softball tournament to honor fallen miner will be held Saturday

When not working or with his family, Joe Partin, the Whitley County coal miner killed in an accident on March 31, could frequently be found on the softball field. In an effort to honor Partin’s passion for the game, and to help his wife and children, the first annual “Remembering...

Foster grandparents recognized Tuesday

Several Whitley County officials gathered at Williamsburg City Hall Tuesday afternoon to commemorate Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. Among those recognized were several Save the Children volunteers, who are part of the Senior Corps Foster Grandparent...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017

Whitley County coal miner remembered as gentle giant

A Whitley County coal miner who died Thursday morning in an accident at a Rockholds strip mine was laid to rest Monday. Thirty-three-year-old Joe Partin died when a section of hillside, into which the crew was mining, at Green Hill Mining, Inc.’s GHM#51 off of Tyes Ferry Road...

Unemployment rate drops statewide, locally

Unemployment rates dropped in 115 Kentucky counties, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, between February 2016 and February 2017, rose in three and stayed the same in two counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017

Special prosecutor appointed in complicity to commit murder case

A special prosecutor, who is overseeing the case against a Corbin man charged with attempting to arrange the murder of four individuals, including two elected Whitley County court officials, is also seeking to have the suspect’s probation revoked in connection with a 2015 Whitley...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017

Whitley County cancels school rest of week due to illness

Students in the Whitley County school district are getting an extended spring break because of illness. Whitley County Superintendent Scott Paul said Tuesday afternoon that he has canceled classes for the remainder of the week due to about 15 percent of the students being absent...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017

Corbin man acquitted of rape, incest

Jurors needed less than 50 minutes early Friday afternoon to acquit a Corbin man on charges of rape and incest. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 22 Mar 2017

Whitley County schools will start one week later this fall

The Whitley County Board of Education presented the February Above and Beyond Award to Whitley County High School employee Sheila Davis. Whitley County students and teachers will be getting an extended summer vacation this summer. During its monthly meeting Thursday, the Whitley...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017