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Local unemployment rates lower than last year, but higher than last month

Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between February 2017 and February 2018 and rose in one (Metcalfe County), according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet....
Posted On 04 Apr 2018

Unemployment rate drops locally, statewide

Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties and rose in one county (Carter County) between January 2017 and January 2018, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet....
Posted On 21 Mar 2018

Eastern Kentucky roads, bridges need repairs, but local governments lack funds to do so, TRIP report confirms

A series of reports released Wednesday examines the condition of Eastern Kentucky’s local roads and bridges, traffic safety and fatalities and the most pressing transportation needs. It largely concludes that county, local and state governments simply don’t have anywhere near the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018

Local law firm’s offer to help secure Corbin schools expands to neighboring districts

What began as a pledge by a Corbin area law firm towards the purchase of metal detectors for Corbin Independent Schools has blossomed into an effort to help school systems across the region and the state. In a video released on Copeland and Romines Law Office’s Facebook page...

Williamsburg flooding 15th worst in history, officials say

While several places in Whitley County and Williamsburg have experienced flooding in recent days, it appears the area dodged any major damage due to high water. “We’ve had some culverts washed out and stuff like that, but for the most part it has been pretty good,” Whitley County...
Posted On 14 Feb 2018

Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in two (Estill and Hickman counties) and rose in one county (Bath County) between December 2016 and December 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the...
Posted On 08 Feb 2018

Williamsburg readies for big bicentennial events in April

The dedication of an historical marker, an ice cream social, a parade and a birthday gala and dance are all part of Williamsburg’s planned bicentennial celebrations, which are scheduled throughout April to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Whitley County with...
Posted On 07 Feb 2018

Winter weather wreaking havoc on local school system calendars

The bouts with winter weather are, or close to, wreaking havoc on the local schools systems calendars. Icy roads forced Corbin, Whitley County and Williamsburg school systems to cancel classes Monday. While several periods of rain are forecast into the weekend, the National...

Whitley Judge-Executive talks to chamber about county’s bicentennial celebration; excited for the future

Whitley County has a rich, storied history, and the future doesn’t look so bad either. That was the message Tuesday from Pat White Jr., the county’s Judge-Executive, who was the featured speaker at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon. It was a...

Six more candidates file for office, filing deadline Jan. 30

With less than one week to go before the election filing deadline next Tuesday afternoon, the battle lines for several Whitley County offices are becoming clearer, but a number of incumbent office holders are still without opposition. Since Jan. 9, six additional candidates have...
Posted On 24 Jan 2018