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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

Portion of I-75 in Whitley County to be reduced to one lane Tuesday, Wednesday

A portion of Interstate 75 in Whitley County will be reduced to one lane Tuesday and Wednesday. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation cabinet said the area around the bridges over Lynn Camp Creek just south of the 28-mile marker would be reduced to one lane to permit...

Whitley County bicentennial birthday party pushed back to Thursday

Whitley County is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding this year, and the celebration starts with a party Thursday afternoon. “It’s an actual birthday party,” said Whitley County Projects Director Amber Owens. “We will have a huge cake. We will have a PowerPoint...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018

Whitley County officials: No state of emergency declared

Whitley County officials are advising that no state of emergency has been declared. Amber Owens at Judge-executive Pat White, Jr’s office said a Facebook post from 2016 announcing the state of emergency and the opening of warming shelters has been shared multiple times today. “If...

One person killed in Monday wreck on U.S. 25W

UPDATE: The person killed in a wreck Monday afternoon has been identified as 28-year-old Kyle Stoerger of Corbin. One person died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 25W in Whitley County. The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the...

Six more people file to run for office in Whitley County

There are now two additional contested races on Whitley County election ballots in 2018, and possibly three if every incumbent files to run for re-election in the Corbin City Commission Race. Since Jan. 2, six more people have filed to run for elected office in Whitley County....
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

Unemployment rates decline in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 72 Kentucky counties, including Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties, stayed the same in 17 and rose in 31 counties between November 2016 and November 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the...
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

New programs designed to ready children for kindergarten

Whether it is learning writing or arithmetic, teachers agree that a student’s proficiency in reading is essential to understanding and grasping the knowledge. A new parent/child group has been established in Whitley County with the goal of preparing children that will soon be...