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Spring fire season is in effect

The Kentucky Division of Forestry and area firefighters want to remind residents that spring fire season is in effect. Between Feb. 15 and April 30, state law prohibits anyone from burning debris outdoors between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. within 150 feet of the woods. West Knox Fire...

Livestock producers can get assistance following drought, wildfires

Livestock producers in Whitley and Bell counties may be eligible for assistance from the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for grazing losses incurred in 2016. “Bell and Whitley County recently met qualifying drought ratings that ‘trigger’ eligibility for...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Prevailing winds pushing smoke from wildfires into the area

The haze that has been hanging over Corbin and Whitley County is from a combination of forest fires burning in Knox and Harlan counties along with multiple fires in Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. Shawn Harley, the meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service in...