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Corbin woman accused of assaulting grandmother

  A Corbin woman is facing two counts of misdemeanor assault for allegedly hitting her grandmother, aunt and uncle during a child custody dispute Thursday night. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 29-year-old Ashley Rayburn on two counts of fourth-degree assault –...

KSP: Knox County residents reporting multiple calls from IRS tax scammers

With the tax filing deadline less than a week away, Kentucky State Police at Post 10 in Harlan are asking residents to be on guard against calls from individuals claiming to be IRS agents attempting to collect unpaid taxes. Trooper Shane Jacobs, public affairs officer at Post 10...

Woman, rescued from burning home, passes away

A Williamsburg woman, who was pulled alive from a burning, smoke-filled house Monday morning by first responders, was laid to rest Friday afternoon. Millicent “Millie” Dawn Kindrix, 51, died Tuesday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Funeral...
Posted On 08 Apr 2016

Teachers and their pensions: Doing the math

Lots of retired teachers bared their angry fists at me following my recent column about the soon-to-retire public school administrator who will, if he fulfills life expectancy, collect pension checks for longer than he worked, enjoy annual cost-of-living increases that most...
Posted On 08 Apr 2016

Storm named 2015 Agency Manager of the Year for KFB District 4

Donevon Storm, Agency Manager of the Whitley County–Williamsburg Agency for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, has been named 2015 Agency Manager of the Year for District Four. The award was presented during the company’s 61st annual sales conference, held in Louisville, Kentucky on...
Posted On 08 Apr 2016
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Forcht Bank debit cards can now be used in Apple Wallet

Forcht Bank customers can now add a Forcht Bank debit card to the Wallet App on their Apple iPhone®, iPad®, and Apple Watch™. The Wallet App with Apple Pay™ offers an additional layer of security when shopping online or at participating retailers. When someone adds a debit card...

Hospice director says volunteers are vital part of organization

Dear Editor: April 10 – 16 is National Volunteer Week and every single volunteer deserves our appreciation and grateful acknowledgement. Across the United States, an army of trained volunteers — more than 430,000 — gave more than 19 million hours of service last year to...
Posted On 08 Apr 2016
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Tri-County Conquer 5k race to be held April 16 to support sex assault victims

To the Editor: What does a victim of sexual assault look like? He is the man with two children who stood behind you for movie tickets. She is the woman you stood behind in the checkout line. He is the older man that held the door open for your family at the restaurant. She is the...
Posted On 08 Apr 2016
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UPDATED: Lily man accused of raping two children pleads guilty to sexual abuse

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Laurel Lake Cleanup set for Saturday

One of the rites of spring in the Tri-County area will take place Saturday as Laurel and Whitley counties go head-to-head in the annual Laurel Lake Cleanup. Volunteers are invited to come out to the spillway off of Ky. 1193 to join in the effort. Registration will begin at 8 a.m....