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Legal Notices for 5-31-17

BID NOTICE: The Whitley County Health Department is taking sealed bids on a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country Van, approximately 173,000 miles, FWD, 6 cylinders. The vehicle will be sold as is. Bids will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 7, 2017. For more information,...

Senior Spotlight: 2017 Lynn Camp Baseball

The Lynn Camp Wildcats were not able to qualify for the 13th Region baseball tournament this year, but they were still able to finish with a winning record, including victories over region opponents Harlan, Bell County, Red Bird, Pineville, Oneida Baptist and Williamsburg. Read...
Posted On 30 May 2017
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Remaining coverage area baseball, softball teams see seasons come to an end in first round of region tourneys

There are no coverage area high school baseball or softball teams left standing after Monday’s first round games in the 2017 13th Region tournaments. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a...
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11 people, dog escape blaze, but two birds not so lucky

Although this Rains Street home is still standing, firefighters say it suffered extensive damage during an early Tuesday morning blaze and is considered a complete loss. An early morning fire Tuesday claimed the lives of two birds inside a house, but 11 people, including four...
Posted On 30 May 2017

State funds will ultimately cover recent road paving costs, fiscal court says

During a special meeting Friday afternoon, Whitley County Fiscal Court voted to borrow $208,000 in order to pay for a paving project so they can get $208,000 in funding from the state to repay the loan. “There has been a change in policy over the last year or two in the way the...
Posted On 30 May 2017

Partial lane closure on KY 11 will last two weeks

A portion of KY 11 in Knox County will be reduced to one lane for the next two weeks. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced Tuesday that bridge over Cumberland River at mile point 9.38 on Highway 11 in Knox County would be reduced to one lane until June 13 to allow...
Posted On 30 May 2017

Unemployment rate drops in Whitley, rises in Laurel, Knox counties

Unemployment rates rose in 83 Kentucky counties between April 2016 and April 2017, including Knox and Laurel counties, but fell in 28 counties, including Whitley County, and stayed the same in nine counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency...
Posted On 30 May 2017

Ernie Bruce Helton

Ernie Bruce Helton, 53, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017, at his home in Corbin. He is survived by his wife Rennee Aubrey. Funeral services were held Friday, May 26, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home. Messages may be written to the family at

Ruby Victoria Napier

Ruby Victoria Napier, 82, the wife of Charlie Napier of Strunk Road, Corbin, passed away on Monday afternoon at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in Laurel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marlow Napier and Bro. Paul Baker officiating. Burial followed...

Paul James Foran

Paul James Foran, 80, of Greene Township, Cincinnati, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Hospice of Cincinnati. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 25, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Bodenhamer officiating. Burial was at the Rest Haven Cemetery with...