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Whitley County teachers getting 1 percent pay raise

For the second time in three years, Whitley County School District employees are getting a pay raise. During a special called meeting late Thursday afternoon, the Whitley County Board of Education approved a 1 percent salary increase for all employees effective July 1. “We are...
Posted On 16 Aug 2017

Tennessee woman returned to Ky. to answer charge of animal torture

A Tennessee woman, who allegedly shot a dog during a 2015 burglary attempt in Whitley County, has been returned to Kentucky to answer her charges. On Aug. 9, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Court Security Officer Donnie Witt Jr. transported Dena Brooke Baird, 28, of Duff,...
Posted On 16 Aug 2017

Chick-fil-A, Starbucks opening Monday at UC

Two new restaurants, Chick-fil-A and Starbucks, which are both located on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands, will be opening to the public on Monday. “Our students and staff are very excited to have Chick-fil-A Express and Starbucks at UC. We hope the community will...
Posted On 16 Aug 2017

Corbin native, UofC student, to intern for McConnell this fall

For a guy who loves politics, Corbin native Ryan Lawson has secured an ideal job this fall. He will be interning for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in our nation’s capitol. “Politics is my passion. I am always looking for ways I can help the community and better...
Posted On 16 Aug 2017

Former Corbin coach found not guilty of rape

Former Corbin assistant basketball coach Madison Johnson was acquitted Tuesday after being accused of rape. A former Corbin High School assistant basketball coach, who was charged with the statutory rape of a then 16-year-old student in November, was vindicated in court Tuesday....

Knox County schools closing Aug. 21 for eclipse

All eyes will be turned to the sky on Aug. 21 as a rare eclipse sweeps across the United States. While this experience will provide a wonderful learning opportunity, local school districts have been in discussion for weeks, trying to decide if they will hold classes in light of...
Posted On 16 Aug 2017
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Fire that destroyed home on Fifth Street being investigated

Oak Grove firefighters have asked for assistance from a Kentucky State Police arson investigator to determine the cause of a blaze that destroyed a home on West Fifth Street Saturday morning. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every...

Legal Notices for 8-16-17

BID NOTICE: The Whitley County Board of Education is now accepting sealed bids on a complete lighting system with sixteen 64-par cans, two ellipsoidals, one 24-channel dimmer console, three dimmer switch packs, DMX cables, extra bulbs, and storage boxes. Please visit the district...

‘Kayaking for Kids’ set for Saturday

Enthusiasts of kayaks, jon boats and tubing will have the chance to race in the Cumberland River Saturday and raise some money to help the children of Whitley County. As of Tuesday morning, 35 people had pre-registered for the ‘Kayaking for Kids” race. Whitley County Projects...
Posted On 16 Aug 2017

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