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Redhounds get past Estill Co, will meet Scott Co Friday in state tourney quarterfinals

With a 50-40 win over Estill County, the Corbin Redhounds have improved to 26-7 on the season, and are advancing to play in the Elite Eight of the 2018 KHSAA state championship tournament on Friday.
Posted On 14 Mar 2018
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Child calls 911 to report fight between grandparents

A Rockholds couple is facing assault charges after one of their granddaughters called 911 early Saturday morning to report that they were fighting, and police later seized a knife and a piece of wood with nails exposed that had the words, “Pain/may cause death” written on it. The...
Posted On 14 Mar 2018

Local Baptist pastor recovering from brain surgery

A popular local Baptist minister is recovering from surgery to remove a tumor from a delicate portion of his brain, and he said the procedure to remove the growth was grueling and strange. Chad Fugitt, who has served as lead pastor at Central Baptist Church in Corbin for the last...

Knox County Schools update policies, procedures on use of metal detectors

The Knox County Public Schools board held a special called meeting on March 12 to update a policy and procedure relating to metal detector use in the district’s schools. “This deals with the safety of our children. We’ve got to dot a few i’s and cross a few t’s in relation to...
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Residents reminded to use caution while burning during spring fire season

Fire hazard season is once again here in Knox County and officials want the public to know that, as Smokey Bear has reminded people for decades, only you can prevent wildfires. The spring fire season officially began on February 15 and will continue through April 30. No burning...
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Miss NIBROC resigns citing, ‘personal reasons’

There is a new Miss NIBROC after Emily Sharp, the 2017 winner, resigned soon after the 20-year-old was arrested in Lexington. Miss Nibroc 2017 Emily Sharp recently resigned her crown citing ‘personal reasons.’ “She resigned for personal reasons,” said Bruce Carpenter,...

Maintenance issues, new regulations force hospital to remove popular fountain

Officials at Baptist Health Corbin say maintenance issues and regulations regarding open water features inside healthcare facilities have forced the removal of the pond at the main entrance. “It has started leaking and has become difficult to maintain,” said Mark Steely,...

Second plea entered in federal pharmacy burglaries case

A second defendant pleaded guilty Friday to his part in a series of pharmacy burglaries throughout the southeastern U.S., including two located in Corbin, while a third is scheduled to appear in court Thursday for a rearraignment hearing. Thirty-nine-year-old Kenneth Britton of...

Second co-defendant pleads in federal drug case involving former police officer

The second of two co-defendants in former Corbin Police Officer Bronson Fugate’s federal drug conspiracy case has pleaded guilty. Former Corbin police officer Bronson Fugate is scheduled to go to trial in May for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Richard Stanley, 43, of...

Heater sparks fire that damages Lily home Thursday morning

Lily and West Knox firefighters were called to a structure fire last Thursday morning on Timberland Circle. The initial call given out about 10:15 a.m was that the house off of Douglas Blvd, approximately one mile north of Hunter Hills Elementary, was fully involved. “There was...