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Whitley County’s Elaine Stott remains in the running on CBS’s “Survivor”

The third episode of “Survivor: Island of the Idols” saw Whitley County Elaine Stott’s Lairo Tribe vote its second member out, but, after it appeared she was an early target in week one, she wasn’t on the radar this week. Wednesday’s episode opened with Lairo, who won immunity...

Corbin schools awarded grant to purchase bus security cameras

The Corbin Independent School District has been awarded a $154,827 federal grant to improve security on school buses and at Corbin Elementary School. The grant came from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services within the U.S. Department of Justice. Mark Daniels,...

Corbin Public Library offering ‘Adulting 101’ classes

As teens near adulthood there are a number of things they need to know to make their way through life that they may not realize. With that in mind, the Corbin Public Library is beginning a series of programs called Adulting 101 that will cover aspect of life such as banking,...

Local Marine Corps League chapter begins Toys for Tots fundraising

With the holidays fast approaching the U.S. Marine Corps is gearing up for its annual Toys for Tots campaign, and, locally, the JC Paul Detachment of the Marine Corps League is working to help children across Knox, Laurel and Whitley Counties. Greg Sims, Commandant of the...

Cumberlands ROTC hosts ‘Train Like a Patriot’ event

The Army ROTC program at University of the Cumberlands (UC) recently hosted Train Like a Patriot, a fitness event open to all Cumberlands students. The ROTC cadets led students through a series of fitness stations, such as short sprints, tire flips, burpees (in which students...
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Photo Gallery: Whitley County Historical and Genealogical Society hosts Heritage Day celebration

The Whitley County Historical and Genealogical Society held its annual Heritage Day celebration Oct. 5 in Williamsburg. The event featured various craft exhibitions, and tours of the historical and genealogical society’s museum, which is located in the old downtown train depot.
Posted On 10 Oct 2019

Natl. Newspaper Week: Newspapers protect your First Amendment rights

With just 45 words the founders guaranteed five — no six — basic freedoms, fundamental American rights.
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Ruth Ann Yates

Ruth Ann Yates, 88, of Daytona Beach Shores, FL, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at her home. She was the wife of LeRoy “Dusty” Yates. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, October 14 with funeral services to follow at 7:00 PM in the Hart Funeral Home...

Caroline Johnson

Caroline Johnson, 72, of Keavy, Kentucky passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 at her home. She was the wife of Roy Lee Johnson. Funeral services were held October 8 in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Locust Grove Cemetery. Hart Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Kevin Dennis Toomey

Kevin Dennis Toomey, age 62, of New Zion Church Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at his home. He was born on September 18, 1957 in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late Francis and Dorothy (Raffloer) Toomey. He was also preceded in death...