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Richard Vernon Lewis

Richard Vernon Lewis, 71, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, Kentucky. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, January 17, at Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Lily, with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. There will be no...

Union College student is quarantined with possible hemorrhagic fever

A Union College student athlete was quarantined Tuesday at Barbourville ARH Hospital with symptoms of a hemorrhagic fever. 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 Member? Join Us

WWE takes over Corbin

The City of Corbin has become the centerpiece of a WWE storyline involving one of the company’s biggest heels, and Mayor Suzie Razmus got involved during a show Sunday night at The Arena. Barron Corbin, who is now known as “King Corbin” after winning the company’s “King of the...

W’burg firefighters now distributing, installing free smoke detectors

Consider this statistic. Almost three out of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarm or in homes where smoke alarms were not working, according to the National Fire Protection Association. “Working smoke detectors have proven to save lives....
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

Area Kiwanis clubs celebrating 100-year anniversaries in 2020

The year 2020 will be a milestone one for several area Kiwanis clubs as the Corbin, Pineville and Middlesboro clubs will all be celebrating 100-year anniversaries. The Middlesboro Kiwanis Club is celebrating its 100-year anniversary on Feb. 25, followed by the Pineville Kiwanis...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

Governors need to avoid not only impropriety, but the appearance of it in pardons

It’s important not only to avoid impropriety, but also to avoid the appearance of it. These were the words that a couple of wise-old judges, the late Jerry Winchester and the late Paul Braden, used to tell me when they were asked to recuse themselves as the judge in a case. Read...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

Unemployment rate rises in Whitley, Knox counties

Unemployment rates rose in 95 Kentucky counties between November 2018 and November 2019, including Whitley and Knox, fell in 18, including Laurel, and stayed the same in 7 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

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Tom Anderson

Mr. Tom Anderson, age 58, of Corbin, Kentucky, departed this life on January 12, 2020 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born on May 4, 1961 in Jellico, Tennessee to Thomas Anderson and Edna (Parker) Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas...

History museum makes road trip to Meade County a treat

It was April 3,1974, and the morning had begun as expected with an April shower that soon turned to sunshine. It was nice enough for some of those in Brandenburg, Kentucky, to crank up lawnmowers for their first seasonal mow. A couple of hours later, shortly after 4 p.m. the...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020