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Corbin man facing felony shoplifting charge involving ‘Magic’ playing cards

A Corbin man is facing a felony shoplifting charge after Williamsburg Police say he fled the Williamsburg Walmart with more than $500 worth of “Magic: The Gathering” playing cards Saturday afternoon. Shayne Carl, 30, was arrested Saturday afternoon after officers located him in a...

Michigan man sentenced to 35 years for 2019 murder at Gray convenience store

Murderer Phillip Lewis was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in prison for the January 2019 murder of Gary Medlin. Lewis entered the A&B Quick Stop in Gray in the early hours of Jan. 16, 2019, where he used a firearm in an attempted robbery. 25-year-old Gary Medlin attempted to...

Corbin man one of two arrested after Laurel deputies find meth, pills, cash

A Corbin man was one of two people arrested early Wednesday morning after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies recovered separate stashes of Xanax and methamphetamine inside a vehicle, and inside a London motel room that one of them had rented. Larry C. Helton, 42, of Corbin was...

‘Let Freedom Ring’ ceremony planned Saturday at Cumberlands’ Patriot Park

Federal Judge Eugene E. Siler II will be the keynote speaker at an Independence Day ceremony Saturday honoring the 13 original colonies. Siler is a senior judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the United States. The Captain Charles Gatliff Chapter of the Sons of the...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020

West Knox Volunteer Fire Department hosting Fourth of July fireworks display Saturday

Even though several groups have canceled Fourth of July fireworks celebrations this year, including the cities of Corbin, Williamsburg and Jellico, Corbin-area residents still won’t have to go far to see fireworks on July 4. West Knox Volunteer Fire Department is once again...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020

Fourth of July fireworks still on for Saturday in Barbourville, London

While several local cities have canceled their Fourth of July festivities, including: Corbin, Williamsburg and Jellico, Independence Day celebrations will still take place in London and Barbourville Saturday, but in a scaled-down fashion. In other words, fireworks will still take...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020

Corbin Board of Education approves new 2020-21 school year calendar

Corbin Independent Schools will begin its 2020-21 school year on Aug. 26. At a special-called board meeting Thursday night, the board voted unanimously to approve a new calendar in the wake of the COVID–19 pandemic. One thing that is different from calendars in previous years is...

Breaking news: Huff, Willis confirmed as winners as June 23 election results are certified Tuesday

In the two local races on the ballot in Whitley County on June 23, 82nd State Rep. Regina Petrey Huff, R-Williamsburg, and Interim Whitley County Clerk Carolyn Willis came out victorious. Huff defeated challenger Matt Anderson. In Whitley County, Huff garnered 4,535 votes to...

Fourth Annual Kayaking for Kids race slated for Aug. 1

Despite COVID-19, the Whitley County Fiscal Court and the Whitley County Tourism Commission still plan to hold the annual Kayaking for Kids kayaking and Jon Boat race this year. Suffice it to say though that it will look a little different this year than it has in past years...
Posted On 30 Jun 2020

Despite fair cancellation, 2020 Miss Whitley County Fair Pageant still happening

There is some good news and some bad news when it comes to the 2020 Whitley County Fair. The bad news is that organizers have decided not to have the fair this year due to COVID-19. The good news is that the Miss Whitley County Fair Pageant is still on. “It is going to be on. We...
Posted On 30 Jun 2020