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COVID-19 impacting local jail, dance studio, church

Not too long after 46 patients and several staff members at First Christian Care Communities in Corbin tested positive for COVID-19 on June 26, positive COVID-19 tests involving the Whitley County Detention Center, Gail Fredericks School of Dance and Gymnastics and Central...
Posted On 08 Jul 2020

Tim Melton gets high marks during first evaluation as Williamsburg Superintendent

Williamsburg Superintendent Tim Melton got several high marks from the Williamsburg Independent School Board of Education during a recent special meeting at the school. Melton, who has completed his first year as Williamsburg superintendent, scored “exemplary” in the standards of...
Posted On 08 Jul 2020

Knox County reporting five deaths linked to Christian Health Center’s COVID-19 outbreak

About one week after a Corbin nursing home reported that 46 residents and eight staff members had tested positive for COVID-19, this same nursing home is now reporting the deaths of five patients in connection with COVID-19. “In conjunction with Christian Health Center, Corbin,...
Posted On 07 Jul 2020

Whitley, Bell and Laurel counties report additional COVID-19 cases

Whitley, Bell and Laurel counties are all reporting additional COVID-19 cases. Monday afternoon, the Whitley County Health Department reported three new confirmed COVID-19 cases, and four new probable cases. A confirmed case means that a PCR test has identified virus genetic...
Posted On 06 Jul 2020

Laurel County deputies respond to disabled vehicle on I-75, find marijuana, pipes, cash

Running out of gas on southbound Interstate 75 in Laurel County late Thursday night was just the beginning of the trouble for two Ohio men who were later arrested for trafficking marijuana. Officials at the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department said deputies arrested Johnathan...

Gray man one of five people arrested on drug trafficking warrants

A Gray man was one of five people Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested last Wednesday on indictment and arrest warrants stemming from an investigation into drug trafficking. James E. “Snowman” Martin, 74, was arrested on an indictment warrant charging him with first-degree...

Gail Frederick School of Dance & Gymnastics closed after employee contracts COVID–19

Gail Frederick School of Dance & Gymnastics in Corbin will be closing for two weeks after an employee tested positive for COVID–19. Owner Gail Frederick announced the decision on the school’s Facebook page Monday morning. While the employee was not identified by name,...

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...

Claxton gets seven years in prison for offering teen money for sex act

A Williamsburg man, who sent nude pictures to a teenage girl and offered to pay her money to engage in a sexual act, was recently sentenced to a total of seven years in prison after agreeing to a plea bargain. Randy Dale Claxton, 44, of Williamsburg, was sentenced to five years...
Posted On 06 Jul 2020

Corbin Recycling Center reopens to the public

Corbin Recyling is once again accepting items at the main building on South Main Street. Recycling Director Roger Shelton said residents may drop items off at the door during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In an effort to maintain social...