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Laurel deputy assaulted, injured while arresting trespasser

A Laurel County deputy was injured Thursday night in a fight with a suspect who was allegedly trespassing at a north Corbin residence. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said Sergeant Greg Poynter suffered a serious injury to his hand in the fight...

16 area residents among 19 people named in federal drug conspiracy indictment

Thirteen area residents are among the 19 individuals named in a federal indictment alleging a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. The local individuals include: Tasha Wrenicke, 36, Scott Hensley, 37, Darryl Moore, Tharold Johnson, 27,...

State office in Corbin temporarily evacuated after suspicious substance found in mail

The state office building on Roy Kidd Ave. in Corbin was closed for approximately 30 minutes Thursday afternoon after a suspicious package was delivered to the Family Support Office, which administers Medicaid, SNAP and KTAP programs among others. Corbin firefighters and police...

Corbin man charged with child abuse

A Corbin man has been charged with child abuse after two young girls in his care were found walking along U.S. 25 after midnight Saturday. Tracy Smith, 41, was charged with third-degree criminal abuse and public intoxication – controlled substance. A passerby called 911 at...

Barbourville Water Park permanently closed

Few topics have sparked as much conversation as the future of the Barbourville water park. “Most people think we are just tearing the waterpark down, but we are replacing it….with something better,” said Barbourville City Councilman, Ronnie Moore. Plans for the new project were...

Lights Out Dinner in the Dark scheduled for March 18

Local celebrity Travis Freeman, who played football at Corbin High School despite being blind, is inviting people to experience a part of his world on March 18. The Freeman Foundation is hosting the fourth annual Lights Out Dinner in the Dark at The Corbin Center. While previous...

Knox deputy recovers 2 pounds of meth, 1 pound of marijuana

A Knox County Sheriff’s deputy recovered approximately 2 pounds of methamphetamine and 1 pound of marijuana Monday morning off of the Corbin bypass, arresting two people on drug trafficking charges. Deputy William Stewart, the department’s public affairs officer, stated that...

Laurel County deputies investigating paintball, BB gun vandalism

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to find the individual(s) who have shot at multiple residences and vehicles with paintballs and BB’s over the weekend Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said the perpetrator(s) have...

WHS crowns 2019 Basketball Homecoming Queen

Williamsburg High School senior, Selena Mattingly was crowned the 2019 Williamsburg Basketball Homecoming Queen recently during the Williamsburg vs: McCreary Central game which was held Friday, January 4th. She is shown being escorted by Daniel Myers, who is a senior.

Janice Sue Delk Reynolds

Janice Sue Delk Reynolds, 71, passed from this life to be with the Lord on December 30, 2018 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, TN. Janice was preceded in death by her husband, William Frank Reynolds Sr. parents; Aaron and Ola Mae Delk, brothers; Robert Carl, Glen, Ed,...