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June 12, 2014

TODAY'S HEADLINES - JUNE 12, 2014

CORBIN — House on Fifth Street destroyed by fire

Fire raced through and ultimately destroyed a home early Wednesday morning — but thankfully, no one was home at the time of the blaze, Oak Grove Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Chief Kevin Gibbs said.

Ex-mayor sits before ethics board

Hearing involves state audit that led to Thompson’s removal from office

Electricity being returned to Laurel

A storm that passed through Laurel County Tuesday left thousands of homes without electricity and some are still in the dark, according to Laurel County Emergency Management Director Albert Hale.

Chamber hears from Backpack Program

Feeding the children — that’s the goal of the Corbin Community Backpack Program, and on Tuesday, members of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce heard from one of two people who spearheaded the project for Corbin’s school students.

Police Roundup

Around 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Bo Harris responded to a reported burglary at Pleasant Hill Church of God on Craig Road near the Canadatown community.

Board of Education talks numbers on Tuesday

A work session held Tuesday may help Corbin Board of Education members make better decisions during their regular meeting slated for 7 p.m. tonight.

 

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The soft whistle of a flute floated through the room as audience members listened in awe to tales of the Thunderbolt people. “This land that you’re now sitting on was that of Thunderbolt people,” said Thunderbolt descendant David Owens. Owens and Indian flute player Robert Mullinax stopped at the Laurel County Library Friday night to entertain with spoken legends, folk lore and tales of the bygone Thunderbolts. Audiences were captivated by stories passed down from the Thunderbolt of how things came to be. Tales about fire, pipes and Kentucky — just to name a few — were shared by Ownes over the course of an hour with Mullinax playing behind him.

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    The soft whistle of a flute floated through the room as audience members listened in awe to tales of the Thunderbolt people.

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  • Local woman vyes for Miss Kentucky crown

    A Williamsburg woman is among the 32 contestants representing local scholarship pageants from across the state who will vye for the title of Miss Kentucky 2014. 

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    After Thursday’s fun, festivities and fireworks during the Independence Day Block Party, how do you top the month best known as the sizzling center of summer?

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