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July 16, 2014

TODAY'S HEADLINES: July 16, 2014

CORBIN — Air Force member from Corbin dies

Staff Sergeant Dirk Shelton, a Corbin boy who dreamed big, aimed high, and served his nation with honor while working in some of the most dangerous assignments in the world, died Monday in Washington, D.C.

Two bands announced for NIBROC

Two of the bands set to perform at this year’s NIBROC have been announced.

Fire destroys Maple Leaf Lane house

Strong thunderstorms and dangerous lightning weren’t the only thing that lit up the dark sky during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Whitley Fiscal Court agrees to purchase ambulance

Whitley County Fiscal Court approved a bid Tuesday for a new ambulance to be used by Whitley County Emergency Medical Services.

$8.6 million loan for CUC upgrade approved

The Corbin Utilities Commission has been approved for a loan, which will go towards their wastewater treatment plant flow upgrade project.

London-Laurel Tourism discusses future events

Bike rides, adventure races and banquet halls took up most of the discussion at the London-Laurel Tourist Commission meeting Tuesday.

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Former Barbourville Mayor David Thompson (right) gives one of the papers he’s signed to file for running for office to Knox County Clerk Mike Corey on Monday. Thompson — who was the city’s mayor from November 2006 to March 2014 — will be running for the mayor’s job again on November 4. Currently, Thompson and current Barbourville City Council Member Gary Williams are running for the city’s top spot.

  • David Thompson to run again

    The mayor’s race in Barbourville will have a familiar name on the November ballot.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

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The North Laurel All-Stars represented Kentucky at the Little League Softball Central Region Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana. The team lost three straight games and was eliminated from the tournament.

  • End of the Line

    Recil Jones’ North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their stay in the Central Region Tournament with an 0-3 record after dropping a 9-4 decision to Wisconsin state champion Franklin Little League.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knox County's state title run comes to an end

    The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.

    July 22, 2014

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Kelsey White

  • 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. 

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

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  • July’s jumpin’ in Downtown Corbin

    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?

    July 7, 2014