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LAUREL COUNTY — A Laurel County man was sentenced to life imprisonment after a jury found him guilty of first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy during a trial on Tuesday.

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Williamsburg Independent students roamed the school’s hallways for the first time since leaving for summer break during an open house event held Thursday evening. Students and parents were given the opportunity to meet their teachers for the upcoming school year, which starts Monday, and wer…

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Attention everyone: Mondays are no longer to be dreaded. The Cumberland Falls State Resort Park has taken action against the dullness of the weekday, livening it up with good music, new friends and a great atmosphere. Two Mondays out of every month, from 6-9 p.m., the DuPont Lodge is transfo…

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LOUISVILLE — As President Donald Trump addressed over 1,000 veterans and their family members at the AMVETS 75th National Convention on Wednesday, some veterans gathered outside of the Galt House in protest.

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Lake Jones, of Corbin, won the AWSA Southern Region Boys 3 Slalom in Alabama on July 26. Jones is 16 years old and the son of Stacy and Kyle Jones, of Corbin. He is the grandson of Betty Sue and Steve Surmont, of Corbin, and Fran Jones and the late Ray Jones, of Corbin. | Photos contributed

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WILLIAMSBURG — It looks like there is a good chance coal counties will be seeing more coal severance money in the future, and local officials are advocating in Frankfort for it.

WILLIAMSBURG — Residents living within Williamsburg Independent School’s taxing district can expect to see a slight increase in their real estate and personal property taxes for the coming year following a decision Tuesday by the Williamsburg Board of Education.

Kentucky State Police arrested a man on a plethora of charges, including 100 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, after Post 11 in London received a call about him speeding and driving recklessly through the Rockcastle work zone on Interstate 75 while workers were present early Wednes…

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The Whitley County Fiscal Court honored the outstanding achievements of Whitley County's Impact Archery on Tuesday evening during the court's regular meeting. A resolution was passed recognizing their hard work, dedication, skill and achievements. The group has represented the county in a po…

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Shannon Barman, of Williamsburg, was honored for her continued work in the community during Tuesday night's Whitley County Fiscal Court meeting. Members of the Whitley County Fiscal Court approved a resolution honoring Barman for her commitment to the children of Whitley County. Barman creat…

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CORBIN -- Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is about to get one of its "wildest" visitors yet this weekend. Kentucky licensed fishing guide and Danville native Bill Carman will be in the area from August 24-25 for Kentucky Wild's fly fishing weekend at the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

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CORBIN — With it being her first day of third-grade, it was already a big day for Makena Myatt on Monday, but during Corbin's City Commission meeting that evening, Myatt was also named a Corbin Colonel.

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CORBIN -- A tailgate party, complete with live music, food, beverages and other festivities will kick off Saturday's main event as country superstar Hank Williams Jr. is scheduled to perform at the Corbin Arena.

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BETHEL, N.Y. -- The Beatles were not here 50 years ago when more than 400,000 people crowded shoulder-to-shoulder over acres of farm land to listen to rock 'n' roll music and define a cultural happening known as Woodstock.

This summer, The Kentucky Center hosted more than 250 eager, young artists from every region of the commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) took place at The University of Kentucky from June 23 to July 13.

Whitley County High School student Bethany Davenport, Williamsburg Independent student Collin Taylor and Knox Central High School's Morgan Bright put their business skills to work this summer at The Center for Rural Development's 2019 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI).

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The University of the Cumberlands is buzzing with activity again as students came back onto campus over the weekend. Freshmen and transfer students moved in on Saturday, and upperclassmen moved in on Sunday. Currently UC has 875 freshmen and transfer students, but UC reports those numbers te…

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LAUREL COUNTY -- A Corbin man was arrested Friday after being formally charged by a Laurel County grand jury in connection to his wife's death stemming from a November 2018 traffic crash in which he was allegedly driving while under the influence.

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Grammy Award winning artist John Paul White (formerly of The Civil Wars) played for a park full of guests Saturday night in downtown Corbin. August’s Moonbow Nights, which also featured Kites, was one of the largest since the Secret Sisters played, according to Corbin Downton Manager Aaron S…

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Students gathered in front of Corbin Elementary School Monday afternoon as they completed the first day back to school after summer break. While students waited to board the buses they heard from Principal Chris Webb. The opening ceremony for the new elementary school was postponed but is ex…

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WHITLEY COUNTY — A Corbin man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend in May before fleeing the scene and eluding police for more than a month was indicted Monday by a Whitley County grand jury.

LAUREL COUNTY — A London man accused of sexually abusing a juvenile male who was spending the night at his home in May was indicted Friday by a Laurel County grand jury.

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Students and community members have started to notice some changes around the University of the Cumberlands' campus. The UC Board of Trustees voted earlier this year to adjust signage for the stadium, Aquatic Center, and Correll Science Center. The stadium continues to be named the "James H.…

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The 10th annual Beat the Heat “Color Me Pink” 1-Mile Walk/Run was held Friday evening in downtown Williamsburg, where participants began the event by creating a vibrant show of color with plastic bags filled with a tempera paint/cornstarch mixture. More than 100 people participated, includin…

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CORBIN — “We came to the conclusion that sometimes it’s good to step back, evaluate yourself, look at the fundamentals and get back to basics,” said Dave Cox regarding this year’s school theme.

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The NIBROC 2-miler was again a success during the 67th annual festival last week. The overall female winner was Hannah Morton with a time of 13:17. The overall male winner was Sean Simons with a time of 10:21. Both attend Corbin High School. | Photos contributed

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FRANKFORT — Visitor spending and visitation growth in Kentucky both increased in 2018 according to a study from Tourism Economics, the Kentucky Department of Tourism’s new research partner. Visitor trips to and within the Commonwealth topped 71.6 million in 2018, with visitor spending climbi…

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The Whitley County School District welcomed back students on Wednesday. Teachers and staff greeted students at Whitley Central Primary as they exited school buses. Inside the school, children got their bellies full in the school’s cafeteria. Eli Brintley and Tucker Hensley smiled for the cam…

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The 84th annual Laurel County Homecoming kicks off on Thursday evening at Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park. This time-honored tradition honors London and Laurel County in one of the most scenic and historic sites in the area.

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CORBIN — On Saturday evening as the moonbow prepares to create magic over the Cumberland Falls, a sort of musical magic will happen inside Nibroc Park as a Grammy Award winning guest is scheduled to perform during August’s Moonbow Nights.

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WILLIAMSBURG — A portion of public parking in downtown Williamsburg currently available to anyone will soon be privatized as apartment parking through a lease between the city and the University of the Cumberlands.

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Dennis Arko Lawson, age 64, of Gray, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at his home. He was a retired EMS worker having worked for ambulance services in Jellico, TN and Knox and Jackson Counties. Dennis was a US Marine Veteran and also served two years in the Army National Guard. He was …