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Marsy’s Law, a measure that would have amended the state constitution to provide additional rights for crime victims, was ruled as invalid Thursday by the Kentucky Supreme Court due to the manner in which the proposed amendment was presented on voters’ November 2018 ballots.

WHITLEY COUNTY — A Corbin man accused of firing a gun at a vehicle with a woman and child inside before leading police on a pursuit in September 2018 entered a guilty plea to his charges as part of an agreement with prosecutors that will allow him supervised probation in lieu of any jail time.

WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg Independent Principal Tim Melton, who was selected last month to fill the district’s soon-to-be-vacant superintendent position, will assume the role a few weeks early on an interim basis.

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There is new art in downtown Corbin thanks to artist Mike J. Hall, and Hinkle Printing. The art is located on the side of the building on Monroe Street in the new parklet beside Sanders Park. Community members and tourists alike can stop for a selfie or a photo here. Soon the parklet will be…

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Coach John Calipari and the Kentucky men’s basketball team made one of nine stops of the John Calipari Satellite Camp Tour in Corbin on Tuesday. Calipari and the Wildcats gave campers the opportunity to grow their skills by learning from Calipari, his assistant coaches and accompanying Wildc…

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On Tuesday, Knox County Judge/Executive Mike Mitchell visited the Corbin Senior Citizens Center. In April, Mitchell met with members and organizers to hear their concerns over recent budget cuts. Tuesday, Mitchell brought Beverly Faulkner, the center director, a check for $2,000. When Faulkn…

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Whitley County High School Wrestling Coach Javier Carbajal is a new 135-pound champion. Carbajal, a blue belt Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Scott Hope, defeated Montez Jordan at the Hardrock MMA on May 25.

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CORBIN — Austin City Saloon Owners Josh Brock and Austin Brashear announced on Sept. 27, 2017 that they were expanding from their one location in Lexington to two, with the newest addition being in Corbin. Wednesday is finally the day that Austin City Saloon - Corbin will celebrate its grand…

WILLIAMSBURG -- A new program will soon be beginning at Cumberlands. The University's School of Education has been approved to offer a new program with an emphasis in special education. Students may begin registration for the course in Summer 2019.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov. Matt Bevin announced recently that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), will seek an amendment to Kentucky's Medicaid state plan to provide greater healthcare access to students in schools acr…

KNOX COUNTY — A new jury trial date has been set for later this year for a Corbin couple facing abuse charges involving their 10-year-old child, with a hearing scheduled for next month to determine whether either parent will be allowed visitation rights.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – With the mercury levels on the rise this week, KSP is renewing its plea for parents to be extremely cautious about leaving children in hot cars. It may seem like common sense, but statistics show that these deaths are on the rise in the U.S.

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Members of the Corbin City Commission along with Corbin Mayor Suzie Razmus accepted the Economy Inn property deed Friday morning at Corbin City Hall. The property will be used for the much anticipated splash pad. Razmus thanked the Patel family and told the young children how much she apprec…

KNOX COUNTY – The case against a Michigan man accused of attempting to rob a Knox County business before fatally shooting a bystander in January continues to have his case pushed out as evidence remains in the custody of police who are still performing analyzing the items.

KNOX COUNTY – Four people charged in connection to a December 2018 single-vehicle crash that killed one person were arraigned Friday, with two of the four individuals also being arrested following the proceedings.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Safe Driver is excited to receive financial support from State Farm Insurance that will continue to help teens make better decisions while behind the wheel of their car. State Farm Insurance has pledged $25,000 to be used with the sole purpose of educating young dri…

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In 1982, two students from Cumberland College took it upon themselves to help an older gentleman that lived in the area. Although at the time they didn’t know anything about building or construction, they were laying the foundation for what would become Mountain Outreach, a non-profit organi…

The Owens Family Scholarship was given to two recipients recently. Kalynn Johnston and Edwin Dakota Willis, both seniors at Corbin High School, received $1,000 each. Johnston will be attending Somerset Community College nursing program and Willis will also be attending Somerset Community Col…

Gov. Matt Bevin joined Justice Secretary John Tilley and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders in recognizing 58 KSP troopers and officers for acts of bravery, life-saving, professionalism and dedication to duty at a ceremony held in Lexington on May 30.

LAUREL COUNTY – A Corbin man and woman accused of stealing from a local veteran’s post on multiple occasions are each scheduled for a preliminary hearing next week to allow for a judge to determine if the case shows probable cause, which would send the case on to a Laurel County grand jury.

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Denny Austin Giles, age 63, of Corbin, KY, passed on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Baptist Health of Corbin. Denny was born on September 2, 1955 to the late Luther and Cleda Ramsey Giles. Denny is survived by his wife: Marsha Giles; two sons: Russell Giles (Michelle) and Ryan Giles (Charlotte)…