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2020 Rogers Scholar and Barbourville City High School student Emily Brooks and Knox County Judge-Executive Mike Mitchell stand in front of the newly renovated Bennett Park. Brooks organized phase one of a beautification project to revitalize the park for her Rogers Scholars community service…


This past weekend, the Class of 2020 finally got the prom they deserved. On Saturday night, Studio 206 and the Corbin Arena hosted the 13th Region's 2020 graduates for the Roaring 20s Class of 2020 Senior Prom. Jina LaFary and Keshia Amburgey with Studio 206, with the help of other local bus…


Downtown Barbourville got a colorful upgrade this past week. Cole's Court, the alley beside downtown's Magic Theatre, has been decorated with lights and umbrellas, as well as colorful murals painted down the alleyway, bringing locals out for the perfect photo-op. | Photos by Emily Adams-Bentley


That little ol' band from Texas made its way to the Corbin Arena Sunday night. ZZ Top rocked all their hits like "Sharp Dressed Man," "Gimme All Your Lovin'," and "La Grange". Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard make up the band, but Dusty Hill, the bass player, was unable to play the …


CORBIN — Nelly will be performing at the Corbin Arena in November.The Corbin Arena made the concert announcement via Facebook on Monday morning.Nelly will be joined by Jimmie Allen and Harper Grace on November 27 in the Lil Bit of Music Series.Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30 at…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) — The Kentucky Ethics League initiated revitalization efforts Thursday when its board of trustees met for the first time in almost four years, opting to tweak the full name of the organization and starting the process of determining subcommittees to help the entity be mo…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The hazy sky conditions in Kentucky that have also led to sunrises and sunsets to be reddish-orange in color, are due to wildfires that have been taking place hundreds and thousands of miles away.

WILLIAMSBURG — Students in Cohort 6 (Class of 2022) of the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program at University of the Cumberlands received their white coats this spring, signifying their successful completion of the didactic portion of the program.

LONDON — The London Fire Department is hosting a Child Safety Seat Check Event on Thursday, August 5th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. at the Department located at 911 Fire Rescue Drive in London. The event is free and community partners will be present, including the Laurel County Healt…

HODGENVILLE — In the midst of wheat harvest, LaRue County farmer Ryan Bivens watches his combine’s yield monitor as he gives directions by cell phone to his teenage son, Cyrus, who is driving a wagon following the combine. 

BEREA — More than 470 Berea College students were named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List. A student is named to the Dean's List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher while passing at least four total credits, a course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.


LONDON — After months of submitting written motions and summaries of judgment in a lawsuit that could determine the fate of two tracts of land in southern Laurel County, legal counsel for both the cities of London and Corbin met in Laurel County Circuit Court Thursday morning to present oral…

If bluegrass and gospel are your cup of tea, then the festivities at the Laurel-London Optimist Club is serving just the right concoction.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky is one of the states that has announced a settlement with four pharmaceutical firms in the opioid pandemic and will receive $460 million in compensation over 18 years.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – As part of the Sherman Minton Renewal, a multi-year project to add more decades of life to one of the bridges over the Ohio River that connects Louisville to southern Indiana, a contest is underway called, “Guess the Gallons.”

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined a coalition of 26 states to defend the Second Amendment in a case that will be heard before the Supreme Court of the United States later this year.


CORBIN—Some know her as “Putt” but to the kids who spend their summer days at the pool, she is known as the “Pool Lady.”

The Kiwanis Club of Corbin recently presented two of three scholarships to some very deserving high school graduates. Pictured from left to right is Shelby Disney, Club President Paul Matney, and Allie Pennington. | Photo contributed


Members of the Redbud Trail Quilt Guild presented Derek Miracle of Barbourville a patriotic quilt. The group wanted to make the quilt in appreciation for those who serve our country. Each member contributed the name of either an active or retired service member. The names were placed into a …


WILLIAMSBURG - In a hearing Commonwealth Attorney Ronnie Bowling called “the most important hearing to date” in the case of a Corbin man accused of killing three individuals, one of whom was pregnant, the validity of forensic ballistic and firearms examination came under scrutiny.


CORBIN - After nearly three decades of working for and serving the City of Corbin, City Clerk Roberta Webb is retiring at the end of the month. During previous city commission meetings, it was customary to hear Webb read aloud retirement and resignation letters addressed to the commission fr…

It's a face that students, staff, and the community know and have come to trust at G.R. Hampton Elementary. Starting in the fall, her title and office may change, but she still has the same vision of student and staff success.

KNOX COUNTY — The first Knox County Board of Education meeting for the fiscal year, and the first for new superintendent Jeremy Ledford, was focused on preparations for the upcoming school year.

Hundreds were on hand to take part in this year’s Whitley County Fair horse show. The show’s various categories provided a range to include both beginner and veteran horsemen, and included a stick-horse race for those youngsters not yet ready to climb onto the saddle. Miss Whitley County Fai…


3 Doors Down and Seether packed the Corbin Arena on Sunday night for a rock show in a busy lineup for the venue this week. 3 Doors Down kicked off the show with their hit "Kryptonite". 3 Doors Down was celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album “The Better Life”. The band played T…

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LONDON — A former South Laurel High School choral director pleaded guilty to sex offenses on Thursday and will serve the maximum sentence for sex offenses against minor age teens, if the recommended sentence is followed.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced a settlement Friday with an eastern Kentucky fuel retailer and convenience store, resolving allegations of price-gouging in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, earlier this year.

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