Keavy, KYCorbin News Journal

Traffic stop leads to meth arrests in Keavy

A traffic stop of two motorcyclists early Monday morning in the Keavy area resulted in their arrests on methamphetamine-related charges. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Christopher Clontz, 29, of London, and Richard Cole, 26, of London, following the traffic stop on Ky. 312. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs...
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Whitley County, KYCorbin Times Tribune

Former Corbin Housing Authority Director indicted on theft and forgery charges

WHITLEY COUNTY - Charges against the former Director of the Corbin Housing Authority were returned by a Whitley County grand jury Monday. The indictment against Samuel McCoy charges the 47 year old with one count of theft by deception of the value of $10,000 or more, theft by deception of the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000, abuse of public trust, and forgery in the second degree.
Stearns, KYIndependent Herald

National Park Service seeks recovery of stolen signs

STEARNS, Ky. — The National Park Service is searching for five large trail signs stolen from the Blue Heron Overlook Road area of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. The informational signs were among those that direct visitors to popular points of interest. When removed, the NPS...
Laurel County, KYSentinel-Echo

Former SE sports editors Liesenhoff, McAlister pass away

Two men who defined Laurel County sports coverage in the past passed away one day apart. Tom Liesenhoff, 88, passed away on Monday, June 14. On Tuesday, June 15, Jim McAlister, 67, passed away after a long illness. Liesenhoff was a staple in Laurel County sports, working for The Sentinel...
Corbin, KYCorbin News Journal

Anna Marie Thomas

Anna Marie Thomas, age 102, of Corbin, passed away peacefully in her chair at home Friday evening, June 18, 2021, just two weeks before her 103rd birthday. She was born July 6, 1918 in Rockcastle County, a daughter of the late Lawrence E. Masters and Ollie Riggs Masters. Marie was...
Williamsburg, KYCorbin News Journal

Ronnie Wayne Earls

Ronnie Wayne Earls, age 66, of Bunches Creek Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at his home. Ronnie was born on July 14, 1954 in Warren, Michigan to the late Amos Wilson Earls and Virginia Marie (Sego) Earls. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Roy Earls and Darryl Earls, and sisters, Wilma Childers and Joyce Long.
Williamsburg, KYCorbin News Journal

William Carl Huckaby Jr.

William Carl Huckaby Jr., age 54, of Cool Camp Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at his home. He was born on May 8, 1967 in Williamsburg, Kentucky to William Carl Huckaby Sr. and Patsy (Kinder) Huckaby. He was preceded in death by his father, William Carl Huckaby Sr.; and his grandparents, Layton and Hazel Kinder and William and Opal Huckaby.
Williamsburg, KYCorbin News Journal

Jennifer Joann (Ramsey) Lay

Jennifer Joann (Ramsey) Lay, age 42, of the Kentucky Hill Community of Williamsburg, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard, KY. She was born on August 4, 1978 in Jellico, Tennessee to the late Joe Albert Ramsey and Martha...

Afternoon storms cause power outages, downed trees

Storms rolling through the area Monday afternoon produced power outages and knocked down trees in various parts of the county. South Kentucky RECC reported hundreds of power outages across the county, particularly in the Jamestown and Eli areas of the county. There were also reports sent in to WJRS of...
Somerset, KYCommonwealth Journal

Officials break ground on local AppHarvest farm

Local and state officials welcomed the start of summer with news of a major ag-tech investment to expand the Valley Oak Commercial Complex. Somerset's own Congressman Hal Rogers joined Governor Andy Beshear Monday morning in announcing the 30-acre sustainable indoor farm to be built by AppHarvest, a leading ag-tech company on a mission to feed the world from the heart of Appalachia.

Corbin COVID-19 vaccine clinic relocating

CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) - Baptist Health Corbin’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic is relocating next week. Friday, June 25 will be the last day the clinic will be held at the Corbin Center. Starting Monday, June 28, the clinic will be relocated to Baptist Health Corbin’s Outpatient Care Center. The clinic will...

New AppHarvest Facilities Planned for Morehead, Somerset

Community and state leaders gathered in Morehead Monday afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking of another agri-tech greenhouse in Rowan county. AppHarvest officials announced a new 15 acre facility to grow leafy greens to be built next door to their 60 acre tomato greenhouse near Morehead. The organization also announced a new 30 acre facility to grow strawberries in Somerset, bringing the total number of commercial greenhouses in the commonwealth to five.
Morehead, KYLexington Herald-Leader

AppHarvest breaks ground on two new facilities

AppHarvest breaks ground on two new facilities, one in Morehead and one Somerset. Both are anticipated to be completed by the end of 2022. These two facilities are part of AppHarvest’s goal to have 12 indoor farms by the end of 2025.
Laurel County, KYCorbin Times Tribune

THE WAY IT IS: Two great sportswriters passed last week

To say last week was a tough one would be an understatement. We lost two of the best sportswriters the Tri-County has seen in both Tom Liesenhoff and Jim McAlister. Both passed away last week, serving as a tough one-two punch to my gut. I didn’t know Tom as well as I did Jim but when I did speak to him, he always made me laugh, and always amazed me of the knowledge he had of high school sports.