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LOOK: Papa John trades in Louisville red for Kentucky blue; Wildcat fans aren't happy

John “Papa John” Schnatter recently had a very public falling out with Louisville amid a scandal following him using a racial slur in a conference call. Now, it appears he’s not only done with the Cardinals, but actively engaging with the enemy — AKA the Kentucky Wildcats.


Woodbine Search and Rescue searching for Meadow Creek Road resident

Woodbine Search and Rescue has been called to the area around Meadow Creek Road to search for a man missing since Saturday. The individual has been identified as Michael Broyles.


The tragic story of a Valentine's Day murder that remains unsolved 12 years on

For most, Valentine's Day is all about blissful romance and messages of love. But for the one family, February 14 is a painful reminder that their son's murderer still walks free.


Health Dept. Seeks to Reverse Grim Health Behaviors Ranking

Knox County has some bad habits to break. According to County Health Rankings, Knox County is currently 107 out of 120 in health outcomes, but this report doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. The Knox County Health Department is adamantly working to improve this number and the overall health of ci


China cancels trade talks with UK in protest over defense secretary's speech: The Sun

LONDON (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua has canceled trade talks with Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond after defense secretary Gavin Williamson threatened to deploy a warship in the Pacific, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday.


Shearer says transition to SPEDA is underway

The executive director of Somerset-Pulaski County Development Foundation, responding to a story in Wednesday's Commonwealth Journal about transition of the Foundation into the newly formed Somerset Pulaski Economic Development Authority (SPEDA), said he is part of the transition's "starting process.


Wilderness Warrior is recess for grownups; Inaugural event set for April 27 in London

The Wilderness Road was a steep, rough and narrow path that could only be traversed on foot or horseback after Daniel Boone and 35 axmen cut a route through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky in 1775.


Local project provides Valentine's Day love for veterans, children's hospital

CORBIN — With the help of students and staff at Corbin High School, local veterans and children in a hospital just outside Kentucky will receive a little more love this Valentine's Day.


Trust for Life breaks state, national records for participation

Among the many designations for the month of February, it also recognizes National Organ Donor Day on Feb. 14. This week, an organ recipient and an organ donor have shared their stories. In this final installment of a three-part series, some facts about the state's Trust for Life program are highlig


South Laurel enters tourney as team to beat

Chris Souder's South Laurel Lady Cardinals will enter the 50th District Tournament hands down as the team to beat after posting a perfect 6-0 mark against 50th District competition.


Volunteer to host All Comers Track & Field Meet March 26

CHURCH HILL – Volunteer High School will host the Volunteer All-Comers Meet at 4 p.m. March 26. Entry Fee is $50 and entry deadline is March 24 at noon. FAT timing will be handled by Slipstream Timing & Meet Management.


Corbin’s School of Innovation- An alteration on education

Anxiety, parenthood, even homelessness...these are just a few of the issues that Knox County kids face every day. These issues aren’t new. They have been the catalyst for dropouts for decades.


Cards looking for first district title since 2016

South Laurel is in search of its first 50th District title since the 2015-16 season, and it looks as if the Cardinals have a good chance of obtaining it, as they head into this week's tournament as the No. 1 seed.


Former Bush coach Wayne Bowling honored

Last week Thursday, Wayne Bowling was honored at Bush Elementary School. A banner was hung in the gymnasium to recognize his tenure as the Bush basketball coach from 1964-1980.


Two teens arrested following storage unit meth bust

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WYMT) - Two teenagers in Bell County are facing charges after police found them with nearly $9000 worth of meth. It happened Monday in Middlesboro. Police say they had gotten tips that drugs were being stored and sold out of a storage unit.


Cameron tosses attorney general bid to local leaders

LONDON — Daniel Cameron visited the Tri-County Tuesday as he begins his campaign for the position of Kentucky’s next Attorney General. Cameron began his day in London where he spoke about his intentions if he is elected into office and spoke out against current Attorney General Andy Beshear. Cameron


Missy Keating and Georgia Gaffney hope to impress The Voice UK coaches with their take on CeeLoo Green hit

Missy Keating will face The Voice UK coaches this weekend as part of duo GGMK with best friend Georgia Gaffney. Missy (17), who is the daughter of Yvonne Connolly and Ronan Keating, is hoping to impress with the duo's rendition of CeeLo Green's hit 'Forget You'.


New, ongoing projects in Williamsburg, Whitley Co. highlight chamber meeting

WILLIAMSBURG -- Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison and Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. gave members of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce a look at what the city and county are currently working on as well as some future projects.


Update: Death investigation now classified as a homicide case

The death of a Williamsburg man, who body was found inside a building near the Tennessee state line late Monday morning, has now been ruled a homicide. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Billy Gray Lawson, 46, dead at 12:22 p.m. Monday from multiple sharp force injuries. The manner of dea


Man arrested after trespassing, resisting arrest

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Deputies arrested a man early Monday morning about two miles south of Manchester in Clay County. Deputies got a complaint of a man who would not leave someone's property.