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2 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A major drug roundup was executed in neighboring Whitley County Tuesday with at least 18 suspects arrested and lodged in the count...
2 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
State officials recently released the annual unemployment figures for 2013 and compare those numbers to the previous year. McCrear...
2 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Signups for the “Clean Sweep” campaign in McCreary County began this week and will continue through next Friday April ...
3 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Officials in Wayne County began a search Monday night after an inmate at the jail there apparently walked away from custody. Staff...
3 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Police say a pair led them on a wild chase early Monday morning in Laurel County after officers had been alerted to watch for a ma...
4 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A family outing at a skating rink in Somerset last Wednesday reportedly turned tragic for a woman who now lives in Pulaski County ...
4 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With the primary election across Kentucky just over a month away, it is time to look at some important dates leading up to May 20t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Candidates for McCreary County Magistrate in district 2 will have the chance to answer questions and speak to the public during th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Turkey hunters across Kentucky hit the woods this past Saturday (April 12th) as the spring wild turkey hunting season opened in th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency’s spring Garden Program will begin taking applications tomorrow (Tuesday April 1...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those McCreary County property owners who have still yet to pay their 2013 property tax bills are not only considered delinquent i...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The calendar for the rest of this school year is in place for McCreary County Schools. The thirty (30) minutes added to the end of...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The revenue reported by McCreary County officials for the occupational tax increased in March as compared to the same month one ye...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those planning to enjoy Bandy Creek Group Camps in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will pay a little bit mor...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
For several years a Highway 27 cleanup has been held through McCreary County near the end of April. This year, members of the McCr...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is inviting local residents and visitors to take part in a wildflower hike t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County officials are planning for their own “Wildflower Discovery Weekend” May 2nd and 3rd. According to info...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Two McCreary County residents were arrested last week in Scott County, Tennessee on drug charges. The Scott County Sheriff’s...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A McCreary County man accused last year of taking part in the abuse or neglect of an adult resident at Oakwood in Somerset has now...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While all five candidates running for magistrate in district 1 were offered the opportunity to attend and take part in Monday nigh...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A reported crime spree took in at least three counties and resulted in the arrest of a Casey County man early Saturday morning. Au...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Yet another scam warning has been issued for residents in the area, this time coming from officials at Highland Communications. Ac...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those Kentuckians who did not enroll for health coverage using Kynect, the state’s healthcare exchange program, still have a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Candidates running for District 1 Magistrate in McCreary County will have the chance to debate and inform voters about their plans...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After giving Judge Executive Doug Stephens the authority to spend up to $5,000 on an inmate transport vehicle during their March r...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The regular April session of the McCreary County Fiscal Court held Friday night included a fairly light agenda. In addition to dea...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has ordered flags on all state buildings to be lowered to half staff today (Monday April 7th) in h...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The March session of the McCreary County Grand Jury was led by a case involving the alleged rape of an adult woman in January. The...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Grand Jury also returned an indictment last month against 33 year old Gabriel King on four counts of sodomy fi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Grow McCreary project, part of the overall Grow Appalachia Program, is getting off to a good start according to most involved ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A group of local businesses will be hold a reception event for Jessica Burke, a Republican candidate for 52nd District State Repre...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After a major fire last November, the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter is still working to rebuild and get back to a normal operation. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This past Monday, March 31st, was the deadline for open enrollment through Kynect and the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A former Somerset surgeon and Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital have reportedly been hit with a $10.6 million malpractice judgment...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Just as Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset is dealing with the malpractice judgment handed down, hospital staff and adm...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Officials with the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area have announced plans for spring prescribed fires within the p...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
For the first time in many months, McCreary County moved out of the bottom ten in terms of Kentucky counties with the highest jobl...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A new radio program will hit the airwaves beginning tonight (Tuesday April 1st) on WHAY 98.3FM. The “Happy Trails Outdoor Ra...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With so many days missed this school year due to weather and road conditions in McCreary County, school officials have taken actio...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Truth or Politics program will resume its series of candidate debates this evening (March 31st) with candidates for McCreary C...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Just as enrollment numbers have reportedly topped 350,000 in Kentucky, today (Monday March 31st) is the final day for open enrollm...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department reports on a standoff that took place between a suspect and officers Wednesday after...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With the spring season upon us, a lot of activities are underway or planned in McCreary County. Local Tourism Director Tara Chaney...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The fire in late August of last year that resulted in the death of Whitley City Firefighter Arlie “Pooh” Hill has been...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Sheriff’s Department reports arresting nine individuals on a variety of charges over the past week, endi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After we previously reported that the spring cleanup efforts in McCreary County may be on hold or at least in jeopardy, the McCrea...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County School District is taking some action to make up days missed for weather and road conditions this past winter,...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The investigation is ongoing into an incident Monday morning that killed a 19 year old college student in Pulaski County. Authorit...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is planning for some upcoming events, including a Native American weekend slated for this weeke...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
According to a “One Call” system phone call made to parents Monday by McCreary County School Superintendent Arthur D. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Playing politics is nothing new for lawmakers at the state and national levels, but it appears politics could be getting in the wa...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
An emergency food drive held this past Saturday for the local schools backpack food program was called a huge success by organizer...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This year will mark the 13th annual Spring Planting Festival to be held in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Sheriff’s Department is reportedly investigating a series of break-ins in recent weeks at storage facili...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Some citizens may be wondering what the status of the annual spring cleanup campaign is for this region. Generally around this tim...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Park, and its new manager Melissa Vanover, will be hosting an “Easter in the Park” event for the c...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With spring also comes plans by the US Forest Service for controlled burning to help reduce the risk of wildfires and to improve w...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With the extension of the signup period for McCreary County Little League baseball and softball, the schedule for the league draft...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Tourist Commission recently announced some additional outdoor recreation opportunities including Geo-caching. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Kentucky Boy’s Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament continues this week from Rupp Arena in Lexington. The nearby Wayne C...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Eagle-Sawyer Fire Department will host an evening session with representatives from several emergency air crew agencies, inclu...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have announced that their crews will be removing illegally placed signs, includ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
High school seniors from McCreary County will have the opportunity to compete for a $500 scholarship to help further their educati...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The annual Master Musicians Festival will be held July 11th and 12th in Somerset, Kentucky. The lineup of artists for this year&rs...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The process of answering questions related to the public office being sought by a candidate is generally viewed by voters as a cru...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County residents interested in starting their own business are being invited to attend a workshop to be held Wednesday Ap...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Reportedly back by popular demand, the McCreary County Public Library will play host to another “coupon boot camp” ses...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Bank of McCreary County President Gordon Kidd will be one of the guest speakers this Wednesday (March 19th) at the regular members...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A community blood drive will take place today (Tuesday March 18th) in McCreary County. Donors can help save up to three lives with...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
An upcoming event is aimed at turning wine, or at least the money generated from the sale of wine, into water. The Lake Cumberland...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Following up on the candidate debate for those running for McCreary County Sheriff that was held last week, the Truth or Politics ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary Central High School DECA Club recently took part in a state competition in Louisville March 9th through 11th with sev...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Wayne County sheriff’s deputy was reportedly arrested last Sunday, March 9th, on charges of assault 4th degree and crimina...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County’s unemployment rate improved slightly from January 2013 to January of this year, but is still listed as one ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Next week will be spring cleanup week sponsored by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s “Adopt-A-Highway” progr...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Authorities in Pulaski County are investigating a fatal crash that took place early Wednesday morning. Police say it happened on K...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After first announcing plans for Bank of McCreary County and First Trust and Savings Bank in Scott County to merge several months ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Sheriff’s Department has released its weekly arrest report ending Monday March 10th. Seven individuals w...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
They are becoming more and more common and we have two scam alerts that have just been issued this week. Highland Communications h...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
During the Truth or Politics program this past Monday evening, three of the six candidates for McCreary County Sheriff made their ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Area high school seniors are reminded that this Friday, March 14th at 5:00pm is the deadline to submit their 500 word essay on &ld...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Three of the six candidates for McCreary County Sheriff took time to attend and participate in a candidate debate on the Truth or ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Ten Civil War battle sites in Kentucky are included on the list to be the focus of clean up and restoration efforts on Park Day, w...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With so many missed days this year due to weather conditions across Kentucky, high school juniors are now being given an extra mak...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Truth or Politics program returns tonight (Monday March 10th) with a live program at 6:00pm from the McCreary County Senior Ci...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
It has become a common occurrence for jail and inmate transport issues to be dealt with at meetings of the McCreary County Fiscal ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics recently released county profile reports for each of the state’s ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The deadline for area high school seniors to apply for one of the $1000 scholarships offered this year by Highland Telephone Coope...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With more emphasis being placed these days on buying locally produced food products and the Grow Appalachia Project taking root in...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The February session of the McCreary County Grand Jury was light in terms of cases but did result in the indictment of several sus...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a series of workshops next week including sessions on fruit prunin...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Scott Solid Waste reminds McCreary County residents that garbage collection in the county will be on a one day delay for the rest ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
At 10:07am eastern time today, Wednesday March 5th, a statewide tornado drill will be held in Kentucky with individuals, businesse...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Spring is just around the corner and for many that means baseball season. In McCreary County, signups have begun for Little League...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This weekend will focus on arches and waterfalls for visitors to the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, which is hosting the spec...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Lawmakers in the Kentucky House are set to take up House Bill 410 this week which would allow school districts across the state to...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Public Library is set to launch a free “Family Reading Program” starting this Thursday March 6th. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The wintry blast that came through Kentucky early Monday left roads snow and ice covered and the downed trees and power lines left...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Lawmakers in the Kentucky House are set to take up House Bill 410 this week which would allow school districts across the state to...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Public Library is set to launch a free “Family Reading Program” starting this Thursday March 6th. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those tuning in to hear WHAY Radio this morning have been met with silence or static. WHAY has been off the air since about 5:30am...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A wintry mix began with rainfall Sunday afternoon and began its transition into sleet and freezing rain early this morning as temp...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Police are investigating a fatal crash in Whitley County Saturday afternoon that claimed the life of a Tennessee woman. While the ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After gaining local fame from his role on the Discovery Channel’s show “The Bluegrass Boys” last fall, Roger D. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
State officials announced late Friday that the total number of Kentuckians to enroll in health coverage through Kynect, the states...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With the deadline for open enrollment through Kynect, Kentucky’s healthcare exchange program, approaching on March 31st, rep...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Pulaski County man was in court Thursday where he entered a guilty plea to reduced charges in connection with an incident in Aug...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
During their recent regular monthly meeting the McCreary County Water District Board of Directors gave their stamp of approval to ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Republican Party has announced they will host the annual Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday April 5th at the McCreary...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
An issue that was raised at the recent debate for candidates running for 52nd district state representative is now under debate by...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A bill proposed in the Kentucky House would restrict the use of cell phones in certain areas in the state including in schools and...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Community Housing Development Corporation, known as McCHDO, is taking applications from local homeowners in ne...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Sheriff’s Department has released its weekly arrest report ending Monday February 24th with a half dozen...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has been credited with picking up a fugitive wanted in Florida in connection with th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The National Weather Service Office in Jackson, Kentucky, which serves the region including McCreary County, has announced that th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Truth or Politics program hosted a debate for McCreary County Coroner candidates Monday evening (February 24th). Of the five t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The 2014 Grow Appalachia session is getting underway with a class being offered this Thursday February 27th at the McCreary County...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those gearing up for spring planting can now order tree seedlings from the Kentucky Division of Forestry. The agency provides low ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The next community blood drive in McCreary County has been scheduled for Tuesday March 4thfrom 1:30-6:00pm in the library at Whitl...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Police were called to Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Saturday afternoon to investigate reports that a man had inappropriately ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Authorities in Whitley County confirm the discovery of a flooded vehicle Saturday morning with three bodies inside. The car was su...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Whitley County jury returned a guilty verdict last week against Bill Cox who they say killed 21 year old Ryan Abner, his teenage...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Authorities are investigating what caused a school bus to catch fire in neighboring Wayne County Friday afternoon. School official...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department reported this week the capture of a woman wanted in connection with a fatal car cras...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
We previously reported on McCreary Central High School student Ashley Leah Corder who was selected to take part in the National Ac...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The 48th District High School Basketball Tournaments will be held next week, with the McCreary Central Raiders and Lady Raiders ho...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has announced the opening dates for their campgrounds for the 2014 season. T...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Record reports that the local election cycle for 2014 now has its first independent candidate. Earl Brooks has...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Appalachian Service Project has announced they will be providing free home repairs for McCreary County residents this summer. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
For those children interested in playing Little League baseball or softball this year, or parents with children interested in play...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Police in Somerset say they are looking for at least two suspects in what is described as a violent purse snatching Monday night. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those who have not paid their 2013 property tax bills must now pay a 21% penalty added to the face amount of the bill. Tax bills n...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Truth or Politics program, hosted and moderated by Darlene Price, has taken the lead in hosting a series of debates for candid...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Another scam warning has been issued, this time aimed at elderly who may receive phone calls about lottery winnings. According to ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky’s healthcare exchange program, known as Kynect, continues enrolling residents across the state with an average of a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Public Library will host two lunch time meetings this week including this Wednesday’s regular monthly me...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky Forestry officials are reminding the state that the spring forest fire hazard season is now in effect. The season runs st...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While most McCreary County residents have probably been frustrated at the slow pace in getting enhanced or “E-911” in ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Some local residents routinely ask where the $2.65 per phone line they have been paying for 911 in McCreary County has gone for th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The normal recreational fee charged at the Natural Arch Scenic Area in McCreary County has been waived for the upcoming weekend in...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Even more information is now available online for topics ranging from state highway department activities to property databases an...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While child car seats are meant to make the child safe while riding in vehicles, Graco has admitted that some 3.8 million of its s...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A state employee in Laurel County was reportedly arrested this week in an investigation led by the Kentucky Attorney General&rsquo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
If you can brave the cold, winter weather, you may want to go camping this coming weekend to celebrate President’s Day, whic...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum is based in neighboring Corbin, Kentucky but has an impact throughout the state. That...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Whitley County High School’s Athletic Director has found himself behind bars in Baltimore. Authorities say 49 year old Micha...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County officials have released the Occupational Tax revenue summary for last month, showing a decrease in the amount of t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Officials from McCreary County Tourism, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and the US Forest Service are joinin...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Extension Service will offer a series of three beef cattle educational programs this month starting with a ses...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Scott County Sheriff’s department reports the execution of a major drug roundup late last week that resulted in the arre...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Anyone interested in filing for federal black lung benefits from McCreary County will have the chance to speak with representative...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Kentucky State Police has issued a warning involving cell phone users alerting them to be aware of a “one ring scam.&rdq...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
One clear sign that it is an election year is the size of the crowd attending a McCreary County Fiscal Court meeting. Friday night...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
One project outlined during Friday evening’s session of the McCreary County Fiscal Court was a plan to develop a recreation ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As is customary around this time of year, McCreary County Clerk Eric Haynes turned over excess fees from this past calendar year t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The January session of the McCreary County Grand Jury included several cases with indictments handed down in each of them. 35 year...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The bill aimed at raising the minimum wage in Kentucky has passed a major hurdle with approval in the Kentucky House Thursday. The...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The 2014 Relay for Life in McCreary County, which benefits the American Cancer Society’s battle against cancer, is gearing u...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear addressed lawmakers and citizens of the Commonwealth Tuesday as he unveiled his recommendations fo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
You have most likely heard of the “Adopt-a-Highway” program that allows individuals, businesses and organizations to &...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Clerk’s Office has confirmed that Republican Jerry Privett has withdrawn his name from the race for Coun...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Sheriff’s Department has released their arrest report for the week ending Monday February 3rd, with ten ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County Tourism Director Tara Chaney offers her monthly update on activities and projects from her office. To hear the ful...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
52nd District State Representative Ken Upchurch will hold a legislative forum in McCreary County this Saturday February 8th starti...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Extension Service has announced they will offer a series of three beef cattle educational programs this month ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The year 2014 will be an interesting election year across Kentucky, especially given that the US Senate seat held by long time Sen...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The winter of 2014 that has seen some of the coldest temperatures in recent memory may continue for several more weeks. Punxsutawn...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Truth or Politics program will include some important local topics tonight (Monday February 3rd) as McCreary County’s 91...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The latest unemployment figures for individual counties in Kentucky have been released and show a slight improvement for McCreary ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The tanker truck wreck in southern Pulaski County Thursday morning remains under investigation. Authorities were on the scene all ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
on April 7thfollowed by district 2 on April 14th, district 3 April 21st and district 4 April 28th. Those running for McCreary Coun...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A tractor trailer wreck in the Sloans Valley area of southern Pulaski County has forced the complete closure of US Highway 27 in t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has reported a home invasion robbery that took place Monday morning on Glade Fork Ro...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Sheriff’s Department recently announced they were investigating a series of thefts locally. Authorities ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Just as efforts to promote locally grown produce and other products are getting underway, an orientation session will be held this...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With Tuesday’s deadline to file as a candidate in the May primary elections in McCreary County, the list of candidates for l...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In addition to the countywide and local district offices on the ballot this year, a number of state and judicial seats are also up...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A McCreary County man will be in court in Pulaski County next month where he will be sentenced on child pornography charges. 25 ye...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While McCreary County’s government has never been in great shape financially, the budget could tighten even more with the po...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Several local volunteers with the AARP Tax Assistance Program were on hand Monday evening for the latest edition of the “Tru...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The roller coaster weather patterns seen recently across the region will likely continue for some time, according to projections f...
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With tomorrow’s deadline looming for candidates to file to run for local offices in this year’s elections, some races ...
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Those who mail letters or packages will notice they now have to pay a little bit more for that privilege. The US Postal Service ha...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Health officials say the flu season continues to strengthen across Kentucky with the number of confirmed flu cases up by more than...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear addressed the General Assembly during a joint session in Frankfort this week, laying out his plan ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear this week sent his proposal for a six year road plan for the state to members of the General Assem...
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A puppy mill in Pulaski County was the focus of an animal rescue this week with charges filed against the owner of the property. P...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The animal shelter that serves McCreary County along with several other regional counties is working to regroup and rebuild after ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After serving as Acting Sheriff in Scott County, Tennessee for the past month, Ronnie Phillips has officially been appointed to th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The race for McCreary County Judge Executive this year just got a little more interesting with the latest candidate filing. As of ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With under a week remaining until the candidate filing deadline for the 2014 election cycle, McCreary County attorney Jessica Burk...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those interested in getting involved with the Grow Appalachia Project in McCreary County can still submit applications and can tak...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Authorities in Pulaski County are investigating two home invasion robberies that took place late Monday night. The Pulaski County ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As the frigid temperatures set in on the region for this week, the McCreary County Emergency Management office has tips for stayin...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Area high school sophomores are being encouraged to apply for the 2014 Rogers Scholars program hosted by the Center for Rural Deve...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After facing the closure of the jail under his watch and questions over the past few months about his job performance as well as w...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
If you or someone you know has diabetes, it can be tough to manage the disease and live a happy, healthy life. Two local agencies ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A five year old boy in Pulaski County was rushed to the hospital Wednesday evening after being hit by a car on Vista Drive. Author...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Another child in Pulaski County fell victim to injuries of another kind this week and a 22 year old man has been charged with infl...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Scott County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Department reported a series of arrests last weekend on various charges including drug...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Former UK basketball star, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner and lieutenant governor candidate Richie Farmer is facing more than t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In an update to the story on local candidate filings we brought you Tuesday, Milford Creekmore II, also known as “Little Mil...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this coming Monday, January 20th the US Forest Service Stearns District has announced that...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
WHAY Radio has partnered with other local sponsors to offer the 2014 Winter Americana Gathering this evening (Thursday January 16t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Motorists who travel Roundtop Road, County Road 1226, in McCreary County will need to make note of a planned closure of a section ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The 2014 Southeast Kentucky Bee School is scheduled for Saturday February 8th and will be held in McCreary County. The event will ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After former McCreary County Park Director James Jones was reclassified as a maintenance director for all county facilities, the M...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After family members had reported 62 year old William “Dan” Oaks, Sr. missing early this month, something we reported ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With 2014 being an election year for most local offices, candidates continue filing to run in the upcoming May primary with only t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Truth or Politics program will return from its holiday break with a new live program this evening (Monday January 13th). The c...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Applications are being sought with a fast approaching deadline for the Grow Appalachia Project for McCreary County. The program is...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The month of December included 77 inmates being transported from McCreary County to jail facilities in other counties. The vast ma...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Authorities in Whitley County are searching for a 62 year old man who was reported missing this week by his daughter and family. W...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
According to preliminary figures just released by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, the number of traffic fatalities on Kentu...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While most in the region probably expected it, Ken Upchurch officially filed for re-election as 52ndDistrict State Representative ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The 2014 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly got underway Tuesday in Frankfort with Governor Steve Beshear delivering...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Health officials in Kentucky announced this week that the influenza activity level for the state has increased from regional to wi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The frigid temperatures that settled on the area over the last couple of days meant record usage by electric customers. Local powe...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The human remains discovered in Pulaski County last month have been identified as belonging to a man who was reported missing last...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The latest summary for revenue from the McCreary County Occupational Tax shows an increase in tax collections over the same period...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky State Senator Sara Beth Gregory, who represents the 16th District including McCreary County, will hold a community forum ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Fiscal Court began the New Year with their regular monthly session this past Friday night. For the first time ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Today (Thursday January 2, 2014) is the final day for McCreary County property owners to pay their 2013 property tax bill at face ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A fatal traffic crash that claimed the life of a 20 year old McCreary County woman last August has now resulted in two men being i...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Each month the Eastern Kentucky PRIDE organization based in Somerset names a Volunteer of the Month. The person or group honored w...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Another in the series of “Volunteer Day” events sponsored by the McCreary County Tourism office will be held this Frid...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A sexual harassment lawsuit filed earlier this year in federal court against Pulaski County’s Jailer, Mike Harris, and other...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
According to a study recently released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Kentucky leads in ATV related deaths for the...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As of this past Friday, the McCreary County Clerk’s Office reports that some new names have been added to the candidate rost...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
It is hard to see any clear signs of an improving economy if you look just at unemployment rates. In fact, for McCreary County the...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As of this past Saturday, the emergency extension of federal unemployment benefits to 1.3 million Americans expired. Congress coul...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A 57 year old McCreary County woman appeared in court late last week where she entered a guilty plea in a drug case involving the ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Two men are facing charges after they allegedly stole from a donation jar at a convenience store in Williamsburg this week. 19 yea...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Next year will be election year for many races, including local races, and those wishing to vote in either party’s primary i...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Each year for the past several years the Banquet of Blessings has been held at Christmas time to serve hot meals to local resident...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In the latest rankings for the KIDS COUNT County Data Book McCreary County is ranked near the bottom out of all Kentucky counties....
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
During the regular session of the McCreary County Fiscal Court last Friday, court members approved a resolution allowing Judge Exe...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County Tourism Director Tara Chaney continues her series of monthly updates on activities and projects from her office, a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Russell Springs woman was arrested Sunday morning after she allegedly stole a vehicle, struck the owner of the vehicle as she tr...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With the holiday season upon us, the McCreary County Emergency Management Office is offering some holiday tree safety tips. Tree f...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Following a brief battle with cancer, Scott County, Tennessee Sheriff Mike Cross has died at the age of 56. Scott County media sou...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Winfield meth lab was raided last week resulting in the arrest of a Somerset, Kentucky man who had been staying at the residence...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While the nationwide unemployment rate dropped to six year lows in November, the latest figures available for individual counties ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The number of candidates filing to run for local public office next year is increasing, but very slowly. Since our update last wee...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Reports of rash like symptoms and itching from students at McCreary Middle School last week were a cause for concern among parents...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The latest figures available for the McCreary County Occupational Tax revenue show a decline in tax money collected for November o...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County officials have released the inmate transport log for the month of November which shows a busy month for transport ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted a couple for the death of a two year old girl late last month. Trina White, the child&rsq...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
About a week after a major fire destroyed much of the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter facility, staff and volunteers from the shelter ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Saturday, December 7th, is Pearl Harbor Day, commemorating the day in 1941 when the Japanese attacked the US Naval base at Pearl H...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Officials at the local and state level are pushing opportunities to properly dispose of and recycle old tires. The Kentucky Energy...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary Central High School Future Problem Solving Academic Team took part in the Lake Cumberland Academic League Competition...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While enrollment in Kynect, Kentucky’s healthcare exchange program, has been running for more than two months since October ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The quota was met in Kentucky’s first legal archery and crossbow hunting season on black bears. A total of ten bears were ta...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Just as attentions turn to holiday shopping, McCreary County Emergency Management Director Rudy Young has provided some toy safety...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Scott County Hospital building in Oneida is once again open to the public and serving the community as a hospital. The Pioneer...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Through the end of November, the first month for filings for next year’s elections, thirty candidates have filed for local o...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County 911 Center has reported that the next step in moving forward with enhanced, or E-911, will begin this week as ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Knox-Whitley County Animal Shelter is starting the recovery process after a major fire swept through the facility Friday night...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Grand Jury reported a light November session with only four suspects being indicted on charges. In addition to...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
We previously reported on the death of a two year old child in Whitley County last week that was under investigation. In an update...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those with overdue fines at the McCreary County Public Library have the opportunity to wipe the slate clean now through the end of...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With the Thanksgiving holiday weekend nearly upon us, Kentucky Public Health officials are offering some safe cooking tips to keep...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Pulaski County man was sentenced late last week on incest charges to which he had previously pled guilty. 45 year old Ronnie Lee...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With winter weather in the forecast this week, McCreary County’s Emergency Management Director Rudy Young has issued some wi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The latest round of candidate filings for local political office include challengers for District 2 Magistrate Roger Phillips, She...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Whitley City home was raided by law enforcement Thursday with a McCreary County woman now facing charges of animal cruelty. Abou...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Crossroads Community Baptist Church, which sponsors the Lord’s Cafe' in the former Blue Heron Restaurant building, is no...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky hunters had the chance to begin a new hunting experience this past Saturday with the official opening of the Kentucky Bea...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Kentucky State Police has officially kicked off its annual “Cram the Cruiser” campaign to collect canned food dona...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The weekly arrest report for the McCreary County Sheriff’s Department shows nearly a dozen arrests by the department for the...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Whitley County man is dead and a state trooper injured after a crash Wednesday afternoon. Police say the trooper was responding ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The death of a two year old child in Williamsburg is under investigation. The child was reportedly found unresponsive by emergency...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Pulaski County man lost his life after crashing his vehicle into the rear end of a log truck Tuesday. Investigators say 63 year ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Three former employees of Oakwood in Somerset have been indicted by a Pulaski County Grand Jury on charges of felony abuse and neg...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky health officials have confirmed several cases of flu already this season and are urging residents to take steps to avoid ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The monument honoring Country music legend George Jones was officially unveiled Monday in Nashville with his widow, Nancy Jones, a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After nearly two weeks of filings, the number of candidates officially seeking office next year in McCreary County is light compar...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Each year since 2001, Highland Telephone Cooperative has awarded $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in their service area,...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A local student is being honored with selection for the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Exce...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The local effort to collect items for “Operation Christmas Child” has begun and is being spearheaded through Walker&rs...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Several additional candidates threw their hats into the ring for the May 2014 primary elections in McCreary County this week. From...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Pioneer Health Services received good news this week in the form of an emergency waiver that will allow them to reopen the Scott C...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
It is now less than one month until McCreary County’s annual Winter and Christmas celebration, known as “WinterFest.&r...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The week ending Monday November 11th was a busy one for officers with the McCreary County Sheriff’s Department with more tha...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As she approaches one full year on the job, McCreary County Tourism Director Tara Chaney continues her series of monthly updates o...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Applications are now being taken for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP. Applications are accepte...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The welcome center for northbound traffic on Interstate 75 at the Kentucky-Tennessee state line will be closed for the next severa...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The latest figures have been released and they show that McCreary County’s Occupational Tax revenue for October of this year...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This year, Veterans’ Day in Whitley County included the dedication of a special memorial on the campus of Whitley County Hig...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After the initial day of candidate filings last Wednesday in the McCreary County Clerk’s Office, those seeking a spot in the...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Somerset man was arrested last week on charges that he allegedly raped his own stepdaughter, who reportedly has special needs. 5...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Animal Protection League of McCreary County is working to not only help animals but also children and others in the local comm...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In an election held Saturday at the Whitley City branch office of Highland Telephone Cooperative, Loma Denny was re-elected to ano...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In an update to a story we brought you last week, Pioneer Health Services has received approval for an emergency meeting of the Te...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The US Postal Service is set to officially issue a new stamp set today at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC tha...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A total of seven local candidates stopped by the McCreary County Clerk’s Office on Wednesday, the first day to officially fi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Delays keep pushing back a potential opening date for the Scott County Hospital facility but officials with Pioneer Health Service...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Some recreational fees are being waived by the National Park Service and US Forest Service for the upcoming Veterans’ Day ho...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This Sunday, November 10th, the city of Oneida, Tennessee will be hosting the Big South Fork Vintage Train Fest, centered on the a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Last Friday Kentucky State Police conducted a drug roundup across the region in what police called a “Black Friday Drug Roun...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Sheriff’s Department reports a fairly busy week of arrests ending on Monday November 4th. Arrested durin...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Our series of weekly updates from the McCreary County School District continues with an update from Kristi Sizemore, the district&...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While some may have their thoughts on the opening of hunting season or even basketball season, another kind of season opens today ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In addition to dealing with jail and 911 issues Friday night, the McCreary County Fiscal Court reappointed Nina Bradley to the tou...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The first month of Kentucky’s new expanded health exchange marketplace recorded more than 32,000 new enrollments for health ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County officials are still wrestling with getting enhanced 911, also known as E-911, up and running now more than fifteen...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The citizens of McCreary County have heard the same story for years but county leaders say now is the time to “bite the bull...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Republican US Senate candidate Matt Bevin will pay a visit to McCreary County today (Monday November 4th) for two special events t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Authorities have confirmed that a 36 year old Whitley County man was killed Friday evening when he was struck by a train at a cros...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After many months of questions and few answers as to the status of funds in the now closed McCreary County Jail commissary, or &ld...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Today, Friday November 1, 2013, is the final day for McCreary County property owners to pay their 2013 property tax bills with the...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Whitley County log truck accident Tuesday afternoon sent the driver of the truck to the hospital with serious injuries. The inci...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A federal grand jury recently returned an indictment charging three McCreary County residents with various drug related offenses. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
One of the jail escapees who fled the Whitley County Detention Center last Friday was recaptured earlier this week and is now back...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Several tips have been issued by law enforcement and health officials for keeping this Halloween safe and fun. They say any plasti...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This week in our series of updates from the McCreary County School District, we hear from one of the district’s Supervisors ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With funeral services set for Saturday for fallen McCreary County firefighter Arlie “Pooh” Hill, III, Hickman-Strunk F...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With hunting season approaching, the McCreary County Hunter Education program along with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildl...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway issued a warning this week to watch out for scams targeting people trying to sign up for hea...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those who like to file their federal income tax returns early in the new year will have to wait due to the recent federal governme...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will soon move into its winter schedule for park facilities. In fact, this F...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After two months in the hospital, the body of McCreary County firefighter Arlie "Pooh" Hill will be returning home today...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After ending his battle to live Sunday, a memorial service has been scheduled for McCreary County firefighter Arlie “Pooh&rd...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
October is National Bullying Awareness month and the McCreary County Board of Education is recognizing the issue with a special ca...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Since first being implemented a couple of years ago, the McCreary County recycling program has faced challenges but has continued ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While he was used to battling fires in his role as a McCreary County firefighter, for the last two months Arlie “Pooh”...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Officials say two inmates being held at the Whitley County Detention Center made a run for freedom on Friday, slipping out of the ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
For those unable to stop by the McCreary County Sheriff’s Office, or those who do not want to visit the office, a new option...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As we previously reported, due to the loss of stimulus funding put in place in 2009, most who receive benefits through the Supplem...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
October is recognized as anti-bullying month and the McCreary County Attorney’s Office has recently announced the launching ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources announced this week that the number of counties in the state where bears ca...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office has announced that a joint effort has allowed for the scheduling of another drug &ldq...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This Saturday (October 26th) will mark the final Cultural Heritage Day at the Blue Heron Mining Community in McCreary County, spon...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Continuing a series sponsored several years ago by WHAY Radio, the Americana Gathering shows resume with a live performance this S...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A 57 year old McCreary County woman has been indicted for a second time by a federal grand jury on drug charges. The McCreary Coun...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Pulaski County pastor arrested recently on triple murder charges related to the pawn shop shooting in Danville, Kentucky last ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Since a few glitches were reported on the first day of its operation on October 1st, Kentucky’s Healthcare exchange marketpl...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The historic Mill Springs Battlefield located in the boundary area of Pulaski and Wayne Counties has added 95 acres to its site th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County property owners can still pay their 2013 property tax bills at a discounted rate, but the window on that opportuni...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This Saturday October 26th will mark the 23rd annual “Moonbow Trail Trek” at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. The e...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those planning to run for PVA (Property Valuation Administrator) in any of Kentucky’s 120 counties, including McCreary Count...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Some local projects are aimed at helping McCreary County residents have the food and shelter they need, especially heading into th...
5 days ago | posted by Mountain People\'s Health Councils Inc.
Need Health Insurance?Need assistance with the new Health Insurance Marketplace?Mountain People’s Health Councils Inc. has t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The fourth annual “Great Central US Shake-Out” is scheduled for this Thursday October 17th with communities in ten sta...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary Center of Somerset Community College will again be hosting an International Festival to be held this Wednesday Octobe...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
If you have ever wondered why so many people seem to use Facebook or what the social media site could do to help you or your busin...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A deadly house fire in neighboring Whitley County early Friday morning claimed the life of a woman and injured others, including h...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After months off work due to a back injury, McCreary County’s elected jailer, who has continued collecting his salary which ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
For the 11th consecutive year, the Red Maple Festival will be held this coming Saturday, October 19th. The event began at Whitley ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In a surprising twist to a recent triple murder at a pawn shop in Danville, Kentucky, police have arrested and charged a Pulaski C...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
It is still about seven months until voters in both parties go to the polls to select their candidates for Kentucky’s US Sen...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
About 47 million Americans get food stamps, or benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, on a monthly basis. Th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those unable to attend last week’s public information meeting on the construction of the new Kentucky Highway 92 in McCreary...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Sheriff’s Department has released its weekly arrest report for the period ending Monday October 7th. Cha...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The numbers are in and the occupational tax revenue for September of this year was down by about $1,000 from the same period last ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Next Tuesday, October 15th, voters in Burnside will go to the polls in a special election to determine if alcohol sales should be ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is continuing their investigation into an alleged plot by a 20 year old man to kidna...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those planning to run for PVA (Property Valuation Administrator) in any of Kentucky’s 120 counties, including McCreary Count...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A field day has been scheduled for this Saturday October 12th at the McCreary County Soil Conservation District office on Wilburn ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With property tax bills for 2013 in McCreary County mailed out over a week ago, property owners should have received those bills i...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Rescue crews were called to the scene where a 13 year old boy had fallen about 100 feet off a cliff Sunday evening. It happened at...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In the next election cycle, which is coming up next year, McCreary County voters will elect a county jailer but with the local jai...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The issue of the McCreary County Jail’s commissary, or canteen, fund was also questioned again by a citizen during Friday&rs...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
At least two citizens spoke out Friday night during the regular meeting of the McCreary County Fiscal Court asking for increased l...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Meeting in regular session Friday night the McCreary County Fiscal Court voted to approve the promotion of Jimmy Barnett to the po...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Jimmy Barnett will now head the county’s ambulance service and 911 and one of his biggest challenges in the beginning is fin...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
For more than three decades, McCrearyFest has been a tradition in early October for McCreary County. Many activities are scheduled...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While many aspects of the federal government continue to operate on a normal routine even in the midst of a government shutdown, s...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While the federal government is in shutdown mode with national forests and parks closed, Kentucky officials are working hard to re...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This week in our series of updates from the McCreary County School District, Assistant Superintendent Aaron Anderson provides on u...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Fifteen years ago, in 1998, Crystal Marler disappeared and was not heard from again by her family and friends. A special candle li...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Kentucky Division of Forestry wants to remind all Kentucky residents that the fall fire hazard season is now officially underw...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
According to numbers released by state officials, McCreary County’s unemployment rate seems to be showing signs of improveme...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County Tourism Director Tara Chaney continues her series of monthly updates on activities, projects and events coordinate...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While full details have not been released, a new show on the Discovery Channel will apparently feature some of McCreary Countians ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Highway officials will hold a public information meeting this evening on the McCreary County portion of the Highway 92 constructio...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
What does it mean for you? The Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” officially takes effect today as Americ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
For more than three decades, McCreary County residents and visitors have been celebrating the tradition known as “McCrearyFe...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In an event held in downtown Stearns Saturday, McCreary County Attorney Jessica Burke officially announced that she would be a can...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Following the announcement this past weekend that she would run for State Representative, Jessica Burke has agreed to appear on th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The results are in and most McCreary County schools appear to be making progress. That is according to achievement test scores rel...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Known as the “bad hair bandit” for wearing wigs during a series of bank robberies in 2011, 32 year old Jason Fox appea...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County School District reported Thursday evening that a school bus accident had occurred during that afternoon's ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County property owners should be getting their property tax bill in the mail next week. According to the McCreary County ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Lake Cumberland District Health Department, including the McCreary County Health Department facility, has announced that it wi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As a joint project of the McCreary County Public Library and McCreary County Historical and Genealogical Society, a cemetery walk ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
We continue our series of updates from administrators with the McCreary County School District. In this audio clip, Superintendent...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A road that became a point of discussion at the June meeting of the McCreary County Fiscal Court is now back in the headlines as T...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This Saturday, September 28th, is recognized as National Public Lands Day and the Daniel Boone National Forest is commemorating th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County Tourism Director Tara Chaney has announced that a volunteer day and training session will be held next Friday Octo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Full details are still coming out, but a McCreary County man was killed in a Sunday morning crash on Highway 1651 in Pine Knot. 72...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Pulaski County man who entered a guilty plea last month to charges of second degree manslaughter has been sentenced to 18 years ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Just a month after saying he would protect the SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program), also known as the food stamp pr...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
For those looking to help their community, church, school or other non-profit club a series of community information sessions have...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After what organizers called a successful bake sale at Kroger in Whitley City this past Saturday to raise money in support of inju...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky highway officials have announced that paving crews will be working on Kentucky Highway 80, also known as the London Road,...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The countdown is on to the annual tradition known as “McCrearyFest” with less than two weeks until the main event day ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After 22 year old Coty King of Pine Knot was arrested this week for the knowing neglect of adult male residents at Oakwood in Some...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Champions for a Drug Free McCreary County chapter was included in the list of recipients of grant funding announced recently b...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County officials announced this week that the tire recycling program is once again being offered to local residents. The ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A McCreary County man working at Oakwood in Somerset was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of knowing neglect of a vuln...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As we continue our series of updates from officials in the McCreary County School District, this week we hear from Schyler Jones, ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County School District website has been updated with the 2013-2014 school year calendar posted. According to that cal...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With the recent approval of tax rates for 2013 by the McCreary County Fiscal Court, the PVA’s office is preparing property t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will host the 21st annual “Haunting the Hills” Storytelling Fest...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In just two weeks, on Tuesday October 1st, Kentuckians without healthcare coverage can begin enrolling for the new expanded progra...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County is listed near the bottom of the list in terms of Kentuckians with health coverage. In fact, according to informat...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Local insurance agent Grady Wilson, from Crabtree-Wilson Insurance in Whitley City, will speak at this Wednesday’s (Septembe...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As McCreary County firefighter Arlie “Pooh” Hill continues to make progress on his road to recovery at University of C...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Each year the McCreary County Chamber of Commerce holds elections to allow its membership to decide on its leadership for the upco...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Schools throughout the McCreary County School District are urging all students to attend this Tuesday (September 17th) as a &ldquo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With no jackpot winner Saturday night in the multi state Powerball drawing the new jackpot climbs to an estimated $400 million for...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A McCreary County woman was arrested and charged Tuesday after a stabbing incident on Blue Jay Lane in Pine Knot. The McCreary Cou...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As the project to relocate, straighten and reconstruct Highway 92 in McCreary and Whitley Counties continues, state transportation...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Several fundraising efforts are underway locally to support two injured firefighters and their families. Arlie “Pooh” ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Attorney’s Office has announced that a group of concerned citizens have joined to offer a reward for inf...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Pine Knot Intermediate School Principal Mitzi Stephens provides an update on activity at her school, in terms of academic goals an...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
During citizen participation at Friday night’s regular meeting of the McCreary County Fiscal Court, local citizens and &ldqu...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The annual banquet for the McCreary County Chamber of Commerce has been scheduled for Thursday October 24th. While many of the det...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Kentucky Auditor’s office is warning state retirees to be on alert for a possible scam. Many state retirees are being se...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A McCreary County native and 1993 graduate of McCreary Central High School was sworn in last week as the new Family Court Judge fo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In an e-mail update to parents Tuesday morning (September 10, 2013) McCreary Central High School Principal Sharon Privett said tha...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After suffering severe burns over 90% of his body Friday night, McCreary County firefighter Arlie “Pooh” Hill has made...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Anyone wishing to help support the families of the two McCreary County firefighters who were injured in Friday night’s fire,...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Occupational Tax summary for August shows a steady income of tax revenue as compared to August one year ago. I...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
According to state high way officials, Kentucky Highway 742 in McCreary County will be reduced to one lane beginning today (Tuesda...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A McCreary County firefighter is in critical condition fighting for his life after receiving severe burns over 90% of his body Fri...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Labor Day weekend turned deadly for one Kentucky man who was killed in an all terrain vehicle (ATV) crash in Scott County, Tenness...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While Scott County, Tennessee officials have said they had hoped to see the community’s hospital reopened months ago, it app...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The third annual Blue Heron Ghost Train Storytelling event is planned for Saturday September 7th with participants able to ri...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet announced this week that $2.5 million in state and federal dollars have been alloca...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
61 year old Alice Faye Cash will remain on probation after proof of restitution was submitted to the courts last week. The Mc...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Injuries to a 20 month old child after he drank drain cleaner have led to charges of child endangerment along with drug charges. P...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The countdown is on and many are already preparing for the 2014 elections, including the many local offices that will be up for gr...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum will hold its 5th annual Pow Wow this coming weekend in Corbin. The event will b...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Despite buzz and rumors that the school tax rate may be increased to offset budget shortfalls this year, the McCreary County Board...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Cooperative Extension Service and the Lake Cumberland District Health Department have joined forces to offer t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
State highway officials have announced that a section of KY Highway 742 in McCreary County will be reduced to a single lane beginn...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After a fiasco in 2011 over the redistricting plan approved by the General Assembly that was eventually thrown out by the courts, ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary Central Raider Football team got off to a slow start for the 2013 season Friday night as they hosted Scott County, Te...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County Tourism Director Tara Chaney offers a monthly update of activity in the local tourism industry and from her office...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development, commonly referred to as HUD, recently announced it was awarding $1.7 billion i...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputy who is facing multiple charges of violating civil rights in connection with the alleged us...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The tax bill sale for delinquent 2012 property taxes in McCreary County is scheduled for this Thursday August 22nd at the cou...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
There has been a lot of activity recently for Highland Telephone Cooperative, including the ongoing fiber optic installation and s...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Every Tuesday many local residents can be found at the Help Center in downtown Whitley City where a small group of dedicated volun...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As part of the “Affordable Care Act”, often referred to as “Obamacare”, and the expansion of healthcare in...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky lawmakers are back in Frankfort as of today working overtime and getting paid to do so. The 2013 special session of the G...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A 50 year old Pulaski County man is behind bars after allegedly trying to kill his own parents Thursday morning. The incident bega...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Following a federal indictment being returned last month against two McCreary County men, The McCreary County Voice reported Thurs...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
If you have ever wondered about how the National Park Service got started or the early days of the agency, a program being offered...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
It is that time of year again. School is now back in session across the region, including McCreary County, and fall sports are get...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Sheriff’s Department has released its arrest report for the week that ended this past Monday August 12th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
According to the numbers just released by the McCreary County Public Library for last month, July was another busy month for the s...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County truck driver who was shot during an alleged road rage incident early this month in Somerset remains in critica...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
For better than thirty years the people of McCreary County have been able to enjoy the festivities and fun of McCrearyFest in earl...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While state lawmakers in Kentucky are required to take up the issue of redistricting for legislative districts every ten years aft...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County Schools will be a little safer this year with the installation of a new security monitoring system. The official a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those interested in astronomy and what is out there in the night sky are invited to attend a free astronomy program this Saturday ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Most already know that texting while driving can be distracting and dangerous, and you should know that texting while driving is a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While much of Highway 92 from US Highway 27 in McCreary County to Interstate 75 in Whitley County has been reconstructed, improved...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Cooperative Extension Service has announced that a workshop on “relatives raising relatives” will ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Some of the names being mentioned as possible contenders for the Kentucky Governor’s race in 2015 are already saying thanks,...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
If you own, manage or work in a business that comes in contact with visitors to this area, a course in hospitality training may do...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Corbin teenager is recovering from injuries she suffered this past weekend on Lake Cumberland near the Pitman Creek bridge area....
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
On the heels of a successful Independence Day Celebration, the staff and volunteers of Barthell Coal Mining Camp are gearing up fo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As the sale of the 2012 delinquent property tax bills approaches in McCreary County on August 22nd, those who owe these past due t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Four people from McCreary County were reportedly arrested recently in Oneida, Tennessee by police who say they stole items from Wa...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Pulaski County woman is claiming self defense in the stabbing of her husband this week. Police say Rhonda Colley was arrested an...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The first Friday evening session of the McCreary County Fiscal Court drew a smaller than usual crowd as only about half a dozen ci...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Grand Jury heard a number of cases during their July session and returned indictments, or true bills, against ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Two regional schools have closed and after many decades of educating will not offer classes in the new school year. St Camillus Ac...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With the opening day for McCreary County schools just over two weeks away, local schools are beginning their open house and regist...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The regular meeting of the McCreary County Board of Education will be this evening (Thursday) at 6:00pm at the board office on Rai...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Help Center has posted on their Facebook page that someone in a gold colored car with the trunk already up was...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County officials have received word that their application for a $50,000 grant through the USDA for rural development fun...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A group of forty Kentucky firefighters left yesterday to help with fire fighting efforts in the western United States including me...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With the 2013-2014 school year quickly approaching, the schedule for the upcoming season of McCreary Central Raider Football has b...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After winning one round in 2011 when the Kentucky Supreme Court agreed with his argument that certain evidence should receive DNA ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Authorities in Pulaski County say a Cincinnati, Ohio man has been arrested there for allegedly abusing a two year old child. Polic...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
At the end of this year, the GED test will change, meaning that those who have already started the process to get the diploma may ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After a total of about 43 years in the education field, McCreary Countian Allan Chapman will be retiring…again. Chapman fir...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The accident that injured his daughter earlier this year was caused, at least in part, by Jimmy Jasper’s driving under the i...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Judge Executive’s Office and Fiscal Court are preparing for a project that will construct a new concrete...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is scheduled to host the 21stannual “Haunting in the Hills” Stor...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Two job fair events are being held in McCreary County this week. A job readiness fair will be held today (Monday July 22nd) from 9...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As summer began, including the summer reading program, the McCreary County Public Library reports a busy month with a lot of activ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Based in nearby Corbin, Kentucky in Whitley County, the Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum has received a grant from the Ken...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Inmates at the Laurel County Detention Center may view an event planned for this Saturday at the facility as a special treat, or i...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
According to data just released by state officials, Kentucky’s unemployment rate increased between May and June and was also...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Tennessee officials have announced plans for their 9th annual Sales Tax Holiday which is scheduled to run Friday August 2nd&n...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those interested in learning more about the American Black Bear, which is becoming more common in this region, can attend a progra...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With less than a month until opening day for students in the McCreary County School District on Thursday August 15th, local school...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Chamber of Commerce holds events they call “Chamber After Hours” every few months with Chamber mem...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
If you are a delinquent taxpayer when it comes to your 2012 McCreary County property tax bills, you should take notice that your n...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With recent efforts to return unclaimed property, including money, to Kentuckians, State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says there are ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
If you are unemployed or not satisfied with your current employment and seeking a new job, you are being invited to attend two job...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The new Skullbone ATV Recreation Area was one topic of action last week when the McCreary County Fiscal Court met in regular sessi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In her monthly update of activity from the McCreary County Tourism office, Tourism Director Tara Chaney discusses issues ranging f...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting today (Monday July 15th) at 5:45pm with two items on the...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Whitley County jury deliberated for less than an hour Thursday before convicting 30 year old Anthony Spicer in the violent attac...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The first Moonshiner’s Run Car Show, sponsored by McCrearyFest, was a big hit Saturday in downtown Whitley City. Antique and...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
One of the last acts of the administration of Judge Executive Blaine Phillips was to establish a county cemetery board, made up of...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has recognized fifty four water treatment plants across the state for their demonstrat...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
It may have been the most notable line of Tuesday’s meeting of the McCreary County Fiscal Court. Magistrate Roger Phillips e...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County EMS Director Jimmy Barnett asked county leaders Tuesday to approve a plan that would set aside $5,000 monthly from...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A small plane crash in Pulaski County Monday afternoon left two occupants of the aircraft injured but lucky to be alive. Emergency...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Meeting in regular session Tuesday afternoon, the McCreary County Fiscal Court heard an update on the progress of enhanced 911 fro...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky State Police report that the July 4th holiday weekend, which ran from 6:00pm last Wednesday through Sunday, ended wi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session this afternoon at 5:00pm for the first meeting since the start of th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The latest numbers have been released for McCreary County’s occupational tax, showing revenues down slightly in June. The to...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The unemployment figures for the state of Kentucky have been released with the latest numbers available being for the month of May...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The 2013 McCreary County Fair will officially begin today with a “sneak-a-peak” night offering free admission at the f...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A recent drug bust by the Scott County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Department resulted in the arrest of six individuals including f...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
It seems common these days for the McCreary County Board of Education to be split on many of its decisions facing the local school...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With the recent announcement that Bank of McCreary County and First Trust and Savings Bank would merge into one banking institutio...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Authorities confirmed Tuesday that a Wayne County man was killed in a work related accident when he fell from a bucket truck while...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Crews have been working for weeks in the downtown Whitley City area, first laying new water lines and now resurfacing Main Street....
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Despite the fact that he died more than fifteen years ago in 1998, everyone’s favorite grandpa, Grandpa Jones, is coming to ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While rumors and speculation about the planned retirement of McCreary County Attorney Michele Wilson Jones have circulated for wee...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With the end of the current fiscal year and start of a new one just days away, it is time to review the 2013-2014 budget recently ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County athletes who will play school sports in the 2013-2014 school year will need their sports physical and on Thursday ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Just as a 27 year old Pulaski County man is recovering after being struck this past weekend by lightning, officials with the Natio...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County Solid Waste Coordinator Linda Babb has released her monthly “Trash Talk” update covering activity from...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A number of new laws adopted by the Kentucky General Assembly during their regular 2013 session are set to go into effect this wee...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Republican Party has announced that US Senator Rand Paul, who many speculate will make a run for President in ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those interested in ways to control exotic and invasive plants in the region are being invited to attend a seminar hosted by the T...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The month of May was filled with activity for the McCreary County Public Library. According to a release of information from last ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While financial woes have been plaguing McCreary County with leaders struggling in recent months with paying routine bills in addi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The newly opened Skullbone ATV Recreation Area is hitting the ground running, so to speak, with a live music event being hosted th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Hikers are invited to take part in a guided hike to a rock shelter along the Oscar Blevins Trail located near the Bandy Creek Visi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County residents will have two chances this Wednesday to find out what their county government is doing and what projects...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County’s Community and Economic Development Director, Susan Stephens, has provided her monthly update on activities...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Three residents of McCreary County were recently arrested by Oneida, Tennessee police for allegedly buying drugs within the city l...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This Tuesday, June 18th, the McCreary County Public Library will host an AARP Driver Safety Class beginning at 9:00am. The class i...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The annual McCreary County Fair is scheduled for Tuesday July 9th through Saturday July 13th with activities at the fair...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The annual Miss USA Pageant will be held this Sunday live from Las Vegas, with McCreary County native Allie Leggett competing in t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The June session of the McCreary County Fiscal Court included approval of the tourist commission’s transient tax budget for ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Each year the McCreary County Sheriff has to submit to the county a tax settlement summary and report on tax collections for the p...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A group of concerned citizens attended Tuesday’s regular meeting of the McCreary County Fiscal Court with one issue on their...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The regular June session of the McCreary County Fiscal Court held Tuesday afternoon also including lengthy discussion involving co...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Fiscal Court met in regular session Tuesday afternoon with a number of items on the agenda. In fact, the meeti...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A trip to a Stearns residence last Friday morning to serve a felony warrant ended with officers finding more than just the suspect...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Neighboring counties will benefit from the recent announcement by state officials of the awarding of a $1.5 million grant. The awa...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Public Library has announced plans for an expansion to the exhibit recognizing the important roles of the rail...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County man wanted for a string of robberies and car thefts locally as well as in surrounding counties and in Tennesse...
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A 17 year old juvenile suspect was taken into custody in Whitley County this past weekend after a wild chase involving police offi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those who support legalized hemp in Kentucky as a boost to the state’s economy suffered a setback at the federal level last ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Charges against 50 year old James Paulson were reduced in exchange for a plea agreement, according to this week’s edition of...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The annual Relay for Life in McCreary County brings volunteers together for fun and games, as well as to raise money and awareness...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A major weekend event that draws thousands of people to the Brimstone Recreation Area near Huntsville, Tennessee included at least...
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Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach recently announced a major push to try to locate the rightful owners of unclaimed property and ...
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The class of 2013 from McCreary Central High School will officially graduate and receive their diplomas this Saturday June 1st&nbs...
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McCreary County native Allie Leggett will be leaving this week for a journey that will take her to Las Vegas to compete in the nat...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This summer two McCreary Middle School students will take part in Rogers Explorers program, sponsored through the Center for Rural...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With applications still being accepted for McCreary County youth to attend 4-H Camp this summer, the local extension service has a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After weeks and even months of hearing concerned citizens ask for more details from county leaders on what their plans for the fut...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Magistrate Phillips discussed the local jail’s closing by saying it was essentially out of the fiscal court’s hands wh...
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Meeting in regular session Tuesday, the McCreary County Fiscal Court had a wide range of issues on its agenda ranging from the cou...
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Fiscal Court also voted Tuesday to approve a contract with the Wayne County Detention Center for the housing of local jail inmates...
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Other actions taken this week by the McCreary County Fiscal Court included closing to the public and removing from the county road...
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The fiscal year will change as of July 1st and that means a new budget must be approved and in place by then for McCreary Cou...
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Did you know that each year the Kentucky Treasurer’s Office returns millions of dollars in unclaimed property to the state&r...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The US Attorney’s Office has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Dr. Philip Robinson and Associates in Eyecare of Somerset fo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Officials with the Daniel Boone National Forest have issued two alerts concerning visitor safety in the forest, which includes the...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Fiscal Court will meet for their regular May session this Tuesday May 14th at 5:00pm in the upstairs fisc...
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The second in a series of town hall style meetings held by local officials will be this coming Saturday May 18th at 12noon at...
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All four McCreary County Magistrates have been invited to appear on the weekly current issues program “Truth or Politics&rdq...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A warning has been issued by Highland Communications about an e-mail scam that is circulating. According to the alert issued Wedne...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Burnside and Somerset have already passed legalized alcohol sales but some in Pulaski County feel the county needs to take the nex...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Chamber of Commerce has announced they are currently accepting applications for a scholarship award to be pres...
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As we reported yesterday, 50 year old James Paulson, a technology department employee of the McCreary County School District, was ...
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The alleged rape of a 13 year old mildly mentally challenged girl several months ago has led to charges being filed against a Laur...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Highland Telephone Cooperative announced this week the winners of their annual scholarship awards throughout their service area. I...
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Parents and staff of the McCreary County School District may have been alarmed Tuesday evening as they received automated calls fr...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The next in a series of public town hall style meetings in McCreary County has been scheduled by District 2 Magistrate Roger Phill...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County officials have released the totals for the occupational tax for the month of April with more than $160,000 collect...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The South Kentucky RECC Board of Directors will have four new names and faces serving as of its June regular meeting. The names of...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
People in McCreary County have been talking for several years about the need for more all terrain vehicle (ATV) trails for locals ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The question of how to deal with garbage and solid waste issues in McCreary County has been a debate that has been ongoing for yea...
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During their regular monthly meeting last Thursday evening the McCreary County Board of Education was split on nearly every decisi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Rainy weather did not deter more than 250 volunteers from showing up Saturday to help clean up along Highway 27 in McCreary County...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Traffic logistics in Oneida are expected to be a headache for local law enforcement on Friday, and Mayor Jack E. Lay is advising m...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Meeting for the first time since voting to dissolve the long-standing Oneida Water Board and appoint themselves to that position, ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
HUNTSVILLE — The Mayor and Board of Aldermen here Thursday finalized an annexation of some three dozen residences in the Hig...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
HELENWOOD — A former Scott County Sheriff’s Department deputy is in critical condition tonight at a Knoxville hospital...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This Saturday, April 27th, is going to be a day to do some spring cleaning, both around your home and property and along the roadw...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
First thought to be death by natural causes, a Whitley County woman entered a guilty plea this week and was sentenced for killing ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In exchange for pleading guilty to several bank robberies in 2011, the robbery suspect known as the “bad hair bandit” ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
It’s an annual event in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area with activities planned all day this Saturday ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Board of Education will meet in regular session this evening (Thursday) at 6:00pm at the board office in Stear...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Members of Highland Telephone Cooperative have been asking when the new fiber optic project would improve their service. The answe...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet released the list of asphalt rehab projects approved across the state this week with a total p...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This Saturday April 27th the McCreary Central High School Raider Baseball team will host a fundamentals of baseball camp for youth...
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Parents of students at Southern Elementary School in Pulaski County were shocked Monday when they learned that an 11 year old stud...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
About two months after Stewart Jones resigned his seat on the McCreary County Board of Education citing personal reasons, a new me...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Once a Kentucky basketball standout and the former Agriculture Commission for Kentucky, in addition to being a candidate for Lt. G...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Each year, volunteers from McCreary and Whitley Counties, as well as other surrounding communities, come out to take part in the a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After weeks of pushing for answers about the plan for the future by local elected leaders and calling for town hall meetings to ad...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
National Library Week began yesterday (April 14th) and runs through Saturday April 20th. The McCreary County Public Library is get...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Wayne County resident was rushed to the hospital late Monday evening after they were pulled from their burning home by a sheriff...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Tony Ball, McCreary County’s elected jailer and, since the jail’s closure in January, chief transport officer for loca...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The group calling itself “Advance McCreary” met last Saturday to continue its discussions on the future of the county ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
An inmate who escaped from the Whitley County Jail last Monday while on a highway work released detail enjoyed just a few days of ...
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April 15th is known as “tax day” and McCreary County property taxes are no different. Monday April 15th will...
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As we continue our series of updates from the leaders of McCreary County Government, including the various department heads, Susan...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In an announcement released Friday to media, McCreary County Judge Executive Doug Stephens says that the first in a series of loca...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The latest figures for McCreary County’s occupational tax have been released by the Judge Executive’s office showing a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Local author and historian Samuel D. “Sam” Perry will sign copies of his new book, “Grandpa Wouldn’t Lie: ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Each month, McCreary County Tourism Director Tara Chaney will be offering our listeners, and the citizens of McCreary County, an u...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
For several weeks, a group calling itself “Advance McCreary” has been meeting and working on issues that face McCreary...
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Police are searching for a man they say robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Friday night in north Corbin. It happened at about ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A police chase that began in Campbell County, Tennessee, and crossed the state line into Kentucky on Interstate 75, ended Saturday...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After voters in nearby Somerset approved alcohol sales last June, the first store selling liquor will open today in the Somerset M...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County Judge Executive Doug Stephens signed an executive order Wednesday banning all outdoor burning in the county effect...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the region of southern and eastern Kentucky for all of Wednesday af...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Just as we are in the middle of a forest fire hazard season that runs each year from February 15th through April 30th, the Na...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The crash that claimed the life of a McCreary County native this past weekend in Pulaski County has resulted in murder charges bei...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed a bill into law aimed at increasing the high school dropout age across the state, but t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A stabbing incident this past weekend in Whitley County remains under investigation by the county’s sheriff’s departme...
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The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board announced late last week that the McCreary County Conservation District has been appro...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Eastern Kentucky PRIDE program has announced that more than $3,200 has been awarded to McCreary County for its spring cleanup ...
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The annual Wildflower Hike at Yahoo Falls in McCreary County has been scheduled for Saturday March 30th starting at 10:00am. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A section of Interstate 75 was shut down for a time followed by slowed traffic Saturday morning after a semi-truck overturned. Cre...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After a couple of weeks of rumors and speculation, the official announcement about the main headliner of this summer’s Maste...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The latest unemployment figures released by state officials in Kentucky show mixed results with the majority of counties in the st...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After a disappointing loss Friday in their opening game of the SEC Tournament to Vanderbilt in Nashville, and an overall disappoin...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In local high school sports, the McCreary Central Raiders baseball team got the 2013 season started last week with two losses, fir...
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One year after McCreary County celebrated its Centennial on March 12, 2012, the celebration is coming to an official close today e...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Low income homeowners in McCreary County are once again eligible to apply for grants that can help them replace a failing septic s...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Those wishing to place their name in consideration for the vacant school board seat in McCreary County have just a few days remain...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Police were called to the Somerset Wal-Mart Saturday afternoon after an unresponsive woman was spotted in a car in the parking lot...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Big South Fork Saddle Club was founded more than thirty years ago and has been working to increase trail access, resources and...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The high school basketball seasons have just wrapped up and now it is time to begin the high school baseball and fast pitch softba...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Slick conditions were widespread Thursday morning as people across the region awoke to find ice covered vehicles, sidewalks and ro...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Officials with the Daniel Boone National Forest have announced plans for controlled burns in the forest over the next several week...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Organizers of McCreary County Little League Baseball and Softball will begin signups for the 2013 seasons this Saturday March 9th&...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A father and his 12 year old daughter are both in critical condition at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington after a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Named for long time UK basketball coach Adolph Rupp, Rupp Arena in Lexington is said to be a magical place and comes to life durin...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Named for long time UK basketball coach Adolph Rupp, Rupp Arena in Lexington is said to be a magical place and comes to life durin...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The project to install new fiber optic lines throughout the Highland Telephone service area has been ongoing for some time, but of...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Just a few weeks into her new job, McCreary County Tourism Director Tara Chaney already has some major projects for which she is r...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After the closure of the McCreary County Jail two months ago, some issues have remained unresolved including the jail’s comm...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Each year, the state submits its plans for using Rural Secondary Road Funds and asks local governments for their input in terms of...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The staff of the McCreary County Cooperative Extension Service continues their busy schedules this week with some upcoming program...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With severe weather season approaching, officials with Kentucky Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and the state&r...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Just as Kentuckians prepare and practice for what to do in severe weather, including tornadoes, a Winter Weather Advisory has now ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
One year ago McCreary County residents were celebrating the county’s 100th year with a variety of Centennial Celebratio...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The effort to reopen the Scott County Hospital nearly a year after its closure has hit another snag. As previously reported, SM Pr...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Each year one student from the Eastern Kentucky PRIDE service area is named the winner of the annual PRIDE t-shirt design contest,...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
In the 12th region boy’s high school basketball championship game Saturday night, the Wayne County Cardinals claimed vi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
At least three individuals, all unidentified juveniles, are facing charges in connection with a bomb threat made at Whitley County...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Meanwhile, the sheriff’s department reports the arrest of 25 year old Robin Wade Campbell of Williamsburg in connection with...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The deadline is approaching for regional 8th grade students to apply to take part in the Rogers Explorers program to help imp...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary Central Lady Raiders won a spot in the Girl’s 12th Regional Basketball Tournament which tipped off last ni...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department reports the recent arrest of two individuals from McCreary County on DUI and drug re...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The future of the Scott County Hospital building reportedly still hangs in the balance with the county’s governing body givi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A 30 year old Whitley County man is behind bars after a weekend incident in which he is accused of stabbing his girlfriend more th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Police in Somerset are investigating what they say appears to be an accidental shooting followed by a suicide this past weekend th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The suspect known as the “bad hair bandit” accused of a string of bank robberies in 2011, including one at the Pine Kn...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With a win in opening round play of the 48th District Tournament last week, the McCreary Central Lady Raiders basketball squa...
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WHITLEY CITY — A Scott County man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor was nabbed in McCreary County last week. R...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
HUNTSVILLE — Local attorney Ernest A. Petroff was recently selected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
HUNTSVILLE — The Scott County Board of Education Thursday picked up its tenth consecutive “Board of Distinction”...
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HUNTSVILLE — While Scott County officials have received assurances from S.M. Promen of Tennessee that the $600,000 expected ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After postponing a vote on a resolution supporting a grant application by Cumberland Family Medical for a clinic locally, the McCr...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Armed with a knife and demanding money, an unidentified man entered the Before Town Mini Mart on old highway 92 in Pine Knot at ab...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After several days of testimony and hours of jury deliberations, a Wayne County couple found themselves on the receiving end of a ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Since 911 was first implemented in McCreary County back in 1998, county leaders and citizens alike have been waiting for the day t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Fiscal Court, through its Economic Development office, is seeking grant funding to establish a local business ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As noted in last week’s issue of The McCreary County Voice, Jason Creekmore has handed over the reigns as head of McCre...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
If you are traveling to or through nearby Williamsburg, Kentucky you will probably want to slow down and watch your speed. Police ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Meeting in regular session last Thursday the McCreary County Fiscal Court voted to approve a change to the county’s occupati...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As a way of becoming more self supporting the McCreary County Emergency Medical Service asked fiscal court last week for permissio...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This year’s 48th District Boy’s and Girl’s District Tournaments in basketball will be held at Monticello Hi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
By the time Scott County Sheriffís Department deputy Paul D. Adkins arrived on the scene of a residential fire in the Pine ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Beginning March 1, the Independent Herald will require readers to be paid subscribers for unlimited access to its website, www.iho...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Republicans, led by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, are moving forward with a redistricting proces...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The National Park Service’s Southeastern Regional Office has awarded Tom Blount the region’s top award for natural res...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
HUNTSVILLE — Next week is severe weather awareness week in Tennessee, and the Scott County Emergency Management Agency urges...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session this afternoon (Thursday) at 4:00pm. The court normally meets the se...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After outstanding performances last weekend in the 8th Regional Tournament, four McCreary Central High School wrestlers, alon...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Following an arrest Friday in an alleged murder plot in McCreary County, investigators have released more information about the ca...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Voters in McCreary and Wayne Counties, as well as a small section of southern Pulaski County, are heading to the polls today to se...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky State Police are reporting an alleged conspiracy to kill a McCreary County woman, and her life may have been saved by the...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Former Wayne County Clerk Melissa Turpin, who already faced legal issues and was forced from office, was indicted last week on add...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
It has been talked about for some time, but in announcement Wednesday the US Postal Service made it official. There will soon be n...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
During their most recent session the McCreary County Grand Jury found sufficient evidence to indict 37 year old Estle Phillips on ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Hasbro, the company responsible for the board game Monopoly, announced Wednesday that the results are in from an online contest al...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County School District could be facing a budget shortfall nearing $1 million next school year as compared to the curr...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A Whitley County man accused of attacking his wife with a meat cleaver was found guilty of first degree assault charges and was se...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A murder case dating back nearly eight years in Scott County, Tennessee got a break last week as 27 year old Casey Michelle Thomas...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Police in nearby Williamsburg have reported arrests involving the ongoing investigation into a counterfeit money operation. Author...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Issues ranging from litter pickup to recycling were discussed Monday evening during the regular monthly meeting of the McCreary Co...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A local restaurant that had become not only a regular dining spot for locals but also a stop for visitors traveling through the ar...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A special called meeting of the McCreary County Fiscal Court has been set for this Thursday January 31st at 4:00pm. Judge Exe...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The series of rock slides seen on Interstate 75 near the 24 and 25 mile markers in Corbin continued Monday as a slide was blamed f...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Whether it was a lull in criminal activity locally this past weekend or an effort to cut down on inmate bookings, the Laurel Count...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With gun control issues being discussed in Washington, DC and many people debating the issues across the nation, a number of ralli...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The US Postal Service has once again put in place an increase in postage rates, including the cost to mail a first class letter up...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
This Thursday, January 31st, is the set deadline to apply for the Rogers Scholars program held through the Center for Rural Develo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A cold front has moved into the region and forced temperatures down from the highs we saw this past weekend in the 50s. In fact, t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After being closed yesterday as scheduled for the observance of Martin Luther King, Jrs birthday, the McCreary County School Distr...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A McCreary County native won a big title and crown this past weekend. Ms. Allie Leggett, age 19 of McCreary County, competed in th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
As work nears completion of Wolf Creek Dam along the Cumberland River, officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers announced pla...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
One of the two men injured in last week’s crash on Kentucky Highway 90 just east of Parkers Lake has died from his injuries....
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Authorities in Pulaski County are investigating an apparent murder plot involving teenagers and the parents of one of them. It sta...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
We have all heard about the financial strain on the US Postal Service these days, but that strain has hit close to home with new r...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Stricter security measures are being implemented at Oneida schools, in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
HELENWOOD — The most exhaustive search yet for Helenwood Detour Road’s Dowell Phillips continued to yield few clues as...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A McCreary County man landed behind bars Wednesday afternoon on charges of rape and incest. According to booking reports from the ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The list of McCreary County residents arrested over the past week and a half includes a variety of charges, with a local woman&rsq...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Tuesday February 12th will be the date of the special election for 52nd district state representative, serving McCreary ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While she may be new on the job of state senator, Sara Beth Gregory is taking on a great deal of responsibility in Frankfort as sh...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With next Monday, January 21st, being a federally recognized holiday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday, the...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After finishing his third season as head coach with an overall record of 5-25, Derrek Smith reportedly gave officials notice last ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Just as Vice President Joe Biden is set to give his recommendations to President Obama on possible gun control measures, a Kentuck...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Highland Telephone Cooperative, and contracted companies working on their behalf, have been installing fiber optic lines across th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
23 year old Heather Canada is dead after being struck by a car Saturday night on Highway 27 just south of Sandhill Road in Whitley...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A jury in Bowling Green, Kentucky has found a 22 year old Wayne county father not guilty in the death of his toddler son back in 2...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
High school juniors from across the region, including McCreary County, are being encouraged to consider filing an application for ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams from McCreary Central High School picked up weekend losses. The Raiders hos...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The start of the year 2013 brings with some changes for McCreary County and its citizens. The local jail is set to close as of th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Planning has already begun for this year’s Relay for Life in McCreary County, to help raise money and awareness for cancer r...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A rock slide on Interstate 75 at mile marker 23, just south of Corbin, resulted in two separate accidents this past weekend. The W...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The month of November saw an improved jobless outlook as most Kentucky counties saw lower numbers of job seekers compared to the p...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
While full details were not available at last report, due in large part to the holiday weekend, a murder, assault and robbery is u...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The only Christmas Day jail booking reported in McCreary County was 32 year old Tony M Ridner of Parkers Lake who was jailed early...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Both the Raiders and Lady Raiders basketball teams from McCreary Central High School had overall success this past weekend, each p...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The annual “Cram the Cruiser” food drive conducted each year by the Kentucky State Police was a huge success according...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Planning has already begun for next year’s Relay for Life in McCreary County, to help raise money and awareness for cancer r...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Voters in six southern Kentucky counties went to the polls Tuesday to elect a new state senator replacing David Williams who left ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With less than a month until the McCreary County Jail will be forced to close by order of the state, the inmate population at the ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
After asking a special commission to review Kentucky’s tax structure and issue recommendations for reform, Governor Steve Be...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Schools across the 38 county area served by the Eastern Kentucky PRIDE program use environmental clubs to help educate and energiz...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Schools and government agencies across the nation are doing their part to honor and recognize the victims of Friday’s tragic...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A tragedy struck closer to home last Thursday night as a house fire in southern McCreary County claimed one life and injured two o...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County officials have been waiting for a recommendation from the state on what to do with the local jail following severa...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Meeting in regular session Tuesday afternoon the McCreary County Fiscal Court officially welcomed a new tourism director to the jo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
During Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, a resolution was also approved giving county government’s nod of approval to an...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
How do you close a road that does not really exist in the first place? That is a question that the McCreary County Fiscal Court ha...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has issued a recreational water contact advisory for a section of New Riv...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The annual tradition known as WinterFest in McCreary County is set for this Saturday December 15th in downtown Whitley City. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Each year, the McCrearyFest/WinterFest board, with support from the local community, puts on a free Christmas dinner for those in ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Police in Somerset are continuing the investigation into what caused a serious traffic crash this past weekend on Pine Hill Road a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
With the special election for the 16th District Kentucky Senate seat just over a week away on Tuesday December 18th, the Trut...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
HUNTSVILLE — New Roane State Community College President Dr. Chris Whaley will be introduced to the public at a reception ne...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
For more than three decades, students in the Oneida school system have been answering the call near Thanksgiving. This year wa...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
A 53-year-old Oneida man was fatally injured in a traffic accident in south Oneida Tuesday, Nov. 13. Malcolm King, 53, died wh...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Although it will require a public hearing and a second vote, Oneida’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Thursday to extend b...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Since the globe plunged into economic recession nearly five years ago, local headlines have been dominated by stories of employers...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County has been selected as one of several communities that will take part in the Grow Appalachia initiative aimed at enc...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County officials have released the latest occupational tax revenue summary covering collections from the month of Novembe...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Hiking Club, which has been active for the past several years planning and taking part in various hikes throug...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
The McCreary County Grand Jury returned indictments, or formal charges, against six individuals during their most recent session, ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Kentucky State Police have released their summary of traffic fatalities in the state for the week of November 26th through De...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
McCreary County has again been awarded funding for supplemental emergency food and shelter programs this year, a project of the US...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 While the doors at the McCreary County Jail are supposed to remain locked, at least to the inmates inside, the facility coul...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A Whitley County teenager is said to be in critical condition after he was hit by a car while riding a motor bike Friday aft...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell reports that two men were arrested Friday and charged with theft by unlawful taking ove...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary Central Lady Raiders basketball squad followed up on their win last Monday at North Laurel by splitting two gam...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 US Highway 27 was closed for a time late Thursday morning into Thursday afternoon with traffic routed around the area at the...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Wednesday night’s record setting Powerball jackpot reached $550 million before two winning tickets were sold, one in M...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 US Congressman Hal Rogers was selected this week by his fellow Republicans in the US House in Washington, DC to chair the im...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 This Saturday is December 1st and several holiday season activities are planned in McCreary County, as well as surround...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 With the recent retirement of David Williams from the Kentucky Senate, the GOP caucus gathered Tuesday in Frankfort to selec...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Since 2007 Gayle Borders has been director of the McCreary Center of Somerset Community College after getting into the educa...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Jail recorded a higher number of inmate bookings than usual for a single day on Monday with nine new inm...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Although completed back in the summer months, an audit of the McCreary County Fiscal Court from fiscal year 2010-2011 was no...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A Laurel County teacher is reportedly the target of a complaint filed with state education officials after she made politica...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The Thanksgiving holiday weekend saw several inmates booked at the McCreary County Jail including Garra Kidd, age 24 of Stea...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Water District announced Friday evening that a boil water advisory had been issued for the Beech Grove a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After about two years in the dark, Somerset Oil Refinery has announced plans to reopen and once again produce products such ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Just as candidates prepare for a special election on December 18th to fill the vacant Kentucky Senate seat for the 16th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Today begins a five day weekend for students and staff of the McCreary County School System with the Thanksgiving holiday br...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 It has become an annual tradition in McCreary County and “WinterFest” planning is underway now by the McCrearyFe...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The National Fire Protection Association reports that Thanksgiving Day is the leading day in the United States for home cook...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Former McCreary County School Board member Deborah “Debbie” Gibson has reclaimed her seat on the board with the ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Kentuckians who owe back taxes to the state are running out of time to take advantage of a tax amnesty program. The program ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has designated several counties in the Commonwealth as “Work Ready Communities,”...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — The Scott County Board of Education did an about-face here Thursday night, denying supplements to mechani...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Oneida Special School District Director of Schools Ann Sexton wants to be sure that the public understands that the discussi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — Authorities say an Oneida man set fire to a home he had burglarized in an effort to hide his crime. Inste...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 WINFIELD — Legalized liquor sales here will move one step closer to finality today (Thursday), when the Scott County E...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The efforts of local residents and businesses in McCreary County have raised nearly $20,000 for the victims of Hurricane San...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Yet another scam alert has been issued for the area involving victims being targeted through e-mails. Highland Communication...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 As the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now well underway across Kentucky, Attorney General Jack Conway...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The potential economic benefits of legalizing industrial hemp in Kentucky appear to be reaching many state leaders, putting ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The citizens of McCreary County have been told for years that enhanced 911 service is just around the corner, but according ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After recently accepting applications for the vacant McCreary County Tourism Director position, the local tourist commission...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
Another issue discussed and then tabled by the McCreary County Fiscal Court Tuesday was a proposal by Ambulance Service Director J...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After winning re-election to her seat in Frankfort representing McCreary, Wayne and a portion of Pulaski County in the Kentu...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Voters in nearby Winfield, Tennessee voted Tuesday to expand alcohol sales in their community to include package sales and d...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 This Sunday, November 11th, is Veterans’ Day across America and locally several observances are planned to commemorate...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The US Forest Service and the National Park Service are getting in on the act of recognizing Veterans’ Day by waiving ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 If voters thought Tuesday's election would settle all local races, they should think again. According to numbers released by...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Four new offices holders will be serving on the McCreary County Soil and Water Conservation Board with Tuesday's election re...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Kentucky schools now report progress and test scores through the new “Unbridled Learning” system with the latest...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 October was a productive month in terms of collections from McCreary County’s Occupational Tax, with nearly $80,000 co...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Today is Election Day across America with the top offices in the land, President and Vice President, appearing on the ballot...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 One sign that the economy may be improving is unemployment numbers recently released for September for the region and state....
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Five trails in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area have been recognized as international mountain biking d...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 With open enrollment underway now for Medicare, a representative from the State Health Insurance Assistance Program will be ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 On the October 22nd Truth or Politics program a 2010 graduate of McCreary Central High School served as a panelist disc...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 While absentee voting has been underway for some time now, polls will officially be open for Election Day tomorrow from 6:00...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is reminding voters across the state that the Election Fraud Hotline will be in operat...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Centennial Committee, with help from several partnering organizations and businesses, will host a &ldquo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as “LIHEAP”, will begin taking application...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Following the resignation of tourism director Ginger McCartt in late August, McCreary County Tourism moved into a transition...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Police say wet roads likely contributed to a crash on Interstate 75 near mile marker 21 just south of Corbin that claimed th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 McCreary County officials announced this week that they have received $3,000 in state funds to continue a tire recycling pro...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is moving into its winter hours schedule with several changes in store...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — One final day of early voting remains ahead of Tuesday’s election day. According to Scott County A...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Scott County’s unemployment rate plunged for a second consecutive month in September, as jobs were added and the numbe...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — A former Scott County man convicted of killing a Huntsville couple as they slept in 2001 will apparently ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — Accused homeless shelter murderer Josiah Jones will stand trial, after all, and a grand jury will soon co...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HELENWOOD — A Scott County man seriously injured in an Oct. 23 fire is recovering at home. As the Independent Herald ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 As we previously reported, David Debord was arrested on October 20th near the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Whitley City charged...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A Laurel County teenager found out the hard way that you must be cautious when stopping to help what appears to be a strande...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is offering 5th grade students in schools throughout the Big Sout...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Just after dark Sunday evening two McCreary County men walking along the railroad tracks in Whitley City were killed when th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 An investigation is underway in Whitley County as two bodies were found over the weekend. Police say the bodies belong to 31...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 This Saturday will mark the 16th consecutive year that “Ponytail’s Toy Run” has been held to benefit ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Today is the deadline to submit applications for mail-in absentee ballots to your local county clerk’s office. Applica...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Governor Steve Beshear crossed party lines Friday by announcing the appointment of a political opponent to a seat on the jud...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Police are still investigating a Saturday morning crash in Pulaski County that they say claimed the life of 53 year old Lori...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Public Library is working to supply many in need in the community with food during the upcoming holiday ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 This Friday, November 2nd, has been designated as “McCreary Centennial Senior Day” in McCreary County, recognizi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The 2012 football season for the McCreary Central High School Raiders ended on a disappointing note Friday night as the team...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A Scott County, Tennessee crash earlier this year that was thought to be a single vehicle accident has now led to charges of...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A man is behind bars in Laurel County after an incident that left his girlfriend dead this week. Police say they were called...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 McCreary County Hunter Education will offer a free course next week to those preparing for hunting season. The hunter educat...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, on the McCreary-Whitley County line, will host a “Moonbow Trail Trek” this S...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 While McCreary County officials struggle with legal issues as well as financial limitations, some good news was reported thi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The break-in at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Whitley City this past weekend remains under investigation with additional details rele...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 While six candidates are currently running for three school board seats in McCreary County, only one candidate took time to ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 With just two weeks until General Election Day across Kentucky, and the United States, the deadline for any potential write-...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 For those who will be out of town and unable to cast ballots on Election Day, absentee voting has begun in the McCreary Coun...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Although King Tire Recycling, Inc. had an obligation under its state granted permit to clean up the debris and hazardous was...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Jail saw several new inmates booked this past weekend, including 32 year old Timothy Skiles of Missouri....
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 We have previously reported on the shooting death of London, Kentucky attorney Larry Gilliam in January 2011. He was shot to...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 With Election Day just over two weeks away, the Truth or Politics program, hosted and moderated by Darlene Price, will host ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 While law enforcement officers spend much of their time working to fight the drug problem, last Friday local authorities got...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After previously reporting that Scott County Hospital may be open again and serving patients from across the region by the f...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The Social Security Administration has announced that effective in January, more than 56 million recipients of Social Securi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The open enrollment period for Medicare Parts C & D began yesterday (Monday October 15th) and will continue through Dece...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Chamber of Commerce is making plans for two big meetings this month. The first is the regular monthly me...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The Kentucky Division of Forestry wants to remind all residents of the state that the Kentucky Fall Forest Fire Hazard seaso...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 McCreary County officials are facing yet another lawsuit, this time over the garbage franchise agreement awarded to Scott So...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Several inmates were booked in the McCreray County Jail over the weekend on a variety of charges. 25 year old Christopher Er...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Due to state budget cuts and state furlough days, the McCreary County Circuit Clerk’s Office and all state court proce...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The fall high school sports season are coming to an end with the McCreary Central Lady Raiders volleyball and soccer teams f...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Several inmates have been booked at the McCreary County Jail this week on a variety of charges including assault and drug of...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Water District has recently announced new options for customers including various ways to view and pay b...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The staff and volunteers of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area are continuing the month long schedule of ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 It is becoming a familiar topic at meetings of the McCreary County Fiscal Court. During the regular monthly session held Tue...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The court also discussed a proposed agreement with the McCreary County Housing Commission which operates the housing project...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Following the late August resignation of Ginger McCartt as McCreary County’s Tourism Director, the county is currently...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Recent outbreaks of fungal meningitis are starting to hit close to home as at least five people from Kentucky have already b...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Authorities in Pulaski County are searching for a man they say has been driving around making obscene requests of children. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After starting at Whitley City Middle School under the leadership of Principal Eugenia Jones, and then following her to Pine...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The annual tradition of McCrearyFest drew a crowd to downtown Whitley City Saturday despite the threat of wet, cold weather....
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Much attention is being paid to this year’s Presidential race, but local races will also appear on the ballot for vote...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 For the first time in almost four years the unemployment rate for the United States dropped below 8% for the month of Septem...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary Center of Somerset Community College will again host its “International Festival” with activities s...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 This past weekend saw several new inmates booked at the McCreary County Jail with alcohol and drug charges topping the list....
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After collecting about $46,000 from the occupational tax in August, McCreary County officials have announced that just under...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 In our weekly update of local high school sports, the McCreary Central Lady Raider Soccer and Volleyball teams move into dis...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After months of negotiations with land owners, approval by Fiscal Court and planning, McCreary County officials announced th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 An audit report was recently released on the McCreary County Sheriff’s Department accounts for the calendar year of 20...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The next community blood drive has been scheduled in McCreary County for next Thursday October 11th at the McCreary Cen...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Almost exactly one week after he is accused of holding up the Raider One Stop convenience store in Stearns, the suspect in t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Police in Somerset say a shooting incident this past weekend may have been a case of self defense, but the case is still ope...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 This year marked the 30th annual McCrearyFest Pageant with divisions ranging from newborn to the Miss McCrearyFest, age...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Reports indicate that the recount conducted Friday in the wet-dry referendum in McCreary County has not changed the outcome ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 McCreary County property owners should have received, or will be receiving in the coming days, their 2012 property tax bills...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 In our weekly high school sports update, the McCreary Central Lady Raider volleyball and soccer teams are moving into their ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A suspect has been named with an arrest warrant issued in the recent armed robbery at Raider One Stop in Stearns. The McCrea...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 As part of the prescription drug “take back” initiative, the Kentucky State Police will offer drop off locations...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 This Saturday is National Public Lands Day across the United States and the National Park Service and US Forest Service are ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Admission to the McCreary County Museum in Stearns will be free this Saturday as the local museum takes part in “Natio...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A recount on the recent alcohol vote in McCreary County can move forward according to a ruling by Circuit Judge Dan Ballou. ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Heritage Foundation plans to honor and recognize many of the first responders of the county, including m...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 This weekend, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will team with extension services in McCreary and Whitley Counties to offer...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A McCreary County abandoned mine reclamation project has been selected to receive an award from the US Office of Surface Min...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Chamber of Commerce is planning for its annual banquet which has been scheduled for Thursday October 25t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 In a posting on the official McCreary County website county officials have announced they are currently seeking applications...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The annual tradition of McCrearyFest has been part of this community for more than thirty years getting its start in 1981 as...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Beginning October 1st state officials say a 61 day tax amnesty period will go into effect allowing any individuals or b...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 For the eighth consecutive year the Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival will be held in McCreary County with three days of live...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Heritage Foundation is making plans to honor local firefighters, rescue squad members and their families...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Oneida’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen opened and awarded bids on two vehicles which were ceased by the Police Departmen...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — Jim Sexton and Brian Strunk, the chairman and vice chairman of the Board of Education, will retain their ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The Boys & Girls Club of Scott County has released the names of 10 current or former Scott Countians who will among this...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — What started as the execution of an arrest warrant on a man and wife suspected of selling narcotics ended...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — County Mayor Jeff Tibbals retains his role as chairman of County Commission, and Paul Strunk returns as c...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Authorities say 94 year old William Leo Lynch died Monday afternoon in a crash on US Highway 27 near the Bauer Road area. It...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for their annual awards to be presented during th...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The annual “Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week” cleanup is underway this week with groups across Kentucky getting i...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Kentucky State Police are investigating a three vehicle crash that took place Saturday afternoon on US Highway 27 just north...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A warning has been issued by Highland Communications in an e-mail to their customers about reports of phone scams in the are...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Chamber has announced two special events this week aimed at helping Outdoor Venture Corporation celebrat...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Amid accusations of wrongdoing including claims that he influenced land deals, pressured for the purchase of products from b...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Last week was another disappointing time for the McCreary Central High School football and soccer teams as both squads dropp...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Sheriff’s Department this week released its summary of activity for the month of August. A busy mo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After recent reports came to light that the Department of Corrections had recommended a number of steps to upgrade and bette...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Moving from a seasonal position as litter abatement officer for McCreary County, Donnie Morgan was approved Monday by Fiscal...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Fiscal Court also debated when to hold their regular monthly meetings during Monday’s session. Mag...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Traffic along Interstate 75 in northern Whitley County was delayed late Sunday night and early Monday morning. It started wi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 This past weekend was a busy one for staff at the McCreary County Jail as several new inmates were booked at the local deten...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Those who thought the wet/dry issue in McCreary County was put to rest, at least for the time being, following the August 28...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A Winfield, Tennessee man charged following the shooting death of his daughter’s boyfriend earlier this year has enter...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 In our weekly high school sports update, a mixed fall season continues for McCreary Central as the Raiders football team dro...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The 86th annual Scott County Fair concluded Saturday evening with Nicollette Sheridan Phillips being crowned Miss Scott Coun...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The 9th Annual Wings Over the Big South Fork air show will take place Saturday at the Scott Municipal Airport in Oneida. Ho...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will be the featured speaker for this year’s Scott County Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Equestrian enthusiasts in the West Oneida community are on alert after several horses were shot and killed by one or more un...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — For the first time in more than three decades, there was a change at the helm of the Eighth Judicial Dist...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A remote area medical clinic is being planned for this weekend in Somerset to serve residents from across the region. The RA...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Water District has announced that they will be conducting routine flushing of water lines in the county ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 These days everything seems to be impacted by security concerns, identity theft and related issues, including Kentucky drive...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A number of issues were identified with recommendations made for corrections at the McCreary County Jail in a report just is...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Jail saw a fairly busy Labor Day weekend with a number of inmates booked on various charges. Among those...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 McCreary County’s occupational tax revenue neared the $50,000 mark for the month of August according to numbers releas...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Continuing the attempt at balancing the state’s budget and making up for major shortfalls the court system and related...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Those at the top of the chain of command in McCreary County government have a lot to wrestle with these days, starting with ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 McCreary County’s planning for community and economic development was on a bit of a roller coaster this past month as ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary Central Raider football team claimed their first victory of the season Friday night at home beating Knott Count...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — Thousands of out-of-town guests are expected to flock here this weekend for Brimstone Recreation’s ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Five-year-old Keagan Brynn Sexton was crowned Scott County’s Little Miss Fairest of the Fair Monday evening, as the 86...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 For the second consecutive month, Scott County’s jobless rate spiked dramatically, climbing back above 20 percent. Ac...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Scott County has long been known as a producer of hardwood flooring and Department of Defense textiles. Might it next be kno...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 With a margin of just 47 votes in Tuesday’s wet/dry vote in McCreary County, let’s break down the numbers and se...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Record reports this week that two local couples have been indicted by a federal grand jury and face Soci...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 As planning continues by the all volunteer board for McCrearyFest, which is now just over a month away, applications are now...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Unemployment figures continue to rise across the region with McCreary County’s jobless number increasing from 13% in J...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Access to the various recreational facilities of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be the topic of ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Only 47 votes separated McCreary County from being able to sell alcohol legally. As voters in the county went to the polls T...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Today is the day that the wet/dry issue in McCreary County will be decided through the democratic process, as voters head to...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Police say a 44 year old woman in Whitley County was jailed late Sunday night after she allegedly stabbed two men. They say ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Another incident in Whitley County late last week left a woman dead after she was struck by a vehicle while walking on a bus...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 It is an annual event held each September in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. The 12th annual Hau...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Jail reported several new inmate bookings this weekend but overall it was a fairly light period in terms...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 This past week was a mixed one for sports teams from McCreary Central High School. While the Lady Raiders volleyball squad i...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 It has been a busy week at the McCreary County Jail with a number of inmates booked on various charges. Among the inmate boo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 In just one week, the number of businesses showing interest in selling alcohol in Somerset had more than doubled according t...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 In an update to a story we brought you earlier this week the FDA says the source of tainted cantaloupes responsible for at l...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The Kentucky Life television program, which airs weekly on Kentucky Educational Television (KET), will feature a segment clo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 About a week after he escaped along with a fellow inmate from the Whitley County Jail, Jessie Terry is back behind bars havi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash on Interstate 75 in Corbin claimed the life of a woman and injured her husband. Authorit...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Health officials say a salmonella outbreak currently being experienced has hit Kentucky hard with more than 50 illnesses alr...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 McCreary County’s unemployment rate increased from May to June of this year but was down from the same period one year...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After a March landslide that detoured traffic off of Interstate 75 just south of the Kentucky-Tennessee state line and has c...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 This past Saturday was a showdown of sorts between the two sides in McCreary County’s wet/dry vote coming up next week...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Health officials in Kentucky say the first confirmed cases of flu in the state have already been reported in Boyd County. It...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 This past weekend had mixed results for sports teams from McCreary Central High School. The Raiders football squad suffered ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 McCreary County officials have announced that those residents evacuated Wednesday due to the fire in Stearns have been clear...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will host a meeting with park managers, transportation experts and the pub...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — Director of Schools Bill Hall and the Scott County Board of Education bid farewell to one of its members,...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 An Oneida man is facing felony charges after allegedly breaking into the apartment of a former girlfriend. Jordan Seth York...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 When Scott High takes the field against Gibbs at Highlander Stadium tomorrow (Friday, 7:30 p.m.), it will do so with a small...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The calm of a Wednesday afternoon was broken by the sounds of sirens and emergency personnel rushing to the Stearns area and...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 With Tuesday afternoon’s deadline for candidates to file in non-partisan races, nearly all races on the ballot in Nove...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Road Department has announced that Little Rock Creek Road, located in the Strunk area, will be closed fo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 In a correction to a story we brought you yesterday, we incorrectly listed Eric Haynes, local County Clerk, as being a candi...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Meeting in regular session Monday afternoon, the McCreary County Fiscal Court voted to hire Susan M Stephens as the new Econ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 With certification in place, the McCreary County 911 Dispatch Center is now prepared to accept emergency calls from cell pho...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 It was announced during Monday’s Fiscal Court meeting that the next quarterly payment on the loan secured by the count...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After their arrest earlier this year, a Pine Knot couple has avoided jail time by entering guilty pleas to animal cruelty ch...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 As additional candidates file to run for local offices in November, at least two school board race “face-offs” a...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 In national political news, GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced Saturday his choice for Vice President. Romney&rs...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The fall sports seasons for McCreary Central High School are getting underway, including opening round matches this past Thu...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 With just over two weeks until McCreary County voters head to the polls to decide the wet/dry issue on Tuesday August 28th, ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 As the wet/dry vote approaches in McCreary County, supporters on both sides continue to campaign and make attempts to genera...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Park officials with the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area have announced plans to hold a public meeting to d...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The staff and volunteers of the Big South Fork will again offer some weekend interpretive programs that will be free for the...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Public Library will host a social media workshop later this month. For anyone who wants to learn more ab...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 In an update to the story we brought you yesterday on the possible modification in charges against two teens involved in the...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After approving alcohol sales by roughly a 60%-40% margin in late June, the city of Somerset is preparing for sales to begin...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Officials with the Daniel Boone National Forest are seeking proposals of projects for funding through Title II of the Secure...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 KNOXVILLE — Federal prosecutors intend to seek enhanced punishment against a Scott County man accused of trafficking l...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 WHITLEY CITY, Ky. — Restroom facilities at the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area’s Yahoo Falls...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — One step closer. That’s where County Commission stands in its effort to reopen the Scott County Ho...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — Political newcomer Randy Henry won election to the Scott County Board of Education in the 2nd District, w...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After former State Representative and Whitley County teacher Dewayne Bunch died last month as the result of injuries suffere...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The month of July was a much better month than June in terms of collections from the McCreary County Occupational Tax. In Ju...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary County Sheriff’s Department has released a report of activity for the month of July. During the thirty on...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 These days everything seems to be impacted by security concerns, identity theft and related issues, including Kentucky drive...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The McCreary Center Campus of Somerset Community College offers many different courses for students seeking degrees and cert...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 While state offices, including the McCreary County Circuit Clerk’s Office, will be closed today (Monday August 6th) fo...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 In an update to a story we brought you late last week, we have received reports that the two remaining incumbent school boar...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After approving and accepting applications for a new Community and Economic Development Director, McCreary County officials ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Former Kentucky Wildcat basketball player and 1998 Final Four MVP Jeff Shepperd will be in McCreary County this week for a m...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 After bear sightings in the region prompted the closure of several campgrounds this past weekend in the Daniel Boone Nationa...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Three out of five of the McCreary County School Board seats will be up for election this coming November. District 1, repres...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Several new inmates were booked in the McCreary County Jail this week with charges ranging from assault and theft to contemp...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The annual wave of graduates entering the work force and the shutdown of Scott County Hospital combined to drive the local u...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 ROBBINS — A home burglary here has resulted in the arrests of seven suspects, the Scott County Sheriff’s Departm...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 HUNTSVILLE — Polling locations throughout Scott County will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today (Thursday) as voters p...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 What Big South Fork Superintendent Niki Nicolas calls “the senseless destruction” of property and facilities at ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 The state of Tennessee is working to assist consumers and families as they prepare to send their children back to school wit...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 While you don’t hear much these days about the McCreary County Community Housing Development Organization, also known ...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 A serious accident Monday morning sent an RECC lineman to UK Medical Center in Lexington and is now under investigation. The...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Following recent sightings of bears in the area, Forest Service officials responded by closing two local campgrounds this pa...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 Prosecutors in nearby Russell County announced late last week they would be seeking the death penalty for a man accused of k...
5 days ago | posted by wkcarroll@highland.net
 With a rally already held for those opposing legalized alcohol sales in McCreary County and “Vote NO” signs goin...
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