Corbin http://wkyufm.org en Corbin Student to Represent Bluegrass State at National Geographic Bee http://wkyufm.org/post/corbin-student-represent-bluegrass-state-national-geographic-bee <p>A Corbin eighth-grader will be traveling to Washington, D.C., next month to represent Kentucky in the national finals of the National Geographic Bee.</p><p>Nikhil A. Krishna, who attends Corbin Middle School, won the 2014 Kentucky Geographic Bee in Bowling Green. Louisville Farnsley Middle School student Andruw T. Stewart took second place, and third place went to a student from Lexington's Winburn Middle School, Zsombor T. Gal. They were among 82 students competing Friday.</p><p>The winner received $100 and a paid trip to Washington for the national finals May 19 to 21.</p><p>First prize in the national competition is a $50,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, with $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to the next two finishers. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:36:38 +0000 Associated Press 46222 at http://wkyufm.org Two Kentucky School Districts Will Close Monday Due to Illness http://wkyufm.org/post/two-kentucky-school-districts-will-close-monday-due-illness <p>Two school districts in southern Kentucky won't return to classes until Monday, when officials hope students are healthier.</p><p>The Times-Tribune reports district officials for Corbin Independent Schools and for Whitley County Schools decided to close their doors for a few days this week due to a high number of illnesses.</p><p>Whitley County Schools closed on Wednesday and Corbin Independent Schools closed on Thursday. Students in both districts will return next week. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:35:27 +0000 Associated Press 27260 at http://wkyufm.org Corbin Teacher Named Kentucky Teacher of the Year http://wkyufm.org/post/corbin-teacher-named-kentucky-teacher-year <p>A Corbin Middle School language arts teacher and a Daviess County elementary school teacher are receiving honors for their excellence in the classroom. Corbin's Kristal Doolin was named Kentucky Teacher of the Year on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. The honor comes with a $10,000 cash prize. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:25:46 +0000 Associated Press 20868 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Company Aims to Build Fuel Plant Near Corbin http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-company-aims-build-fuel-plant-near-corbin <p>A biofuel company is planning to build a new plant in southern Kentucky that would convert sugar beets into fuel over the next two years if it can get approval from the state. Patriot Bioenergy Corp., which has an office in Williamsburg, wants to locate the facility in Whitley County if the infrastructure is built and the Kentucky Economic Development or Energy Incentives boards approve of the project. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:21:07 +0000 Associated Press 18905 at http://wkyufm.org Four People from London, Kentucky Arrested for Disability Fraud http://wkyufm.org/post/four-people-london-kentucky-arrested-disability-fraud <p>The charges stem from an investigation by the new Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit , which was created last September. The Corbin, Kentucky Social Security Administration Office reported suspected fraud during a continuing disability review. Authorities say the defendants were involved in a scheme to cash a Supplemental Security Income check issued to Eric Partain, after he died.</p><p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:07:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 11047 at http://wkyufm.org