A source of entertainment and controversy in communities across the country has closed. The Topix online forums, which featured posts from individuals in various communities, have ceased operations. Topix officials announced in a post, that as Topix grew, news and discussion became less of what they are all about and that they decided to break away from what they were and fully embrace the entertainment aspect of the company. The page then redirects the user to patch.com, which features news, events, weather and local topics for the area. The Corbin Topix page became most notable in 2013, when a post appeared from an individual using the pseudonym “Series as a Heart Attack” posted that they would pay someone $5,000 cash for the murder of local radio personality Melissa Jones, and the concealment of her body. As part of the investigation, Kentucky State Police traced the post to Corbin resident Tristan Hall. Hall was later arrested and spent 570 days in the Whitley County Detention Center, or on home incarceration while awaiting trial on charges that were later dismissed. The legal ordeal, which lasted four years, led Hall to file a federal lawsuit against prosecutors and law enforcement involved in the case.