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Billie Earl Williams

Billie Earl Williams,  89, of Redwood Lane, Corbin,  passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Baptist Health in Corbin. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour on Saturday, March 5,  at Croley Funeral Home. A masonic service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday,...

Elicia Rae Petrey

Elicia Rae Petrey,  25, of Highway 92 East, Siler, departed this life on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in Siler. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5,  at Croley Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel. Croley...

Let school districts lengthen days to accommodate tourism

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Should Kentucky pass a law that bans school districts from starting classes in early August? This is currently a question that the Kentucky General Assembly is pondering after Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, introduced Senate Bill 50,...
Posted On 03 Mar 2016

Judge, County Attorney respond to abandonment of ‘Rocket Docket’

A $1.2 million ‘Rocket Docket’ pilot project that is being funded by the Kentucky General Assembly in 30 judicial circuits across the state, designed to expedite the court process in some felony cases, has crashed landed in Whitley and McCreary counties at least for...
Posted On 03 Mar 2016

Corbin getting much deserved attention for local restaurant scene

Recently I saw an article on Facebook written by Patty Cantrell of a Missouri-based consulting firm, Regional Food Solutions, for Good Food on Every Table, about the local restaurants in downtown Corbin. She wrote that Corbin “has revitalized its downtown through a local-food...

Corbin Library will be ‘Where I’m From’ organizer for Whitley County

In the summer of 1993, Kentucky poet George Ella Lyon started working on the piece that would become her award-winning and internationally acclaimed poem “Where I’m From.” It has since become one of the foremost poetry writing models in the world. Lyon, Kentucky poet laureate for...
Posted On 03 Mar 2016
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Whitley Clerk works to clear up misconceptions about GOP caucus

A common misconception many people are having about Saturday’s Republican Presidential Caucus is that if they don’t cast a ballot in that race, then they can’t vote in the May Primary election or November General Election, which simply isn’t the case. You...
Posted On 03 Mar 2016

Corbin High graduate, Professor Michael Croley receives NEA Grant

Corbin High graduate, Professor Michael Croley  receives NEA Grant The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Denison University Visiting Assistant Professor Michael Croley a $25,000 creative writing fellowship. Croley was one of only 37 writers nationwide who received...

Freeman hopes to educate about disabilities at Dinner in the Dark March 14

Dr. Travis Freeman says the idea about the upcoming “Lights Out Dinner in the Dark” March 14 is to give people a greater appreciation for the kinds of challenges people with disabilities face every day. Freeman, an ordained minister and adjunct professor of religion at the...

Tourism dollars shouldn’t dictate when we start school

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Should our local school calendars be influenced by Kentucky’s tourism industry? There’s a bill circulating right now in Frankfort to do just that. Essentially, it forbids the state’s school districts from starting the school year...
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