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W’burg Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

Over 2,800 Easter eggs will be hidden in Briar Creek Park waiting for local youngsters ages 10 and under to find Saturday as part of the Sixth Annual Williamsburg Community Easter Egg Hunt, which will take place starting at 1 p.m. The children will be divided up into three...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016

Book Review: The ‘Man Who Loved Birds’ starts well, unravels in the end

Author, and Nelson County native, Fenton Johnson left his home for college just two weeks before the famous Kentucky State Police kidnapping and murder of colorful marijuana-farmer, and storyteller Charlie Stiles from neighboring Marion County in 1971. That incident, and the...

City hires company to fix bad areas in downtown sidewalks

One of over 100 uneven areas on downtown Corbin’s sidewalks that will be fixed. Sidewalks on three of Corbin’s main downtown streets have over 100 “trip hazards,” and the city’s leaders voted Monday to do something about them. During the regular monthly meeting of t...

Pamela Jane Coker

Pamela Jane Coker, 60, won her seven year fight with breast cancer and received the reward of eternal life on March 20, 2016. The funeral will be held Wednesday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at Mountain Ash Baptist Church with Pastors Billy Carpenter and Lester Cox officiating. She will...

City of Bainbridge’s gift will never be forgotten

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Until last year, I’d never heard of Bainbridge, Georgia. The town, located in the extreme southern part of the state, is now forever linked to Corbin. Bainbridge donated the old steam engine and coal tender you now see parked along...

There are many quality places to eat in Kentucky

In the 1930s, 40’s, and well into the 50’s dining out was considered a luxury, something done on special occasions. But as lifestyles began to change so did the restaurant business. With more women stepping out of the kitchen and into the workforce, local eateries emerged as did...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016

Josephine Daniel

Josephine Daniel, 97, of Corbin passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Christian Health Care in Corbin. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bennie Bush officiating.  Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery....

Fiery Hwy. 904 crash kills Bell County woman Friday

A fiery single vehicle crash Friday evening near Siler claimed the life of a Bell County woman, and alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Sharon F. Mills, 54, of...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016

Dora Decker Johnson

Dora Decker Johnson, 66 of Corbin, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Baptist Health Corbin. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the Harp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Keith Decker and Brother Gene Muggridge officiating. Burial will be in the...

Albert Carson Davis

Albert Carson Davis, 64, of Oak Ridge Road,  Williamsburg, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his home. The funeral service was held Thursday, March 17, at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brian Roundtree officiating. He was laid to rest in the Piney Grove...