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On March 29th, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) Baseball team defeated the Berea College Mountaineers in a single game matchup by a score of 7-5. With the win, Head Coach Brad Shelton earned his 500th win during his illustrious coaching career at University of the...

Open records: Documents reveal fired school bus driver’s identity

WhitShelDerOpRecResp The Whitley County school bus driver, who was fired for leaving an 11-year-old autistic boy on a school bus for over five hours on March 15, has been identified. The News Journal filed an open records request with the Whitley County school district on Friday...
Posted On 30 Mar 2016

Be vigilant! Telephone scammers working overtime to rip you off

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The ‘good old days’ when video game arcades were everywhere

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I was reminiscing this past week with a friend about the wonders of the good old video game arcade. I know there are still some around. Some quite good ones, in fact, if you know where to look. But they aren’t as ubiquitous as they...

Squirrel attacks two Corbin Middle School students

A pair of bizarre attacks involving a squirrel last week briefly had students, faculty and administrators on edge at Corbin Middle School, and made off-limits certain outdoor areas near where the attacks happened. The squirrel suspected of the attacks was trapped last week and...

Corbin Motor Speedway set to resume racing Saturday

After three years of quiet and two weeks of practice the first official green flag is set to drop at Corbin Speedway since the track closed in 2014. Jerry Brock, who reached an agreement with speedway owners on a one-year lease of the historic half-mile oval on Cumberland Falls...

2015-2016 Kentucky Agricultural Economic situation and outlook

Following record breaking years, the Kentucky agricultural economy, like the overall U.S. agricultural economy, slumped in 2015, with concern looming for 2016. On the national front, USDA is projecting 2015 net farm income to plummet to $56 billion, down 28 percent from 2014...
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April Fool’s Day – Laughing makes happy, healthy families

Laughter encourages many individual health benefits such as reduced stressed levels, lowered blood pressure, enhanced memory, stronger immune system and enriched creativity and alertness. Families who laugh together are also often healthier and happier. Happy families are often...
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Gallery: Whitley County baseball and softball vs Barbourville (Mon, March 28)

On Monday, March 28, the Whitley County High School baseball and softball teams were both victorious over Barbourville in their 2016 home openers. Here are some shots of the evening’s action.

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