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UPDATED: Man found dead at Lily residence; twin brother charged with murder; cause of death was multiple blows to the head with a hammer

Update: Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said Thursday that Anthony Johnson was struck multiple times in the top of the head with a hammer. “The autopsy found numerous wounds in the top of his head,”...

Hard budget choices on the horizon

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. As those of you, who have read our front page this week know already, Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison is headed back to the drawing board in his effort to place a measure on the ballot that would allow for packaged alcohol sales in...
Posted On 06 Apr 2016

W. Felix McFarland

W. Felix McFarland,  68, of Powder Springs, TN passed away Sunday April 3, 2016 at North Knoxville Medical Center. The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the O’Neil-Lawson Funeral Home Chapel, with Minister Jerry Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the...

Legal Notices for 4-6-16

INVITATION TO BID The City of Corbin, KENTUCKY, will accept sealed bids to repair and rebuild the Corbin Public Works Transfer Station. Bids will be accepted until 4:00 P.M., ON MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, at the office of the City Clerk, in the City Government Center, 805 South Main...

Ex-Corbin Fire Chief Gary Price dies over weekend at 63

Former Corbin Fire Chief Gary Price will be laid to rest today. The 33-year-veteran firefighter, who retired from the department in August 2008, died Saturday at the age of 63. “He loved the fire department,” said Battalion Chief Aric Young, who started at the department in 1997...

Cleanup work on French Broad River Pullman railroad car to begin Saturday

The first steps in returning Corbin’s rolling railroad stock back to pristine condition will begin Saturday. Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel, who led the effort to bring the L&N 2132 steam engine, tender, caboose and Pullman car to Corbin, said volunteers are welcome...

April 6, 2016 Digital Edition

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Law that affects Corbin, Knox tax fight set to expire July 15

While local leaders in Corbin and Laurel County have monitored with interest attempts in the Kentucky General Assembly to pass legislative amendments that would change the laws on annexation, it’s a measure that has not been filed yet that could have the biggest impact of all. An...

Stivers: Annexation changes killed by ‘toxic’ atmosphere in Frankfort

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says an effort that would allow cities like Corbin to annex into another county won’t likely pass this year. After two attempts by Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) to change the law on annexation — and essentially allow...

Woman rescued from burning home by firefighters, EMS workers

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Posted On 06 Apr 2016
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