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Breaking Sports – Amanda Vermillion out as head coach of Lady Jackets basketball program

The News Journal has learned that Amanda Vermillion’s contract has not been renewed at Williamsburg Independent Schools for the 2016-17 academic year. This applies to both her position as an elementary school teacher, as well her position as the head coach of the Lady Jackets...

Georgia man accusing of pulling gun on truck driver

A Georgia man has been charged with wanton endangerment for allegedly pointing a gun at a truck driver in north Corbin Thursday morning. According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, 39-year-old Cornelius Dixon of Fayetteville, Ga. was arrested just before 2 a.m. Root said...

Final defendant pleads guilty in federal tax fraud case

The last of four Knox County individuals indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to commit tax fraud pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in London. Thirty-eight-year-old Brian Hamilton pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government, wire fraud and aggravated...

Two arrested after deputies respond to fight complaint outside Woodbine store

  What began as a complaint of a domestic disturbance outside a Woodbine store Tuesday, ended in the arrest of two individuals on disorderly conduct and other charges. According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, deputies and Constable Ron Bowling arrested 26-year-old...

My round-about connection to The Babe

I can’t let a baseball season go by without telling of my connection to Babe Ruth. No, I didn’t actually know him . . . never met him . . . never saw him play. But in a round-about way I really did have a connection to the Sultan of Swat. In 1969, I was working for Uncle Sam at...
Posted On 12 May 2016

Moving to and from Corbin has been emotional

In July of 2014 my wife and I moved from Corbin to Henderson, Ky. to become full-time baby sitters. Our daughter, Amber, was about to give birth to her third child and we wanted to be of assistance. She already had two daughters, one four years old and the other who celebrated...

Eating a little crow on the ‘Stivers Amendment’

Sometimes, you have to eat a little crow. I actually don’t mind to do so when I’m wrong. So here it is. Several weeks I blasted the addition of what is often called “The Stivers Amendment” to the Kentucky state budget. It’s the one that has a big impact on the outcome of the...

Brunson appointed to KHC Board of Directors

On Friday, April 29, 2016, Governor Matt Bevin appointed Steve Brunson to the Kentucky Housing Corporation Board of Directors. Brunson is a Senior Vice President of Business Development for Forcht Bank in Northern Kentucky. Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) invests in affordable...