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Over $1 million already spent on Falls renovation

The Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce held its monthly membership luncheon last Tuesday at the Cumberland Inn in Williamsburg with featured speaker, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Manager Roy Johnson. Johnson spoke on the recent visit from Governor Matt Bevin and h...

HALO airsoft course opens across from KY Splash

With the popularity of war themed video games and the reality of military action taking a strong hold over the youth of today, many wish to live out their battle fantasies. Now, thanks to the help of HALO, local residents can do so in a fun and safe environment. An airsoft course...

Suspect accused of swallowing evidence

A Williamsburg man is facing an evidence tampering charge after allegedly swallowing three grams of what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine during a traffic stop. About 11:58 p.m. on June 7, Williamsburg Police Officer Cody Jeffries conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 BMW...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016

Burger Week: An event you can sink your teeth into

A week dedicated to the celebration of burgers has hit Main Street in Corbin. Monday was the opening day for Burger Week, a project initiated by The Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission in an effort to promote tourism in Downtown Corbin. All week long, locals and visitors...

Medical malpractice suit against CRCCC goes federal

A medical malpractice and negligence lawsuit filed against Cumberland River Comprehensive Care Center concerning a patient who died of pneumonia is moving to federal court. A notice of removal, moving the case from Whitley Circuit Court to U.S. District Court in London, was filed...

KDE: Knox Schools need to have a laser-like focus

Once again, the Knox County School system has come under fire by the Kentucky Department of Education. An April 3-6 on-site review of the school district’s instructional performance saw the administration lacking in several areas. The Kentucky Department of Education and AdvancED...
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Luke child pornography trial delayed

A federal court judge has agreed to continue the trial of a Gray man accused of possessing child pornography, though there has yet to be a ruling on his motion to throw out some of the evidence against him. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory VanTatenhove rescheduled the trial of...

AG: Laurel 911 center violated Open Records Act

The Kentucky Attorney General has ruled in favor of The News Journal in its efforts to secure a recording of the 911 call stemming from the April 5 beating death of 30-year-old Anthony Johnson at a Lily residence. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login....
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Organizers of W’burg ‘Vote No’ effort a mystery

As a June 28 special election over a referendum to expand alcohol sales in Williamsburg nears, an organized opposition effort has been mounted. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison submitted a petition on April 18 that contained 335 valid signatures in order to place a measure on...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016

No good can come from having more alcohol in our community

To the Editor: Although there has been far too little publicity about it, the citizens of Williamsburg are scheduled to have an election on June 28, 2016. The issue is whether to have wide open alcohol sales, just as Corbin now has. Unless I, or someone I know, should be killed...
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