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VoteNoJune28.com creator comes forward

The creator of a website and yard signs that oppose expanding alcohol sales in Williamsburg through a ballot referendum next week has come forward. Kenneth Sims, creator of the VoteNoJune28.com website, sent the News Journal an e-mail late Thursday afternoon saying that he...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016

London-Corbin Airport hosting open house Sat.

Assorted aircraft, numerous cars and military vehicles of all types will be on display Saturday as the London-Corbin Airport holds its 11th annual open house. Airport Manager Larry Corum said the planes will range from a Jenny Bi-plane of World War I vintage, to an A-4 Skyhawk,...

McQueen named CVE’s ‘Officer of the Year’

McQueen said Captain Shawn Hines, commander of Region 4, told him back in May about the regional award and told him to plan be at the Lexington Convention Center where he would receive it. As one of the six regional award winners, McQueen was nominated for the Jason Cammack CVE...

Goins indicted for $66,047 Whayne Supply theft

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted a London man for allegedly taking $66,047.54 from Whayne Supply Company over a three-year period. The grand jury issued its monthly report Monday morning indicting Brandon Chase Goins, 32, of London, charging him with 19 counts of theft by...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016

Chambers oppose Corbin’s stacked payroll tax

The city of Corbin voted earlier this month to “stack” an additional one percent tax on the gross wages of workers in the Knox County portion of the city, but the move has drawn opposition from two of the area’s largest business advocacy groups. The Southern Kentucky Chamber of...

Whitley Sheriff warns of phone scam

Reports of a phone scam targeting grandparents have been made in Whitley County. The calls are reportedly from people posing as the victim’s grandchildren who are in dire need of help. Two complaints by unrelated parties have been made to the sheriff’s department regarding these...

Budget sparks debate among Corbin City Commissioners

The Corbin City Commission passed the first reading of the city’s $11.420 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, but for the second year in a row, the vote was not unanimous. Commissioner Suzie Razmus, who cast the lone “no” vote in 2015, stood alone again. You need to login...

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Whitley Co. Middle School Gym getting new floor

For the first time in about 40 years, Whitley County Middle School is getting a new gym floor. During a special-called meeting late Thursday afternoon, the Whitley County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the resurfacing of the gym floor. The board accepted a bid...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016

Randy Crider named new head coach of W’burg Lady Jackets basketball program

On Tuesday, Randy Crider was introduced as the new varsity girls basketball head coach at Williamsburg High School. A press release from WHS said, “Randy Crider has accepted the position of head girls basketball coach at Williamsburg High School. He becomes the tenth coach in...