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Ex Whitley dispatcher accepts diversion agreement for theft

Brandon Byrd A former Whitley County E-911 dispatcher, who resigned following allegations that he allegedly shoplifted items from the Williamsburg IGA in late June, has reached a plea deal that will allow him to have his charges dismissed in six months. During a court hearing...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016

Cumberlands vigorously opposing lawsuit filed by ex-president

Former University of the Cumberlands President Dr. James Taylor. The University of the Cumberlands is vehemently opposing a request by its former president, Dr. James Taylor, for an injunction to force the university to continue to pay Taylor and his wife, Dinah Taylor, nearly...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016

Misty Rose Brown

Misty Rose Brown,  42, of Village Circle Drive, Williamsburg,  passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 12 Noon until the funeral hour on Friday, August 5,  at Croley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 3...

Mark Alan Waldroup

Mark Alan Waldroup,  44, of Wayne, MI departed this life on Monday, July 25, 2016 in Wayne Michigan. The funeral service was held Tuesday, August 2, at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Humfleet officiating. He was laid to rest in the Red Bird Cemetery. Condolences...

Second EPO issued against suspended Whitley deputy

Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Kirk Mays Editor’s note: In the printed edition of the News Journal on August 3, the name of Mays’ ex-girlfriend, who secured the initial EPO in Whitley County, was misidentified. She should have been identified as Courtney...

2016 Soccer Preview: Whitley County Lady Colonels

The Whitley County Lady Colonels’ 2015 soccer season ended in heartbreaking fashion last October when they fell to Oneida Baptist Institute 1-0 in an overtime penalty kick shootout in the first round of the 49th District tournament. You need to login to view the rest of the...

Marie Cox Thomas

Marie Cox Thomas,  88, of Kerney Road, Williamsburg,  passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at Baptist Health Corbin. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 2, at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Woodrow Thomas, Rev. Eugene Harrison, and Dr. Jerry Lowrie officiating. She...

Murder, assault case against driver who killed pedestrian going to grand jury

The murder and assault case against a Williamsburg woman who was allegedly driving under the influence when she hit two pedestrians on Ky. 895 in Canadatown on July 25 will be presented to a Whitley County grand jury in September. Whitley District Court Cathy Prewitt found...

2016 Soccer Preview: Whitley County Colonels

The Whitley County Colonels finished the 2015 season with just one win on their record. It was a disappointing and frustrating campaign, but this fall Head Coach Jarred Earnest feels that his team will be able to turn things around thanks to a combination of athletic ability and...

Bobby Gene Bennett Sr.

Bobby Gene Bennett Sr., 61, of West Hwy 204, Williamsburg passed away Saturday, July 16 at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin. Funeral services were held July 20 at Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Allen officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Croley Funeral...