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New Arena manager hired Monday

The Arena in Corbin is under new management. At a special called meeting Monday morning, the Corbin City Commission voted 4-0 to hire Kristi Balla to be the new Arena manager. Balla, a 1995 graduate of Corbin High School, has previously worked at other venues including the KFC...

Harrison – Taylor recently united in marriage

Harrison – Taylor recently united in marriage The proud parents and families of Chelsea Harrison  and Tyler Taylor would like to congratulate the couple on their recent marriage, which was held on Saturday August 20th at the Tannery Baptist Church, in Jellico, Tn. Tyler and...

Local honored for service with AmeriCorps

Local honored for service with AmeriCorps Governor’s Service Awards presented at State Capitol ceremony Lori Shea Fuson of Williamsburg was honored at the Governor’s Service Awards ceremony recently in Frankfort in recognition of her service in the AmeriCorps Kentucky Colleges...

May First, the real Independence Day

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Posted On 22 Aug 2016
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Tip leads Knox deputy to suspected meth dealer

A Gray man was arrested Friday night for allegedly selling methamphetamine out of a camper on Lynn Camp Hollow Road. According to Knox County Sheriff’ Mike Smith, Deputy Mikey Ashurst was on routine patrol in the area off of south KY. 233 about 9 p.m. when several individuals...

Laurel deputies warn of ‘police’ phone scam

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department is asking residents to be mindful of a new phone scam involving individuals who claim to be with the police department. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said the scammers are telling residents that money is...

Some thoughts after this year’s NIBROC Festival

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Some post-NIBROC thoughts: • I had a great time at the festival. I saw a lot of other people having fun too — playing volleyball, socializing in the beer garden, enjoying the free music, cruising through the vendors, riding rides...

Knox Co. law enforcement searching for escaped inmate

Knox County Detention Center inmate Shane Browning escaped while participating in the Knox County Work Release Program this morning. Browning was last seen at approximately 9:45 a.m. at the intersection of North 11 and Highway 25E in the Heidrick area. He was wearing a gray...

Loss of bowling lanes would be real loss to the town

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. I don’t bowl. If I tried to lift a bowling ball my arm would probably fall off. But I am sad to hear about the closing of Forest Lanes. The many groups and individuals who were league bowlers are going to miss it more than me....
Posted On 22 Aug 2016

Update: Two underage parties busted in two days at same location

Tips to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department lead to the break-up of a “Barn Burner” party with underage drinking Friday night involving an estimated 300 participants, and a smaller party Saturday evening at the same location that involved about 50 people....
Posted On 22 Aug 2016