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Kenny Edward Mabe

Kenny Edward Mabe, 54, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Baptist Health Corbin. Born in Corbin, he was the son of the late Luther Mabe and Francena Mills Mabe who survives. In addition to his father, Kenny was preceded in death by brother Ernie Ray Mabe; and grandparents...

Deputy finds meth lab at Emlyn home

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies discovered an active one-step methamphetamine lab at an Emlyn residence late Saturday afternoon. About 5 p.m., Deputy Jonas Saunders went to the US25W South residence about four miles south of Williamsburg after getting an anonymous tip...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Reclaiming Futures Cornhole Tournament Saturday

If you’re a cornhole player or if you just want to do something to help a program designed to get kids off drugs, then you might want to visit Old Fashioned Trading Days Saturday morning. The Sixth-Annual Reclaiming Futures Cornhole Tournament will take place starting about...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Harrison appointed to Ky. 911 Services Board

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison to the Kentucky 911 Services Board. Bevin made Harrison’s appointment to the 911 Services Board Friday afternoon along the appointment of three other people: Daniel L. Bell, Robert J. Leeper and...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Woodbine man charged with assault following high-speed chase

A Woodbine man, who allegedly abandoned two injured passengers after he fled the scene where he flipped his car Saturday night, is facing two counts of second-degree assault. Whitley County Constable Dorman Patrick, Jr. charged 21-year-old Glennis Kody Nantz in connection with...

Master Commissioner Sales 9-7-16

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY 34TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITLEY CIRCUIT COURT DIVISION NO. I CIVIL ACTION NO. 14-CI-710 BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. BILLY M. WHITAKER; CONSTANCE WHITAKER; BILLY R. WHITAKER; WILLIAMSBURG NATIONAL BANK; COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, WORKFORCE...

Ex-W’burg police chief dies after battle with cancer

Former Williamsburg Police Chief Russell Jones, who spent nearly three decades serving the public by working in law enforcement, has gone on to serve a higher power. Jones, 65, died at Baptist Health Corbin Saturday following a lengthy battle with cancer. “He embodied the...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Jones was a hero, who never sought the spotlight

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. In 2007, Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison had a problem. His police chief, who two months earlier had been suspended after a failed drug test, resigned after another drug test came back with a diluted sample. A year earlier, another...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

July unemployment rate drops locally

Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties between July 2015 and July 2016, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, but rose in 27 counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Glennis Reed Nantz charged in High Top boat ramp robbery, burglaries

About the same time his son was allegedly trying to elude Whitley County Constable Dorman Patrick, Jr. Saturday night, 44-year-old Glennis Reed Nantz was having his own run-in with the law stemming from the burglaries and robbery on Aug. 27 at the High Top boat ramp. According to...