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Wes Golden

Wes Golden, 68, of Maple Crest Drive, Williamsburg, departed this life on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at his home. He was born on November 19, 1947 in Whitley County, to the Luster Wesley Golden and Lora Mae (Taylor) Golden. He was preceded in death by his parents and two...

Evelyn Marie Strickland

Evelyn Marie Strickland, 61, of New Zion Road, Williamsburg, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at her home. She was born on February 23, 1955 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Don Rawlins and Pearl (Stevens) Rawlins. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy Rawlins and...

Georgia Nantz Patrick

Georgia Nantz Patrick, 79, of Cripple Creek Road, Rockholds, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at her home. She was born on October 26, 1936 in Corbin, to the late Allen Nantz and Eliza Sharp Nantz. She was preceded in death by husband, Donald Patrick; four sisters, Etta...

Sponsorships being accepted for Third Annual Moonbow Eggfest

To the Editor: The second annual Moonbow Eggfest was another great success. With over 40 cooks and 400 attendees, we were able to expose the community to Komodo Cooking on the Big Green Egg. While we had several cooks and guests from the Tri-County area, we also had some from IL,...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016
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Jordan Xavier Carr

Jordan Xavier Carr, 18, of Main Street, Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday, Sep-tember 6, 2016 in Rockholds. He was born on August 13, 1998 in Dayton, OH to Anthony J. Carr and Jami and Aaron Cooke. He was preceded in death by his best friend, Cody Stevens; grandmother, Lani...

Cody Edward Stevens

Cody Edward Stevens, 18, of Brush Arbor Church Road, Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Rockholds. He was born on January 13, 1998 in Corbin, to Lesia Childers. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lonnie Wayne Prewitt; his grandmother, Sharon Prewitt...

Tourism Director thanks everyone who made Old Fashioned Trading Days great

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the tremendous success of Old Fashioned Trading Days. We had the largest crowd ever attending on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I especially want to recognize the entertainers, vendors,...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016
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Think twice before leaving your hometown

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. A word of advice to those who have lived their entire life in their hometown and plan to move after retirement. It can be difficult as well as rewarding. I know because my wife and I moved from Corbin to Henderson, Ky. two...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016

Decision to publish controversial pictures was the right call

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. So you’ve probably heard about the police officer in Ohio who photographed a couple literally dying of heroin overdose while their young child sat in the back of the vehicle strapped in a car seat. It’s very sad. You need to login...

Tips requested after recovery of stolen tractor, utility trailer

Whitley County sheriff’s deputies have recovered a stolen tractor and utility trailer that were reported stolen recently from Tennessee. About 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 13, the sheriff’s department received an anonymous tip that a stolen John Deere tractor could be located in a...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016