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The story about the time I spent campaigning in South Carolina

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Although this is the first time I’ve ever actually been a candidate for public office, it’s not the first time I’ve gone out on the campaign trail. Since I’m writing this on election night, I thought it would be fun to tell the...

It’s unfortunate that nasty election focused on silly things instead of real issues

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I haven’t been a big fan of the nastiness of the election for U.S. President. Too much focus on silly stuff, next to no discussion of real issues. It’s the ultimate triumph of smoke and baloney over substance. You need to login to...

Is social media turning us into a nation of zealots?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Is social media turning us into a nation of zealots? That’s the main crux of some reporting that’s coming out of legitimate journalistic publications here lately. The stories are based on a series of studies that are pointing to a...

Local agencies receive Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grants

Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley announced Thursday that grant money to help victims of violent crime is more than doubling this year – all thanks to an aggressive effort to capture federal funding and pair grants with Kentucky organizations. This...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Small claims lawsuits seek to collect occupational tax funds

The Whitley County Fiscal Court has collected more than $5,000 in delinquent occupational tax funds thanks to a series of recent small claims lawsuits. Whitley County Fiscal Court Occupational Tax Administrator David Owens filed 16 small claims lawsuits in September in Whitley...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Two arrested for stealing car from doctor’s office

Two Williamsburg residents are behind bars in the Whitley County Detention Center for allegedly stealing a vehicle last month. Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. arrested Sarah M. Bingham, 24, and Ricky Lee Powers Jr., 27, at their 1844 Louden Road residence about 4:30...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Air Evac moves emergency medical airplane from W’burg-Whitley Airport

The first fixed-wing, i.e. airplane, air medical ambulance in Kentucky, which was based at the Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport, has moved. Joe Bradshaw, program director for Air Evac Lifeteam’s Williamsburg base and a member of the Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Corbin Tourism Commission approves request for proposal specs for L&N 2132 restoration

While the L&N 2132 steam engine along with her tender and caboose have received a new albeit temporary coat of paint, the Corbin Tourism Commission took the next step in the plans to restore the historic railroad pieces by approving the request for proposal Monday night....

Second of three federal defendants plead guilty in conspiracy to distribute meth in Whitley Co.

The second of three people accused of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Whitley County pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in London. Thirty-nine-year-old Roy Allen West of Williamsburg pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture...

Corbin woman facing attempt assault charge for allegedly trying to run over pedestrian

A Corbin woman who was arrested Saturday afternoon for allegedly attempting to run down a pedestrian with her car told police she did it because he had stolen money from her. Twenty-nine-year-old April Sizemore is facing charges of second-degree attempted assault and first-degree...
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