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Whitley Co. Health Dept. needle exchange starts Jan. 13

The Whitley County Health Department has set a Jan. 13 start date for its needle exchange program. The needle exchange will take place from 2 – 4 p.m. every Friday at the Whitley County Health Department’s main office in Williamsburg, which is located off Penny Lane...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Christmas Day fire destroys home

A Christmas afternoon fire gutted an eastern Whitley County home despite the efforts of volunteer firefighters from five departments. The fire was reported about 1 p.m. Sunday at the 10807 Highway 92E home of Tommy Gambrel. Patterson Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Robert “Pee...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Former Whitley deputy reaches agreement to dismiss EPO/DVO’s

A former Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy, who had two emergency protective orders issued against him, has reached agreements to have the orders dismissed. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

David Wilson Costa, Jr.

David Wilson Costa, Jr., 45 of Chicago, IL passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at his home.  He was born July 21, 1971 in Chicago. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mayford and Mary England, and Joe and Alba Costa; great uncles, Claude England and Carroll England;...

Sue Cornelius Prewitt

Sue Cornelius Prewitt, 68, of East Oak Ridge Street, Williamsburg, departed this life on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Tennova Health Care in Knoxville, TN. She was born on April 10, 1948 in Williamsburg, to the late Mary C. Smith. She retired from Williamsburg City School for...

Yula Irene Jones Huddleston

Yula Irene Jones Huddleston, 72, a resident of the Williamsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of the Red Hill community of Whitley County, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Jellico Community Hospital in Jellico, TN. She was born on July 18, 1944, in...

Shelter needs your help to save animals

As much as the workers and volunteers at the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter would like to save the lives of all the 17 cats or dogs that are taken to the shelter on average each day, they can’t. The save rate for dogs varied monthly from 35 – 83 percent in 2015 while the...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Vanice “Jane” Raines

Vanice “Jane” Raines, 77, of Corbin, passed away on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at Baptist Health in Corbin. Born in West Virginia, she was a homemaker who loved her husband and family. Her beloved husband, Ira Raines preceded her in death. In addition to her husband, she was...

Williamsburg woman wins second News Journal Secret Phrase Game contest

A Williamsburg woman said winning the News Journal’s second annual Secret Phrase Game contest made her Christmas holiday a whole lot merrier this year. Kimberly Adkins, 45, said she was surprised when she was the first caller to correctly guess the phrase last Wednesday when she...

City of Corbin instituting alert program

Corbin city officials are beginning a new program whereby residents may receive alerts about events affecting the community. Under the new REACH Alert program, residents may sign up to receive text, voice calls, email and/or messaging with information. “From notices of water...