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Cumberlands answers lawsuit, denies wrongdoing

The University of the Cumberlands is denying any wrongdoing in its answer to a lawsuit that was filed against the school on Nov. 9 by a former U of C football player, who was allegedly assaulted last year by another football player and an ex-football player, who had been kicked...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Poplar Creek Road repairs underway

Poplar Creek residents, who have been dealing with a recurring slide problem on their road, are about to get some relief. During its regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 20, the Whitley County Fiscal Court reviewed five bids ranging from $22,200 to $68,400, to stabilize a portion of...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Man ejected from car suffers only minor injuries

A Georgia man, who is originally from Whitley County, suffered minor injuries after being ejected from a car following a two-vehicle crash Monday morning in eastern Whitley County that sent three people to area hospitals for treatment. The accident happened shortly after 11 a.m....
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Some headlines from 2016 that I forgot

Ever wonder why newspapers, television stations, magazines and other forums run end of the year reviews and top 10 lists around New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day each year? There are actually a few different reasons. One BIG reason is that the week between Christmas...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Wesley Dale Hamblin

Wesley Dale Hamblin, 22, of the Maple Creek Community Williamsburg, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Pineville Community Hospital. He was born July 5, 1994 in Jellico Tn. He was preceded in death by grandmother Louetta Hamblin, great grandmother Ophelia Vann, great...

Electronic Edition for 12-28-16

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Unemployment rate drops in 119 counties

Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between November 2015 and November 2016, and stayed the same in Carlisle County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. In addition, for...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Continuing coverage: 2016 Cumberland Falls Invitational

UPDATE (WEDNESDAY): First round play in this year’s Cumberland Falls Invitational Tournament at Corbin High School is complete, and basketball fans can now begin counting down the hours until another evening full of action and excitement!

Column: Follower submissions for sports stories of the year

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Top Ten of 2016: Looking back at the biggest sports stories of the past year

In recent history, the News Journal has presented a list of the top five sports stories of the year, either at the end of December, or the beginning of January. This time we are expanding the list out to ten items, however, due to the large amount of major events that have taken...