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Judge denies change of venue motion in Childress murder case

A Whitley Circuit Judge has overruled a motion at least for the time being to move a well-publicized murder trial to McCreary County or in the alternative to have the jury sequestered during the trial. “We have to at least try to get a jury” seated in Whitley County, Judge Dan...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Electronic Edition for 2-8-2017

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Dump truck crash demolishes utility pole

Some Eastern Whitley County residents lost power and landline phone service Saturday evening after a dump truck wrecked cutting a utility pole in two. Around 7:15 p.m., a dump truck, which was hauling dirt, wrecked near the intersection of Highway 92E and Highway 904, and came to...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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W’burg Superintendent apologizes for trophy trashing, promises criteria for how trophies are displayed

Williamsburg Independent Superintendent Dr. Amon Couch promises that he understands how angry and frustrated Williamsburg alumni were last week after video came to light on social media showing school officials throwing about 40 old trophies into a school dumpster, and he...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Senture is officially opening facility in Williamsburg

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison’s efforts over recent weeks to get local residents to fill out pre-screening applications so a perspective business will open up shop in Williamsburg have apparently been successful. Harrison said that he was informed last week that Senture has...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

2017 Spring Sports Preview: Boys Track and Field

Here is what coaches for the Corbin, Whitley County and Williamsburg track and field programs had to say about the outlook for their boys teams in the upcoming spring season. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Corbin, Whitley and Williamsburg finish up regular season district schedules

After a pair of double headers this past week, regular season play in the 50th District is now complete. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Column: Wilson sisters doing well at Alice Lloyd College

This From the Sidelines column appeared in the February 8, 2017 edition of the News Journal…

Former Whitley Co. Judge-Executive Leroy Gilbert dies

Former Whitley County Judge-Executive Leroy Gilbert was a man who loved politics and who wanted to help people. “He was hard working, gentle. He tried to help people. He would give you the shirt off his back,” noted one of his sons, Lee Gilbert. “He was a good dad. I will miss...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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