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Canada-Wellman receives John D. Minton Award from WKU

Jessica Canada Wellman always wanted to do well in school while growing up in Williamsburg, but the past two years at WKU may have exceeded her own expectations. Wellman, a 2012 graduate of Whitley County High School, was honored last May as WKU’s Ogden Foundation Scholar, the...

Sergents announce birth of daughter

Krista and Cory Sergent, of Pathfork, KY, wish to announce the birth of their daughter, Kennedy Leigh Sergent. Kennedy was born April 22, 2017 at 11:33 a.m. at Baptist Health in Corbin. She weighed 7 lbs. 10.6 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Her grandparents are Linda and...

Wilhoits celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

George and Jane Wilhoit celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on May 29, 2017. They were married in Jellico, Tn. in1967. They spent the day with their friends and family. George and Jane have two daughters, Crystal and (Kyle) of Corbin, Ky., and Genia and Michael Rose of...

Jackson – Wagner to wed in June

Loyd and Debra Jackson, of Williamsburg, KY, along with Richard and Cheryl Wagner, of Paris, KY, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Brittany Lee Jackson to Charles Phillips Wagner. Brittany is a 2007 graduate of Corbin High School,...

June is rebuild your life month

Times of great stress and rebuilding in our lives can be very difficult. That is why a month dedicated to the topic of rebuilding our lives is so important. In the world of golf, they call it a mulligan or a do-over. It is a chance to take stock and grow as people. Many things...

UK research reveals list of bee-friendly plants

A University of Kentucky entomology student has developed a list of bee-friendly trees and shrubs for the Ohio Valley region. The list can help homeowners, who have a desire to participate in bee conservation efforts, find the right plants for their yards. “This list allows the...

WCHS JROTC honors veterans with ceremonies

Members of the Whitley County JROTC did their part to salute veterans during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning outside the Whitley County Courthouse. The ceremony included the presentation of the colors, a 21-gun salute in honor of those killed in the line of duty, and the...
Posted On 31 May 2017

Celebrating 53 years of marriage, 30 years at this newspaper

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. This is a week of celebrations for me. This Thursday my wife Judy and I will celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary. Also this Thursday I will celebrate the completion of 30 years at this newspaper. And finally, my wife and I...
Posted On 31 May 2017

First Baptist Church establishes ‘Little Library’

After working to expand hungry bellies with its “Little Free Pantry,” First Baptist Church in Corbin is now working to expand minds with its “Little Library.” Pastor Austin Carty said the two-shelf cabinet was recently installed in the church’s garden near the Corbin Creek Walk...

Silver Ball Gala planned for June 10

Baptist Health Corbin is taking guests on a trip to Arabia and giving them an opportunity to “Howl at the Moon” at the annual Silver Ball Gala on June 10 at The Arena in Corbin. The theme of this year’s fundraiser event is “Arabian Nights.” In keeping with the theme, Lee...