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Coal mine operators cited over March 30 mining accident that killed W’burg man

A March accident at a Whitley County coalmine that killed a Williamsburg man happened in part because an operator didn’t implement policies and procedures to prevent miners from standing between the auger machine and highwall, according to an investigative report by the federal...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

W’burg man indicted for burning down residence, burning dog to death

A Whitley County Grand Jury indicted a Williamsburg man Monday morning for allegedly setting fire to a residence with a dog inside that burned to death last month. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

W’burg City Council gives Harrison authority to buy land without prior approval

If an investor wanted to open a business in Williamsburg, but was hesitant to do so because of a blighted building adjacent to the proposed site, Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison now has the authority to buy the blighted property without first getting permission from the city...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Jake Mountjoy made the world a lot more interesting

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Jake Mountjoy was an absolute hoot. Over the years I have gone to many Williamsburg Kiwanis Club meetings, and I always tried to sit at the same table as Jake when he was there for one simple reason. Read this story and more for just $.99...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Jake Mountjoy remembered as dedicated public servant

For Jake Mountjoy, public service wasn’t just something he did. It was a way of life. He served in the United States Navy during WWII, and then as an educator at the Williamsburg Independent School District for 32 years, including the last 12 years when he served as...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Missing Corbin girl found

A missing Corbin girl, who disappeared last month, has been located. Taylor J. McVey, 16, of Collins Lane disappeared on Sept. 15. The sheriff’s department first asked for the public’s assistance to locate her on Oct. 3. According to a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department release...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Fire school coming to Corbin Friday through Sunday

More than 400 firefighters will be spending the weekend in Corbin for the Southeastern Kentucky Firefighters Association’s 43rd Annual Fall Fire School. Corbin Firefighter Eric Philpot, one of the event organizers, said that firefighters from across the state and as far away as...

Corbin Ghost Tour returns Oct. 26 and 28

The Friends of the Corbin Library and the Corbin Library staff will be working to get the community into the Halloween spirit with the annual Ghost Tour on Oct. 26 and 28. Diane Mitchell with the Friends of the Library said the Friends will be upping the ante by expanding the...

You and Me, Coffee and Tea offering its own line of teas

You and Me, Coffee and Tea is getting its own line of tea. Owner Andy Salmons announced that the 10 varieties of loose-leaf tea would be unveiled at a special event Saturday at the Main Street location. Salmons said he and his employees tasted more than 140 varieties of tea to...

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