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UC buys old Faulkner and Taylor Furniture Store building

One of the bigger buildings along Main Street in Williamsburg, which sat empty for much of 2017, now has a new owner with some ambitious plans. The University of the Cumberlands purchased the old Faulkner and Taylor Furniture Store building on Dec. 22 for $275,000, according to a...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018

Probation revoked for woman who admitted to stealing money from crash victim

A Williamsburg woman who had previously pleaded guilty to stealing money from a man minutes after he was killed in a motorcycle crash is back in jail after violating her probation. Forty-one-year-old Alishia McElfresh appeared in Whitley Circuit Court Tuesday morning on a motion...

Five people killed in traffic crashes in Whitley County in 2017

Whitley County’s and roadways across the commonwealth were safer for motorists in 2017 as the number of highway fatalities saw significant decreases. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Keisling gets 10 years in prison for stabbing ex-stepfather

A Williamsburg man, who stabbed his former stepfather in 2015, received a 10-year prison sentence during a hearing Tuesday morning in Whitley Circuit Court. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 03 Jan 2018

Two more candidates file to run for office in Whitley County

There is now one additional contested race on Whitley County election ballots in 2018. Since Dec. 20, two more people have filed with the Whitley County Clerk’s Office to run for elected office in Whitley County. Corbin Mayor Willard McBurney has filed to run for re-election and...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018

Shoe Sensation coming to Williamsburg in April

Williamsburg is getting a new shoe store this year. Shoe Sensation will be located at 640 West Highway 92 in the Davenport Retail Center, and plans to open in April 2018. Since opening its first store in 1984, Shoe Sensation has focused on bringing America’s top footwear brands...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018

Corbin man admits to smoking marijuana, fleeing crash scene

Police say a Corbin man admitted that he had been smoking marijuana prior to fleeing the scene of a crash that left a woman injured Saturday morning. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 45-year-old Dewayne Doolin on charges of second-degree assault, leaving the scene of an...

Some more big stories from 2017

You just can’t fit all the news from a year into a top 10 list, like the one running on our front page in this week’s edition of the News Journal. Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Sure, we get the big news events in there, but that doesn’t mean there still weren’t quite...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018

Wrongful death lawsuit filed over 2016 fatal crash

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in connection with a 2016 fatal crash on the Corbin bypass that killed a London man. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 03 Jan 2018

Sonia Askins vehicular homicide trial postponed six weeks

The trial of a Williamsburg woman, who is charged in connection with a fatal July 2016 traffic crash that claimed the life of a Canadatown woman, has been postponed for six weeks. Sonia Askins, 47, was scheduled to stand trial Jan. 10 on charges of murder, leaving the scene of an...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018
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