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Shelley joins sheriff’s race; Mobley drops out

The Whitley County Sheriff’s race got a bit more crowded Monday morning adding a long-time Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy, who is now seeking the top job for himself to the mix, but the election field shrunk back down to three people late Tuesday afternoon after another...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

News Journal again named best large weekly newspaper in Kentucky

For the second year in a row, the News Journal has been named the best large weekly newspaper in Kentucky. The News Journal brought home a total of 24 Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Awards, including a first place award for General Excellence in the large weekly newspaper...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

Woodbine, Oak Grove, Rockholds firefighters save burning trailer

Firefighters from three departments spent three hours Saturday battling a structure fire that damaged a home on McNeil Corn Creek Road. Woodbine, Oak Grove and Rockholds firefighters were called to the scene off of Ky. 1064 about 6 p.m. Woodbine Battalion Chief Rickie Fore...

Sutton found guilty in federal ‘murder for hire’ case

A Corbin man facing federal charges of attempting to hire a hitman to kill four people including Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Trimble and Whitley County Attorney Bob Hammons continued to argue that it was just jailhouse talk, but that fell upon deaf ears as a jury found him...

Local liquor store owners speak out against proposed licensing changes

Ernie’s Spirits owner Kevin Durham speaks with Alcoholic Beverage Control board chairwoman Christine Trout following hearings in Frankfort last week. A change in state regulations that could allow for an unlimited number of licenses for bars and liquor stores in communities...

UC student newspaper named best in its class

The Patriot, the student newspaper at the University of the Cumberlands, has been named the best in its class. The paper received 22 Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Awards during the Kentucky Press Association’s annual awards banquet Friday, including a first place General...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

Bradley Cureton convicted of abusing infant child, gets eight years

A Williamsburg father is facing eight years in prison after being convicted Friday of abusing and assaulting his infant child two years ago. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

Battle lines drawn for 2018 May Primary election

The battle lines have been drawn for the May Republican Primary Election in Whitley County, which will feature nearly half the people on the ballot in local races as there were four years ago when the same offices were up for grabs. Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz said that...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

Grace Health recipient of $496,000 telemedicine grant

Grace Health recently announced it is the recipient of a $496,081 Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) USDA grant administered by the Rural Utilities Service. The grant will be used to install state-of-the-art telemedicine equipment “to expand services to rural communities...

Corbin Tourism officials discuss need for strategic plan

Corbin tourism leaders want to craft a three to five year strategic plan and they are hoping to get to work in the very near future to get it done. During a special meeting of the Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission last Thursday, Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel suggested the...