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KYTC Design Section Supervisor to speak to chamber about local road projects next Tuesday

Sherri Chappell, Design Section Supervisor with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 11 office, will be the featured speaker next Tuesday at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership luncheon. Chappell will be discussing plans for major upcoming...

We were No. 1 … again!

I know it might be impolite to do so, but let me brag for just a bit. For the second year in a row, the News Journal was named the best large weekly newspaper in Kentucky. It may not mean much to some, but I can tell you it is no easy accomplishment. The competition is fierce....

Can’t wait until warm spring weather arrives

With global warming I thought the deal was that we would have warmer winters and blasting hot summers. Not so. This winter has been miserably cold. So that’s how much I know about science. I liked the winters when I was a kid. Today I looked at a picture taken in the 60’s of a...
Posted On 08 Feb 2018

Corbin leaders vote to buy lot in downtown

The City of Corbin has purchased the vacant lot at the corner of Gordon and Depot Street. At a special called meeting Tuesday, the commissioners unanimously approved a motion to move forward with the purchase. Under the terms of the agreement, the city will pay $27,500 for the...

Federal judge rejects Tristan Hall’s bid to withdraw from lawsuit settlement

A federal judge has rejected the efforts of a local man to back out of a settlement agreement with the last remaining defendants in his federal court lawsuit. Tristan James Hall previously had charges related to criminal solicitation to commit murder, making a fraudulent...
Posted On 08 Feb 2018

Suspect in double murder case undergoing psychiatric exam

A Corbin man, who is accused of killing two people in June, is currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 08 Feb 2018

Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in two (Estill and Hickman counties) and rose in one county (Bath County) between December 2016 and December 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the...
Posted On 08 Feb 2018

Lambert joins Ballou, Tapp in race for Kentucky Supreme Court seat

Whitley Circuit Judge Dan Ballou now has two competitors in his bid for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court, and both are from Pulaski County. David Tapp, a circuit judge in the 28th judicial district, which includes Pulaski, Rockcastle and Lincoln counties, filed to run for the...
Posted On 08 Feb 2018