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Relda Sue Brummett

Relda Sue Brummett, 69, of Rains Street, Williamsburg, departed this life on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Baptist Health in Lexington. She was born on April 14, 1948 in Pine Knot, to the late Clifton Douglas and Ethel Sargent Richardson Douglas. In addition to her parents, she was...

Michael Dewayne Shelley

Michael Dewayne Shelley, 41, of Oak Ridge Church Road, Williamsburg, departed this life on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was born on October 24, 1976 in Corbin, . He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathy Shelley; uncle,...

Update: Public’s help sought to find missing woman

Williamsburg police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman, who was last seen about 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, on Ky. 92W near Pilot Travel Center, and believe that she may now be in Tennessee. Laura A. Anderson, 37, exited a family member’s vehicle...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018

Attorney: Shot that struck man in ear was self defense

A Whitley County Grand Jury is expected to decide next month whether to indict a Williamsburg senior citizen, who allegedly shot a man more than 50 years his junior during a March 4 alleged road rage incident. At the close of a nearly 32 minute preliminary hearing Monday morning,...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018

State police stepping up patrols and visits to area schools

Kentucky State Police are advising parents and others not to become alarmed if they see a KSP vehicle parked outside of schools. “Due to recent acts of violence and threats in our schools, Kentucky State Police has stepped up patrols and school visits,” according to a KSP press...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018

Yearning for real news

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I often hear that “newspapers are a thing of the past.” A lady said to me recently that all the news she needs, she gets on Facebook. For free. So there! Never mind that a lot of the news she’s reading originates from newspapers....

Corbin teachers stage ‘walk-in’ to show opposition to pension reform bill

A group of more than 20 teachers stood outside Corbin Middle School Thursday morning carrying signs voicing their opposition to the pension reform bill currently making its way through the state legislature. The teachers, which Principal Christi LeFevers said represented about...