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Doing our part to celebrate the Whitley County bicentennial

In case you didn’t know, Whitley County is 200 years old this year! That’s an amazing milestone. The city where this newspaper was founded in 1908 has gone to great effort to have a month-long celebration for the bicentennial in April. So, we decided to join in on the fun. This...

Imagine life without cell phones, TV 200 years ago

We are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Whitley County. Kentucky had been ratified as the 15th state just 26 years earlier. The western most part of Kentucky, west of the Tennessee River, was sold to the United States the same year, 1818, that our county...

Letter: Caldwell shares good memories of Dr. Don Barton

Dear Editor: I have had the pleasure and feel honored to have known Dr. Don Barton and his family for more than three (3) decades. I met him in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s at the Corbin Industrial Commission meetings. I had been participating in the recruitment of Industry...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018
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Little known legal conflict forces Caddell’s resignation from W’burg BOE

The Williamsburg Independent Board of Education is looking for a new board member. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 26 Apr 2018

W’burg police vehicle sustains $5,300 worth of damage in slow speed chase

A Williamsburg police vehicle sustained $5,300 worth of damage during a slow speed pursuit earlier this month. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 26 Apr 2018

Police find guns, drugs in trailer, deputy testifies

Sheriff’s deputies had to tell a southern Whitley County man several times to drop his weapon when they responded to his residence to investigate a shooting complaint earlier this month, according to testimony Monday morning in Whitley District Court. You need to login to view...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018

Whitley County Farmer’s Market sees changes

The Whitley County Farmers’ Market, which opened Tuesday in Corbin, is undergoing a big change this year in regards to its hours. It will no longer be open on Saturdays. The farmers’ market will still be open from 5-8 p.m. every Tuesday at Nibroc Park in Corbin during the growing...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018

Absentee voting has begun

Absentee voting began on Monday, April 23, in the Whitley County Clerk’s Offices in both Corbin and Williamsburg. Absentee voting is only open to people who will either be out of town on Election Day or be unable to go to the polls to vote on Election Day. Some disabled voters,...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018

Williamsburg gears up for bicentennial finale Saturday

In April 1818, Williamsburg was selected as the county seat for newly created Whitley County. Throughout April 2018 Williamsburg has been celebrating its bicentennial with various events, such as the dedication of a historical marker honoring city founder Samuel Cox, an ice cream...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018

Looking back: How some of Whitley County’s various communities got their names

(Editor’s note: This is the first part of a three-part story detailing the origins of some of Whitley County’s smaller communities. The second part of this story will appear on next month’s bicentennial page in the News Journal.) They have names like Boston (not the liberal place...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018