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W’burg cougar sighting can’t be verified, state officials say

After reports of a cougar sighting in Williamsburg, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife have confirmed that the species of the animal spotted cannot be verified. Tom Land, conservation officer for Kentucky Department of fish and wildlife in Whitley County, said that no tracks nor...

District Court 07-18-18

Editor’s note: The News Journal publishes only the final disposition of district court criminal cases except for those which are waived to a grand jury or dismissed. The following cases were heard by Judge Fred White in Whitley County District Court on March 5: Scott A. Jones,...

W’burg Water Department wins state award for water quality

The Williamsburg Water Department was one of the 42 water Districts recognized by Governor Matt Bevin for complying with the goals of Kentucky’s Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP). AWOP helps ensure that water districts comply with the highest standards of water distribution...

‘Usual Suspects’ performing Friday at W’burg block party

Williamsburg residents will be able to enjoy the final block party of the summer Friday night as the Louisville-based “Usual Suspects Band” makes its Williamsburg debut. The nine-piece group features five rhythm players, a four-piece horn section and a vocalist. They cover a wide...
Posted On 18 Jul 2018

Circuit Court 07-18-18

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Marriages 07-18-18

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Deeds 07-18-18

Kyle L. Privett to James E. Meadors, $20,000, tract of land near Jellico Creek Road. Roger Helton and Dorothy Helton to Vernon Willis and Barbara Willis, love and affection, tract of land in Crescent Heights, Woodbine. Diane Bruers and Peter Karel Bruers to Elwood Herman Jackson,...

Whitley County Fair kicks off this week

A skeet shooting competition and a mud bog are two events that are new for this year’s Whitley County Fair, which is returning this week after a one-year hiatus and now has at least a semi-permanent home. Due to various difficulties, most of last year’s fair events were...
Posted On 18 Jul 2018

Corbin Readifest is Tuesday

Corbin Independent Schools will be hosting its annual Readifest for students from noon to 5:00 p.m. on July 24 at the new Corbin Middle School. The event is an opportunity for all students in the Corbin Independent School system to receive supplies and meet with a diverse group...

Carver charged with assaulting her father Saturday

A woman was arrested after she assaulted her father in Laurel County. Kendra B. Carver, 27, of Bronston, was arrested on fourth degree assault charges July 14th. Donnie Carver, the Kendra’s father, told police Kendra, “was trying to get in her vehicle and that she was...