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Gray man charged with attempted murder

A Gray man has been charged with attempted murder following a New Year’s Eve domestic dispute at his residence where he allegedly fired a gun near his wife. Brent Allen Hensley, 23, is being held in the Knox County Detention Center in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond after being...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Harrell proud of 48 years in law enforcement

What a difference eight years makes? Sheriff Colan Harrell’s is leaving law enforcement after 48 years of service. When outgoing Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell first took office on Jan. 1, 2011, he inherited a bit of a mess. You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Imogene Hendrickson

Imogene Hendrickson, 78, of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday December 27, 2018 at her home. She was born April 6, 1940 in Corbin, to the late Isaac Nelson “Wigg” Davis and Annie Strunk Davis. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by grandchild Nathan Robert...

Blaze destroys old church early Sunday

An old abandoned church off Highway 1804 was completed destroyed during a fire early Sunday morning. South Whitley Volunteer Fire Department was notified about the blaze, which was located at 1224 Highway 1804, at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, South Whitley Chief Wayne Honeycutt that...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Bill Osborne Sr.

Bill Osborne, Sr., 71, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. He was the husband of Helen Trammell Osborne. Bill was born on January 23, 1947 in Eagin, TN, and was the son of the late Luster and Gracie Mae Partin...

Some 2018 stories that didn’t make the top 12

You just can’t fit all the news from a year into a top 12 list, like the one running on our front page in this week’s edition of the News Journal. Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Sure, we get the big news events in there, but that doesn’t mean there still weren’t quite...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Richard Berry “Birddog” Jones

Richard Berry “Birddog” Jones of Gray, departed this life on Dec. 26, 2018 at the UK Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. He was born on April 19, 1959 in Corbin to Andrew O. Jones and Martha Gregory Jones. Richard retired from teaching special education for 28 years...

Willard Bramlett

Willard Bramlett, 68, of Flatwoods Road, Williamsburg departed this life on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was born on March 3, 1950 in Lee County, to the late Henry Ford Bramlett and Frankie Mae (Phillips) Bramlett. He was also preceded in...

Wilma Ruth Shelton-Frey

Wilma Ruth Shelton-Frey was born on September 6, 1934 in Williamsburg, to the late Tom and Clara (Walker) Shelton and departed this life on December 25, 2018 at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. She is also preceded in death by her son David Walker Frey. She is survived...