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Semi comes to rest on guardrail on I-75 near Williamsburg

A semi truck driver narrowly missed going over an embankment following a two-vehicle crash on I-75 in Whitley County Friday evening. The accident happened about 7:45 p.m. near the 7.5 mile marker in the northbound lane. A 2014 Freightliner, which was owned by Darren Monhollen of...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019

Whitley County gets first look at new Head Football Coach Jep Irwin

Whitley County Colonel County had its first opportunity to size up new Head Football Coach Jep Irwin Friday night during a meet-and-greet at the high school. Irwin is very familiar with high school football in the area, having previously coached South Laurel, before moving to...

Laurel County bridge closed to traffic

A wooden bridge carrying traffic over the CSX tracks in southern Laurel County is closed until further notice. The bridge on North Ky. 1223 was closed Friday after it was damaged when a tractor-trailer truck attempted to cross about noon. Officials said the driver was hauling a...

Knox Co. deputy suspended from duty pending criminal complaint investigation

Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Claude Hudson has been suspended from duty while Kentucky State Police investigate a criminal complaint filed against him. “We received notification on December 30 that a criminal complaint from Jackson County had been filed against Deputy...

A few goals for 2019

Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019! As I write this, we are on the cusp of a new year. To me, that’s always a very exciting time. I don’t know what it is about the changing of the calendar. For some reason, it always feels like a fresh beginning for me. Time to reset, reevaluate and set...

A good year, and not so good; remembering Gary Edwards

A new year and hopefully a better one. However, this past year was a good one for me. My daughter and her three children moved to Corbin and that made it exceptionally good. There were some not so good things happening too. Nationally, climate change brought fire, floods, and...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019

Trial in Lily hammer murder to begin Monday

The trial of a Lily man charged in the 2016 murder of his twin brother will go ahead as scheduled Monday. Antonio Johnson, who is accused of beating Anthony Johnson to death with a hammer in 2016, appeared in Laurel Circuit Court Thursday morning for his final pretrial hearing....

News Journal’s top 5 business stories of 2018

W.D. Bryant and Son celebrated 90 years in business in 2018. Instead of a celebratory ribbon cutting, a log was sawed to mark the anniversary at the Corbin location. 2018 was an interesting and varied year for business and industry in Corbin and Williamsburg. One of the area’s...

Forcht Bank food drive collects 48,461 items

Forcht Bank’s third year of the “Stick a Forcht in Hunger” food drive collected a record amount of non-perishable food items for local food banks. With the help of their customers and employees, Forcht Bank collected 48,461 non-perishable food items, an increase over the 2017...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019
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