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Spike strips used to end high speed chase, taser required to get suspect into custody

Corbin Police were forced to use spike strips and a Taser to end a high speed chase and take the driver into custody early Monday morning. Police arrested Jimmy Canada, 41, of Williamsburg, following the pursuit that began near the intersection of U.S. 25W and the Corbin bypass...

Gray man arrested in 2017 case of unlawfully imprisoning minors

A Gray man is behind bars in connection with a 2017 case in which police say he kept two minors inside his apartment against their will. According to his arrest citation, Sonny Drummonds, 41, of Gray, picked up two male juveniles at the Circle K Store in Corbin on Oct. 12, 2017....

Latest suspicious structure fire within a mile of Rockholds fire station

Rockholds and Woodbine firefighters were called out Monday morning to battle a suspicious structure fire just a short distance from the Rockholds fire station. Rockholds Fire Chief Charles Walker said the fire that destroyed the abandoned house on Golden Street off of Ky. 3423,...

Bystanders free woman trapped in flooded car Monday morning

Two people, who were suffering from severe hypothermia, had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter Monday morning, after a vehicle drove into at least three feet of water that was flooding Dal Road in nine-degree weather. “They are very lucky to be alive,” noted Whitley...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019

Laurel County deputies investigating paintball, BB gun vandalism

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to find the individual(s) who have shot at multiple residences and vehicles with paintballs and BB’s over the weekend Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said the perpetrator(s) have...

Cumberland Falls closes restaurant until spring

In an effort to improve the guest dining experience at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, the park announced its Riverview Restaurant will be closed for kitchen repairs and renovations until mid-spring of 2019. To supplement closure of the Riverview Restaurant, the park...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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Walter Tevis: From pool rooms to literary prominence

Gary West is an author and News Journal columnist. Walter Tevis, in spite of an Ichabod Crane look and often wearing ill-fitting clothes, was popular in the Carlisle community. Shortly after coming to the school he met another new teacher, Jamie Griggs, a Home Economic...

Letter to the editor: Local Toys for Tots organizer says 2018 was a huge success

To the Editor: I wish to share our success, with the Marine Corps Toys For Tots Campaign 2018 and thank the many people, businesses and groups that helped us provide “A Little Christmas” to many children, of Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. I would like to recap and compare...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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Letter to the editor: America did a lot of ‘winning’ in 2018; can we take much more?

To the Editor: Can we stand making America great in 2019 – considering how successful 2018 has been? The stock market lost more value on Christmas Eve except for Christmas Eve 1931, in the depression. We have separated and harmed thousands of children, separating them from...

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