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Corbin man among three people charged with trafficking meth in Knox County

A Corbin man was among three people arrested Wednesday on charges of trafficking methamphetamine. Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Billy W. Hopkins, 57, of Corbin, Charles W. Morris, 47, of London, and Beverly S. Bentley, 54, of London following an investigation that began...

Corbin woman sentenced to 20 years for 2017 stabbing death of boyfriend

A Corbin woman who pleaded guilty to the 2017 murder of her boyfriend in Knox County, was sentenced to 20 years in prison at a hearing Wednesday in circuit court. Debra Poore, 56, was charged with stabbing to death 57-year-old Steven Burke when a verbal dispute turned physical at...

The cigarette smoker I may have never been

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell claims he will introduce a bill that would make the purchase of tobacco products illegal for anyone younger than 21-years-of-age. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a...

May Day Festival and the Derby make it a special week

The first weekend in May is one of my favorites. The Kentucky Derby is special whether you attend or watch it on television. Preceding the Derby will be the May Day Festival Friday night at the Corbin Arena. Last year I was honored to be the Master of Ceremonies for the 75th...
Posted On 02 May 2019

Corbin Utilities Commission no longer buying power from Kentucky Utilities

At the stroke of midnight on May 1, a new electric power era began for eight communities that are members of the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA). After decades of purchasing electricity from Kentucky Utilities Company, the Frankfort Plant Board and the municipal electric...
Posted On 02 May 2019
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Local constable partnering with Corbin Schools to battle truancy

A local constable has partnered with the Corbin Independent School District in order to clear out a backlog of truancy cases. Whitley County Second District Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling said he’s worked diligently in recent weeks serving 29 citations against parents for truancy...

Hart announces candidacy for 86th District State Representative

Although the official filing date for candidates is still months away, the race for 86th District State Representative just got a little more crowded. On Tuesday, conservative businessman and two-term Corbin City Commissioner David Grigsby Hart announced his intention to seek the...