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South Laurel sweeps at 2020 50th District tournaments

This year’s 50th District basketball tournaments are complete, and the South Laurel Cardinals reign supreme.

I’ve had a great 24 years at the News Journal

I remember the day I moved to this area. It was in late October or early November 1996. It was brutally cold and snow was flying around in the air. I’d been to Corbin only one other time in my life — about two weeks prior for a job interview. I had almost nothing. I’d recently...

Earl Wayne (Ned) Siler

Earl Wayne (Ned) Siler, age 89, of North Highway 25-W, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at the Williamsburg Health and Rehab Center. He was born on February 28, 1930, in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to the late Ben and Matilda (Rose) Siler....

Corbin home severely damaged in Friday morning fire

A Corbin home was severely damaged by fire early Friday morning, and firefighters say it may be a total loss. Corbin firefighters were called to scene on Sherwood Ave. off of Maple Lane at 12:43 a.m. after neighbors reported smoke coming from the split-level home. Battalion Chief...

Thirteenth Region basketball tournaments kick off full spring schedule at Arena

The Corbin Arena’s spring calendar is almost full with a combination of public and private events, and the summer schedule started to take shape Monday with the announcement that contemporary Christian duo for King & Country is scheduled to perform on Aug. 8. “I’ll have...

Charles Edward Jones

Charles Edward Jones, age 68, of Cindy Lane, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Monday, February 24, 2020, at his home. He was born on June 5, 1951, in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to the late Calvin and Thelma (Peace) Jones. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Melissa...

Woman facing felony shoplifting charge stemming from incident at Belk

A Harlan County woman could spend up to five years in prison after she was arrested Friday for allegedly attempting to shoplift more than $700 worth of merchandise from Belk in Corbin. Juanita Olene Lawson, 36, was arrested outside the store with five pairs of shoes, seven...

Billie Earls Robertson

Billie Earls Robertson, 91, of Corbin, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at Baptist Health Corbin. Born in Corbin, she was a daughter of the late Burd and Daisy Neuman Earls. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Morley Robertson; her son, Edward Dale...

Free course in Williamsburg will give entrepreneurs chance to build, expand their online presence

Entrepreneurs in Whitley County and surrounding areas will have a great opportunity next week to either create or expand on their business’ online presence when Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation of London presents a three-hour digital marketing training session at the...

Vehicle pursuit through two counties ends in Corbin

A Michigan man was allegedly driving under the influence, and without a license, when he led police on a high-speed chase through Laurel and Whitley Counties Friday morning. Kenaree Estes, 21, of Jackson, Michigan is facing charges of speeding – 25 mph over the limit, ...