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Rogers meets with local leaders on flood control

CORBIN, Ky – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) convened a meeting Friday in Corbin to discuss flood control successes and necessary improvements with local leaders who serve communities along the Cumberland River. In February several counties in...
Posted On 06 Mar 2020
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Arnold Lee ‘String Bean’ Hinkle

Arnold Lee “String Bean” Hinkle, age 77, of Tyes Ferry Road, Rockholds, Kentucky, departed this life on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at Baptist Health in Corbin. He was born on January 10, 1943, in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to the late Everett and Mossie (Huddleston) Hinkle. He was...

Appalachian Wireless coming soon to Corbin, will offer new alternative for cellular service

If you have driven past the Forest Hills Shopping Center on Cumberland Falls Highway recently you may have noticed the signs announcing that a new Appalachian Wireless location will soon be opening in south Corbin. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe...

Debra Veach

Debra Veach, age 59, of Tazewell, Tennessee, departed this life on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Turkey Creek Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was born on October 8, 1960, in Jellico, Tennessee, to the late the Delbert and Thelma (Baker) Veach. She was also...

Remembering Dallas Jones

Back in the saddle again. After five years of mostly consulting and doing light duties at the News Journal, I am now back as the publisher of this newspaper. I spent 28 years previously in this role. It is not like it was in 1987 when I started here. It was a building job that...
Posted On 06 Mar 2020

Retired teacher certification renewal passes out of committee

The House Committee on Education held a special meeting Friday and passed legislation that will allow retired teacher certificate renewal based on completion of certain professional development criteria. House Education Chair, Regina Huff, R- Williamsburg, sponsors the measur...
Posted On 06 Mar 2020
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Semi truck hauling SUVs catches fire, three destroyed

Robin Schramm was driving his tractor trailer north on I-75 Friday morning when he smelled smoke, but he knew that it wasn’t coming from his truck, but rather the semi in front of him, which was hauling eight SUV’s. “I think his brakes got hot and caught fire. I kept on smelling...
Posted On 06 Mar 2020

UPDATE: One lane of I-75 near Williamsburg reopened following Friday morning truck fire

UPDATE: Emergency crews have reopened one lane of northbound Interstate 75 near exit 15. The interstate was shut down for more than an hour as firefighters battled a truck fire that spread to its load of cars. Goldbug, Williamsburg, Oak Grove, Pleasant View, Rockholds and Oak...