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Whitley, Williamsburg school districts cancelling in-seat classes starting Monday

Following the recommendation of Gov. Andy Beshear, Whitley County School District officials and Williamsburg Independent School District officials are canceling in-seat classes for at least the next two weeks starting on Monday, March 16, and will offer non-traditional...
Posted On 12 Mar 2020

Corbin Schools to close for a month to help prevent possible spread of coronavirus

The Corbin Board of Education voted Thursday night to close school for the next three weeks. Earlier Thursday, Governor Andy Beshear had asked school systems across the commonwealth to close down beginning Monday for two weeks to help prevent the further spread of the...

Whitley County schools will make a decision on canceling classes Friday

Gov. Andy Beshear recommended Thursday that all public and private schools shut down in-person classes for two weeks starting on Monday, March 16 due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. Following a Whitley County Board of Education meeting Thursday evening where an updated pandemic...
Posted On 12 Mar 2020

‘Survivor’ tribal shakeup is dream come true for Nick Wilson

Dreams do come true in Survivor, and it isn’t just the dream of winning the million–dollar prize as Whitley County’s Nick Wilson discovered during Wednesday night’s fifth week of Survivor: Winners at War. The episode opened with Nick and his Dakal tribe returning to camp after...

Announcing the News Journal’s 2019-2020 All-County Basketball Selections

No coverage area team managed to make it past the first round of the 13th Region tournaments this year, but it was still a season full of spectacular performances on the court. Here are the News Journal’s selections for the 2019-2020 All-County teams in boys and girls high school...

USDA Invests $900 Million in Rural Electric Infrastructure in 16 States, including Kentucky

From a press release dated March 4, 2020: Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $900 million to build, preserve or improve rural electric infrastructure across 16 states (PDF, 151 KB). Censky...

Hundreds turn out for first Williamsburg Community Yard Sale of 2020

Numerous local vendors turned out at the Williamsburg Tourism and Convention Center on March 7 for the first community yard sale of 2020. Vendors offered a little bit of everything from hot dogs with chili to gently used baby clothes.  
Posted On 12 Mar 2020

West Knox Fire Department raffling AR-15 rifle

The West Knox Fire Department is selling chances to win an AR–15 rifle. The winning ticket will be drawn on April 7 during the car show in Barbourville. West Knox Fire Chief Darryl Baker said tickets are $5 each and may be purchased from any West Knox firefighter or at Oldwa...

‘Colt 45’ ready to protect riders, entertain crowd at Challenge of the Super Bulls event in Corbin

Professional bull riding is eight seconds of excitement followed by several minutes of preparation as the bull leaves the arena and the next cowboy gets ready to ride. To keep the crowd entertained and hyped up in between riders, and help protect the riders should a bull want to...

The Butcher’s Pub in Williamsburg planning St. Patrick’s Day opening

Williamsburg’s newest downtown dining destination, the Butcher’s Pub, is nearing completion. In fact, owners have already made plans to open the doors to customers for the very first time on Tuesday, March 17 in order to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the right way – with plenty of...
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