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Local business leaders already dealing with economic effects related to coronavirus

The news cycle over the past few days has been totally dominated by COVID-19, or the coronavirus. This outbreak of illness, which has now led to President Trump declaring a national emergency, has affected all of us in one way or another. Many local business owners are currently...

Gary “Mr B” Braden

Gary “Mr. B.” Braden, age 73, of Williamsburg, Ky., passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020, at his home. He was born June 4, 1946, in Holly Hill, Ky.  to the late Conrad and Pernia Hamlin Braden. He was owner of Mr. B’s Screen Printing on Main Street in Williamsburg, Ky. He loved...

Corbin closing McBurney Center because of coronavirus

The City of Corbin is closing McBurney Center for a month City officials announced the decision Friday as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. This will include activities at the Corbin Senior Citizens Center Officials are making arrangements to provide meals to...

Mary Jo Bryant

Mary Jo Bryant, age 67, of Williamsburg, KY, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Baptist Health Corbin. She was born August 29, 1952, in Columbus, OH, to the late Earl and Marion Bucholz Skjoldager. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles...

Multiple local and regional events postponed or canceled because of coronavirus

Multiple local and regional events planned for the coming weeks and have been postponed or cancelled in the effort to decrease the potential to spread coronavirus.   Rotary International Dinner cancelled At Thursday’s weekly meeting of the Corbin Rotary Club, officials...

No court in Whitley County through April 10

Whitley Circuit Court Clerk Gary Barton said Friday that, in keeping with the order of the Kentucky Supreme Court, all court dates are canceled beginning Monday and continuing through April 10. Barton said court officials will be sending notices out to anyone with pending court...

Biddie Elizabeth Bunch Williford

Biddie Elizabeth Bunch Williford, age 64, of Browns Creek Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at her home. She was born on September 19, 1955, in Jellico, Tennessee, to the late Chester and Flara (Lawson) Bunch. She was also preceded in...

Wolf Creek Baptist Church making a difference in Uganda

(The story below is additional coverage of the Wolf Creek Baptist Church mission work in Uganda. Another story related to the mission trip is featured in the spring edition of Faith magazine, a quarterly publication produced by the News Journal that hit the streets this week.) So...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020

Knox County Schools closing for a month

Knox County Public Schools officials announced Thursday that schools will be closed for a month beginning Monday in response to the threat of the coronavirus Officials stated that students would receive printed material when leaving school Friday to provide instruction during...