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County Wide debuting new single from next album

With over 6,000 views and counting, chances are good that either you or someone you know has seen Austin City Saloon’s Facebook Live video from this past Saturday night featuring County Wide Band doing what they do best – entertaining music fans with and infectious southern rock...

Whitley County Jailer encourages law enforcement to cite defendants to court when possible during COVID–19 pandemic

(Clarification: In the April 1, 2020, print edition of the News Journal, this story carried the headline, “Sheriff, Jailer at odds over arrest of five people Friday.” During a joint call with the News Journal Wednesday morning, Sheriff Todd Shelley and Jailer Brian...

SEKRI begins production on 275,000 life-saving masks

Everyone is trying to find ways to contribute to the escalating coronavirus problem in our country right now. For many, that may be simply making a decision to stay home instead of visiting friends and family in order to keep from potentially spreading the disease. For others, it...

Williamsburg closes all playgrounds, ball courts, recreation facilties

All playgrounds, picnic shelters, basketball courts and ball fields in Williamsburg were officially shut down effective Saturday morning by order of Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison due to coronavirus concerns, and Williamsburg police are assisting in enforcing those closures....
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

Corbin, Whitley County change school meal delivery schedules to three days a week

Last week a Fayette County school employee, who delivered food to students, tested positive for COVID-19, and the Whitley County and Corbin school districts are changing their student food delivery schedules to lessen the potential exposure of employees and volunteers to the...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

WHEN YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN, WE ARE THERE WITH YOU.

The News Journal, in both digital and print, is here to keep you informed on everything affecting our local communities about COVID-19. First of all we want you to know that the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the receipt of newspapers carries no real risk of...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

A list of area restaurants and how to get a hold of them

It’s no secret that in the era of COVID-19 or the coronavirus, many of our local restaurants are struggling. In an effort to help out our local restaurants and our readers, who are trying to decide where to eat, below is a list of area restaurants, which was assembled by the News...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

Due to COVID-19, many stores offering ‘senior shopping’ hour for seniors, vulnerable adults

Several grocery and general merchandise stores, which sell food, throughout Whitley County and the surrounding area have changed hours due to the coronavirus or COVID-19. Many of these stores are also setting aside a time for only seniors and those with other medical...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

Remember, during this difficult time, ‘We’re all in it together’

As you might have guessed, how to cover a worldwide pandemic is not a topic they cover in journalism school, although I suspect it might be added to the curriculum this fall…LOL. Truth be told, I don’t think this is a topic that gets covered by trainers for almost any profession...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

Corbin man charged with sexual abuse of juvenile

A Corbin man was arrested last Friday on a warrant charging him with sex abuse of a female juvenile. David William Mansfield, 19, is charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day!...
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