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Legislative Update: Legislature leaves Frankfort

The 2020 Kentucky General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 15, 2020, several minutes before midnight, as required. You may have heard that term used in the past few days. It is a Latin term meaning “without day.” If a meeting ends with no set day to get back together during...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020

Margaret Alice Hembree

Margaret Alice Hembree, age 81, of Elmer Ray Hembree Road, Siler, Kentucky, departed this life on Monday, April 20, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 4, 1938 in Williamsburg, Kentucky to the late Lee and Lavada (Taylor) Wynn. In addition to...

Leona Baird Smiddy Moses

Leona Baird Smiddy Moses, age 77, Williamsburg, Kentucky, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 at her home. She was born December 27, 1942 in Campbell County, Tennessee. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Smiddy; son, James Smiddy; parents, Sam and Samatha Baird;...

State legislator, who ran for governor in 2019, charged with strangulation, domestic violence

A state legislator, who ran for governor in 2019, was arrested Tuesday morning in Laurel County for allegedly strangling a woman and threatening to kill her. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert S. Goforth, 44, of East Bernstadt, following an investigation into a...

Jewel Faye Warren

Jewel Faye Warren, 81, Corbin KY, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020, in her home. Three children survive. Due to the restrictions of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), a small graveside service was held. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be given in Jewel’s name to...

Rogers announces $2 million in emergency grants to help with substance use treatment in Kentucky during COVID-19 pandemic

Kentucky received $2 million in emergency grant funding Monday from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) to help address substance use disorders and serious mental illnesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congressman Hal Rogers helped secure the...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020

Out & About Kentucky Style: The Good Ole Days

Do you ever go back to the old neighborhood where you grew up?  Is it recognizable?  Is the house you lived in still standing?  Have all of the neighborhood families moved away? Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020

Much has changed in a short amount of time

Although it seems like it’s been much longer, it was only a few short weeks back that I debuted a new column here in the News Journal called “What’s Happening.”

Knox-Whitley Humane Association staff temporarily see all dogs adopted, rescued

For a short time, last week, the staff at the Knox-Whitley Humane Association tasted the thrill of victory as silence had fallen upon the room where dogs are kenneled. Every dog at the shelter had either been adopted or gone out to rescue. “It was a very weird feeling,” said...

Nursing homes use internet to keep residents, families in touch

With nursing homes across Kentucky closed to visitors in an effort to protect residents from the COVID–19 pandemic, area nursing homes, including Hillcrest, Corbin, Williamsburg and Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center, are using social media and applications such as...