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Posted On 22 Apr 2020

Armed standoff in north Corbin comes to peaceful conclusion Tuesday afternoon

A Corbin man was arrested Tuesday following an armed standoff with law enforcement at a residence on Springfield Circle, off of Ky. 1223. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies lead Case Crawford from his residence after the Special Response Team forced entry to end a standoff....

Despite COVID-19, several local businesses are still operating

In an effort to support our fellow small business – many of which are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic – the News Journal has assembled at least a partial list of businesses in the Corbin and Williamsburg areas that are still operating. We assembled this list through a...
Posted On 22 Apr 2020

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Adopt a high school senior programs popping up

While the Class of 2020 will not experience the traditional graduation ceremonies because of COVID–19, groups in Corbin, Whitley County and Williamsburg have started a community effort to let the seniors know how much their hard work is appreciated by encouraging people t...

Rate of new coronavirus cases slows locally

The rate that people are testing positive for COVID-19 locally has slowed down in recent days, but it is still increasing. Tuesday afternoon, Whitley County reported its eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a non-hospitalized adult. Whitley County Public Health Director...
Posted On 22 Apr 2020

New book profiles man lauded as ‘Kentucky’s foremost entrepreneur’

Businessman Terry Forcht, who rose from humble beginnings as a youth in Louisville to build a business empire that became the Forcht Group of Kentucky, is the subject of an upcoming biography by Gary P. West and Eddie Woodruff. Start Right, End Right. The Terry Forcht Story...
Posted On 22 Apr 2020
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Site work continues at Corbin splashpad in preparation for mid-June completion

Dirt is moving at the former Economy Inn site which will serve as the home of the new Corbin splashpad. The train and crossing sign water features are ready to be installed at the Corbin splashpad once the site work is completed. Despite COVID–19 forcing city officials to...

KHSAA officially cancels all spring sports

The Kentucky High School Athletics Association (KHSAA) announced Tuesday what most in the high school sporting world had both expected and dreaded since sporting action stopped due to COVID-19 concerns. The 2020 state basketball tournaments will not be resumed. All spring sports...

Local school districts making plans in light of decision not to resume traditional classes

K-12 students across Kentucky will not be returning to school this school year. During a conference call with superintendents Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear said students would remain on the non-traditional instructional (NTI) days for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Schools...