Member Login | Contact Us | Call Us Today! 1-606-528-9767 | info@thenewsjournal.net
default-logo

COVID-19 has delayed, but not stopped opening of new W’burg downtown businesses

When it comes to Williamsburg’s downtown development, there is some bad news and there is some good news. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison noted during the recent monthly city council meeting that several businesses were getting close to opening when the COVID-19 shutdown hit in...
Posted On 19 May 2020

Reduced gas tax proceeds one of example of how city budgets are struggling

The City of Williamsburg’s share of the state’s gas tax for next fiscal year gives you some idea of the financial challenges local city and county governments are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This current fiscal year, which ends June 30, the City of Williamsburg...
Posted On 19 May 2020

Photo Gallery: A Birthday to Remember

About 100 people turned out on May 7 for a wave parade to help 95 years young Anna Cox celebrate her birthday, including police cars, fire trucks, and a horse drawn wagon that she later took a ride on as a birthday treat.  
Posted On 19 May 2020
, By

Local nail tech and cosmetologist talk salon re-opening later this month

As of right now, Governor Andy Beshear’s plan for re-opening the economy has salons and barbershops slated to re-open on May 25. Shirley Nance and Glenda Sizemore of Falls Plaza Salon in Corbin both say they are ready to get back to work, but they are also continuing to be...

Whitley County officials face uncertain budget

Whitley County Judge-executive Pat White, Jr. said it remains up in the air how much the economic slowdown due to the COVID–19 pandemic will affect the upcoming fiscal year budget. “There are a lot of unknowns,” White said. The annual budget ranges between $11 million and $15...

Portions of Whitley County affected by regional power outage Tuesday morning

Whitley County officials say damage to a main transmission electric line caused power outages Tuesday morning. “It went out in Corbin about 7, and just kind of trickled down,” said Whitley County Projects Director Amber Owens noting the Goldbug area was affected at approximately...

Joyce Jean Smallwood

Joyce Jean Smallwood, 72, of Corbin passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the University of Kentucky Hospital. Two daughters survive. Due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic and Joyce’s personal wishes, a private graveside service will be held. Hart Funeral Home in...