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Laurel, Bell, Knox, McCreary counties report new COVID-19 cases Thursday

Laurel, Bell, Knox and McCreary counties all reported new COVID-19 cases Thursday with three of the four having lower rates than each county has generally seen in recent days. The Laurel County Health Department reported seven new COVID-19 cases Thursday, who range in age from a...
Posted On 13 Aug 2020

Whitley County Health Department reports zero new CVOID–19 cases Thursday

“We are thrilled to report no knew COVID–19 cases today.” That was the full text of the daily update released by the Whitley County Health Department. It also marks the continuation of a downward trend in daily COVID–19 numbers over the last four days. Whitley County had two new...

Williamsburg man served with drug possession warrant also arrested on drug trafficking charge

Early Thursday morning, Williamsburg police went to a residence to serve a man with an indictment warrant for drug possession, and ended up charging him with drug trafficking in addition to the warrant. About 1:30 a.m., Williamsburg Police Officers Dorman Patrick Jr. and Johnny...
Posted On 13 Aug 2020

Federal grants now available to do facade work on Williamsburg historic buildings

If you own building or a business located in downtown Williamsburg’s National Historic Register District, and are thinking about doing some exterior work to the façade of your business, then you probably want to keep reading. The City of Williamsburg has been selected as one of...
Posted On 13 Aug 2020

What I will miss most about Nibroc this year

This would have been the week for the Nibroc Festival had COVID-19 not happened. On the News Journal Facebook page we have posted the question, “What will you miss the most about not having Nibroc?” This would have been the 68th year of the festival. Since 1952, when Nibroc was...
Posted On 13 Aug 2020