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George R. Smith, Sr.

George R. Smith, Sr., 93, of Corbin, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 4, 2020 at his home following a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Laura Smith; seven brothers, Claude, Bill, Ola, Newt, Roy, and Walt; and four sisters, Ollie,...

Jerry Calvin Hughes

Jerry Calvin Hughes age 83, of Lebanon, Ohio, formerly of Jellico, TN., passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020, at the Otterbein Nursing Home in Lebanon, Ohio. Jerry is preceded in death by his wife, Jane Hughes; and parents, A.B. Hughes and China Lay Hughes. He is survived by...

Alonzo Sawyers

Alonzo Sawyers, age 64, of Hwy 204, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at his home. He was born on May 6, 1956 in Corbin, Kentucky to Leander Sawyers and Mary Sawyers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leander and Mary Sawyers;...

COVID-19 cases continued to rise slightly in Bell, McCreary counties over Labor Day weekend

(Editor’s Note: Knox, Laurel and Whitley counties didn’t issue COVID-19 updates over the Labor Day weekend. The weekend totals from those counties will be included in the News Journal’s next COVID-19 update.) COVID-19 cases continued to rise slightly over the...
Posted On 08 Sep 2020

OP-ED: Bipartisan election agreement puts Kentuckians’ health first

(OpEd By Democratic Governor Andy Beshear and Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams) In the midst of a global health pandemic caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), as a Democratic Governor and a Republican Secretary of State we have proven that we can put partisanship aside...
Posted On 08 Sep 2020
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RIP Cpl. Billie Hash, Corbin splash pad almost ready to open, more

Rest in peace Cpl. Billie Joe Hash, who was killed during the Korean War, and finally got to come home to Corbin last week after 70 years. Hash was laid to rest Saturday at Worley Cemetery, which is close to where his family used to live. It was an honor to be on hand Friday and...
Posted On 08 Sep 2020