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Bobby Ray Marlow

Bobby Ray Marlow, age 78, of the Sled Creek community in Duff, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Jellico Medical Center. He was born December 27, 1941 in Eagan, Tennessee. Bobby was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Baker Marlow; son, Mitchell Marlow;...

Mary Mollie Kelley

Mary Mollie Kelley, 93, of Corbin, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020, at her residence. Born March 14, 1927, in Mummie, Kentucky, she was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Martha Messer Vickers; brothers, Harmie (Della) Vickers, Homer (Janice) Vickers,...

Mary Willy Rapier

Mary Willy Rapier, 81, of Woodbine, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie C. Rapier. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, November 2, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Logan officiating. Burial will...

Cameron reminds Kentuckians to report suspected election law violations to election fraud hotline

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is reminding Kentuckians to report suspected election law violations and voting irregularities to the Attorney General’s Election Fraud Hotline at 1-800-328-VOTE. “While our voting process has changed for the 2020 general election, my...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020
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Historically Speaking: National Unity

(OpEd By Dr. James Finck, who is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. He is Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. Follow Historically Speaking at www.Historicallyspeaking.blog.) With the election this week, I want...
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Gov. Beshear warns of charity scams as Christmas season approaches

As Kentucky families continue to battle COVID-19 and Thanksgiving and Christmas draw near, Gov. Andy Beshear is warning families to watch out for scammers who try to take advantage of generous Kentuckians. Beshear is taking action to help protect Team Kentucky by publishing a...
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Mom hopes story of teen’s suicide will prevent others

Despite the rainy and overall gloomy weather on Oct. 24, approximately 70 people turned out at Patrick’s Point River Campsite in Williamsburg to remember a Whitley County teen who took her own life in 2018. The Bethany’s Hope Memorial Suicide Prevention Horse Ride was held in...

Local September unemployment rates nearing pre-COVID-19 levels

September 2020 unemployment rates for Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties are still hovering above pre-COVID-19 levels, but have fallen below pre-COVID-19 levels in Bell and McCreary counties, according to a News Journal review of state unemployment rate data. Whitley County’s...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020