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Whitley County Fair kicks off Wednesday

Grab your cowboy boots because it is time for a good old-fashioned county fair. The 19th annual Whitley County Fair is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday at the 3R Arena in Williamsburg. President of the Whitley County Fair Board Harry Alder says there are no major changes to...
Posted On 13 Jul 2016

Jaryn Noble crowned 2016 Miss Whitley Co. Fair

Richmond resident Jaryn Noble was crowned the 2016 Miss Whitley County Fair Pageant Queen during a competition held Saturday night at the Williamsburg Tourism and Convention Center. Noble won the interview, swimsuit and evening gown competitions to run away with the contest. 30...
Posted On 13 Jul 2016

Public asked to help find stabbing suspect

Williamsburg police say a Whitley County man, who is wanted in connection with a stabbing last Wednesday, should be considered armed and dangerous and are asking for the public’s help in locating him. Police are searching for Bruce E. Lewis, 61, of 9255 US25W South,...
Posted On 08 Jul 2016

Fire guts interior of Emlyn church

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for a Whitley County church, which was destroyed by fire last week. An electrical short in a window air-conditioning unit is believed to be the cause of a fire that gutted the interior of Little Cane Creek Church of God on July 6, but that...
Posted On 07 Jul 2016

Naked, intoxicated man struck by train

Authorities say an intoxicated, naked Boston man is lucky to be alive after being struck by a train last Wednesday morning in Southern Whitley County. “It was very odd,” said Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, who has been in law enforcement for over 45 years....
Posted On 06 Jul 2016

Arena is a good spot for Corbin fireworks

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. This year I did something a little different to celebrate Independence Day. For the first time in about a decade, instead of heading to Williamsburg to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July, I instead went to Corbin’s...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016

Jail revolving door speeding up

Thanks to some new state regulations people getting arrested for some relatively minor offenses will be getting out of jail a little bit quicker. “Basically it is designed to get people charged with lesser offenses out quicker to make room for the people, who really need to...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016

Expanded W’burg alcohol sales still months away

How soon will it be before Williamsburg residents can go to a place like Butch’s Market to buy a case of beer? Who will get a license to open a liquor store or stores in Williamsburg? How close can a business be to a school or church and still be allowed to sale alcohol?...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016

Williamsburg Fire Chief announces pending retirement

After more than 20 years as the man in charge, Williamsburg Fire Chief James Privett is planning to hang up his helmet and turnout gear. His last day on the job is scheduled for July 29. “I decided it had been long enough. It is time to get out and try to enjoy life and get...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016

Waterline breaks near W’burg’s library

A water line leak caused the closure of the Whitley County Public Library Tuesday and has affected numerous homes and business in Williamsburg. Library officials discovered the water leak about 7:30 a.m. with water coming out of the pavement in the parking lot, which is located...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016