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W’burg police recover stolen Jellico vehicle

A Jellico man, who was arrested for receiving stolen property last week in Whitley County in connection with a stolen UTV vehicle, has agreed to waive extradition back to Tennessee in connection with a separate theft case. Jamie Hoover, 26, was served with a fugitive warrant...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016

Former UC student pleads guilty in robbery case; co-defendant fails to show for trial

Two former University of the Cumberlands students, who were charged late last year with assaulting and robbing another student, took decidedly different paths on the day of their scheduled trial last week. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

Whitley Co. school district works to straighten out finance records

Nearly four months after the Whitley County school district’s finance officer was fired amid allegations of misappropriation of school funds, school officials are still working to get their financial records in order. This includes scrambling to come up with a state...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

Local families benefiting from new energy efficient homes

Crews with Wayne Manufacturing Systems worked Tuesday morning to set in place the components for a new energy efficient home that is being placed in the Emlyn community. Five years ago, Emlyn resident Joshua Cox was paying rent to live in an old trailer that didn’t have...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

W’burg implementing new automated alert system

Want to know if there is a boil water advisory in the Highland Park area or a tornado watch for Williamsburg or a lengthy traffic jam due to a large wreck near Exit 11? These are the kind of things that Williamsburg residents will soon be able to find out via an automated call to...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

Fourth Annual W’burg Chili Cookoff Saturday

Got a chili recipe that you think is the best in Williamsburg? Saturday is your chance to prove it and collect some prize money to boot during the Fourth Annual Williamsburg Chili Cookoff Contest. “There is no cost to enter. Everybody is welcome to come down, try out the...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

Whitley County elementary schools get fresh fruit grant

More than 59,000 students in 146 Kentucky schools, including six Whitley County elementary schools, will enjoy fresh produce in the 2016-17 school year as part of a federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

There is lots to do this weekend in Williamsburg

Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, you have a couple of good options Saturday right here in Williamsburg. The Whitley County Historical & Genealogical Society will be holding its annual Heritage Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at the old L&N Railroad...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

August unemployment rates drop statewide, locally

Unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between August 2015 and August 2016, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, rose in 36 and stayed the same in Montgomery and Wayne counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

I like the city’s new approach to booking talent at The Arena

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. In the classic 1989 movie “Field of Dreams”, Kevin Costner’s character, Ray, is working in his cornfield when he hears a voice in his head that tells him, “If you build it, he will come.” Read this story and more for just $.99 cents...
Posted On 23 Sep 2016