Member Login | Contact Us | Call Us Today! 1-606-528-9767 | info@thenewsjournal.net
default-logo

Corbin man arrested with counterfeit $100 bills

A Corbin man is behind bars after being arrested Thursday morning with two counterfeit $100 bills. Whitley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Shelley charged Roy Lee Wells, 54, with two counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and lodged him in the Whitley County...
Posted On 28 Oct 2016

Remaining charges dropped against 911 dispatcher

All charges have been at least conditionally dropped against a Whitley County E911 dispatcher, who was cited with a criminal summons in July, the day after she took out an EPO against her ex-boyfriend, a then police officer. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

Judge denies motions, Jan. 11 trial date set in Tristan Hall case

A Jan. 11 trial date has been set for a Corbin man, who earlier this year had three felony cases against him dismissed with prejudice, which means that the charges can’t be filed again. Tristan Hall, 32, is charged with hindering prosecution or apprehension in connection...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

Whitley County school district getting its own app

The Whitley County school district will be getting its own app that will be available in the app store on i-Tunes. During the Whitley County Board of Education’s special called meeting Thursday, the board approved a $5,000 contract with Schoolpointe to completely redesign...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

Corbin man allegedly shoots girlfriend five times

A Corbin man allegedly shot his longtime girlfriend five times during a domestic dispute early Wednesday morning. Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Kyle Gray arrested Michael Dean Johnson, 48, of Lon Chadwell Road, at his residence about 12:42 a.m. and charged him with attempted...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

Halloween trick or treating hours set locally

Local ghosts and goblins, cowboys, wizards and princesses will have plenty of time for trick or treating on Halloween. Trick or treating will take place in Williamsburg and in Whitley County on Monday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Trick or treating hours for Corbin downtown...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

Calvary Baptist Church founder Fred Powers passes away

Calvary Missionary Baptist Church founder Fred Powers was a man dedicated to God, so much so that more than 20 years ago he gave up a high-paying day job so that he could continue pastoring a church. At the time, Powers was pastor at Watson Chapel and was serving as the assistant...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016

Court documents reveal details about Burke’s charges; lawyer denies allegations

Kentucky State Police arrested Leigh Burke Tuesday for theft and abuse of the public trust. A former chief financial officer for the Whitley County school district, who was fired in June amid allegations of misappropriation of school funds, has pleaded not guilty to charges of...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

Deputies recover two stolen vehicles over two days

Over the course of two days, Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies recently recovered two stolen vehicles in a pair of unrelated cases and arrested three people. On Oct. 16, Deputy James Tabor responded to the northbound I-75 rest area to investigate a complaint that a man was...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

W’burg gets loan to make waste water system repairs

After eight years, the city of Williamsburg now has the financial means to finish making repairs and improvements to its storm sewer system. During a special meeting Monday afternoon, the city council authorized Mayor Roddy Harrison to signed the necessary paperwork for a...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016