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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

Corbin woman arrested on drug charges at Exit 15 Shell Station

An investigation into two suspicious vehicles that were parked at an Exit 15 gas station has resulted in the arrest of a Corbin woman. On Thursday evening, Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hensley observed two suspicious vehicles in the parking lot of the Shell...
Posted On 23 Sep 2016

Deputies arrest three people in their underwear Sunday

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three people in their underwear Sunday afternoon in the Maple Creek community. About 4 p.m., Whitley County E911 received a complaint that a maroon Dodge Durango had two male and one female occupant inside, who appeared to be under the...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016

Corbin OKs $300,000 credit line to help book Arena shows

In addition to being a venue for concerts and other events, The Arena in Corbin is also getting into the business of promoting concerts. The Corbin City Commission voted during its regular monthly meeting Monday to open a $300,000 line of credit with Hometown Bank. Read this...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016

Man who injured four officers plans to claim mental incompetence

A Whitley County Grand Jury indicted Steven Butt Monday charging him with assaulting four officers. An Ohio man, who allegedly assaulted four Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies sending three of them to the hospital during an August incident, is apparently planning to tell a...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016