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Harrison discusses alcohol petition

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison, who is spearheading an effort to allow packaged alcohol sales in Williamsburg and sales of alcohol by the drink at smaller restaurants, doesn’t want to see a bar on every corner or Williamsburg turn into the wild west. For him, it’s...
Posted On 16 Mar 2016

Woman found laying in roadway arrested

A Michigan woman, who was found laying beside her vehicle Sunday near the Whitley County Airport, is now being held in the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond. Whitley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kirk Mays charged Radina Noblit, 32, of Coldwater,...
Posted On 10 Mar 2016

Williamsburg adding more bicycle racks

  Those wanting to ride bicycles as a mode of transportation in Williamsburg will soon have some additional places where they park and secure their bicycles thanks to an effort being spearheaded by the Williamsburg Bicycle Coalition. “We are trying to get bike racks...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016

Caucus was a learning experience

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. By the time the polls opened at 10 a.m. Saturday for the Republican Presidential Caucus at Whitley County High School, there were at least 100 people already in line waiting to cast their ballots. Mind you, there was no unanimous...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016

Whitley voters weigh in on merits of GOP candidates, caucus

3,176 Whitley County Republicans went to the county’s lone polling location at Whitley County High School Saturday to caucus and their opinions on whether Kentucky should caucus again after this year varied about as much as their opinions on who would make the best...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016

Hall wants rest of charges dropped

A Corbin man, who recently had three felony cases against him dismissed with prejudice, which means the charges can’t be filed again, is asking a special judge to dismiss the two remaining misdemeanor charges against him too. A Monday afternoon hearing is scheduled in...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016

Routine call leads deputy to meth lab; one man arrested

A routine call early Saturday morning led a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy to the discovery of an active methamphetamine lab. About 2 a.m., Deputy Jonas Saunders was on a call on Clifford Canada Road when he received an anonymous tip about possible drug activity and a...
Posted On 08 Mar 2016

Deputy charges 2 with child endangerment

A complaint about a stolen purse early Sunday morning resulted in the arrest of two people on child endangerment charges. About 2:45 a.m., Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Derek Eubanks responded to the Highway 1804 area when a woman reported her purse had been stolen,...
Posted On 08 Mar 2016

UPDATED: Search for missing Williamsburg man continues

Joe Moses Whitley County officials have issued a Golden Alert for a missing Williamsburg man. About 1:50 p.m. Monday, the family of Joel S. Moses, 48, of the Brush Arbor community, notified Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies that they were concerned about his safety. His vehicle...
Posted On 08 Mar 2016

Nearly 3,200 vote in Whitley Co. caucus

About 15 percent of registered Whitley County Republican voters went to the polls and cast their ballots Saturday during Kentucky’s first ever Republican Presidential Caucus. Nearly 3,200 people cast ballots in the gymnasium at Whitley County High School, which was the only...
Posted On 06 Mar 2016