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Shelley joins sheriff’s race; Mobley drops out

The Whitley County Sheriff’s race got a bit more crowded Monday morning adding a long-time Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy, who is now seeking the top job for himself to the mix, but the election field shrunk back down to three people late Tuesday afternoon after another...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

News Journal again named best large weekly newspaper in Kentucky

For the second year in a row, the News Journal has been named the best large weekly newspaper in Kentucky. The News Journal brought home a total of 24 Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Awards, including a first place award for General Excellence in the large weekly newspaper...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

UC student newspaper named best in its class

The Patriot, the student newspaper at the University of the Cumberlands, has been named the best in its class. The paper received 22 Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Awards during the Kentucky Press Association’s annual awards banquet Friday, including a first place General...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

Bradley Cureton convicted of abusing infant child, gets eight years

A Williamsburg father is facing eight years in prison after being convicted Friday of abusing and assaulting his infant child two years ago. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

Battle lines drawn for 2018 May Primary election

The battle lines have been drawn for the May Republican Primary Election in Whitley County, which will feature nearly half the people on the ballot in local races as there were four years ago when the same offices were up for grabs. Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz said that...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

Fox tells judge that kidnapping talk was a joke, idea came from movie

They got the idea for the kidnapping after watching the movie, Bandits, but it was only a joke, Doyle Fox told the judge while entering his plea Tuesday morning to amended charges. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

Stinnett pleads guilty to attempted murder of a police officer

A Williamsburg man is expected to receive a 15-year prison sentence after entering a plea agreement Tuesday morning to charges related to an Oct. 5, 2016, vehicle chase that resulted in a police officer shooting at the suspect’s vehicle in an attempt to end the pursuit. You need...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

Shelley files for sheriff

Long-time Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Shelley has filed to run for sheriff. Shelley, a 17-year law enforcement veteran, filed his paperwork Monday in the Whitley County Clerk’s Office. Shelley opponents include former jailer Ken Mobley, Williamsburg Police...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018

Burke pleads guilty to stealing from school district, KASBO

Rather than stand trial, a former chief financial officer for the Whitley County Board of Education pleaded guilty Monday morning to stealing from the school district and the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO). You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018

Whitley Co. UNITE Coalition discusses overdoses

Discussion of overdose statistics, possible changes to state drug laws and substance abuse treatment funding were some of the topics on the agenda for the quarterly Whitley County UNITE Coalition meeting Monday. Whitley County E-911 officials said that based upon a quick check,...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018