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Semi comes to rest on guardrail on I-75 near Williamsburg

A semi truck driver narrowly missed going over an embankment following a two-vehicle crash on I-75 in Whitley County Friday evening. The accident happened about 7:45 p.m. near the 7.5 mile marker in the northbound lane. A 2014 Freightliner, which was owned by Darren Monhollen of...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019

Alexander arrested for assault with knife

A Wednesday morning preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Williamsburg man, who allegedly assaulted two people with a knife. Dennis Edward Alexander, 31, of Highway 204, pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree assault and one count of third-degree criminal...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Man indicted for possession with intent to distribute meth in Corbin

A Louisville man has been indicted in U.S. District Court in London for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine in Whitley County. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Gray man charged with attempted murder

A Gray man has been charged with attempted murder following a New Year’s Eve domestic dispute at his residence where he allegedly fired a gun near his wife. Brent Allen Hensley, 23, is being held in the Knox County Detention Center in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond after being...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Harrell proud of 48 years in law enforcement

What a difference eight years makes? Sheriff Colan Harrell’s is leaving law enforcement after 48 years of service. When outgoing Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell first took office on Jan. 1, 2011, he inherited a bit of a mess. You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Blaze destroys old church early Sunday

An old abandoned church off Highway 1804 was completed destroyed during a fire early Sunday morning. South Whitley Volunteer Fire Department was notified about the blaze, which was located at 1224 Highway 1804, at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, South Whitley Chief Wayne Honeycutt that...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Some 2018 stories that didn’t make the top 12

You just can’t fit all the news from a year into a top 12 list, like the one running on our front page in this week’s edition of the News Journal. Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Sure, we get the big news events in there, but that doesn’t mean there still weren’t quite...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Burke has paid full restitution to school board, KASBO

A Williamsburg woman, who stole money from the Whitley County Board of Education and the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO), has now paid all of her restitution, but a lawsuit filed against her by KASBO’s insurance company is apparently still pending. Leigh...
Posted On 31 Dec 2018

Convicted felon gets seven years on gun charges; could be out in four months

A former Ohio resident, who is a convicted felon now living in Arizona, has been sentenced to seven years in prison after being caught with five firearms last summer in Whitley County. Bryon E. Kilgore, 60, formerly of Mansfield, Ohio, pled guilty in September to two counts of...
Posted On 28 Dec 2018

Courtney Taylor triple murder trial will likely be set for late summer or fall, judge says

A Williamsburg woman, who is facing a possible death sentence for killing her husband and two children nearly two years ago, will likely stand trial in late summer or fall, the special judge in the case said during a court hearing Thursday morning. Courtney Taylor, 43, is charged...
Posted On 27 Dec 2018