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WHS grad completes internship with VonLehman CPA and Advisory Firm

Alec Poore is well known in Williamsburg and surrounding areas for being one of the top Yellow Jacket athletes to pass through the halls of WHS in recent memory. His overall ability helped the Jacket football, basketball and track & field teams enjoy great success during his...

Williamsburg cornhole player Nate Stevens turns pro

Recently, Williamsburg’s Nate Stevens and partner Billy Burnette (Barbourville) traveled to South Carolina for the American Cornhole League’s World Championships.

KHSAA Board of Control votes to stay the course with current plan for fall sports, practices to being Aug. 24

At its Board of Control meeting Thursday morning, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association discussed the possibility of adopting further changes to the 2020 fall sports season. In the end, however, the board voted to keep the current plan in place that would have athletes...

Austin City Saloon turns a negative into positive with special “Karen” promotion

Austin City Saloon in downtown Corbin is known for its unique specials. Case in point, the “COVID Cocktail” that was offered this past spring that included a mixed drink to-go in a mason jar paired with a face mask featuring the restaurant’s logo. Owner Josh Brock’s latest promo...

Eye in the Sky: CHS grad turns interest in drone photography into lucrative business

When Ben Childers first started learning about drone technology as a junior at Corbin High School he never imagined that it would change the course of his life, but now the 22-year-old University of Kentucky law student is approaching his fourth year as owner of his very own...

Answering the Call: Contact tracers help track, contain the spread of COVID-19 in Whitley Co.

With new COVID-19 cases still being announced every day, the process of contact tracing is playing a crucial role in tracking, and hopefully reducing, the spread of this deadly disease.

Williamsburg community saying goodbye to Joanna Mahan-Middleton

“She was willing to do whatever was asked of her. No job was too big or too small.”

Baptist Health Corbin opens Senior Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment Unit

Baptist Health Corbin opened an 18-bed unit for Senior Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment. This unit will provide a safe and structured environment for seniors ages 65 years and older who require behavioral health services. Travis Powers, RN, Behavioral Health Community Liaison,...

Charles Tye appointed as new agency manager of Whitley County Farm Bureau in Williamsburg

Charles Tye has been appointed as the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance at the Whitley County Farm Bureau – Williamsburg office. Tye’s appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, Vice President of Agency Support & Marketing for KFB...

Several coaching changes have taken place recently in our coverage area

As many of you already know, I have served as the Sports Editor here at the News Journal since late 2013. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much sports to be discussed lately thanks to COVID, but that should be changing soon. In the near future we are hoping to bring you a 2020...