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University of the Cumberlands first college in KY to offer blockchain degree

University of the Cumberlands will be the first university in the state – and one of the first in the nation – to offer a graduate degree in blockchain technology. The new Master of Science in Global Business with Blockchain Technology (MS-Blockchain) program is set to begin...

Baptist Health Corbin donates ‘Blue Jean Bucks’ to Empty Stocking Program

If you have been to a Baptist Health Corbin facility on any given Friday, you may have noticed some of the employees wearing blue jeans. “Casual Friday” at the Corbin facilities come at a price to the employees, but the proceeds go to several good causes, including the Corbin...

KY Utilities commits to helping federal workers during shutdown

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are committed to assisting customers who may be having difficulty managing their energy bills. With the current government shutdown, the utilities are reminding all customers, including those who are furloughed...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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Cumberland Falls closes restaurant until spring

In an effort to improve the guest dining experience at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, the park announced its Riverview Restaurant will be closed for kitchen repairs and renovations until mid-spring of 2019. To supplement closure of the Riverview Restaurant, the park...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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Local long-term health care facilities awarded

Several long-term care providers and caregivers from the Corbin and Williamsburg area were honored at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities’ Quality Awards Banquet recently at the Galt House, including Best of Kentucky – Nursing and Rehabilitation recognition. Those...

Unemployment rate drops locally, across state

Unemployment rates fell in 107 Kentucky counties between November 2017 and November 2018, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, rose in nine, and stayed the same in four counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019

News Journal’s top 5 business stories of 2018

W.D. Bryant and Son celebrated 90 years in business in 2018. Instead of a celebratory ribbon cutting, a log was sawed to mark the anniversary at the Corbin location. 2018 was an interesting and varied year for business and industry in Corbin and Williamsburg. One of the area’s...

Forcht Bank food drive collects 48,461 items

Forcht Bank’s third year of the “Stick a Forcht in Hunger” food drive collected a record amount of non-perishable food items for local food banks. With the help of their customers and employees, Forcht Bank collected 48,461 non-perishable food items, an increase over the 2017...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019
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