Member Login | Contact Us | Call Us Today! 1-606-528-9767 | info@thenewsjournal.net
default-logo
Disability Professionals, LLC

W’burg police focus on drug trafficking at local motels

A Tennessee man, who allegedly ran from police while handcuffed, was arrested at a Williamsburg motel early Tuesday morning on charges ranging from escape to unlawful imprisonment. Williamsburg Police Officer Justin Taylor arrested Jason C. Johnson, 36, of Athens, about 3:41 a.m....
Posted On 18 Oct 2019

Over 265 Jeeps pouring into W’burg for Jeep Jamboree

Once again, Williamsburg will be hosting the largest Jeep Jamboree in the nation with more than 265 Jeeps and 460 people pouring into town later this week for the 26th Annual Gateway to the Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree. “I know for the last five years we have been the largest,”...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019

Suspicious vehicle complaint leads to heroin bust

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people late Saturday night after an investigation into a suspicious vehicle outside a north Corbin business led to the discovery of suspected heroin. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, stated that...

Whitley County’s Elaine Stott survives third tribal council

For the second consecutive week, Whitley County’s Elaine Stott and her Lairo Tribe were forced to vote off a member, and that member, Chelsea, went home with an immunity idol in her pocket. Wednesday night’s fourth episode of “Survivor: Island of the Idols” opened with the Lairo...

Gray man leads police on chase

What began as a complaint of a Gray man creating a disturbance on Higgins Branch Road last Thursday, ended after the suspect led Kentucky State Police on a high-speed chase around the neighborhood as he drove through several back yards on a motorcycle. Cody McFarland, 30, was...

No timetable, but Corbin Railroad Museum is back on track

Five months after the Corbin Tourism Commission put the proposed Corbin Railroad Museum project on hold because of financial constraints, it remains on the back burner. At the regularly monthly commission meeting last week, the commissioners agreed to hold $100,000 in a bank CD...

DUI traffic stop results in discovery of pillowcase containing marijuana

A routine traffic stop for suspected DUI Saturday night in Knox County turned out to be anything but as Kentucky State Police found a pillowcase full of marijuana, along with a baggie of methamphetamine, and prescription pills inside the vehicle. Trooper Sidney Wagner arrested...

Sheriff releases September activity report

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department has reported its activity for the month of September. During September, deputies answered 1,338 complaints, and investigated 39 vehicle collisions. In addition, deputies investigated 32 new criminal cases and made 144 criminal arrests. For...
Posted On 16 Oct 2019

Four Corbin-area voting precincts changed

If you live in or around Corbin and plan to vote in the upcoming Nov. 5 General Election, then you probably want to pay attention to this story. Because of the closure of Corbin Central Elementary School and Corbin Intermediate School since the May Primary Election, Whitley...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019

West Knox firefighter added to national, state fallen firefighter memorial

A West Knox Firefighter, who died of cancer in 2018 has been added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmittsburg, Maryland and the Kentucky Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Frankfort. Lt. Ray Hollingsworth was a 15-year veteran of the department. Chief Darryl Baker...