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Suspect in Monday fatal stabbing captured following Tuesday incident; made strange request last week

(Correction: Due to a misprint, the original version of this story, which ran in the Jan. 17 print edition of the News Journal, incorrectly stated that Kentucky State Police were expected to charge Franzine Minchen with murder in connection with Curtis Lawson’s death, when...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018

Update: Fatal stabbing suspect identified, still at large

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal stabbing in southern Whitley County Monday afternoon and authorities are still searching for the person responsible. Police are searching for Jeffery L. Cole, 27, of New York, who is wanted in connection with the stabbing. “No...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018

KSP investigating fatal stabbing, suspect still at large

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal stabbing in southern Whitley County and authorities are still searching for the person responsible. The stabbing apparently happened sometime before 3 p.m. Monday at the residence of Franzine Minchen at 841 Jordan Hollow Road. When...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018

One person killed in Monday wreck on U.S. 25W

UPDATE: The person killed in a wreck Monday afternoon has been identified as 28-year-old Kyle Stoerger of Corbin. One person died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 25W in Whitley County. The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the...

Tom Dowling, legendary coach and former MSC Commissioner, passes away Sunday

Tom Dowling, the first coach ever for the University of the Cumberlands football program (then Cumberland College), and former Commissioner of the Mid-South Conference, died Sunday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral arrangements are not yet finalized. Dowling...

Update: Two remain hospitalized after Friday crash

A Williamsburg man, who has previous convictions for driving while under the influence, is suspected of driving while under the influence of drugs Friday morning when he struck another vehicle head-on, according to the Williamsburg Police Department. Two people had to be flown...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018

Federal lawsuit filed by ex-UC football player against university has been settled

A federal court lawsuit against the University of the Cumberlands, which was filed last year by a former football player, who was allegedly assaulted in 2015 by another football player and an ex-football player, has been settled. You need to login to view the rest of the content....
Posted On 28 Dec 2017

Wrongful death lawsuit vs. VFW Post settled

A wrongful death lawsuit against Adam Childress, VFW Post 3167 and its insurance carrier, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, which stems from 2016 accident that killed a Williamsburg man, has been settled and dismissed. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please...
Posted On 27 Dec 2017

KSP investigating church fire

West Knox firefighters are asking Kentucky State Police arson investigators to look into a fire that damaged a church building on Moore Hill Ave. Thursday afternoon. Firefighters were paged to what dispatchers called, “City of Refuge Church” at the intersection with Kennedy Ave....

Three enter pleas in weed wacker assault case

Three people charged in connection with the assault of a man with a weed wacker late last month have pleaded guilty to lesser charges. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 27 Dec 2017