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Goins indicted for $66,047 Whayne Supply theft

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted a London man for allegedly taking $66,047.54 from Whayne Supply Company over a three-year period. The grand jury issued its monthly report Monday morning indicting Brandon Chase Goins, 32, of London, charging him with 19 counts of theft by...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016

Budget sparks debate among Corbin City Commissioners

The Corbin City Commission passed the first reading of the city’s $11.420 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, but for the second year in a row, the vote was not unanimous. Commissioner Suzie Razmus, who cast the lone “no” vote in 2015, stood alone again. You need to login...

‘Golden Alert’ issued for Lily man

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department has issued a “Golden Alert” for a 59-year-old Lily man. According to Sheriff John Root, Denver King reportedly left a residence on Old Slate Road in Lily in a maroon colored 2008 Ford F-250 pickup truck. While his destination is unknown, it...

UPDATE: two arrests made in connection with Gray shooting, State Police seeking public’s help in search for Gray shooter

UPDATE: Two Corbin residents have been arrested in connection with a shooting Saturday in Gray, but as of Monday, no murder charges have been filed. Kentucky State Police Trooper Shane Jacobs, public affairs officer at Post 10 in Harlan, said police arrested 33-year-old Lawrence...

University of the Cumberlands sued by ex-president

Did the University of the Cumberlands agree to pay its former president. Dr. James Taylor and his wife, Dinah Taylor, nearly $400,000 annually in salary and benefits upon Dr. Taylor’s retirement and then renege or threaten to renege on that deal as the couple has claimed? Can the...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016

Road Department rescues trapped dog

It had a happy ending. When Becky Brewer’s 60-pound treeing coon dog Lily went missing from her 80 Cannonade Trail home in Tattersall Trails Estates on Tuesday evening last week she looked everywhere, or so she thought. She put up fliers throughout the neighborhood. She...
Posted On 16 Jun 2016

AG: Laurel 911 center violated Open Records Act

The Kentucky Attorney General has ruled in favor of The News Journal in its efforts to secure a recording of the 911 call stemming from the April 5 beating death of 30-year-old Anthony Johnson at a Lily residence. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login....
Posted On 15 Jun 2016
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Organizers of W’burg ‘Vote No’ effort a mystery

As a June 28 special election over a referendum to expand alcohol sales in Williamsburg nears, an organized opposition effort has been mounted. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison submitted a petition on April 18 that contained 335 valid signatures in order to place a measure on...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016

Corbin Tourism passes $1.362 million budget; increases Varsity Club funding

The Corbin Tourism Commission passed its 2016/17 $1.362 million budget Tuesday night with one small amendment. The commissioners agreed to give an additional $1,000 to the Corbin Varsity Club to help sponsor the annual Pigskin Classic football event and the Cumberland Falls...

Knox School Board votes to keep Sprinkles on as superintendent

It was absolute pandemonium in the Knox School Board Annex as the board voted 3-2 in favor of rescinding the March 15 and March 22 actions to cancel the superintendent’s contract and renew Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles’ contract for another four years. The audience waited...