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Police: Gray man rode motorcycle over 125 mph during 26-mile pursuit

A Gray man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly attempted to outrun the police when they clocked him riding his motorcycle at speeds in excess of 125 mph on US 25E Sunday afternoon. Kentucky State Police arrested 38-year-old Jason McGuire following the 26-mile pursuit...

UPDATED: Lily man accused of raping two children pleads guilty to sexual abuse

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UPDATED: Man found dead at Lily residence; twin brother charged with murder; cause of death was multiple blows to the head with a hammer

Update: Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said Thursday that Anthony Johnson was struck multiple times in the top of the head with a hammer. “The autopsy found numerous wounds in the top of his head,”...

Law that affects Corbin, Knox tax fight set to expire July 15

While local leaders in Corbin and Laurel County have monitored with interest attempts in the Kentucky General Assembly to pass legislative amendments that would change the laws on annexation, it’s a measure that has not been filed yet that could have the biggest impact of all. An...

Stivers: Annexation changes killed by ‘toxic’ atmosphere in Frankfort

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says an effort that would allow cities like Corbin to annex into another county won’t likely pass this year. After two attempts by Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) to change the law on annexation — and essentially allow...

Woman rescued from burning home by firefighters, EMS workers

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Posted On 06 Apr 2016

Arson suspected in Beck’s Creek blaze

Arson is suspected as the cause of a Monday afternoon forest fire/brush fire that scorched 36 acres in the Beck’s Creek area just west of Williamsburg. Jennifer Turner, a public information officer with the Kentucky Division of Forestry, said that there is no way of knowing...
Posted On 05 Apr 2016

Forest fire burns near Williamsburg

Goldbug and Emlyn volunteer firefighters and the Kentucky Division of Forestry spent several hours Monday afternoon battling a brush fire/forest fire in the Beck’s Creek area of Whitley County. Goldbug Volunteer Fire Chief Brandon Woods said the fire was reported around noon...
Posted On 04 Apr 2016

Open records: Documents reveal fired school bus driver’s identity

WhitShelDerOpRecResp The Whitley County school bus driver, who was fired for leaving an 11-year-old autistic boy on a school bus for over five hours on March 15, has been identified. The News Journal filed an open records request with the Whitley County school district on Friday...
Posted On 30 Mar 2016

Squirrel attacks two Corbin Middle School students

A pair of bizarre attacks involving a squirrel last week briefly had students, faculty and administrators on edge at Corbin Middle School, and made off-limits certain outdoor areas near where the attacks happened. The squirrel suspected of the attacks was trapped last week and...