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Corbin woman accused of stealing $30,000 from local business

A Corbin woman has been charged in connection with the theft of more than $30,000 from a local business where she had worked. Forty-year-old Heather B. Smith was arrested Feb. 22 following a Corbin Police investigation into a complaint of money missing from Southeast Audiology....

UPDATED: Search for missing Williamsburg man continues

Joe Moses Whitley County officials have issued a Golden Alert for a missing Williamsburg man. About 1:50 p.m. Monday, the family of Joel S. Moses, 48, of the Brush Arbor community, notified Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies that they were concerned about his safety. His vehicle...
Posted On 08 Mar 2016

Nearly 3,200 vote in Whitley Co. caucus

About 15 percent of registered Whitley County Republican voters went to the polls and cast their ballots Saturday during Kentucky’s first ever Republican Presidential Caucus. Nearly 3,200 people cast ballots in the gymnasium at Whitley County High School, which was the only...
Posted On 06 Mar 2016

Judge, County Attorney respond to abandonment of ‘Rocket Docket’

A $1.2 million ‘Rocket Docket’ pilot project that is being funded by the Kentucky General Assembly in 30 judicial circuits across the state, designed to expedite the court process in some felony cases, has crashed landed in Whitley and McCreary counties at least for...
Posted On 03 Mar 2016

Williamsburg Mayor leading package alcohol effort

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Posted On 02 Mar 2016

Corbin man to pay back $43,000 for gift card theft

A Corbin man must repay $43,000 to a local company and will spend a year on home incarceration after admitting Tuesday to using the company credit card to purchase prepaid cards and keeping them for himself. Twenty-four-year-old Roy Branham, Jr., who was arrested last week...

News Journal wins 24 KPA Awards

The News Journal brought home a total of 24 Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Awards, including a second-place award for General Excellence in the large weekly newspaper division, during the Kentucky Press Association’s annual banquet Thursday night. “I’m very...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016

Corbin man accused of severely beating girlfriend

A Corbin man accused beating his girlfriend so severely that she had to be taken to the hospital emergency room Saturday night, pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree assault – domestic violence. Fifty-five-year-old Tony Johnson, who is also facing one count of public...

Corbin Tourism agrees to pay train movers extra $10,000

After nearly two weeks of waiting, the Corbin Tourism Commission is moving forward with a request from Wasatch Railroad Group to pay the company an additional $10,000 for moving L&N 232, along with its coal tender and a caboose from Bainbridge, Ga. to Corbin. The initial vote...

Judges put brakes on Whitley ‘Rocket Docket’

A pilot program in Whitley and McCreary counties that was designed to expedite the court process in many felony cases is being terminated after nearly six months of operation. In addition, criminal defendants in circuit court cases will no longer receive plea deals that call for...
Posted On 24 Feb 2016