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Official says project in the works to fix sewage-spewing manholes on Master Street

If the Corbin Utility Commission has its way, the bubbling manholes, overflowing water, and other matter, pouring from the sewer along Master Street following heavy rains will be a thing of the past by the end of the year. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please...

Four volunteer fire departments respond to Gray trailer fire Thursday

West Knox and Lily firefighter started out what proved to be a busy Thursday morning as part of a four-department effort against a trailer fire in Gray. Firefighters were called to the scene on South Ky. 233 off of U.S. 25E at about 8:10 a.m. “It was fully involved when we pulled...

Williamsburg declares itself as a ‘Welcoming City’ to all

In 1955, the Williamsburg Independent School became the first school in the state of Kentucky to voluntarily desegregate, and on Monday evening, the Williamsburg City Council took a 21st Century version of that step by declaring itself as a “Welcoming City” to everyone no mater...
Posted On 13 Feb 2019

Corbin Recycling Center Director wants public’s help to cut down on non-recyclables dropped off at center

About 30 percent of what is dropped off at the Corbin Recycling Center is garbage, says Roger Shelton, Director of the city’s recycling program. The numbers line up with other recycling centers nationwide, but Shelton would like to see that amount come down. “We get inundated...

Five departments called to battle Thursday house fire in north Corbin

Firefighters from five departments were called out Thursday to battle a house fire in north Corbin. West Knox and Lily firefighters were initially paged to the scene at 10180 South U.S. 25 at approximately 10:20 a.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were pouring...

The Wrigley Taproom hosting fundraiser for the White Flag Ministry Thursday

A downtown Corbin restaurant will be working to help First Baptist Church’s White Flag Ministry Thursday night. The Wrigley Taproom on Main Street will be donating 15 percent of the proceeds from Thursday’s dinner service to the ministry that helps provide shelter for area...

Space heater suspected cause of Thursday morning fire

Firefighters believe a space heater sparked a fire that destroyed a double-wide mobile home in Corbin last Thursday. Oak Grove firefighters were called to the scene on Browning Acres Road near the intersection with Barton Mill Road just before 9 a.m. Corbin Police Officer David...

Concerns arise over viability of railroad museum

At least one member of the Corbin Tourism Commission is questioning the wisdom of spending up to $1 million on the proposed Corbin Railroad Museum, but have asked Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel to move forward with the request for proposal. At a special called tourism meeting...

News Journal named one of state’s top newspapers for third consecutive year

The News Journal brought home 23 Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Awards, including General Excellence in the large weekly newspaper division for the third consecutive year, during the Kentucky Press Association’s 150th Annual Convention, which was held Thursday and Friday in...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019

UC student newspaper wins second General Excellence award

For the second consecutive year, The Patriot, the student newspaper at the University of the Cumberlands, has been named the best in its class. The paper received 29 Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Awards during the Kentucky Press Association’s annual awards banquet Friday,...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019