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Cleanup work on French Broad River Pullman railroad car to begin Saturday

The first steps in returning Corbin’s rolling railroad stock back to pristine condition will begin Saturday. Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel, who led the effort to bring the L&N 2132 steam engine, tender, caboose and Pullman car to Corbin, said volunteers are welcome...

Williamsburg alcohol petition comes up six signatures short

Monday afternoon Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison was feeling a little like the television character Maxwell Smart from the 1960s television show “Get Smart,” whose famous catch phrase was “missed it by that much.” “I wish Agent 99 would come and...
Posted On 06 Apr 2016

Meeting set to discuss Whitley needle exchange program

Whitley County will likely soon be joining a growing list of communities in Kentucky offering a needle exchange program. The Whitley County Board of Health unanimously voted last month to begin the process of starting a clean needle exchange program in Whitley County provided...
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

Corbin man accused of hitting, cutting three-year-old

A Corbin man was arrested Tuesday after his three-year-old was brought to Baptist Health Corbin for treatment of cuts and bruises. Forty-two-year-old Creighton Hill was charged with one count of second-degree criminal abuse following an investigation by Kentucky State Police....

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

Rand Paul speaks at U of C forum

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) touched on the topics of the country’s deficit, foreign policy and drug abuse while addressing a group of about 100 people Tuesday afternoon in the Kohn Theater on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. Prior to the...
Posted On 30 Mar 2016

Curd gives Promise Zone update

The Promise Zone in Eastern Kentucky may soon be doing more than just promise to help the region develop economically. Thanks to some recent legislation filed in Congress there may be some tax credits coming to go with it. This was part of the message that Kentucky Promise Zone...
Posted On 30 Mar 2016

Corbin man facing assault, kidnapping charges

A Corbin man was arrested Friday night after Corbin Police say he beat and stabbed his girlfriend and held her prisoner for approximately four days. Thirty-nine-year-old Earl H. Jackson was charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment and first-degree assault after police say...

Corbin siblings reunited with their Army dad Friday

Four Corbin Independent Schools students received a special gift prior to leaving Friday for the Easter weekend. As students at Corbin Primary School gathered in the gymnasium for what was billed as an assembly prior to the school’s dance planned for that night, Army Staff...