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W’burg man charged with attempting to run from deputy on stolen motorcycle pleads guilty

A Williamsburg man pleaded guilty Monday to numerous charges he incurred while attempting to flee from Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies on a stolen motorcycle, but he can avoid further jail time if he stay out of legal trouble for the next two years. Twenty-nine-year-old Jonny...

Fire destroys van parked in loading dock at Baptist Health Corbin

Corbin firefighters were called to Baptist Health Corbin Friday morning to battle a vehicle fire in one of the hospital’s loading docks. Firefighters said the van, belonging to Tri Tech, was destroyed by the blaze. Firefighters were paged to the scene about 3:50 a.m. in response...

Corbin Board of Education increasing tuition for non-resident students

The Corbin Board of Education unanimously agreed Thursday night to increase the cost of tuition for students who live in school districts with which Corbin does not have a reciprocal agreement. Tuition for the 2016-17 school year has been increased from $3,000 to $3,500. District...

Fiscal court seeks paving grant

Corbin Economic Development Director Bruce Carpenter addressed the fiscal court during Monday’s special meeting. The Whitley County Fiscal Court is hoping to become a guinea pig of sorts for a new state project that will use recycled tires in chip seal paving projects....
Posted On 19 May 2016

18 percent of Whitley voters go to polls Tuesday

Kentucky’s Republican Presidential Caucus this past March apparently didn’t have much impact on the voter turnout for Tuesday’s Primary Election in Whitley County where about 18 percent of registered voters went to the polls to cast their ballots. You need to login to view the...
Posted On 18 May 2016

W’burg police towing abandoned cars

If you live in Williamsburg and have a vehicle parked along a city street that hasn’t been used in quite some time, then you might want to move it onto your property if you want to keep it and avoid a tow bill. The Williamsburg Police Department started towing abandoned...
Posted On 18 May 2016

L&N Historical Society makes donation to Corbin Tourism

The Corbin Tourism Commission received some financial help Saturday in its on-going effort to return the L&N 2132 locomotive, along with its coal tender and caboose to their former glory. The board of directors of the L&N Historical Society, which held its quarterly...

Another round of layoffs set to hit Whayne Supply

Yet another round of layoffs is set to hit the employees at Whayne Supply in Corbin. According to a letter sent to employees at the company’s Corbin facility, obtained by The News Journal, Whayne Supply Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Joe Yoerg announced the...

Corbin man reportedly hits car at local dealership, drives wrong way in effort to elude police

A Corbin man is facing numerous charges in Knox County after he allegedly led Kentucky State Police on a high-speed chase through Corbin Thursday night, hitting a car at a local dealership and driving the wrong way on U.S. 25E in the process. Thirty-seven-year-old Jason Sevier...

Georgia man accusing of pulling gun on truck driver

A Georgia man has been charged with wanton endangerment for allegedly pointing a gun at a truck driver in north Corbin Thursday morning. According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, 39-year-old Cornelius Dixon of Fayetteville, Ga. was arrested just before 2 a.m. Root said...