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Williamsburg man indicted for assault with hammer

The Whitley County Grand Jury issued its regular monthly report Monday, indicting a Williamsburg man for assault with a hammer, a Tennessee man for unlawful imprisonment, and an Ohio woman in connection with a police chase involving a stolen vehicle. Read this story and more for...
Posted On 22 Jul 2020

Sullivan indicted for attempted murder of a police officer

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly tried to run over a Kentucky State Police trooper in May, and was subsequently shot by another trooper, has been indicted by a Whitley County Grand Jury. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day!...
Posted On 22 Jul 2020

W’burg City Hall reopens to the public

Williamsburg City Hall is now back open to the public, but if you don’t want to get out of your car in this heat, then you can still do the bulk of your city business at the drive-thru window for the water department. Mayor Roddy Harrison said that the city put up signs on city...
Posted On 22 Jul 2020

Whitley County reports first COVID-19 death Tuesday

Whitley County has suffered its first COVID-19 death. “We are sad to report the first death of a Whitley County resident associated with COVID-19, but we will not be releasing further details,” Whitley County Public Health Director Marcy Rein said in a release Tuesday afternoon....
Posted On 22 Jul 2020

Julie Osborne announced as new Whitley County High School principal

A press release sent out by Whitley County Schools Tuesday afternoon announced Julie Osborne as the new principal at Whitley County High School. Osborne comes to WCHS from Knox Central High School in Barbourville, where she was serving as assistant principal.

Ky. reached largest one-day total of new COVID-19 cases Sunday; Bell County reports four new cases

Gov. Andy Beshear reported Sunday afternoon that 979 newly reported cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed statewide, including three new deaths. This was the largest single-day total of new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth. “We typically have limited reporting on Sunday which...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020

Website maintenance alert for Monday and Tuesday

Dear News Journal readers, Please know that the News Journal’s website will be undergoing some technical improvements Monday, July 27, and Tuesday, July 28. Don’t worry. I have checked with the experts and you, our readers, shouldn’t experience any difficulty in...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020

Knox County readies for major road projects

During a weekly sit-down interview with Knox County Judge-Executive Mike Mitchell, several projects both completed and ongoing were discussed. Among the many projects proposed one stood out that will correct a major issue affecting motorists in regard to the tunnel at Manchester...

Central Christian Academy opening in Gray in the fall

(Story by Jeff Ledington) Central Christian Academy gets its name for its central location to Knox, Whitley, and Laurel counties. Founded with the idea of offering Christian education “that feels like a normal school,” the school is non-denominational and not affiliated with any...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Governor Beshear announces 583 new COVID–19 cases on Saturday

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced 583 new COVID–19 cases in Kentucky Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 22,184. Beshear noted that 583 is the second highest one-day total for the state since the first case was reported on March 6. Beshear added that among the new...