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Ex-News Journal Society Editor recognized for excellence in teaching

A former News Journal Society Editor was recognized Monday for her excellence as a teacher. Fatemia Fuson teaches dual credit mathematics at Knox Central High School, and worked at the News Journal from 2008 – 2014. She was one of three Knox County teachers honored with the...
Posted On 04 Apr 2021

Joyce Hughes Davis

Joyce Hughes Davis, 63, of Corbin, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021, at her home. Born in Knox County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Dallas and Icie Hughes. Joyce served as a minister alongside her husband, Pastor Harvey Davis, at the Knox Christian Center. In...

Get Help for Addiction, Abuse or Suicidal Thoughts

Alcohol and drug addiction has risen 13 percent, and overdoses have spiked, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Substance abuse problems have roots going back thousands of years, but the traumatic isolation and extra stress created by the COVID lockdowns, and widespread...

Rodney Lee Combs

Rodney Lee Combs, age 64, of Corbin, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Baptist Health of Corbin. Rodney was born March 4, 1957, in Lexington, Kentucky, to the late Walker Lee and Shirley Gray Combs. Rodney worked at Central Automotive for 29 years. He grew up...

Kenny Thomas Jr.

Kenny Thomas Jr., 48, of Corbin, Kentucky, husband of the late Laura Shelton Thomas, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, Kentucky. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2,...

Tammy Dawn Wagers

Tammy Dawn Wagers, age 50, of Jack Moses Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at her home. Tammy was born on March 27, 1970 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She is survived by her husband, Ricky Wagers of Williamsburg; father, Thurman Hulsey...

Vickie Jo West

Vickie Jo West, age 50, of Betty West Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at her home.  Vickie was born on May 24, 1970 in Corbin, Kentucky to the late Walter Cosby West and Betty Lola (Richardson) West. In addition to her father, Walter,...

Lois Dean (Huddleston) Sams

Lois Dean (Huddleston) Sams, age 75, of Spring, Texas, formerly of Jellico, Tennessee, left us to be with our Heavenly Father on March 5, 2021. She loved the Good Lord Jesus Christ with all of her heart and one-day would be free as a bird. Lois would always tell you that her...

Hazel Rich

Hazel Rich, age 89, of Williamsburg, KY, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at her home. She was born April 5, 1931 in Whitley County, KY to the late James Melton and Martha Kidd Meadors. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Rich; a son, Kenny...

Henrietta Botts Bridges

Henrietta Botts Bridges, age 86, of Pioneer, Tennessee passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021 at her home. She was born May 12, 1934 in Elk Valley, Tennessee. Henrietta is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Lizzie Blankenship Botts; brothers, Lonzo, Oscar and Ezra “AZ”...