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Laurel County Sheriff’s Department seizes meth, heroin during north Corbin traffic stop

A traffic stop in north Corbin Tuesday morning led to the discovery of a quantity of methamphetamine and heroin. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us

5 things you can start doing now to help reduce your risk of breast cancer

A breast cancer diagnosis is stressful and startling, no matter your situation. “While you can’t change some risk factors such as genetics and aging, there are things you can do that may help lower your breast cancer risk. Today is a perfect time to take action to help lower your...
Posted On 11 Oct 2020
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17th Street Christian Church welcoming Mike Hopkins as new Head Minister

After several months of looking, 17th Street Christian Church of Corbin has found their newest Head Minister in 24-year-old London native Mike Hopkins. “I was born and raised in London,” Hopkins said when asked about his background. “I graduated from South Laurel High School in...

James David Rookstool

James David Rookstool, age 63, of Bacon Creek Road, Corbin, Kentucky, departed this life on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his home. He was born on August 31, 1957 in Dayton, Kentucky to the late Frank and Thelma (Lee) Rookstool. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in...

Spike in new COVID-19 cases prompts school officials to delay return to in-person learning

Students across Whitley County who had planned to return to in-person classes at area schools for the first time since early March will have to wait a little longer.

Missouri man gets 10 years for crash that injured woman

A Missouri man has received a 10-year prison sentence in connection with a 2019 crash that seriously injured a woman. Jason Farner, 32, of Marine City, was originally indicted on Sept. 16, 2019, on a charge of first-degree assault in connection with the June 8, 2019 crash. Farner...
Posted On 31 Aug 2020

Complaint leads to two drug trafficking arrests at north Corbin motel Saturday

Two people were arrested on drug trafficking charges early Saturday morning following a complaint of possible drug activity at a north Corbin motel room. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested William Kelly Searight, 43, of Lexington, and April L. Messer, 37, of Cannon after...

MACED becomes Mountain Association

After more than 40 years, the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) is changing its name to the Mountain Association in an effort to be more inclusive and welcoming to the people and communities they serve. The community economic development nonprofit...
Posted On 09 Aug 2020
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Baptist Health Corbin Medical Director Dr. David Worthy answers COVID–19 frequently asked questions

The ongoing COVID–19 pandemic has continued to generate questions and controversy. As a result, The News Journal reached out to Baptist Health Corbin Medical Director Dr. David Worthy to answer a number of the most common questions concerning the state of the virus, testing, when...

Whitley County Health Department issues public notice concerning potential COVID–19 exposure at Saxton Baptist Church

The Whitley County Health Department has issued a public notice concerning the potential exposure to COVID–19 of those who attended Sunday services at Saxton Baptist Church in Williamsburg. Health Department Director Marcy Rein said she elected to issue the notice after learning...