Knox Grand Jury returns rape indictment against former CHS assistant basketball coach

A former Corbin High School assistant basketball coach, who has been accused of the statutory rape of a 16-year-old student, has been indicted by a Knox County grand jury. Twenty-six-year-old Madison Johnson was indicted Friday on charges of third-degree rape and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or [...]

Knuckles’ article about opioid overdose drug is very good news

To the Editor: Trent Knuckle’s recent article, “Opioid overdose drug will soon be available without a prescription,” was a breath of fresh air. The state of Kentucky owes a debt of gratitude to Dr. Shawn Ryan of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for providing access to this overdose-prevention medication, naloxone. This type of article [...]

Tristan Hall files federal lawsuit claiming malicious prosecution, violations of constitutional rights

Tristan Hall, whose legal ordeal encompassed almost four years, numerous felony and misdemeanor charges and 570 days in the Whitley County Detention Center or on home incarceration while awaiting trial on charges that were later, mostly dismissed, has filed a federal lawsuit against prosecutors and law enforcement. In the 65-page lawsuit filed Dec. 28 in [...]

Rockholds woman pleads guilty to charges in connection with high-speed chase

A Rockholds woman is set for sentencing after entering guilty plea to fleeing and DUI charges.                            Calloway Brandi Calloway, 25, was arrested in March when she and two others attempted to flee from Kentucky State Trooper Sammy Faris. Trooper Faris [...]

Dino’s in Corbin ordered closed over unpaid state taxes

A Corbin restaurant has been closed by order of the state for failure to pay more than $100,000 in taxes. Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell posted the notice and changed the locks on Dino’s Italian Restaurant on Falls Hwy. at 11 a.m. Wednesday. “He was friendly about it,” Harrell said of Dino’s owner, Dino Alxiou. [...]

Corbin youth pastor recalls bizarre brush with death on I-75


The interior of Luke Osborne's vehicle after a rock crashed through the windshield while he was driving along I-75 in mid-September.

In the early-morning hours of Sept. 14, a peaceful drive southbound on a desolate stretch of I-75 nearly turned deadly for a Corbin man who says he suspects foul play was involved in a terrifying incident.
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UPDATED: Williamsburg man dies in Friday wreck on Corbin bypass

UPDATED: A Williamsburg man who was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center following a head-on collision Friday on the Cobin bypass died, while the Corbin man who was driving the other vehicle remains in serious condition at UK. Corbin Police say 63-year-old Joseph M. Clark of Corbin was driving a Chevrolet Camaro, while 40-year-old [...]

District Court 09-21-16

Editor’s note: The News Journal publishes only the final disposition of district court criminal cases except for those which are waived to a grand jury or dismissed. The following cases were heard by Judge Cathy Prewitt in Whitley County District Court on June 14: Audrey Mays vs. Jessica Roberts - order to vacate entered, seven [...]

Cross country runners compete at Knox All-Comers, Tanner Duke Invitational races

This past Saturday, September 3, all coverage area cross country teams were in action at either the Knox Central All-Comers race in Barbourville, or the Henry Clay/Tanner Duke Invitational in Lexington.

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Woodbine man charged in robbery/thefts at High Top boat ramp

A Woodbine man was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly robbing a man at knifepoint at the High Top boat ramp parking area and breaking into three vehicles that were parked there. According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, Deputy Brian Hensley arrested 29-year-old Isiah Canada. Harrell said Hensley was called to the area off of [...]