Stolen truck recovered with ‘Drive It Like You Stole It!!!’ written on steering wheel

Whitley County Sheriff's deputies say these words were written on the steering wheel of a stolen truck recovered Wednesday afternoon. A complaint about a possibly intoxicated person Wednesday afternoon, lead Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies to the arrest of four people and the recovery of a stolen pick-up truck with the words, “Drive It [...]

At the Farmers Market: Broccoli

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences With June comes the start of summer and an abundance of fresh produce available at the Whitley County Farmers Market. An in-season produce offering you may not necessarily associate with late spring and early summer is broccoli. Broccoli actually has two growing seasons in Kentucky. Kentucky growers began [...]

Legal Notices for 5-31-17

BID NOTICE: The Whitley County Health Department is taking sealed bids on a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country Van, approximately 173,000 miles, FWD, 6 cylinders. The vehicle will be sold as is. Bids will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 7, 2017. For more information, please contact Bill Freeman at 606-549-3380.   PUBLIC [...]

Janice Lois Lebanion

Janice Lois Lebanion, 77, of Corbin, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Born in Corbin, she was the daughter of the late Zeb Lebanion and Esther Rogers  Lebanion. She was also preceded in death by her husband Brook Hayes.  Janice had worked in Title Research for various banks, [...]

William Terrell “Buck” Bunch Jr.

William Terrell “Buck” Bunch Jr., 75 of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, TN. He was born August 7, 1941 in Jellico, to the late William Bunch Sr. and the late Nell Adkins Bunch. He was a member of the Williamsburg Masonic Lodge #490 and a member [...]

Phyllis Ann Skidmore

Phyllis Ann Skidmore, 59, of Corbin, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Baptist Health Corbin. Born in Whitley County, Phyllis was the daughter of the late Herbert Young and Wilma Martin Young. She was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Whippoorwill Pentecostal Church. Phyllis is [...]

Patrick Robinson steps down as head coach of WHS boys basketball program

After 11 years of leading the Williamsburg High School boys basketball program, Patrick Robinson has decided to step down as head coach of the Yellow Jackets. […]

Stolen motorcycle recovered in Georgia

A motorcycle that was stolen from a Lily residence last Thursday morning has been recovered in Georgia and two people have been arrested. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, Public Affairs Officer at the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, said the motorcycle was recovered last Friday. Acciardo said the dark green 2002 Suzuki motorcycle was taken from a residence [...]

Corbin man charged with assaulting two Laurel deputies responding to domestic complaint

A Corbin couple was arrested on multiple charges after they got physical with Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a domestic violence complaint at their residence Thursday morning. Sheriff John Root said deputies arrested 42-year-old Dennis Stewart on two counts of third degree assault on a police officer, and his wife, 49-year-old Bozana Stewart after she [...]

Whitley Co., W’burg planning 200th anniversary celebration in 2018

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Whitley County is planning a party in 2018. It’s going to be a big, year-long party as the county celebrates the 200th anniversary of its founding. Williamsburg is also planning a big bicentennial celebration that will center around a month-long celebration in April 2018, which [...]