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Williamsburg Masonic Lodge 490 donates bikes for attendance awards

The Williamsburg Lodge No. 490, Free and Accepted Masons, recently donated two bicycles to the Whitley County Central Primary school to be used as attendance incentives. The bikes will be on display until the end of the school year when they will be given to two students chosen...

Croley, Mountjoy honored at Leader of the Year banquet

Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley said he’s thankful for the “tight knit” community full of positive influences he’s had during his lifetime, and called being named Leader of the Year a “humbling” experience. Croley was presented the award last Thursday during the Leadership...

Donald Lawrence Benfield

Donald Lawrence Benfield, 85, formerly of Lily, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Richmond, KY. Born at Benedict in Lee County, VA, he was a son of the late Creed Benfield and Myrtle Hyden Wilson. Sisters Verline Foster Campbell and Elizabeth “Betty” Maxwell...

CHS basketball players suspended three games

  Two Corbin High School basketball players have been suspended for three games after a video in which one utters what some have called a racial slur was posted to the Internet and went viral.

Florida man indicted on charges of fleeing from, shooting at police

A Florida man, who shot at police during a high-speed chase nearly two months ago and was slightly injured when an officer returned fire, has been indicted on multiple charges by a Whitley County Grand Jury. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018

Suspect in Monday fatal stabbing captured following Tuesday incident; made strange request last week

(Correction: Due to a misprint, the original version of this story, which ran in the Jan. 17 print edition of the News Journal, incorrectly stated that Kentucky State Police were expected to charge Franzine Minchen with murder in connection with Curtis Lawson’s death, when...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018

Electronic Edition for 1-10-2018

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Tom Dowling was a leader in every aspect of life

Tom Dowling was a leader in every aspect of life. He was a leader as a coach and as commissioner of the Mid-South Conference. But I remember him most as a great leader at Central Baptist Church where I was a member of his Sunday School class for several years. Tom died after a...
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

Shoe Sensation coming to Williamsburg in April

Williamsburg is getting a new shoe store this year. Shoe Sensation will be located at 640 West Highway 92 in the Davenport Retail Center, and plans to open in April 2018. Since opening its first store in 1984, Shoe Sensation has focused on bringing America’s top footwear brands...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018

Letter to the Editor: Toys for Tots thanks everyone for successful 2017 effort

To the Editor: The JC Paul Detachment 1448, Marine Corps League was honored to be the hosting Detachment, for The United States Marine Corps TOYS FOR TOTS, which is servicing Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. Toys For Tots is celebrating its 70th year giving needy children a...