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COVID-19 has delayed, but not stopped opening of new W’burg downtown businesses

When it comes to Williamsburg’s downtown development, there is some bad news and there is some good news. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison noted during the recent monthly city council meeting that several businesses were getting close to opening when the COVID-19 shutdown hit in...
Posted On 19 May 2020

Reduced gas tax proceeds one of example of how city budgets are struggling

The City of Williamsburg’s share of the state’s gas tax for next fiscal year gives you some idea of the financial challenges local city and county governments are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This current fiscal year, which ends June 30, the City of Williamsburg...
Posted On 19 May 2020

Whitley County grad earns PhD in chemical engineering

Congratulations to Whitley County High School Alum Kendall (Huddleston) Murphy as she has defended her PhD Dissertation titled “The Development of Polymer Constructs for Adipose Tissue Engineering Applications.”

Leadership Kentucky Now Accepting BRIGHT KENTUCKY 2020 Applications

Leadership Kentucky is now accepting applications for the second year of the BRIGHT Kentucky program.
Posted On 20 Mar 2020
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Summary of coronavirus-related content appearing in the News Journal Twitter feed

If you are looking for more information regarding the ongoing health crisis related to COVID-19, or the coronavirus, the News Journal’s official Twitter account is a good place to start. Here is a comprehensive list of all posts that have been made since Wednesday that...

Corbin Kiwanis Club shines light on Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia

At Wednesday’s weekly meeting of the Corbin Kiwanis Club, April Stauffer of the Alzheimer’s Association took the podium to discuss dementia. Stauffer is a Community Outreach Coordinator working in the association’s greater Kentucky and southern Indiana chapter.

Amber’s Army fights for her life

When Pineville, Ky. native Amber Bailey, a registered nurse at Barbourville ARH Hospital, learned she had stage four cholangiocarcinoma, she knew she had to fight this terminal cancer for her three children. What Amber didn’t know was her ARH co-workers would form an army to join...
Posted On 11 Mar 2020
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OP-ED: Marsy’s Law will give crime victims a much-deserved voice in Kentucky’s justice system

OP-ED by Eileen Recktenwald, Dorislee Gilbert, and Caroline Ruschell Sometimes simply having a voice in the process and being treated with respect makes all the difference. That’s something we’ve heard time and again from survivors as they navigate the criminal justice syste...
Posted On 07 Mar 2020
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Gov. Beshear, other Kentucky leaders urge lawmakers to pass sports betting bill

With support from educators, top business leaders, law enforcement and retirees, Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday called on lawmakers to pass sports betting legislation to stop Kentucky dollars from flowing to neighboring states and use those funds for needs in Kentucky. “We have a...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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More than $11.3 million in conservation funding for Kentucky to reclaim and repurpose abandoned coal mines

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced that theOffice of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) will provide $11,314,447 to Kentucky in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants, to clean up and...