Member Login | Contact Us | Call Us Today! 1-606-528-9767 | info@thenewsjournal.net
default-logo
Disability Professionals, LLC

Poll: Where do Kentuckians stand on needle exchange programs?

About half of Kentucky adults favor programs that allow people who use intravenous drugs to exchange used needles for sterile ones, while about 40 percent oppose such programs, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) report. Generally, the more familiar...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019
, By

Study shows children in central and eastern KY more likely to face hunger than overall population in USA

God’s Pantry Food Bank announced the release of Map the Meal Gap 2019, the latest report by Feeding America® on food insecurity and the cost of food at both the county and congressional district level. It is the only study that provides food insecurity data at the local level....
Posted On 14 Jun 2019
, By

Kentuckians lose more years of life to drug abuse than almost anywhere else in the US, reveals study.

The United States has suffered with an opioid epidemic for over two decades, resulting in shocking statistics that are exacerbated with each passing year – there seems to be no end in sight, despite the DEA’s best efforts to fight drug abuse. The World Health Organization...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019
, By

W’burg summer activities kick off with Movies in the Park Friday night

Once again this summer you don’t have to go any further than Bill Woods Park in Williamsburg most Friday nights to find either free live concerts or free movies in the park. “I am looking forward to another great summer of fun with our block parties and movies in the park and all...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019

Corbin Public Library Summer Reading Program kicks off June 3

The Corbin Public Library is blasting off into its summer reading program beginning June 3. The six-week program will feature a series of speakers working to bring area children closer to outer space. Library Director Donna Chadwell said the programs, which will be held on...

Pink cement trucks part of new breast cancer awareness effort

A local concrete company is teaming up with the Baptist Health Corbin to raise awareness about breast cancer and help the hospital in its efforts to combat the disease. Triple Crown Concrete, which operates plants across central and southern Kentucky, including Corbin and London,...

Whitley County Grand Jury indicts 23 people on drug-related charges

The Whitley County Grand Jury indicted more than two-dozen people on drug-related charges Monday. According to its monthly report and indictments, the grand jury issued the drug-related indictments against 23 people, including: You need to login to view the rest of the content....
Posted On 22 May 2019

Laurel County crash injures two Corbin residents

A three-vehicle crash Monday evening on US 25 in Laurel County sent three people, including two Corbin residents, to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. The crash happened about 9:35 p.m. approximately four miles south of London. A blue Hyundai Sonata, which was driven...
Posted On 22 May 2019

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association plans Saturday morning ride

If you like to ride a motorcycle and you would like to help local veterans, then you may want to take part in a motorcycle ride Saturday that will follow the Copperhead Trail through parts of Whitley and McCreary counties. The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Kentucky...
Posted On 24 Apr 2019

Laurel Judge-Exec. brings $2,500 donation for Corbin Senior Citizens Center

After hearing about budget cutbacks impacting the Corbin Senior Citizens Center, Laurel County Judge-Executive David Westerfield didn’t want to give lip service to the problem. He prefers direct action. During a visit to the center last Thursday, Westerfield presented center...