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CHS students collecting shoes to fund clean drinking water

A group of students at Corbin High School are seeking donations of shoes to help people in Africa have better access to clean drinking water. Entering its fifth year, the group, led by Social Studies teacher Cheryl Tinsley is participating in the Waterstep Shoe Drive. The goal is...

News Journal employee hosting Tabletop Day event for charity April 28

For one day each spring, board game enthusiasts all over the world come together to celebrate their favorite hobby with International Tabletop Day.
Posted On 18 Apr 2018
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Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies recover stolen truck

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies have recovered a stolen pick-up truck. Deputy Brandon Prewitt received a tip Friday that a stolen vehicle could be located along Ballard Ford East Road. Prewitt and Detective John Hill responded to the tip and located a 2007 Toyota Tacoma pick-up...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018

Suspects tried to cut open ATM machine, fled from police

A Williamsburg man and a Tennessee man are behind bars after allegedly trying to cut into one of the most visible ATM machines in Williamsburg late Sunday evening before leading police on a high-speed chase along I-75 early Monday morning that ended after police deployed spike...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018

Teen injured in dirt bike crash recovering

Family members say a 16-year-old who suffered critical injuries when his dirt bike slammed into a car on Ky. 26, is improving. Tristan Lay remains at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, but family said he is awake. According to the gofundme.com page, “Tristan Lay Hospital...

1,000 people expected at evangelism rally in Corbin Sunday

About 1,000 people are expected to attend an evangelism rally that is scheduled for Sunday evening in Corbin. The “Whatever It Takes” Rally will be held on Feb. 25 at Central Baptist Church in downtown Corbin, which is located at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and Fourth...
Posted On 21 Feb 2018

Corbin Public Library may serve as site of census worker training

The Corbin Public Library Board will have one and possibly two new members. At Thursday regular board meeting, the members voted on secret ballots to make recommendations to the Corbin City Commission on two members. The seats belong to Brenda Jones and Thelma “Frankie” Sasser....

Woodbine, Oak Grove, Rockholds firefighters save burning trailer

Firefighters from three departments spent three hours Saturday battling a structure fire that damaged a home on McNeil Corn Creek Road. Woodbine, Oak Grove and Rockholds firefighters were called to the scene off of Ky. 1064 about 6 p.m. Woodbine Battalion Chief Rickie Fore...

CHH Biomedical Course, Human Body Systems career pathway students receive white coats

More than 100 Corbin High School students in the Biomedical Course, Human Body Systems career pathway received their white lab coats during a ceremony Monday night. The coats were awarded to sophomores, juniors and seniors who had begun their second class. “The white coat...

Whitley County celebrating bicentennial with birthday party

Whitley County is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, and county officials held a birthday party Thursday afternoon to celebrate, complete with a birthday cake and everything. “We are celebrating 200 years of Whitley County’s existence. This is the bicentennial,” Whitley...
Posted On 25 Jan 2018