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Corbin wife accused of shooting her husband

A Corbin woman accused of shooting her husband Saturday is scheduled to be arraigned in Laurel District Court Monday. Fifty-four-year-old Linda Belew is facing one count of first-degree assault in connection with the incident that took place at the couple’s home on Hanes Baker...

The McBurneys and Vermillions have made a big impression here

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. Is it the end of an era? Maybe and maybe not! When Corbin’s Mayor Willard McBurney chose not to seek re-election it will limit his term in office to 12 years. That will make him the longest serving mayor in Corbin’s history....

Sutton found guilty in federal ‘murder for hire’ case

A Corbin man facing federal charges of attempting to hire a hitman to kill four people including Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Trimble and Whitley County Attorney Bob Hammons continued to argue that it was just jailhouse talk, but that fell upon deaf ears as a jury found him...

Corbin man charged with threatening deputy with knife

A Knox County Sheriff’s deputy used his Tazer to subdue a Corbin man who allegedly threatened him with a knife Saturday night. Deputies arrested 27-year-old William Ellis at a residence on Hancock Ave. off of Master Street, charging him with first-degree wanton endangerment of a...

Granddaughter yells Globetrotters to victory

Last week my wife and I went with our daughter Amber and her three children, ages 3,5 and 7, to see the Harlem Globetrotters. She lives in Henderson, Ky. which is just across the Ohio river from the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. Actually we didn’t go to see the Globetrotters....

Letter to the Editor: 30th year was magical for Empty Stocking Fund

To the Editor: On behalf of the members of The Rotary Club of Corbin, and our President Seth Reeves, I want to thank all the contributors and those community volunteers who participated in putting on the Southeast Kentucky Empty Stocking Fund Christmas party for the children in...

Andrew Taylor: What’s wrong with a little benefit of the doubt?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. A few quick observations about the Andrew Taylor situation, … cause of much hyperventilating on ANTI-social media the last few days. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please...

Police: Woman seen talking to utility pole admitted to taking methadone

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies say a woman found outside a Corbin apartment complex Monday morning, “talking to a utility pole,” admitted she had taken methadone. Deputy Claude Hudson arrested 42-year-old Cynthia A. Lawson of Pineville outside Schoolhouse Apartments in the Moore...

Corbin, Williamsburg utilities battle water line breaks

The frigid temperatures left Corbin and Williamsburg utility crews fighting multiple separate water line breaks within the last week. Whitley County schools closed early Tuesday after service was lost at the main campus, leaving the high school, middle school, central primary and...

I’ve seen lots of positive change in the last 21 years

It’s pretty common that I will hear someone say they feel our area is stagnant. There is no growth or new jobs. Nothing ever changes. There is nothing to do. We are stuck in the mud. I disagree. There have been a lot of significant developments, physical improvements, and...