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Man charged with threatening party-goers with gun

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a London man who allegedly threatened to kill everyone at a party being held in Corbin early Sunday morning. Shaquille Lavarius Williams, 22, is facing eight counts of first-degree wanton endangerment stemming from the incident at a...

The GaRAGE Karaoke and arcade coming to Corbin

If you are looking for a family-friendly entertainment option, downtown Corbin will soon have it with The GaRAGE Karaoke and Arcade. Jamie Brown and her boyfriend, Chase Gabbard, are working to renovate the former A-1 Car Care building at the corner of North Main and Gordon...

Looking for a good way to attract tourists, how about investing in a permanent stage

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. A Railroad Museum at the Depot would be part of an attraction that could attract visitors to downtown Corbin. However, spending upwards of $500,000 is a lot of money to gamble on it happening in a railroad museum. You need to...
Posted On 22 Feb 2019

Official says project in the works to fix sewage-spewing manholes on Master Street

If the Corbin Utility Commission has its way, the bubbling manholes, overflowing water, and other matter, pouring from the sewer along Master Street following heavy rains will be a thing of the past by the end of the year. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please...

Maybe vaccination law is needed?

Gotta brag just a little this week. For the third straight year, the News Journal was named best newspaper, among large weekly publications in Kentucky, at the Kentucky Press Association annual convention last month. This is a big deal to those in our profession. Our category is...

Search for missing Tennessee girl focuses on Whitley County, Corbin

Tennessee officials are focusing on Whitley County and Corbin in their search for a missing teen after her cell phone’s GPS indicated it was in the area. According to WVLT News in Knoxville, Savannah Leigh Pruitt, 14, has been missing from her Madisonville home since Jan. 13....
Posted On 30 Jan 2019

Kane Brown to kick off busy month at The Arena in Corbin with Friday concert

As the calendar turns to February on Friday, business will be picking up at The Arena in Corbin, which will feature something to do each weekend, and another show first featured on, “America’s Got Talent.” Friday night, The Arena will be packed as rising country star Kane Brown...

Corbin man charged with indecent exposure

A Corbin man was arrested Tuesday in Barbourville after police say he and a woman were having sexual relations in the Walmart parking lot. Police arrested Nicholas Mandel, 39, of Corbin, and Dana Woolum, 33, of Hinkle, charging each with first-degree indecent exposure. On January...
Posted On 25 Jan 2019
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Former Dino’s building sells again with plans for steakhouse

After sitting vacant for more than two years after it was ordered closed for unpaid sales and withholding taxes, the former Dino’s Italian Restaurant in Corbin will get a new lease on life as Sagebrush Steakhouse. Officials with the restaurant chain confirmed Thursday that they...

Oak Grove, Woodbine firefighters battle house fire on Fifth Street Road

Oak Grove and Woodbine firefighters spent approximately three hours battling a blaze that destroyed a home on Fifth Street Road Monday morning. Firefighters were paged to the scene near the Interstate 75 bridge at 4:44 a.m. “Someone on the interstate saw the flames and called...