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Tourism impact report disputed

For the second consecutive year, the Corbin Tourism Commission is taking issue with the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet’s tourism economic impact report concerning Whitley County. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Vehicle fire shuts down portion of I-75 in Whitley County Wednesday

South Interstate 75 in Whitley County was shut down for approximately 20 minutes Wednesday afternoon as Oak Grove firefighters worked to extinguish a vehicle fire. Chief Kevin Gibbs said firefighters were called to the scene between the 20 and 21–mile markers at approximately...

Area fire departments battle three brush fires in as many days

For the third time in as many days area firefighters have been called to the scene to fight brush fires that have gotten out of control. Woodbine firefighters were called to Old Corbin Road off of Ky. 26 about 2:45 p.m. Monday. Woodbine Battalion Chief Rickie Fore said the flames...

Doing our part to celebrate the Whitley County bicentennial

In case you didn’t know, Whitley County is 200 years old this year! That’s an amazing milestone. The city where this newspaper was founded in 1908 has gone to great effort to have a month-long celebration for the bicentennial in April. So, we decided to join in on the fun. This...

Imagine life without cell phones, TV 200 years ago

We are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Whitley County. Kentucky had been ratified as the 15th state just 26 years earlier. The western most part of Kentucky, west of the Tennessee River, was sold to the United States the same year, 1818, that our county...

Looking back: How some of Whitley County’s various communities got their names

(Editor’s note: This is the first part of a three-part story detailing the origins of some of Whitley County’s smaller communities. The second part of this story will appear on next month’s bicentennial page in the News Journal.) They have names like Boston (not the liberal place...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018

Whitley County seeking grant to purchase submersible ROV

The Whitley County Fiscal Court took the first step in the process to acquire a remotely operated submersible vehicle to aid in search and recovery efforts. At last Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting of the fiscal court, the magistrates unanimously approved a resolution...

Update: Victims identified in Woodbine crash Saturday

Update: Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley has identified the victims in a fatal crash early Saturday afternoon in Woodbine. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Donnie Wayne Hayes, 26, and the passenger as Joshua Powers, 27, both of Williamsburg. Both were killed Saturday...

Officials report minor damage following severe storms, high winds overnight

There was some havoc throughout the area early Wednesday morning due to storms, but officials say damage was relatively minor and no one was injured. The most significant damage was seen at Kroger Station shopping center where a large section of the roof of the building was blown...

Whitley County slated to receive more than $34 million in biennial highway construction plan

The state legislature has approved the $2 billion biennial highway construction plan, which includes more than $34 million for projects in Whitley County. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us