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George Hays Road closed indefinitely after collapse

George Hays Road in Williamsburg will be partially closed for at least the next few weeks following the collapse of a portion of the road that is located about 1.5 miles from Briar Creek Park. George Hays Road in Williamsburg will be closed indefinitely following a collapse...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018

Semi runs off road, ends up in I-75 median near W’burg

A semi overturned in the median on I-75 near Williamsburg Monday afternoon slowing down traffic for several hours, but fortunately there were no serious injuries. Emergency workers labored Monday afternoon at this crash scene near the 9 mile marker of I-75 when a tractor trailer...
Posted On 14 Mar 2018

Williamsburg Police bringing active shooter training to the city July 9-10

As more and more mass killings happen across not only the country but also the world, more and more people are asking what they should do in the event of a violent intruder or active shooter in their work place, school or house of worship. Should they fight? Should they hide?...
Posted On 02 Mar 2018

Local law firm’s offer to help secure Corbin schools expands to neighboring districts

What began as a pledge by a Corbin area law firm towards the purchase of metal detectors for Corbin Independent Schools has blossomed into an effort to help school systems across the region and the state. In a video released on Copeland and Romines Law Office’s Facebook page...

Forcht Bank donates $19,000 for two school computer labs

A local businessman was honored for his donation that made two computer labs at Williamsburg Schools possible. Amon Couch, Superintendent of Williamsburg Independent Schools, recently presented a commemorative photo book to Forcht Bank Chairman Terry Forcht and Forcht Bank...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018
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Williamsburg flooding 15th worst in history, officials say

While several places in Whitley County and Williamsburg have experienced flooding in recent days, it appears the area dodged any major damage due to high water. “We’ve had some culverts washed out and stuff like that, but for the most part it has been pretty good,” Whitley County...
Posted On 14 Feb 2018

Williamsburg readies for big bicentennial events in April

The dedication of an historical marker, an ice cream social, a parade and a birthday gala and dance are all part of Williamsburg’s planned bicentennial celebrations, which are scheduled throughout April to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Whitley County with...
Posted On 07 Feb 2018

Winter weather wreaking havoc on local school system calendars

The bouts with winter weather are, or close to, wreaking havoc on the local schools systems calendars. Icy roads forced Corbin, Whitley County and Williamsburg school systems to cancel classes Monday. While several periods of rain are forecast into the weekend, the National...

One injured during Monday crash in Williamburg

One driver was taken to the hospital and another was cited for having no insurance following a Monday morning crash in Williamsburg. The crash happened shortly before noon on US25W near the entrance to Firestone Industrial Products and Dollar General. Sandie Lawson, 48, of...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018

Suspect in Monday fatal stabbing captured following Tuesday incident; made strange request last week

(Correction: Due to a misprint, the original version of this story, which ran in the Jan. 17 print edition of the News Journal, incorrectly stated that Kentucky State Police were expected to charge Franzine Minchen with murder in connection with Curtis Lawson’s death, when...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018