Member Login | Contact Us | Call Us Today! 1-606-528-9767 | info@thenewsjournal.net
default-logo

Portions of Whitley County affected by regional power outage Tuesday morning

Whitley County officials say damage to a main transmission electric line caused power outages Tuesday morning. “It went out in Corbin about 7, and just kind of trickled down,” said Whitley County Projects Director Amber Owens noting the Goldbug area was affected at approximately...

Corbin woman, Lily man among four arrested in connection with kilo of methamphetamine Sunday

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies seized one kilogram of methamphetamine Sunday that they say was targeted to be distributed in Whitley and Laurel counties, arresting four people in the process. Whitney Phelps, 21, of Corbin, Jerry Wayne Caldwell, 47, of Lily, Jerrica Combs, 28,...

Cook Out restaurant should open soon in Williamsburg

Cook Out, a restaurant franchise headquartered in North Carolina, which first bought property in Williamsburg in 2014 and a building on a different site in late 2019, is apparently finally ready to start work on a restaurant in Williamsburg, which it hopes to have open soon. Read...
Posted On 13 May 2020

University of the Cumberlands reopening campuses for fall, instituting bi-term classes

University of Cumberlands officials announced Monday that it will reopen its Williamsburg and Florence campuses in the fall. “While it is impossible to predict the future, we have every intention of re-opening our campus locations to students this fall,” said University...

Williamsburg man among four people charged in Keavy robbery

One person was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with gunshot wounds, and three others, including a Williamsburg man, are in the Laurel County Correctional Center on robbery charges following an incident Friday morning in Keavy. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies...

Status of Fourth of July fireworks is up in the air and not in a good way

While many municipalities across Kentucky have already cancelled plans for their Independence Day fireworks shows, officials in Corbin and Williamsburg say their plans are still up in the air. Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel said tourism, which funds the annual Corbin event...

Tennessee duo facing charges in connection with local sexual assault have been returned to Whitley County

Two Tennessee men, who were arrested last week on warrants out of Whitley County charging them in connection with a sexual assault at an area motel, are now in the Whitley County Detention Center. Hunter Z. Cole, 18, and Zachary T. Munsey, 20, both of Knoxville, were lodged into...

Williamsburg woman pronounced dead following Thursday crash near London

A Williamsburg woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a three-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Laurel County involving her Chevrolet and two tractor-trailer trucks. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, identified the victim...

Williamsburg man charged with first-degree assault

A Williamsburg man admitted to stabbing another man in the neck with a pocket knife Thursday night, but told Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies it was self-defense. Matthew N. Goins, 31, is facing one count of first-degree assault in connection with the incident on Chester Goins...

Two airlifted following Monday motorcycle crash on I-75

Two people were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center following a motorcycle wreck on Interstate 75 south of Williamsburg Monday night. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy Joe Prewitt said the single-vehicle wreck occurred at approximately 10 p.m. near the nine-mile...