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There is lots to do this weekend in Williamsburg

Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, you have a couple of good options Saturday right here in Williamsburg. The Whitley County Historical & Genealogical Society will be holding its annual Heritage Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at the old L&N Railroad...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

Car show held to raise awareness about pulmonary fibrosis

There was more to the “It’s Just a Hunk of Metal” car show Saturday at the Kentucky Splash waterpark than just a few hunks of old metal in the form of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. For organizer Christy Bolton, it was a way to honor her late father,...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016

Public invited to “Step It Up” for walk with Mayor Harrison

Local residents are being invited to get out and take a one-mile walk Saturday morning with Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison. Step It Up-Walk with the Mayor of Williamsburg is a free event that will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bill Woods Park. “The Step Up Program is...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016

W’burg council authorizes needle exchange program

Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Martha Steele addresses the Williamsburg City Council about a proposed needle exchange program. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison, who serves on the Whitley County Health Department Board of Directors, admits that when the...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

Old Fashioned Trading Days starts Thursday

Concerts with bluegrass, gospel and country-rock artists, a large car show and several new food vendors will highlight this year’s 33rd Annual Old Fashioned Trading Days festival that will kick off Thursday and run through Saturday evening in Williamsburg. “It is...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Harrison appointed to Ky. 911 Services Board

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison to the Kentucky 911 Services Board. Bevin made Harrison’s appointment to the 911 Services Board Friday afternoon along the appointment of three other people: Daniel L. Bell, Robert J. Leeper and...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Ex-W’burg police chief dies after battle with cancer

Former Williamsburg Police Chief Russell Jones, who spent nearly three decades serving the public by working in law enforcement, has gone on to serve a higher power. Jones, 65, died at Baptist Health Corbin Saturday following a lengthy battle with cancer. “He embodied the...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Jones was a hero, who never sought the spotlight

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. In 2007, Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison had a problem. His police chief, who two months earlier had been suspended after a failed drug test, resigned after another drug test came back with a diluted sample. A year earlier, another...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Suppression hearing, trial date set in Childress case

Adam Childress is accused of murder after allegedly getting drunk at VFW and running over a man on a sidewalk. The case has sparked various litigation. An attorney for a Williamsburg man, who allegedly ran over and killed a man out walking his dog along a sidewalk nearly five...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

UPDATE: Names released of two men hit, killed by train

UPDATE: Kentucky State Police have identified the two individuals killed Tuesday morning when they were struck by a train. The individuals were 18-year-old Jordan X. Carr of Williamsburg and 18-year-old Cody E. Stevens of Barbourville. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley said the...