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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

Corbin, Williamsburg utilities battle water line breaks

The frigid temperatures left Corbin and Williamsburg utility crews fighting multiple separate water line breaks within the last week. Whitley County schools closed early Tuesday after service was lost at the main campus, leaving the high school, middle school, central primary and...

Planning underway for Williamsburg’s bicentennial celebration

A parade, a tour of historical homes and a historical picture show are just some of the events Williamsburg has planned in the month of April to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Whitley County. “Next year is our 200th birthday. We are getting geared up,” Mayor...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Florida man injured in shootout with W’burg Police

A Florida man lead police on a lengthy vehicle pursuit in Whitley County Tuesday afternoon in a stolen vehicle while shooting at police officers before being shot himself towards the end of the chase. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that the suspect, who Kentucky State...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Harrison gets opponent in Williamsburg mayor race

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Posted On 15 Nov 2017