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Despite days off, local schools still struggling with illness

Superintendents at Whitley County’s three public school districts are keeping a close eye on growing absenteeism, among students and staff, caused by a triple whammy of seemingly pervasive illnesses across the area. Scott Paul, Superintendent at the Whitley County School...

Stolen gun report inadvertently leads police to meth

A report about a stolen gun early Saturday morning led authorities to the discovery of methamphetamine at a Williamsburg motel Sunday morning. About 3 a.m. Saturday, Whitley County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a report of a stolen handgun at a south US25W...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Leigh Burke indicted for second time

Former Whitley County School District Chief Financial Officer Leigh Burke was indicted for a second time Monday morning. This time in connection with a theft from the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO). A former chief financial officer for the Whitley...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

No indictment returned in porch shooting case

The Whitley County Grand Jury has opted not to indict a Williamsburg man in connection with a Jan. 12 shooting that took place at his Mt. Morgan home. The grand jury issued its monthly report Monday and issued no true bill or no indictment against Christopher Creekmore in...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

‘Kentucky Wildbots’ amping up for 2017 First Robotics competition

The Kentucky Wildbots are gearing up for another run in the FIRST Robotics Competition with hopes of making it to the world competition in St. Louis, Missouri. The challenge this year is to build a robot that can climb, haul and shoot softball sized whiffle balls, and transport...

High School Basketball Coverage – Week of Feb 22, 2017

The following is a collection of stories pertaining to high school basketball appearing in the February 22, 2017 edition of the News Journal… Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017
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2017 Spring Sports Preview: W’burg softball and baseball

Hopkins thinks baseball Jackets have great potential in 2017, excited for new season Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 22 Feb 2017
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Rockholds woman injures bailiff, has to be carried from Whitley courtroom

A Rockholds woman had to be physically removed from a Whitley County courtroom Monday afternoon after the judge held her in contempt of court. According to Sheriff Colan Harrell, the incident began about 2 p.m. when 42-year-old Shannon Fox Hamblin came before Judge Paul...

Corbin Police investigating overnight vandalism at Wyatt’s Auto Cleaning

Corbin Police were called to Wyatt’s Auto Cleaning on North Main Street Tuesday morning after someone apparently broke into a vending machine and a car parked on the lot. Owner Jennifer Wyatt said when she arrived the Coke machine had been overturned and was lying in the...

Sheriff seeks public’s help to find wanted man

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help to locate a Woodbine man, who is wanted in connection with an indictment warrant for fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child and manufacturing methamphetamine. Whitley County Sheriff Colan...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017