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Whitley County Clerk receives clean audit

The Whitley County Clerk received a clean audit of the 2017 financial statement, according to a statement released by Mike Harmon, auditor of public accounts, on June 27. According to the audit, “Auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the financial...

Second Kim’s Hometown Pharmacist indicted in federal court

A second Kim’s Hometown pharmacist is facing a criminal charge in federal court. On June 26, Kim’s Hometown Pharmacy owner and operator Kimberly Jones was arrested in connection with a 28-count federal indictment stemming from alleged illegal activity at the pharmacy. She is...
Posted On 28 Jun 2018

Clay County woman caught fleeing Walmart with $32 in stolen goods

A Clay County woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to run from loss prevention officers at the Corbin Walmart with $32 in stolen merchandise. Carrie Lewis Gordon, 41, of Manchester, was turned over to the custody of Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies after loss...

Grace Health celebrates CMA class graduation

Twenty-eight Grace Health employees were recognized on June 22, 2018 at a pinning ceremony for going the extra mile by becoming Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMAs). “These employees worked full-time in addition to taking weekly classes and a national exam to become...
Posted On 28 Jun 2018
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KY beverage companies helping to fight obesity

The fight against obesity remains at the forefront of the public health agenda here in Kentucky and throughout the United States. At the Kentucky Beverage Association (KBA), it’s at the top of our agenda as well. We believe effective measures to reduce obesity require all...
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My one, fateful book review

My one and only book review for this newspaper may have gotten me blacklisted. Let me explain. A couple of years ago, I thought it would be a cool idea to add book reviews as a semi-regular part of what we offer in the News Journal. I didn’t just want them to be reviews of the...

State highway workers were quick to respond

A salute to the men who work for the Kentucky Department of Highways. Monday, during a massive thunderstorm, they arrived just minutes after a tree fell on the road near the 770 bridge that leads to Cracker Barrel restaurant in north Corbin. My daughter Amber, who was heading...
Posted On 28 Jun 2018

Tackling KY’s alarming increase in suicide

Suicide rates are rising dramatically across the Commonwealth, as well as the United States. This is a troubling trend, and one that must be stopped in its tracks. A study recently released by the Centers for Disease Control shows that the epidemic of suicide has been sharply on...
Posted On 28 Jun 2018
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