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“Survivor,” featuring return of Nick Wilson, to premier Feb. 12

After taking home the $1 million grand prize as the winner of CBS’s “Survivor: David versus Goliath” on Dec. 19, 2018, Williamsburg’s Nick Wilson took a new job at the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Whitley and McCreary County, got engaged and moved on with his life following...

Baptist Health Corbin hosting heart awareness events beginning Friday

February is national heart awareness month and Baptist Health Corbin is encouraging everyone to wear red Friday to raise awareness about heart disease and the impact it can have. Hospital officials will highlight the day at 2 p.m. when Corbin Mayor Suzie Razmus is scheduled to...

City of Williamsburg reopens water intake Tuesday

Williamsburg reopened its raw water intake Tuesday nearly a day after which it was closed following a chemical spill that reached the Clear Fork River. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the intake was closed Monday afternoon as an unknown portion of...

Sheriff asks for public’s help to locate missing man

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Williamsburg man. Will Lawrence Hill, 33, was last seen on Jan. 11 in the Highland Park area of Williamsburg, and was reported missing by his mother, Tammy Blevins, on Jan. 14,...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020

News Journal wins more awards than first thought

The News Journal, which recently received the first place award for General Excellence in the large weekly division of the Kentucky Press Association’s Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Awards contest, received a few more awards than first thought. When results of the contest were...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020

Whitley County Community Green Dot Mural ribbon cutting set for 1:30 p.m. Friday

The Whitley County Community Green Dot program will be holding a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the new Green Dot mural that is now located at the corner of Fourth Street and Main Street in Williamsburg. Local artist Hilary Baker painted the mural,...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020

Unemployment rate rises in 56 Kentucky counties, including Whitley

Unemployment rates rose in 56 Kentucky counties between December 2018 and December 2019, including Whitley County, fell in 46, including Laurel County, and stayed the same in 18 counties, including Knox County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020

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Legal Notices for 2-5-20

SALE NOTICE: 2002 FORD EXCURSION, VIN#1FMSU43F92EC14183, current owner: Daniel Oliver Legault, lienholder: Titlemax of South Carolina, repair facility: Legacy Ford, 13305 N Hwy 25E, Corbin, KY 40701, 606-528-1904.   NOTICE: To all persons claiming an interest i...


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Posted On 05 Feb 2020