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Update: Kroger bringing free drive-thru COVID-19 testing to Corbin May 12-14

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his daily 5 p.m. news briefing Wednesday that Kroger Drive-Thru testing will be coming to Corbin on Tuesday, May 12, through Thursday, May 14. Beshear said the state’s partnership with Kroger will bring more testing next week in...
Posted On 06 May 2020

Photo Gallery: Flash flooding hits Corbin Tuesday

Flash flooding like this on Master Street in Corbin Tuesday morning should soon be a thing of the past once a drainage project, which is already underway, gets completed this year. Tuesday flooding also endangered this trailer, which is located off Fifth Street Road. The Corbin...
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Whitley County Clerk outlines voting procedures for June primary election

(Editor’s note: The printed edition of this story in Wednesday’s News Journal, incorrectly states that one of the two in-person voting sites in Whitley County on Primary Election Day will be Williamsburg Independent School. The site for this portion of Whitley County...

Timothy Ray Perkins

Timothy Ray Perkins age 54, of Jellico, Tennessee, passed at his residence on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Timothy was born in Jellico on September 17, 1965 to the late Jess Elmer Perkins and Lydia June Douglas Perkins. He is survived by son, Daniel Timothy Perkins; mother, Lydia...

Baptist Health spearheads breakthrough COVID-19 plasma treatment

Clinicians treating severely suffering COVID-19 patients at Baptist Health Corbin now have access to the FDA-sponsored, Mayo Clinic-led expanded access treatment program through a clinical trial using plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients as a potential treatment option. The...
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Electronic Edition For 5-6-2020

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Knoxville duo wanted on sex-related charges in Whitley County arrested

State and local law enforcement in Tennessee have served two Knoxville men with warrants charging them in connection with a sexual assault in Whitley County. Special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and Knox County, Tennessee Sheriff’s deputies, arrested Hunter...

Legal Notices for 5-6-20

NOTICE OF BOND RELEASE Permit Number 918-0472 In accordance with KRS 350.093, notice is hereby given that Alden Resources LLC, 332 West Cumberland Gap Parkway, Suite 100, Corbin, KY 40701, has filed for a Phase I Bond Release on Increments 1 & 2 of permit # 918-0472, which...

Letter to the Editor: Next COVID-19 relief bill needs to help small businesses

(Letter to the Editor by David O. Smith of Corbin) It’s clear the first COVID relief bill passed by Congress basically went to big business, except for the $600 benefits to individuals receiving unemployment in an attempt to equalize funds received in each state. Hopefully, the...
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Courtney Taylor triple murder sentencing hearing delayed until judicial center opens again

The sentencing hearing for a Williamsburg woman, who allegedly killed her husband and two teenage daughters in their southern Whitley County home on Jan. 13, 2017, has been delayed again. On Feb. 19, Courtney Taylor, 44, entered an Alford plea to three counts of capital murder in...
Posted On 06 May 2020