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Knox County jail suffers from severe overcrowding

Knox County deputy jailers had their hands full Friday, Feb. 26, with the excessive number of inmates they have to haul over and back from circuit court. But, by that time, however, the worst was nearly over. The Knox County Detention Center is set up for 35 inmates; however,...
Posted On 03 Mar 2016
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Williamsburg Mayor leading package alcohol effort

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Posted On 02 Mar 2016

News Journal wins 24 KPA Awards

The News Journal brought home a total of 24 Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Awards, including a second-place award for General Excellence in the large weekly newspaper division, during the Kentucky Press Association’s annual banquet Thursday night. “I’m very...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016

Corbin man accused of severely beating girlfriend

A Corbin man accused beating his girlfriend so severely that she had to be taken to the hospital emergency room Saturday night, pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree assault – domestic violence. Fifty-five-year-old Tony Johnson, who is also facing one count of public...

Corbin Tourism agrees to pay train movers extra $10,000

After nearly two weeks of waiting, the Corbin Tourism Commission is moving forward with a request from Wasatch Railroad Group to pay the company an additional $10,000 for moving L&N 232, along with its coal tender and a caboose from Bainbridge, Ga. to Corbin. The initial vote...

Graham to speak at leadership lecture series in April

Dr. William “Will” Franklin Graham IV, the grandson of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the University of the Cumberlands’ 11th Annual Excellence in Leadership Series, which is sponsored by The Forcht Group of...

Mays named Baptist Health Vice-Pres., CNO

Sherrie Mays, MSN, RN was named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Baptist Health Corbin. Sherrie joined Baptist in 1983 as a staff nurse.  In 1995, she was named Director of Women’s and Children’s Services. Leadership for the Surgery Department was added to her...
Posted On 10 Feb 2016

Barbourville goes all in, approves Sunday alcohol sales

The big question on everyone’s mind now that Barbourville residents have approved the sale of alcohol is will it be sold on Sunday. The answer is yes. The second reading of Barbourville’s Resolution 2016-1 was held last Friday; however, the vote by the city council to...