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Former WCHS Principal, under investigation, plans to retire

Former Whitley County High School Principal Alan Sweet, who is currently the subject of a police investigation, won't be with the school system for much longer and is no longer appealing his demotion as school principal.

Corbin Preschool employee indicted for abusing student

An instructional monitor at the Corbin Preschool Center has been indicted for allegedly abusing a student.

Police seek leads in rash of trailer thefts

Corbin Police and the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help to find the individual(s) involved in a series of trailer thefts across the area.

Family needs new mower to tend to veteran's grave

Over the last four years, Jody Tonkin and her family have visited Wells Cemetery in Keavy at least once a week to mow, trim and sweep the graves, including the one belonging to her son, Marine Lance Cpt. Timothy Matthew Jackson, who was killed by an improvised explosive device while serving in Afghanistan on Sept. 30, 2010.

Former Whitley judge arrested for drug trafficking

 A former Whitley district judge is now on the other side of the law after being arrested Thursday afternoon for drug trafficking.


 

Breaking news: Open burning ban in effect for Whitley County

  Whitley County officials have issued an open burning ban Tuesday.

Corbin physician gets 22 months in federal prison for firearms charges

 The good news for Corbin physician Nikhil Parulekar is that Federal Judge Amul Thapar agreed that he did not have 17 firearms in his possession including a loaded handgun police found in his vehicle as part of a drug dealing operation, reducing the sentencing range for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm to 18 to 24 months.

KCEOC bus driver hailed as hero in avoiding potentially serious accident

  A KCEOC school bus carrying six pre-schoolers and a bus monitor slipped off Johnson Hollow Road in Gray Wednesday morning enroute to the Gray/Wilton Child Development Center.

Williamsburg man dies following altercation with police Sunday

Editor's Note: An incorrect photo appeared in the print edition of this story. The photo above is the correct photo of the Jeffery Jackson referenced in this article. The News Journal apologizes for the error.


A Williamsburg man, who was apparently suffering from some kind of psychological episode, thought people were trying to kill him and jumped from a moving vehicle, died about 90 minutes after police handcuffed him Sunday evening.

UPDATED: One dead, two others injured after motorcycle collides with SUV Tuesday

A Woodbine man was killed Tuesday night when he was thrown from his motorcycle after colliding with an SUV on Ky. 3436 in Knox County.