Stories tagged with: New Straitsville

November 17, 2012 - 2:41pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

One person is dead following a fire in New Straitsville.

It happened just after midnight at 111 E. Main St.. The New Straitsville Fire Department says Mike Hensley Sr. died as a result of the blaze. The fire department says the back of the home was fully engulfed in flames upon arrival. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen. Monday Creek, Shawnee, Corning, Corning EMS and Community Ambulance provided mutual aid.

Mike Hensley Jr., the son of the victim,...

May 30, 2010 - 9:46pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

You wouldn't have to go to Main Street to figure out what New Straitsville is known for.

"Moonshine capital of the world at one time, you could go to New York and they would ask you do you want straight whiskey or do you want the Straitsville special," says Ken Burgess, the General Chairman of the Moonshine Festival.

New Straitsville's Moonshine Festival was in it's fourth day, and despite the heat, Main Street was packed with people.

"My wife's aunt has...

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