Stories tagged with: New Straitsville

May 25, 2014 - 8:26pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

Thousands made their way to New Straitsville this weekend to take part in the annual Moonshine Festival, and one new aspect of the festival is gaining a lot of attention.

"It all started with the immigration movement back in the 1800s," said Brian St. Clair, a festival committee member.  "People from all walks of life, from all different countries came to this town, and they worked in the mines. And when the mines were tough and shut down, they brought the old...

November 17, 2012 - 2:41pm
2 years 32 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
5 years 4 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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