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W’burg family donates land for boat ramp on Cumberland River

Thanks in part to a donation by a local Williamsburg family, Whitley County residents will soon have another boat access point along the Cumberland River. On July 25, Donnie Patrick, Brenda Patrick, Ronnie Patrick, Jan Patrick, Donnie Bruce Patrick, Debbie Patrick and Stephen...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

Lost ginseng hunters walk to safety

A pair of ginseng hunters, who became lost in the woods in eastern Whitley County Monday night, was able to walk to help Tuesday afternoon. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said 37-year-old Adam Parks and his son, 12-year-old Michael Parks, had rode their...

Corbin Police K-9 unit chases down suspected drug dealers

Corbin Police Capt. Coy Wilson did the driving and his K-9 Luka did the sniffing that led to the arrest of two Corbin residents on multiple drug-related charges Tuesday morning. Twenty-eight-year-old Edward Clark and 24-year-old Martha House were each arrested following the...

W’burg officer receives seatbelt enforcement award

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored 146 law enforcement officers from 125 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles, including a Williamsburg police officer. The...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

Whitley Co. EMS gets new heart monitors

When it comes to medical issues, such as heart attacks and strokes, seconds can sometimes save lives. This is part of the reason that Whitley County EMS is so excited about the addition of four new state-of-the-art heart monitors/automated external defibrillators, which went into...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

W’burg police catch burglar in act Monday

Williamsburg police interrupted an alleged burglary in progress Monday afternoon. About 12:59 p.m., Williamsburg police received a call reporting a burglary in progress at Brush Arbor Apartments, according to a release and an arrest citation. When police arrived, a witness told...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

W’burg council honors ex-fire chief Privett

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison, right, presented recently retired Williamsburg Fire Chief James Privett with a plaque of appreciation during Monday’s monthly Williamsburg City Council meeting. The Williamsburg City Council presented recently retired Williamsburg Fire and...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

Whitley Co. getting $9,079 refund from mining fees

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday that fiscal courts in 33 counties will receive refunds totaling $179,900 from mining permit and acreage fees, including Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell and McCreary counties. The Department for Natural Resources collects mining permit and acreage fees...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

Case against man shooting at deputies going to grand jury

The case against a Laurel County man accused of attempting to murder two sheriff’s deputies will be going to the grand jury. In lieu of a preliminary hearing Tuesday, the attorney for 45-year-old Terry Collier stipulated to probable cause to present the case to the grand jury....

WCHS part of pilot freshman mentoring program

Most people can remember the awkwardness of being a high school freshman starting over as the low person on the totem pole at a new school and being not quite sure where to go and how to get there among other issues. A new pilot program at Whitley County High School is hoping to...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016
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