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Indiana man arrested for W’burg hit and run

An Indiana man, who allegedly hit a 2003 Cadillac in Williamsburg last Wednesday morning and then fled the scene, had his bond reduced during a court hearing Monday morning. About 7:40 a.m. last Wednesday, Williamsburg police received a report about a hit and run on Ky. 92W in...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

W’burg store sells first legal case of beer

Shortly after the final signage went up about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Stop & Save employees sold the first legal case of beer in Williamsburg to customer Tom Carroll. The legal sale of alcohol by the package has begun in Williamsburg after two stores received their licenses...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Corbin trolley bus expected to roll by end of October

One year after initial plans for Corbin’s trolley bus were presented to the city commission, the commissioners approved a motion to hire two full-time drivers and operation is expected to begin within the month. At a special called meeting of the commission last Thursday, the...

W’burg man charged with custodial interference

A Williamsburg man is behind bars after being arrested Monday afternoon for custodial interference and unlawful transaction with a minor. About 1:45 p.m., Williamsburg police received call in reference to a wanted man and a missing juvenile, who were traveling north on US25W...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Blaze did not kill man found dead in Woodbine house fire

Officials have determined that Dennis Barton, 62, who was found dead inside his burned home on Sept. 27, died of natural causes. State police arson investigators are still working to determine what sparked the fire last Tuesday at a residence on Ky. 26 in Woodbine, but Whitley...

Redhound Theatre opens season with original work, ‘Still Waters Run Deep’

Corbin High School’s Redhound Theatre is going in a new direction to open its 2016-17 season, staging the world premier of its own work, “Still Waters Run Deep.” Redhound Theatre Director Rebecca Liford-Hibbard said the 45-minute drama is based on three Appalachian ballads. “The...

Chamber of Commerce plans candidate forums

Local residents will have the chance to find out a little bit more about some of the candidates for local office during the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Candidates Forum, which is scheduled for next Tuesday in Williamsburg. The forum will take place during the...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Portion of Poplar Creek Road being relocated

What do you do when you have a section of road with reoccurring slides and none of the repairs you make solve the problem? Move the road. This is the solution that the Whitley County Fiscal Court has come up for a slide problem at mile point 1.873 on Poplar Creek Road, which is...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

W’burg police find heroin, meth in vehicle

Williamsburg police discovered a Tennessee man passed out at a local gas station early Monday morning with heroin and methamphetamine inside his vehicle, according to a court document. About 12:31 a.m. Monday, Williamsburg Police Officer Mike Taylor and K-9 Officer Elijah Hunter...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Tractor trailer overturns at ‘Malfunction Junction’

No one was seriously injured, but a portion of the intersection of U.S 25 and Cumberland Gap Pkwy. was blocked Saturday morning when a tractor-trailer truck overturned. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies were...