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Larry Wayne Taylor

Larry Wayne Taylor, 56, of Williamsburg, passed away Friday January 13, 2017 at his home. He was born February 23, 1960 in Williamsburg, to Jerry F. Taylor and Oneida Alder Taylor. He was the father of Jessie Laine Taylor and Jolee Grace Taylor. Larry was a member of Grace...
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Willie Franklin Rains

Willie Franklin Rains, 68, of Corbin, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Lexington VA Medical Center. He was born on September 6, 1948 in Whitley County, to the late James Marion Rains and Elsie (Smith) Rains. He was also preceded in death by a son, Ernest Martin...
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Robert Lafayette Cureton

Robert Lafayette Cureton, 75, of 13th Street, Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Windridge Health and Rehab Center in Crossville, TN. He was born on July 6, 1941 in Evarts, to the late Robert L. Cureton and Marie Cureton. He was a Veteran of the...
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Almeda Jones Powers

Almeda Jones Powers, 86, of Dayton, OH and formerly of Williamsburg departed this life on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Saint Joseph of Berea in Berea. She was born on October 9, 1930 in Williamsburg, to the late Robert “Bob” Jones Sr. and Mary (Parker) Jones. In addition to her...
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Billy Ray Wilson

Billy Ray Wilson, 54 of Williamsburg, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at his home. He was born February 10, 1962 in Chicago. Billy is preceded in death by his father, Odis “Bill” Wilson and brother, Jerry Wayne Wilson. He is survived by daughters, Jordan Nix (Christopher),...
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UC’s School of Computer & Information Sciences discusses Internet security with seniors

The School of Computer and Information Sciences at University of the Cumberlands (UC) recently hosted a seminar on Internet security for senior citizens in Whitley County. “Identity theft is a problem that plagues anyone who has an online presence,” said Dr. Donnie Grimes, chair...

W’burg couple arrested for kidnapping, sex abuse, robbery

A Williamsburg husband and wife are facing kidnapping and sex abuse charges in connection with an alleged New Year’s Day incident. Hugh E. Roark, 52, and Tonya Roark, 43, of North Sixth Street, pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse,...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

Courtney Taylor charged with three counts of murder in her family’s killing

Investigators wrapped up there work late Saturday morning into a triple shooting near Savoy that left three people dead. A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly shot and killed her husband and her two children Friday before being shot twice by a Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy,...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

Taylor family’s pastor tries to come to grips with awful tragedy

Two days after three founding members of Grace Christian Fellowship church were killed in their own home, pastor Gerald Mullins spoke to a nearly packed house. “We had a real moving service Sunday. We had a large crowd and a lot of folks who were hurt and grieving. At a...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

Sheriff’s department seeks public’s help to identify this man

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the man pictured at right, who may be connected to a vehicle taken from a Woodbine market recently, according to a sheriff’s department release. The sheriff’s department is investigating the theft...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017