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Childress pleads guilty to deadly DUI crash

Adam Childress pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder, leaving the scene of an accident, and DUI in connection with the April 13, 2016 killing of Richard Perkins. A Williamsburg man, who could have faced up to a life sentence during his scheduled trial next week in connection with a...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

W’burg council adds 911 fee to water bills, but still not happy about it

Williamsburg has begun adding a $3 per month charge onto its water bills to help fund the Whitley County E-911 Communication Center, but city officials still aren’t real happy about being told by a county entity what they have to do. You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

W’burg police, health department at odds over needle exchange program

Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White and Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Martha Steele compare some data during a debate Monday over the needle exchange program. Is the Whitley County Health Department’s needle exchange program a way to keep IV drug...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

While investigating drug complaint, police intercept drug delivery

Michael Moses is charged with drug trafficking. A homeless Williamsburg man has a temporary home in the Whitley County Detention Center for what is likely at least one week and perhaps longer. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

Judge raises murder suspect’s bond after positive test for opiates

Sonia Askins is charged with murder in connection with a July 25, 2016 vehicular homicide case. A Williamsburg woman, who is charged with murder and other offenses in connection with a July traffic crash that claimed the life of a Canadatown woman, is behind bars following a...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

Corbin Trolley route schedule released

Corbin’s trolley bus is now operating on a fixed schedule. Corbin Downtown Director Andy Salmons said Tuesday that the anticipated route schedule calls for the trolley to operate along the 16-stop route between Trademart Shopping Center and the hotels near Exit 25 between 8 a.m....

Michaels, Gilbert playing The Arena this weekend

The Arena in Corbin will be rattling the rafters Friday and Saturday night as rock legends Bret Michaels and Warrant take the stage Friday night while country music star Brantley Gilbert goes on Saturday night. Gilbert, who has scored back-to-back platinum albums with “Halfway to...

Schwartz being inducted into Fifth District Lincoln Club Hall of Fame Saturday

Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz will be one of five people inducted into Kentucky’s Fifth District Lincoln Club Hall of Fame during the 79th Annual Fifth District Lincoln Club Banquet Saturday at 6 p.m. at The Corbin Center. Schwartz said she was both very surprised and very...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

W’burg police say local man dropped wallet when he stole truck

The wallet and identification of a Williamsburg man was recovered early Sunday morning from the spot where he allegedly stole a pick-up truck, according to the man’s arrest citation. Elvin Lee Blakley, 51, of Highway 26, was arrested about 8 a.m. Sunday at a residence on Tackett...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

Former Marine to be featured speaker at ‘Lights Out Dinner in the Dark’ March 21

A Kentucky Marine who lost his sight, and both of his legs, while deployed in Iraq in 2007 will be the featured speaker this year at “Lights Out Dinner in the Dark” — a fundraising event designed to provide a greater appreciation for the challenges people with disabilities face...