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Whitley duo facing murder charges for fatal beating Sunday night

A Williamsburg duo has been charged with murder stemming from a fatal beating Sunday night on Old Mud Creek Road. Thirty-eight-year-old Chris Lowe and 37-year-old Lori Mattie were arrested Monday morning following an investigation by Kentucky State Police. According to court...

Forest Service closes local shooting range for repairs following vandalism

After months of recurring vandalism, the London Ranger District has closed a popular recreation area until safety repairs can be completed. The Whitman Branch Shooting Range near Laurel River Lake was closed this week due to extensive damages at the site. “Due to inappropriate...
Posted On 24 Jul 2017
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Judge declines for second time to reduce Askins’ bond

For the second time in four months, a Williamsburg woman, who is charged with murder and other offenses in connection with a July 2016 traffic crash that claimed the life of a Canadatown woman, has lost her bid to get a lower bond. Sonia Askins, 47, is scheduled to stand trial on...
Posted On 24 Jul 2017

W’burg man accused of assaulting son repeatedly with hammer

A Williamsburg man remains in jail this week after police say he hit his son with a hammer during a domestic dispute. The incident occurred in the Hemlock community of Whitley County. Police got the call at around 4:30 p.m. July 21. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnny Miller...

Portion of US 25W near Williamsburg to be closed for two weeks

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that U.S. 25W in Williamsburg, Ky. is scheduled to be closed between milepoint 11.6 and 12 for maintenance operations beginning Tuesday, July 25. KYTC crews will close U.S. 25W between KY 92 and KY 856 (Old Corbin Pike...
Posted On 24 Jul 2017
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