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Betty Joyce “Pearl” Broyles

Betty Joyce “Pearl” Broyles passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 24th, 2018, at 77 years of age. She was at home with her family by her side. Betty was born on November 21st, 1940 in Williamsburg. She is pre-deceased by her parents, William T. and Flora (White) Smith, and by...

Herbert F. Paul

Herbert F. Paul, 83, of Rockholds, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Beech Tree Manor in Jellico, Tennessee. Born in Whitley County, Herbert was the son of the late Ester Paul and Mary Rains Paul. He had been employed by Kroger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded...

W’burg man accused of assault with metal pipe

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly assaulted someone with a metal pipe during a fight earlier this month, is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 28 Mar 2018

Police: Georgia man drunk when he blew through road block, nearly hit firefighter

Kentucky State Police say a Georgia man was under the influence of alcohol when he drove his pickup truck through a roadbock closing off Interstate 75 to traffic following a fatal crash Thursday night, narrowly avoiding West Knox Fire Chief Darryl Baker in the process. You need...

Roaches in food, no running water found at home with three children, sheriff says

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies found three young children living inside a home with no running water and insects while they were conducting a welfare check Tuesday morning. Sheriff Colan J. Harrell ordered that the welfare check be conducted after being contacted by a citizen,...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018

Legislative Update: Negotiations on Kentucky budget continuing

President Abraham Lincoln was an expert at negotiating and winning. He was also a brilliant orator, known for putting the most complex matters in the simplest of terms. So when it came time for him to give advice about success, the 16th President’s response was brief but...

Fox gets five-year prison sentence in connection with alleged kidnapping plot

A Corbin man, who allegedly plotted to kidnap his infant niece and hold her for a $50,000 ransom, was sentenced to a five-year prison sentence Monday morning as part of a plea agreement. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 28 Mar 2018

Williamsburg’s bicentennial celebration kicks off Monday

Williamsburg’s Bicentennial Celebration kicks off Monday with a “Historical Picture Show,” and will be followed with a dedication ceremony the following Saturday for a historical marker honoring Williamsburg founder Samuel Cox. Starting Monday the “Historical Picture Show” will...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018

W’burg Community Easter Egg Hunt set for Saturday at Briar Creek Park

Over 1,400 Easter eggs will be hidden in Briar Creek Park waiting for local youngsters, ages 10 and under, to find Saturday as part of the Seventh Annual Williamsburg Community Easter Egg Hunt, which will take place starting at 1 p.m. The children will be divided up into three...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018

Looking back at the very first Whitley County Fiscal Court meeting

If you attend a Whitley County Fiscal Court meeting today, you are likely to hear discussions about annexing roads into the county road system or extending roads. You may hear talk about how to allocate coal severance funds, or discussion about civic groups picking up liter. What...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018