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George Hayes Road expected to be closed until June

George Hayes Road, which partially collapsed on April 17, is expected to remain closed through at least the end of May, but city officials are hoping to get it fixed sooner. “We will take the quickest route even if we have to borrow the money to fix it, and then hopefully we will...
Posted On 02 May 2018

Air Evac official gives Williamsburg Kiwanis insight into emergency aircraft’s capabilities

The paramedic and nurse on board have at least five years of experience. It is equipped with blood, plasma and a defibrillator. For those with critical injuries or illness, air medical helicopters can sometimes be the difference between life and death. “It’s like a traveling...
Posted On 02 May 2018

Local Derby expert says recent logo is peculiar

Williamsburg’s Phillip Perkins hitchhiked to his very first Kentucky Derby with his brother at the ripe old age of 12, and he hasn’t missed one since. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 02 May 2018

Williamsburg resident wins Governor’s Ambassador Award

Some of Kentucky’s most worthy public employees were honored Friday with the presentation of the Eighth Governor’s Ambassador Awards Friday, including a Williamsburg resident. Personnel Cabinet Secretary Thomas B. Stephens and Justice Cabinet Secretary John C. Tilley commemorated...
Posted On 02 May 2018

Area fire departments battle three brush fires in as many days

For the third time in as many days area firefighters have been called to the scene to fight brush fires that have gotten out of control. Woodbine firefighters were called to Old Corbin Road off of Ky. 26 about 2:45 p.m. Monday. Woodbine Battalion Chief Rickie Fore said the flames...

Pair of National Day of Prayer events planned in Williamsburg Thursday

Local officials are planning two events in Williamsburg Thursday in conjunction with The National Day of Prayer. Tyler Johnson, youth minister at First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, will be the keynote speaker at the 19th Annual Williamsburg Kiwanis Club National Day of Prayer...
Posted On 02 May 2018

Williamsburg planned bicentennial events well

After a historical marker dedication, an ice cream social, a tour of historic homes, a parade and concerts among other events, Williamsburg’s month long bicentennial celebration is over. Whitley County was founded in January 1818, and Williamsburg was selected as the county seat...
Posted On 02 May 2018

Williamsburg Independent School adds new vehicle to fleet

Williamsburg Independent School officials unveiled the newest addition to the Jacket fleet Tuesday morning, a 2018 Chevy Traverse, which was purchased with coal severance funds. Superintendent Dr. Amon Couch noted this is a testament to the great partnership between local county...
Posted On 02 May 2018

Update: I-75 lane closure remains in effect through 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 2

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that Interstate 75 northbound at milepoints 23.5 – 25.0 in Whitley County will continue to be reduced to one lane until Wednesday, May 2 at 10 p.m. KYTC crews have closed the right (slow) lane of this...
Posted On 02 May 2018
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Knox deputies find drugs, cash after high-speed chase through Gray

A Knox County duo was arrested Sunday morning following a high-speed chase through Gray that ended when the car ran off the road and became lodged between two trees. Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Rex A. Gray, 29, of Woolum and David Dewayne Davis, 53, of Barbourville in...
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