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Deeds 05-23-18

Freida Joan Loving, trustee of the Karis Ray Loving and Freida Joan Loving Revocable Living Trust, to Billy Rose and Carl Rose, $1,500, tract of land near Clear Fork River. Earnel Rice and Patricia Diana Rice to James Larry Jones, love and affection, tract of land near Barton...

Lambert, Ballou headed to November run off election

Court of Appeals Judge Debra Lambert and Whitley and McCreary Circuit Court Judge Dan Ballou are headed to the run off election on November 6 for the Kentucky Supreme Court third district seat. Lambert received the highest number of votes, 63,884, followed by Ballou with 32,192...
Posted On 23 May 2018
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Huff fends off Anderson to win GOP primary

82nd Republican State Representative Regina Bunch Huff will go head to head against democrat candidate Stefanie Kingsley, on November 6, in the 82nd District State Representative general election. Huff garnered 4,961 votes to her opponent, Matthew Anderson’s, 3,841 votes to win...
Posted On 23 May 2018
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Shelley defeats incumbent Harrell in sheriff’s race

There is a new sheriff in Whitley County. Voters turned out in force for challenger and former Chief Deputy Todd Shelley who defeated two-term incumbent Colan Harrell in the Republic Primary by more than 3,200 votes, 5,295 to 2,035 With no democrat in the race, Shelley will take...

Incumbent Jailer Brian Lawson easily wins re-election to second term in office

By an overwhelming margin, Whitley County Jailer Brian Lawson garnered 60 percent of the vote in a four-way race to win re-election to a second term as jailer. Lawson garnered 4,530 votes during Tuesday’s Republican May Primary Election to Stephen Taylor’s 1,588 votes, Brian...
Posted On 23 May 2018

Bowling wins big in Whitley, outlasts Trimble

There is a big change in the legal system in Whitley and McCreary County as Ronnie Bowling, Jr. defeated Graham Trimble in the race to replace the retiring Allen Trimble. “Euphoric!” Bowling said when asked how he felt soon after the race was called. “For you to look at a job you...

Half of Whitley Fiscal Court replaced; Thornton wins again

The Whitley County Fiscal Court is getting two new fiscal court members next year, and one new constable. In the Second Magistrate District, incumbent Lon “Chuck” Head was upset by challenger Mondo Cima, and in the Fourth Magistrate District two-term incumbent Robbie Brown lost...
Posted On 23 May 2018

Oldest serving election officer, 98, shows no signs of slowing down

Election precinct workers Irene Haun and Jan Mills take a break during voting Tuesday morning at the Williamsburg Independent School. Haun, who is 98-years-old, was the oldest election precinct worker in the state Tuesday. At the age of 98, Whitley County election officer Irene...
Posted On 23 May 2018

Jellico residents accused of breaking into U of C owned home

A pair of Jellico residents are facing burglary charges after being caught inside a Whitley County residence Sunday afternoon where one of them had previously been evicted, according to an arrest record. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Strunk responded to a Taylor Meadows...
Posted On 23 May 2018

Motorist assist leads deputies to recovery of two stolen vehicles

What started out as an effort to assist a couple of possibly stranded motorists early Saturday morning on I-75, resulted in the arrest of two Knoxville residents, one of whom lied about his identity, on drug charges and the recovery of two stolen vehicles. About 2 a.m., Whitley...
Posted On 23 May 2018