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Corbin #bearhunt gaining national, worldwide following

With Easter coming Sunday and all of the traditional egg hunts cancelled due to COVID–19 the Corbin woman who started the teddy bear hunt is encouraging those who have bears on display to include some colorful Easter eggs. More than 2,100 people are currently members of the...

Local agencies work together on successful weekend water rescue

A Facebook post made by Whitley County Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling Saturday night said the following: Boats were deployed in Laurel County by London/Laurel Rescue with West Knox Rescue, and in Whitley County by the Whitley Constables’ Office after a call for help was made by...

Williamsburg Main Street program holding Easter Decorating Contest

The Williamsburg Main Street program is doing its part to get people into the Easter spirit, even if they can’t congregate in person for Easter. The Main Street program is holding an inaugural Easter Decorating Contest, and there will be first, second and third place prizes for...
Posted On 08 Apr 2020

Cumberland River Behavioral Health holding virtual scavenger hunt in Whitley County

Have a little spare time on your hands? Bored sitting at home? Are your kids upset that they won’t get to participate in an Easter egg hunt this year due to social distancing restrictions because of COVID-19? If you answered yes to any of these questions, and I am sure several of...
Posted On 08 Apr 2020

W’burg police cite two Tennessee residents for trying to pass counterfeit $100 bill

Williamsburg police cited two Oneida, Tennessee, residents to court after the pair allegedly tried to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at a local fast food restaurant. On April 3, Williamsburg police received a complaint that Adara Rosser and Caleb Bell were at Burger King and had...
Posted On 08 Apr 2020
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Local hospital talk COVID-19 preparedness

Hospitals in our area are preparing for what could be a potential spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the coming days. The hospitals have also received some good news recently with Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell successfully securing much...

Courtney Taylor sentencing hearing delayed until May 5

The sentencing hearing for a Williamsburg woman, who allegedly killed her husband and two teenage daughters in their southern Whitley County home on Jan. 13, 2019, has been delayed. On Feb. 19, Courtney Taylor, 44, entered an Alford plea to three counts of capital murder in the...
Posted On 08 Apr 2020

Fatal wreck kills one; manslaughter charge filed

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies say a Williamsburg woman was driving under the influence of marijuana when she hit and killed a pedestrian on U.S. 25W south of Williamsburg. Jessica McKiddy is charged with second-degree manslaughter and DUI. Jessica L. McKiddy, 28, is facing...

Whitley, Knox counties report first COVID-19 cases

Both Whitley and Knox counties announced Monday each county’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. The Whitley County Health Department’s Epidemiology Rapid Response Team is collaborating with the Kentucky Department for Public Health to identify people who have had close contact...
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