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For second day in a row, Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties report double-digit increases in new COVID-19 cases

For the second straight day, Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties all reported double-digit increases in their number of new COVID-19 cases Thursday. The Laurel County Health Department reported 19 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, 26 new cases Wednesday, 11 new cases Tuesday, 41...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020

Nona Lee Tye Smoot

Nona Lee Tye Smoot, age 91, of Florence Avenue, Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Baptist Health in Corbin, Kentucky. Nona was born on May 15, 1929, in Packard, Kentucky, to the late Will “Rab” and Thelma (Taylor) Tye. In addition to her...

Suspicious vehicle complaint leads to two drug-related arrests Thursday

A report of a suspicious vehicle outside a north Corbin business early Thursday morning, let to the arrest of One person for trafficking methamphetamine, while a second was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrest Jason D. Proffitt, 44,...

Suicide prevention horseback ride, event in memory of Whitley County teen to be held Saturday

A unique memorial event for a Whitley County student who took her own life in 2018 will take place Saturday in Williamsburg. The suicide prevention ride, hosted by Bethany’s Hope, will take place at Patrick’s Point River Camp on River Road. The event, which will begin at 10 a.m.,...

Laurel Co. deputies asking for public’s help to find truck thief

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help to recover a stolen utility truck and identify the thief. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said the white Dodge Ram 2500 pickup with a camper on the bed was stolen out of the...

Senate President Robert Stivers Presented with Kentucky Chamber MVP Award

Last Friday, Senate President Robert Stivers was presented the Chamber MVP Award by Kentucky Chamber Director of Political Affairs Travis Burton and Forcht Group Chairman and CEO Terry Forcht. President Stivers was among a select group of legislators who “went to bat” for...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020
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Williamsburg City Council candidates square off in Chamber of Commerce election forum

Better ways to address blighted properties, the need to promote downtown Williamsburg better through the Internet, improving tourism, and continued growth and economic development were among the topics discussed during an online forum early Monday evening for candidates running...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020

Homemade heating stove blamed for house fire

Firefighters are blaming a homemade stove for a Oct. 15 fire in Williamsburg. The fire was first reported about 8:16 a.m. at 412 Savoy Clear Creek Road. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said that the Emlyn Volunteer Fire Department was initially called out for the fire that...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020

Photo Gallery: 27th Annual Gateway to the Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree

A total of 275 Jeeps and nearly 500 participants from 28 states took part in the 27th Annual Gateway to the Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree in Williamsburg Friday and Saturday. Once again the event was the largest jamboree in the country.
Posted On 22 Oct 2020