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Update: 17-year-old arrested for social media threat against Whitley Co. schools

A 17-year-old male Whitley County High School student was taken into police custody Sunday after allegedly threatening violence against the Whitley County school district. The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department took the teenager into custody about 8 p.m. Sunday for allegedly...
Posted On 19 Feb 2018

Woodbine teenager in critical condition after dirt bike crash

A 16-year-old Whitley County boy is at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in critical condition following a Tuesday evening crash. The crash happened about 7 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 26 and Highway 6 in Woodbine. A passenger vehicle was traveling southbound on...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018

Williamsburg flooding 15th worst in history, officials say

While several places in Whitley County and Williamsburg have experienced flooding in recent days, it appears the area dodged any major damage due to high water. “We’ve had some culverts washed out and stuff like that, but for the most part it has been pretty good,” Whitley County...
Posted On 14 Feb 2018

City of W’burg asks for Hall lawsuit to be dismissed and attorney costs

Days after a federal judge rejected the efforts of a local man to back out of a settlement agreement with the last remaining defendants in his federal court lawsuit, the remaining defendants are now asking for the case to be dismissed because the defendant won’t sign settlement...
Posted On 14 Feb 2018

Whitley County schools could lose $2.6 million in state funding

The Whitley County school district is looking at a potential $2.6 million cut in state funding under proposals currently pending in the Kentucky General Assembly. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 14 Feb 2018

Erratic driver complaint results in arrest of two people in parking lot

A complaint about an erratic driver late Friday afternoon in southern Whitley County resulted in the arrest of two people. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Cody Harrell was traveling on Highway 1804 to follow up on an investigation when a man flagged him down, and informed him...
Posted On 14 Feb 2018

Meeks encourages fathers to utilize new website to help sons transition to manhood

In today’s society, boys may be growing up, but many of them are stuck in adolescence and aren’t becoming men for quite some time. “We have all these measures of manhood that have nothing to do with character,” Stephen Meeks told the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club Thursday. “Manhood...
Posted On 14 Feb 2018

Rose sworn in as newest member of Whitley County Board of Education

The Whitley County Board of Education’s newest member is someone who is no stranger to the board. Brenda Rose worked 27 years in the Whitley County school district, including nearly seven years as the board’s secretary before retiring in September. Late Thursday afternoon,...
Posted On 14 Feb 2018

Public’s assistance sought to find missing Melber man

Kentucky State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing man, who may be in Eastern Whitley County or the Middlesboro area in Bell County. Jonathan David Mahan, 35, has been missing since Jan. 25. He is from the Melber area, which is near Paducah. He is...
Posted On 10 Feb 2018

Federal judge rejects Tristan Hall’s bid to withdraw from lawsuit settlement

A federal judge has rejected the efforts of a local man to back out of a settlement agreement with the last remaining defendants in his federal court lawsuit. Tristan James Hall previously had charges related to criminal solicitation to commit murder, making a fraudulent...
Posted On 08 Feb 2018