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Ballou dental practice closure will mark end of an era

For more than eight decades at least one dentist with the last name of Ballou has practiced in Whitley County, but that streak will end in late June as brothers Bert and Robert Ballou close their Williamsburg practice. With the exception of three years during WWII, there has been at least one practicing [...]

Worst flood in more than a decade hits Whitley County

A Whitley County Road Department worker labored Monday morning to clean up this mudslide along Jellico Creek Road. The slide was caused by heavy rains over the weekend that saturated the area, overflowing many creeks, rivers and streams. The worst is over in regards to flooding in Whitley County following heavy rains over [...]

Motorist assist leads to meth trafficking arrest

A motorist assist last week lead a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy to arrest two people on drug related charges, including one man for drug trafficking. Deputy Jonas Saunders charged the driver, Eric M. McKiddy, 32, of Williamsburg, with first-degree trafficking methamphetamine more than two grams, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a [...]

Sheriff’s deputies help rescue woman from vehicle stuck in flood waters

Whitley County Sheriff's deputies Todd Shelley and John Hill and firefighter Keith Croley helped rescue a woman stuck in high water Wednesday morning. A Whitley County woman had to be rescued Wednesday morning after her vehicle got stuck in waist deep water on Highway 11. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses that [...]

Corbin man appointed to Ky. State Corrections Commission

Corbin resident Danny Jones was recently appointed to the Kentucky State Corrections Commission. A Corbin man is one of eight people recently appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin to the Kentucky State Corrections Commission. Joseph Daniel Jones, of Corbin, is CEO of Cumberland River Behavioral Health. Jones will represent service providers. He shall serve [...]

I-75 lane closures planned May 2-3

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict northbound and southbound traffic to one lane on I-75 at the Laurel/Whitley line (mile point 27.9; Lynn Camp bridge) on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3. On Tuesday, May 2, northbound traffic at mile point 27.9 will be reduced to one lane at 9 a.m. and conclude [...]

W’burg Kiwanis Day of Prayer Breakfast set for May 4

Former Main Street Baptist Church Pastor Rev. Bill Wright will be the keynote speaker during the 18th Annual Williamsburg Kiwanis Club National Day of Prayer Pancake Breakfast. Wright, who left Williamsburg last year, now serves as Minister to Senior Adults at First Baptist Church in Richmond. He is married to his wife, Vicky, and they [...]

Emergency workers pull man from Cumberland River in Williamsburg

Picture submitted - Williamsburg Fire & Rescue and Whitley County Emergency Management helped pull a man from the Cumberland River in Williamsburg late Sunday morning. A homeless Williamsburg man, who was living in a tent beside the Cumberland River, got a rude awakening late Sunday morning after rising waters floated his tent downstream [...]

Monday accident illustrates need for bus extrication training, fire chief says

This Pontiac Grand Am narrowly avoided hitting a Whitley County School bus Monday afternoon. On the same day that the Whitley County school district transferred an old junked bus to the Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department so it could be used for training purposes, the fire department assisted at the scene of one crash [...]

Corbin man indicted for Advance Auto Parts robbery

A Corbin man, who allegedly struck an Advance Auto Parts employee with his car while stealing from the store in January, has been indicted by a Whitley County Grand Jury.

The Whitley County Grand Jury issued its monthly report Monday indicting Christopher Millard, 28, of Corbin, on a charge of first-degree robbery.

Corbin Police were called to Advance Auto Parts on Falls Highway about 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 19 in response to a complaint that Millard struck an employee with his Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

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