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Four Corbin-area voting precincts changed

If you live in or around Corbin and plan to vote in the upcoming Nov. 5 General Election, then you probably want to pay attention to this story. Because of the closure of Corbin Central Elementary School and Corbin Intermediate School since the May Primary Election, Whitley...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019

Whitley County Health Department gets $110,586 HepConnect grant

The Whitley County Health Department recently received a grant for more than $100,000, which will help it improve services to drug users, especially those suffering from Hepatitis C. In 2018, 575 people were hospitalized or treated in emergency departments in Whitley County for...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019

Initial report of naked woman chasing car leads to child abuse related arrest

It is a fairly common occurrence for authorities to receive calls about dogs chasing cars, but Thursday evening Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies instead responded to a report about a naked woman allegedly chasing cars, and ended up making a child abuse related arrest. Whitley...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019

Photo Gallery: Whitley County Historical and Genealogical Society hosts Heritage Day celebration

The Whitley County Historical and Genealogical Society held its annual Heritage Day celebration Oct. 5 in Williamsburg. The event featured various craft exhibitions, and tours of the historical and genealogical society’s museum, which is located in the old downtown train depot.
Posted On 10 Oct 2019

Photo Gallery: River Fog Festival makes successful return

The Second Annual River Fog Festival made a successful return to Williamsburg Saturday evening drawing big crowds to hear Larah Helayne, Joslyn & The Sweet Compression, and Jordan Allen and The Bellwethers. The event also featured three craft beer breweries, three food...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019

Judge refuses to suppress Courtney Taylor’s statement to police

Jurors will be able to hear Courtney Taylor’s nearly 90-minute statement to police from her hospital bed in part explaining why she killed her husband and her two daughters. Part of the reason she killed her husband was that she blamed him in part for going through most of her...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019

W’burg woman faces DUI charge over wreck that knocked out power last week

An Oct. 28 arraignment date has been set for a Williamsburg woman, who was allegedly driving while under the influence during a crash last week that knocked out power to a significant portion of town. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that the preliminary estimate in...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019

River Stomp Bluegrass Festival kicks off Friday, Oct. 11

So how do you promote an inaugural bluegrass festival that no one has ever heard of? Get a Sasquatch suit and have someone run around in it at various events. At least this is the answer that the organizers of the upcoming River Stomp Bluegrass Festival came up with. “We have...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019

WCHS student killed in four-wheeler crash being laid to rest today (Oct. 9)

Funeral services are set this afternoon for Whitley County High School (WCHS) junior Fisher Barton, who died as the result of an ATV accident in Campbell County, Tennessee, Friday evening, and he is being remembered as a person who never met a stranger, always had a smile on his...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019

WCHS Junior Fisher Barton remembered as someone who never met a stranger

Whitley County High School (WCHS) junior Fisher Barton, who died as the result of an ATV accident in Campbell County, Tennessee, Friday evening, is being remembered as a person who never met a stranger, always had a smile on his face, and would go out of his way to help anyon...
Posted On 06 Oct 2019