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Two jump out window as deputies find two stolen cars, arrest five people

Two people jumped out second story windows, five people were arrested, one person was cited to court, and two stolen vehicles were recovered following a recent Whitley County Sheriff's Department investigation. About 10 p.m. on Feb. 21 Whitley County E911 received information about a stolen vehicle, which was located at a 475 Highway 1804 residence, [...]

Deputy arrests two women in Goldbug burglary

Two Canadatown woman were arrested Thursday morning after being caught unlawfully inside a property in the Goldbug community. About 11 a.m., Chief Deputy Tim Baker received a call informing him that a white Chrysler 300 sedan was seen at the property, and the caller believed it to be the same vehicle seen previously at the [...]

Mason homicide case officially dismissed once and for all

A homicide case against an Oak Ridge man that was thrown out by the Kentucky Court of Appeals late last month is officially over. Monday afternoon, Whitley Circuit Judge Paul Winchester agreed to grant a defense request to dismiss the case against Keith Mason with prejudice meaning that it can’t be brought again. “Given the [...]

Whitley Co. school district cancels classes Friday, Monday and Tuesday

Due to illness, the Whitley County school district has canceled classes Friday, Monday and Tuesday of next week. Superintendent Scott Paul said that the attendance rate was 89 percent Thursday with 30 teachers out. Whitley County was out Monday and Tuesday of this current week due to illness. Through Thursday, the district had missed eight [...]

Needle exchange program collects 500 used hypodermic needles

The Whitley County Health Department has collected about 500 used hypodermic needles from drug users since its needle exchange program started about eight weeks ago, and it is largely operating on a one-on-one needle exchange rate.Martha Steele, public health director at the Whitley County Health Department, said after their initial visit, participants are informed that in order to receive more new needles they will have to bring in their old needles to the next needle exchange.
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Firefighters save seven homes from brush fire

Firefighers from five departments battled a 30-acre brush fire Tuesday to save seven homes.

For several residents of a small trailer park, which is located near the junction of Ky. 204 and Highway 895, a Tuesday afternoon brush fire that got within 100 feet of some of their homes was a little too close for comfort.“It is scary, especially when you have kids,” noted Diane Whitehead, who has lived in the neighborhood for nearly two years.Whitehead, who has a nephew that is a volunteer firefighter, said she was thankful for the two dozen or so firefighters, who responded Tuesday to battle the blaze.
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Multimillion judgment sought in medical malpractice case

A multimillion dollar judgment is being sought in a medical malpractice case currently being tried in Whitley Circuit Court.The trial started on Feb. 13 and attorneys for the guardian of Kali Crusenberry rested their case Monday.Attorneys for Baptist Healthcare System Inc., doing business as Baptist Health Corbin, and Dr. Subhose Bathina are expected to complete their defense towards the end of the week.
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Corbin man indicted for fleeing police

A Corbin man, who allegedly tried to run over a Corbin police officer during a December pursuit, has been indicted by a Whitley County Grand Jury.The Whitley County Grand Jury issued its monthly report Monday, and indicted Curtis Lewis, 34, on charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police, receiving stolen property over $500 but less than $10,000 and for being a first-degree persistent felony offender.Lewis has prior felony convictions for receiving stolen property under $10,000, theft by unlawful taking and first-degree fleeing or evading police, according to his indictment.
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Stolen gun report inadvertently leads police to meth

A report about a stolen gun early Saturday morning led authorities to the discovery of methamphetamine at a Williamsburg motel Sunday morning. About 3 a.m. Saturday, Whitley County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a report of a stolen handgun at a south US25W residence. The homeowner told police that he allowed a woman [...]

Leigh Burke indicted for second time

Former Whitley County School District Chief Financial Officer Leigh Burke was indicted for a second time Monday morning. This time in connection with a theft from the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO).

A former chief financial officer for the Whitley County school district, who was fired in June amid allegations of misappropriation of school funds, got some bad news and some good news in regards to her legal situation Monday.The bad news for Leigh Burke, 55, of Williamsburg, was that a Whitley County Grand Jury had indicted her for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but less than $1 million, and for three counts of second-degree forgery in regard to allegedly stealing over $26,000 from the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO).The good news for Burke Monday afternoon was Whitley Circuit Judge Paul Winchester agreed to modify her bond conditions in a prior theft case involving the school district so that she can live in Florida with her fiancé, who wasn’t identified in court, and work there at a new job that pays $20 per hour.
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