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Testing of blood evidence slowing progress in murder case where victim was stabbed 39 times

When friends and family members found Billy Lawson dead on Feb. 11, inside a game room he operated on the Kentucky side of Jellico, there was “blood everywhere,” a caller told Whitley County E-911 dispatchers. Authorities determined that he had been stabbed 39 times. A trio of...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Cook Out buys second piece of land in W’burg

A restaurant franchise headquartered in North Carolina has purchased its second piece of property in Williamsburg. Cook Out-Williamsburg KY Inc. purchased the former Krystal’s restaurant building, which is located at 510 Highway 92W, Williamsburg, on Nov. 22 for $600,000,...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Former W’burg Fire Chief James Privett remembered

Former Williamsburg Fire Chief James Privett is being remembered as a hard worker, who loved the town that he served during 35 years of work at the fire department, including more than 20 years as fire chief. “I love him. The people of this town love him. He did such a great job...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Kay Schwartz will be missed as Whitley County Clerk

Over the last 12 years that Kay Schwartz has served as Whitley County Clerk, if you went into her office to pay your car taxes or any number of other things, you were just as likely to get waited on by Kay as you were one of her deputy clerks most days. I know. I speak from...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Christmas parade coming to Corbin Saturday; Christmas concert to UC Sunday

As the old song lyric goes, “It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” with several holiday events lined up throughout Corbin and Williamsburg in the upcoming days and weeks. The Corbin Christmas Parade is set for this Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Parade participants will...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Fees for deeds, wills, marriage licenses increasing Jan. 1

(Editor’s note: The interview with Kay Schwartz for this story was conducted last week before she retired as Whitley County Clerk.) Have a will that you have been meaning to file, but haven’t gotten around to taking it to the county clerk’s office? Planning to get married in...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019

Willis appointed as interim county clerk, plans to run for the position

Whitley County’s new interim county clerk is a familiar face. Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. appointed Carolyn Willis, who has worked at the office for nearly 26 years, as the new interim county clerk shortly before noon Monday after her bond was finalized. As a...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019

Schwartz says she will miss the people the most

Kay Schwartz says she will miss the people the most as she heads into retirement after working nearly 44 years in the Whitley County Clerk’s Office, which includes having served as the county clerk for nearly 12 years. “I love to help people. Seeing the people and getting to help...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019

Author holds book signing at Whitley County Public Library

Kristin Buck held a book signing Monday afternoon at the Whitley County Public Library for her first book, “Bella Goes to Israel.” The main character in the book, Bella, is Buck’s dog, which in real life hasn’t actually been to Israel. However, Buck has...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019

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Posted On 04 Dec 2019