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Cumberlands hosts solar eclipse viewing party

This University of the Cumberlands student used eclipse glasses to view Monday's eclipse during an eclipse viewing party at the school, which was organized by professors in the physics department. On Aug. 21, 2017, University of the Cumberlands (UC) hosted a viewing party for the campus community during the total solar eclipse. The [...]

Rogers discusses area’s economic future during address to chambers of commerce

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers accepts a gift from Knox County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Claudia Greenwood and Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bruce Carpenter. Efforts to reclaim abandoned mine lands, spur economic development, and to bring high-speed, high capacity broadband Internet to the region were among the topics U.S. Rep. [...]

Whitley County Grand Jury indicts Lowe, Mattie for murder

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted a southern Whitley County couple for murder in connection with the beating death of a woman, who was found dead in a bedroom at their home last month. The grand jury indicted Chris James Lowe, 39, and Lori Mattie, 37, both of 324 Old Mud Creek Road, charging [...]

Driver flees scene after Thursday afternoon crash

A Williamsburg Police K-9 unit unsuccessfully tracked the driver of this pick-up truck after he fled the scene Thursday. Police say that alcohol involvement is suspected. In the upper right quadrant of the photo is a cooler with cold beer that apparently spilled onto the ground after the crash. Williamsburg police say a [...]

Excessive speed, alcohol suspected factors in fatal crash Tuesday

Seth Richardson died during a fatal accident late Tuesday evening. Excessive speed and alcohol use are suspected factors in a crash late last Tuesday evening that killed a Williamsburg man. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that the single-vehicle crash happened about 10 p.m. on Aug. 15 along US25W at Exit 15. “It [...]

$250,000 W’burg project will upgrade fire hydrants, water lines

Water. It was the primary topic of discussion during Monday’s monthly Williamsburg City Council meeting where the council gave Mayor Roddy Harrison the go ahead to look into financing for an approximately $250,000 project. The project includes replacement of some older fire hydrants, placement of some water valves throughout town, replacement of some water lines [...]

Four local residents among 41 newly graduated KSP Troopers

Eight of the 41 newly graduated Kentucky State Police troopers have been assigned to Post 11 in London, which covers seven counties including Whitley and Laurel. Back row left to right: Troopers Wolfe, Boroviak, Thompson and Hopkins. Front row left to right: Troopers Bray, Whiles, Dodson and Parmley. The Kentucky State Police Academy [...]

Whitley County teachers getting 1 percent pay raise

For the second time in three years, Whitley County School District employees are getting a pay raise. During a special called meeting late Thursday afternoon, the Whitley County Board of Education approved a 1 percent salary increase for all employees effective July 1. “We are glad to be able to do it,” noted Board Chairman [...]

Tennessee woman returned to Ky. to answer charge of animal torture

A Tennessee woman, who allegedly shot a dog during a 2015 burglary attempt in Whitley County, has been returned to Kentucky to answer her charges. On Aug. 9, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Court Security Officer Donnie Witt Jr. transported Dena Brooke Baird, 28, of Duff, Tennessee, to the Whitley County Detention Center where she is [...]

Chick-fil-A, Starbucks opening Monday at UC

Rachel Gray, UC junior from London, practices her coffee making skills in preparation for the opening of Starbucks on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. Below, the kiosk location will serve students starting Monday. Two new restaurants, Chick-fil-A and Starbucks, which are both located on the campus of the [...]