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Whitley County Colonel Players take home 3rd place at EKDAS 2016 Competition

The Whitley County High School Colonel Players brought home third place recently during the Eastern Kentucky Dramatic Arts Society (EKDAS) 2016 competition. In addition, student Allison Lambdin received the “Best Supporting Actress Award” during the competition and student Daniel...
Posted On 27 Apr 2016

W’burg VFW Post closes in midst of investigation over fatal crash

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Posted On 27 Apr 2016

Motions filed in Williamsburg sexual abuse lawsuit

Attorneys for a Williamsburg family, who sued the school district after their 16-year-old daughter was sexually abused by a Williamsburg assistant football coach in 2014, are asking a federal judge to reject an effort by the school district to add the victim’s mother as a...
Posted On 27 Apr 2016

Alcohol vote in W’burg set for June 28

Williamsburg’s 3,143 registered voters will get to decide on June 28 whether they want to allow expanded alcohol sales in the city. On Friday, Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz’s Office certified a 527-signature petition that Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison...
Posted On 27 Apr 2016

Murder suspect previously worked at jail, has been to drug rehab

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Posted On 21 Apr 2016

Perkins estate sues Childress, VFW Post

The estate of a Williamsburg man, who was allegedly run over and killed last week by a drunk driver who left the scene of the accident only to have another crash minutes later, is suing the alleged drunk driver and the VFW post where he allegedly got his alcohol. Margie Woodruff,...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016

Needle exchange debated at UNITE meeting

“Why in the world would we want to give people, who inject drugs, needles? Common sense would tell us all that we are enabling people to shoot up.” These are the words that Greg Lee, program director of HIV/AIDS continuing education for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016

Needle exchange is a necessary evil

Is the Whitley County Health Department’s proposed needle exchange a good thing or a bad thing? There were some mixed opinions offered up during a Whitley County UNITE Coalition meeting Monday afternoon to discuss the issue. Personally, I think that it is a good idea for multiple...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016

London man vandalizes judicial center

A London man has been ordered to pay the Whitley County Fiscal Court $600 restitution for damaging a holding cell door at the Whitley County Judicial Center on April 4. Zachary Turner, 19, pleaded guilty during his arraignment Thursday afternoon to a charge of third-degree...
Posted On 19 Apr 2016

W’burg man run over while walking dog

A Williamsburg man is facing a DUI and murder charge after he allegedly hit and killed a man, who was walking his dog along a sidewalk in Williamsburg Wednesday evening. Richard E. Perkins, 53, was walking his dog on a sidewalk adjacent to US25W about 6 p.m. when Adam David...
Posted On 14 Apr 2016