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Cause of death revealed for Ohio man found dead in river

These Woodbine Fire and Rescue divers helped recover the body of an Ohio man from the Clear Fork River on April 17. Officials have ruled out foul play in the death of an Ohio man, who went missing on Jan. 24 at the Kentucky Welcome Center and whose body was found on April [...]

Corbin attorney pleads guilty to DUI

Corbin attorney B.J. Foley has pleaded guilty to a May 31 DUI charge. A local defense attorney arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in May has pleaded guilty to the charge. Thirty-four-year-old Burley “B.J.” Foley, who had been arrested May 31 following a traffic stop in London, pleaded guilty to one [...]

Briar Creek Park Bridge repairs almost complete

Repairs are almost complete on the Briar Creek Park Bridge. Flooding in late April and early May damaged the bridge, which has been closed since. Repairs began to the bridge on July 3. “Hopefully, the bridge at Briar Creek Park will be completed and open this week,” Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison told the city council [...]

Man, who tried to fight constable, enters plea deal

Wade Rains, who was accused of trying to assault a constable, has entered a plea deal. A Williamsburg man, who allegedly tried to fight with a Whitley County constable trying to arrest him last month, has entered a plea agreement to resolve his case. Wade Rains, 45, was initially charged with alcohol intoxication, [...]

Randle charged with leading police on 15-mile plus chase

Charles Randle is accused of leading Williamsburg police on a chase early Monday morning. A Barbourville man allegedly led Williamsburg police on a more than 15-mile vehicle pursuit early Monday morning and then fled a short distance on foot before surrendering to Williamsburg police, according to this arrest citations. The incident began when [...]

Portion of N. 10th Street will be closed during school

If you drive on North 10th Street in Williamsburg, then pay attention. Starting next month, a portion of the street will be closed daily while Williamsburg Independent School is in session. During its monthly meeting Monday, the Williamsburg City Council unanimously voted to close N. 10th Street from Main Street to Sycamore Street from the [...]

Local Democrats hear from New Kentucky Project

Eric Jarboe, executive director of the New Kentucky Project, a non-profit, non-partisan group, spoke to the Whitley County Democrat Executive Committee during its monthly meeting Monday. Following last year’s stinging political loses that saw Republicans take control of both the governor’s office and the state house of representatives, Kentucky Democrats are trying to [...]

Whitley Co. Fiscal Court gets $115,067 grant to upgrade 911 center

A new $115,067 state grant will enable the Whitley County E911 Center to modernize some of its radio equipment. “Basically, our stuff is outdated,” E911 Director Jason Wilson said. The office of 82nd Rep. Regina Bunch, R-Williamsburg, announced late Thursday afternoon that both Whitley and Laurel counties had been awarded competitive state grants aimed at [...]

W’burg City Hall now exchange site for online purchases

If you are buying something off of Craig’s List or a similar site and are looking for a safe place to make the exchange, then look no further than Williamsburg City Hall. City leaders officially announced during Monday’s monthly city council meeting that city hall is being designated as a site where such exchanges can [...]

Area police officers honored for seatbelt, child restraint enforcement

KOHS Executive Director Dr. Noelle Hunter (left) and NHTSA Regional Administrator Beth Baker (right) present Laurel County Sheriff's Department Deputy Rick Cloyd with a Governor's Occupant Protection Award during a recent ceremony. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored law enforcement officers from 122 agencies across the Commonwealth, including one Corbin [...]