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Florida man injured in shootout with W’burg Police

A Florida man lead police on a lengthy vehicle pursuit in Whitley County Tuesday afternoon in a stolen vehicle while shooting at police officers before being shot himself towards the end of the chase. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that the suspect, who Kentucky State...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Harrison gets opponent in Williamsburg mayor race

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Posted On 15 Nov 2017

14 candidates file to run for office in ’18

The chaos that is the 2018 election season has begun. During the first day that filing was permitted on Nov. 8, eight candidates filed paperwork with Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz to seek public office in Whitley County. Whitley County Jailer Brian Lawson was the first...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Stranger may be trying to lure children into a vehicle, sheriff warns

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking for parents to be especially vigilant following three recent incidents when a stranger tried to lure a child into a vehicle. As of Thursday, the sheriff’s department had received information regarding an incident where a man in a...
Posted On 10 Nov 2017

Update: Cumberland woman charged with driving drunk with a child in the vehicle

A Cumberland woman was allegedly driving while intoxicated with a mixed drink in a cup and an eight-year-old child in the front seat, last Tuesday evening, according to a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department release. On Nov. 7 about 7 p.m., Deputy Jonas Saunders responded to a...
Posted On 10 Nov 2017

Taxpayers will foot the bill to fly in rape case witnesses

Taxpayers are expected to be footing the bill for airline tickets to fly in two defense witnesses now in foreign countries, who will testify in a rape trial early next year.
Posted On 10 Nov 2017

W’burg man sparks wild chase Tuesday

A Williamsburg man, who Whitley County Judicial Center court security officers had detained for having outstanding arrest warrants against him Tuesday morning, racked up several additional charges after he sprinted out the front door and before being Tasered on the sidewalk...
Posted On 08 Nov 2017

Tristan Hall indicted for tampering with public records

A local man, who previously had charges related to criminal solicitation to commit murder, making a fraudulent insurance claim and intimidating a participant in the legal process all dismissed, and who unsuccessfully tried to sue the prosecutors and several others involved in his...
Posted On 08 Nov 2017

Man crashes truck after driving down airport runway

A Lexington man allegedly told police that he was traveling to Florida and had used methamphetamine before driving his pick-up truck down the runway at the Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport early Sunday morning, according to a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department release. About...
Posted On 08 Nov 2017

Ky. Agriculture Commissioner visits Whitley County

Alternative crops, misconceptions about agriculture and the local food movement were among the topics that Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles addressed during two stops in Whitley County Thursday. Quarles spoke to a group of more than three-dozen people – many of who...
Posted On 08 Nov 2017