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London man indicted for trying to run over KSP trooper with four-wheeler

A Whitley County Grand Jury indicted a London man Monday morning, who was shot by police in July after he allegedly tried to run over two officers with a four-wheeler, The grand jury issued its monthly report Monday and indicted William “Billy” Barnhill, 31, on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading [...]

Corbin enjoys day of Moonbow Eggfest, Cumberland Valley Cruise-In, 5-0 5K

More than 40 cooks turned out Saturday for Fourth Annual Moonbow Eggfest to show off their skills cooking with the Big Green Egg. Saturday was an eventful day in downtown Corbin, which hosted the Fourth Annual Moonbow Eggfest, the inaugural Corbin Police Department 5-0 5K and the Cumberland Valley Cruise-In car show. Corbin [...]

Whitley County Fiscal Court suing wholesale drug distributors over prescription drug problem

Between 2013 and the middle of 2017, more than 21 million doses of prescription opioids, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, tramadol and oxymorphone, were dispensed in Whitley County, which has a population of about 36,000 people.

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Short I-75 lane closures planned for Wednesday, Sept. 20

If you’re planning to travel north on I-75 Wednesday, Sept. 20, in either Whitley or Laurel counties, then take note. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict northbound traffic to one lane at mile points 7.9 in Whitley County, and mile 42.4 in Laurel County on that date. The lane restrictions will allow crews to [...]

No arrest so far in apparent strangulation death of three people on Deep Branch Road

Whitley County Sheriff's deputies and the Whitley County Coroner's office are investigating a triple homicide on Deep Branch Road. So far no arrests have been made in the killing of three people, whose bodies were found on Deep Branch Road about eight miles east of Williamsburg late Wednesday afternoon. Authorities believe the three [...]

‘Elderly’ housing project in Williamsburg may face public criticism

The Williamsburg Planning and Zoning Commission may end up having the final say on whether a $5.2 million public housing project for low-income “elderly” residents moves forward, and the public will have the chance to give their input on the project during a public hearing late Thursday afternoon.

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Medical helicopter forced to make emergency landing

A mechanic and pilot unsuccessfully tried to make repairs to this U.T. Life Star helicopter that made an emergency landing near Williamsburg early Monday morning.  The helicopter had to be returned to Tennessee on a truck.

An emergency medical helicopter had to make an emergency landing early Monday morning only minutes after lifting off near the Kentucky Splash waterpark in Williamsburg with a patient.

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W’burg City Council takes stand on pension reform

As talk of reforming Kentucky’s retirement system continues with a potential special called legislative session pending, the Williamsburg City Council is throwing its support behind a plan that would separate the retirement system for city and county employees from that of state workers. During its monthly meeting Monday, the council unanimously approved a resolution supporting [...]

First responders recognized Monday in Corbin

Corbin Police and firefighters gathered Monday afternoon at Nibroc Park for a ceremony honoring first responders. Various events were held on 911 to honor local first responders. Corbin Police and firefighters were among those that came to NIBROC Park Monday afternoon to remember the approximately 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks on [...]

Tristan Hall arrested for shoplifting, but denies allegations

Tristan Hall

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 cases in federal court, has been arrested for shoplifting.

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