A lawyer for a Williamsburg businessman told jurors at the start of the man’s trial Monday that his client believed that he had committed a crime when he went to police nearly three years ago and admitted touching a teenage female relative’s breasts, but that his client was mistaken that he had committed a crime.
Roger Lovitt is charged with unlawful imprisonment following an alleged incident at his home. A Williamsburg man was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor offense following an incident at his home Saturday afternoon that involved a gun. Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White arrested Roger Dale Lovitt Jr., 48, of 506 Moore Road, [...]
A special judge has been appointed to preside over the capital murder trial of a Williamsburg woman, who is accused of shooting her husband and two teenager daughters to death in January while they slept.
On March 20, a Whitley County Grand Jury indicted Courtney Taylor, 41, on three counts of capital murder in the Jan. 13 shooting deaths of her husband, Larry Taylor, 56, and their two daughters, Jessie Taylor, 18, and Jolee Taylor, 13.
In addition, the grand jury also indicted Taylor on March 20 on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for pointing a 9mm handgun at Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders and Sgt. James Fox, who responded to her residence to investigate.
Outdoor burning in Whitley County can now resume. Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. signed an executive order for a countywide red flag warning that went into effect at 9 a.m. Tuesday banning all outdoor burning until further notice, due to “current and predicted weather conditions, and the extreme danger of forest fires,” White wrote [...]
Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White administers a field sobriety test to Roy Lawson Friday afternoon after Lawson sideswiped two vehicles, including a sheriff's department police cruiser. A Williamsburg man was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he sideswiped two cars Friday afternoon, including one Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser. Suffice it to say, [...]
William T. Sutton admitted to police that he offered another inmate at the Whitley County Detention Center a total of $40,000 to kill four people, including Whitley County Attorney Bob Hammons and Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Trimble, according to testimony during Sutton’s preliminary hearing Monday morning.
At the close of the hearing, Whitley District Judge Fred White doubled Sutton’s bond from $50,000 cash to $100,000 cash and ordered him to have no contact with the victims in the case.
On March 9, Kentucky State Police Trooper David Lassiter charged Sutton, 54, with four counts of complicity to commit murder, four counts of retaliating against a participant in a legal process and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, following a two-week investigation.
If you live in the Goldbug area and don’t have a smoke alarm but want one, then you are in luck. The Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department is giving out free smoke alarms courtesy of a partnership with the American Red Cross. Tabitha Pfoutz, a member of the fire department’s fire prevention team, said that people [...]
The Donate Life Kentucky State Team traveled to Williamsburg Independent School Thursday morning to help teach fourth and fifth graders about making healthy life choices, and about the merits of being organ donors. Parent volunteer Larry West helps students learn about where various organs are located in the human body. How does too [...]
Seated from left, Barbara Smith, Maria Crusenberry, Delbert Kirby, Betty Kirby and Sue Watson. Standing left to right, Vivian Creager, Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr., 82nd Rep. Regina Bunch, Whitley Circuit Court Clerk Gary Barton and Shelby Baker. Several Whitley County officials gathered at Williamsburg City Hall [...]