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Williamsburg schools sell property for $80,000 less than purchase price

Even though the amount wasn’t what they were hoping for, the Williamsburg Independent School District has agreed to accept a $123,000 bid that it received during an online auction last week for a 13.87-acre tract of land. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today,...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016

Duo accused of taking $240,069 from Woodbine VFD bingo

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted two Woodbine residents charging them with taking $240,069 from Woodbine Volunteer Fire Department’s bingo operation over a 16-month period. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day!...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

Empty Stocking Fund helps 430 children have a better Christmas

Thanks to the efforts of about 100 volunteers with the 29th Annual Southeast Kentucky Empty Stocking Fund, about 430 less fortunate children got a better Christmas this year. “We are trying to serve the children and make a difference in their lives,” noted Empty...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

Corbin woman cleared by grand jury after killing husband

A Whitley County Grand Jury has opted not to indict a Corbin woman, who fatally shot her husband during an Oct. 13 incident. The grand jury returned no true bill or no indictment against Iulia Pataki for reckless homicide Monday, according to the grand jury’s monthly...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

Butt found incompetent to stand trial

Steven Butt was ruled mentally incompetent when he assaulted deputies. An Ohio man, who allegedly assaulted four Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies sending three of them to the hospital during an August incident, has been deemed incompetent to stand trial. Read this story...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

Sheriff seeks public’s help to identify theft suspects

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate two suspects wanted for breaking into a soda machine outside of Jones Market on Dec. 8 about 2 a.m. “Video surveillance footage indicates that an adult male forced open...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

Clerk, sheriff get clean audit reports

Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell and Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz have both received a clean financial bill of health following recent audits of their 2015 books by Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

White receives 2016 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) honored 205 law enforcement officers from 175 agencies across the Commonwealth, including one Williamsburg police officer, on Dec. 13 for their efforts to target impaired drivers. The 2016 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

FCi Federal helps 45 less fortunate families

45 less fortunate families are getting Christmas stockings, coats, candy, hats, gloves and presents for the children thanks to the efforts of a local business. FCi Federal, which is more commonly known as the Kentucky Consular Center, delivered presents for 15 families to...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

Golden Alert canceled for missing man

A Golden Alert has been canceled for a missing Whitley County man. On Dec. 16, the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department received information that family members had not seen Timothy Allen Warren, 34, of Louden Road, since about 7 a.m. on Dec. 13. Warren uses a wheelchair and...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016