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VFW’s insurance carrier denying claim over fatal wreck

Adam Childress is accused of murder after allegedly getting drunk at the VFW in Williamsburg and running over a man on a sidewalk. The case has sparked various litigation. A case involving the death of a Williamsburg man, who was run over on a sidewalk in April by a man who had...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016

Ex Whitley dispatcher accepts diversion agreement for theft

Brandon Byrd A former Whitley County E-911 dispatcher, who resigned following allegations that he allegedly shoplifted items from the Williamsburg IGA in late June, has reached a plea deal that will allow him to have his charges dismissed in six months. During a court hearing...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016

Cumberlands vigorously opposing lawsuit filed by ex-president

Former University of the Cumberlands President Dr. James Taylor. The University of the Cumberlands is vehemently opposing a request by its former president, Dr. James Taylor, for an injunction to force the university to continue to pay Taylor and his wife, Dinah Taylor, nearly...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016

Injured hiker rescued near Dogslaughter Falls

It took emergency workers about four hours to carry out a Wisconsin woman, who broke her ankle while hiking near Dogslaughter Falls Monday evening. Woodbine Search and Rescue Chief Rick Fore said emergency responders were called out about 6 p.m. to assist the injured woman. Read...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016

Unemployment rate remains unchanged in Whitley County

Unemployment rates fell in 64 Kentucky counties between June 2015 and June 2016, including Knox County, rose in 49 counties, including Laurel County, and remained the same in seven (Fleming, Henderson, Morgan, Simpson, Trigg, Trimble and Whitley), according to the Kentucky Office...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016

Seven injured, three flown out after Sunday crash

A two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon injured seven people and resulted in three people being flown out by emergency medical helicopter to Knoxville. The accident happened about 3:30 p.m. on US25 North near the intersection of Highway 204 West. When Whitley County Sheriff’s...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016

Update: Missing teen’s cause of death still uncertain after autopsy

The cause of death of a missing Laurel County teenager, who was found dead near her boyfriend’s home in the Bee Creek community of Whitley County Friday evening, is still uncertain. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley said that the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office...
Posted On 30 Jul 2016

W’burg police warn of possible bogus bills

Williamsburg police are asking the public and local merchants to be on the lookout for possible counterfeit $20 bills that may be circulating in the area after five were passed at the Williamsburg Wal-Mart late Wednesday afternoon. “We want local businesses to be sure to...
Posted On 29 Jul 2016

Teenager charged with assaulting great grandmother

A Whitley County teenager is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly assaulting her 72-year-old great-grandmother. About 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Lennon responded to an altercation at a Goldbug residence where a 13-year-old female had allegedly...
Posted On 29 Jul 2016

Gym floor renovation at WCMS hits snag

The renovation of the original gym floor at Whitley County Middle School is costing a little more than originally planned. During a special meeting last week, the Whitley County Board of Education approved an additional payment of $48,916.25 for replacement of the gym floor due...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016