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Man ejected from car suffers only minor injuries

A Georgia man, who is originally from Whitley County, suffered minor injuries after being ejected from a car following a two-vehicle crash Monday morning in eastern Whitley County that sent three people to area hospitals for treatment. The accident happened shortly after 11 a.m....
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Some headlines from 2016 that I forgot

Ever wonder why newspapers, television stations, magazines and other forums run end of the year reviews and top 10 lists around New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day each year? There are actually a few different reasons. One BIG reason is that the week between Christmas...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Unemployment rate drops in 119 counties

Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between November 2015 and November 2016, and stayed the same in Carlisle County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. In addition, for...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Stinnett indicted for criminal attempt to commit murder

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted a Williamsburg man for criminal attempt commit murder and several other charges stemming from an Oct. 5 chase that resulted in one police officer shooting at the suspect’s vehicle. The grand jury indicted Brandon J. Stinnett, 24,...
Posted On 27 Dec 2016

Shop with a Cop takes 145 kids Christmas shopping

Thanks to a big assist from Pizza Hut, Williamsburg police were able to take about 145 children on $100 shopping sprees at Wal-Mart Thursday night as part of the Williamsburg Police Department’s 12th Annual Shop with a Cop event. “It is the most rewarding thing that...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016

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