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Court documents reveal details about Burke’s charges; lawyer denies allegations

Kentucky State Police arrested Leigh Burke Tuesday for theft and abuse of the public trust. A former chief financial officer for the Whitley County school district, who was fired in June amid allegations of misappropriation of school funds, has pleaded not guilty to charges of...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

Deputies recover two stolen vehicles over two days

Over the course of two days, Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies recently recovered two stolen vehicles in a pair of unrelated cases and arrested three people. On Oct. 16, Deputy James Tabor responded to the northbound I-75 rest area to investigate a complaint that a man was...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

W’burg gets loan to make waste water system repairs

After eight years, the city of Williamsburg now has the financial means to finish making repairs and improvements to its storm sewer system. During a special meeting Monday afternoon, the city council authorized Mayor Roddy Harrison to signed the necessary paperwork for a...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

Eight accused in jail contraband conspiracy

Eight people are facing engaging in organized crime and other charges following their indictment Friday in connection with a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the Whitley County Detention Center. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

Grand jury indicts 21 people on various charges

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted two Williamsburg men in connection with the August burglary of Tractor Supply in Williamsburg. The grand jury indicted Dewayne Shelley and Barney Rhinehart, both 50, of Williamsburg, on charges of theft by unlawful taking over $500 but...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

Jellico man arrested for being Ohio fugitive

A Jellico, Tennessee man, who was arrested last week for allegedly being an Ohio fugitive in connection with a sex offender registration violation, is fighting extradition back to the buckeye state to answer charges. Jason Johnson, 31, declined to waive extradition during his...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

W’burg hosting nation’s largest Jeep Jamboree again

This week’s 23rd Annual Gateway to the Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree in Williamsburg will be making a bit of history. Not only will it be the largest Jeep Jamboree in the nation for the third year in a row, but it will also bring with it a record number of participants to town....
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

Murder indictment returned in case of fatal accident

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted a Williamsburg woman for murder and other offenses in connection with a summer traffic crash that claimed the life of a Canadatown woman and injured her husband. On Friday, the grand jury indicted Sonia Askins, 47, charging her with...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

Bunch, Stanfill, McGrath talk politics at Williamsburg election forum

The drug problem that has devastated southeastern Kentucky in recent years creates more problems for the area than just the obvious ones, like crime, the quality of life and destruction of families. 82nd Representative Regina Bunch noted that when she talks to a business, like...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016

Corbin woman arrested with fake urine

A Corbin woman is behind bars after allegedly showing up at the probation office with a bottle of fake urine. About 10:35 p.m. on Oct. 5, Williamsburg Police Detective Bobby Freeman charged Samantha Jo Petrey, also known as Samantha Jo Lawson, 27, of Corbin, with tampering with...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016