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Update: No foul play suspected in W’burg man’s death

The body of a missing Williamsburg man, who disappeared around Thanksgiving Day, was found in southern Laurel County late Sunday evening. About 10 p.m. a rabbit hunter noticed a pick-up truck parked about one-half mile from the intersection of I-75 and the Cumberland Gap Parkway....
Posted On 05 Dec 2016

Whitley Co. outdoor burning ban remains in effect, over 3,000 acres burned

Whitley County’s outdoor burning ban, which was instituted by Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. on Nov. 1, will likely remain in place a couple of weeks longer, despite Monday night’s rain. Whitley County Projects Director Amber Owens said that as of now, county officials...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

Whitley Co. needle exchange program set to start in early January

Whitley County Health Department officials say that it will probably be late December or early January before the county’s needle exchange program is up and running. Martha Steele, public health director at the health department, gave an update on the program during a Nov....
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

Confidential informant tip leads to meth bust

Williamsburg police seized a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine and a gun while executing a search warrant late Sunday evening. Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White arrested Gregory D. Sokira, 46, of 229 Rains Street, about 12:04 a.m. Monday charging him with...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

911 call leads to attempted burglary arrest

A 911 call that suggested someone was attempting to break into the Canadatown Market early Saturday morning resulted in the arrest of a Williamsburg man on multiple charges. Deputy James Tabor charged Kenny Ray Prewitt, 47, of Highway 1481, with driving while under the influence,...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

Pizza Hut donates $5,000 to W’burg Shop with a Cop

Thanks to a donation by a national restaurant chain and efforts by several local employees, several less fortunate children will have a better Christmas this year. During Thursday’s 10th Annual Turkey Trot, which is a fundraiser for the Williamsburg Police...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

Exit 29 Marathon Station robbed at gunpoint Wednesday morning

Authorities are looking for a white male, who robbed a gas station off of Exit 29 in southern Laurel County Wednesday morning. The robbery occurred about 6:05 a.m. at the Marathon Service Station, which is located off Adams Road near Ky. 770 and I-75 about 10 miles south of...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

Unemployment rate falls in Whitley, Knox counties

Unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between October 2015 and October 2016, including Whitley and Knox counties, but rose in 33 counties, and stayed the same in five counties (Breckinridge, Knott, Laurel, McLean and Powell), according to the Kentucky Office of...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

Trio charged with diverting bingo money from Corbin-based charity

Two Corbin residents have been indicted for allegedly diverting over $110,000 from a Corbin charity’s charitable gaming efforts, and a third woman is accused of diverting over $3,000 from the same charity’s charitable gaming efforts. Read this story and more for just...
Posted On 25 Nov 2016

Leigh Burke indicted for theft, abuse of public trust

Former Whitley County School District Chief Financial Officer Leigh Burke is charged with theft and abuse of the public trust in connection with missing funds from the school district. A May 24 jury trial has been scheduled for a former chief financial officer for the Whitley...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016