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W’burg man indicted for rape, incest

A Williamsburg man is facing an array of sexual assault related charges after being indicted by a Whitley County Grand Jury Monday morning. The Whitley County Grand Jury indicted Stanley Rains, 45, of Highway 904, for first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016

Deputies make pair of weekend drug busts

Whitley County sheriff’s deputies seized cash, marijuana, Suboxone films and drug paraphernalia while executing a pair of search warrants in the Savoy and Saxton communities Saturday evening. Detective Derek Eubanks obtained the search warrants following an investigation...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016

W’burg Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

Over 2,800 Easter eggs will be hidden in Briar Creek Park waiting for local youngsters ages 10 and under to find Saturday as part of the Sixth Annual Williamsburg Community Easter Egg Hunt, which will take place starting at 1 p.m. The children will be divided up into three...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016

Fiery Hwy. 904 crash kills Bell County woman Friday

A fiery single vehicle crash Friday evening near Siler claimed the life of a Bell County woman, and alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Sharon F. Mills, 54, of...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016

Former Williamsburg coach gets 1 year in jail for sexually abusing teen student

John Massey A former Williamsburg volunteer assistant football coach, who pleaded guilty late last year to fooling around with a 16-year-old female student, has a new residence at the Whitley County Detention Center for the next 12 months. Whitley Circuit Judge Paul Winchester...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016

Report of passed out driver leads to drug arrest

A Williamsburg man, who was found allegedly passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle late last Wednesday evening, is still in jail facing felony drug possession charges. Everett Leland Young, 44, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Thursday afternoon to two counts of...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016

Man arrested after 3-mile police chase

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly fled from police on March 16 in a vehicle going 100 mph on Ky. 26, pleaded guilty to amended charges Monday morning. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird initially charged Shannon D. Bunch, 26, with first-degree fleeing or evading police,...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016

Escapees caught after police chase

Two inmates are being held in the Clinton County, Tennessee Jail where they arrested after escaping from a work detail at the state highway garage in Williamsburg Monday. 23-year-old Justin G. Jaynes and 24-year-old Michael I. Mayes reportedly drove off in a pickup truck about 3...
Posted On 16 Mar 2016

Fuson no longer chief deputy

K.Y. Fuson The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department now has one fewer officer, its former chief deputy, but no one is saying publicly why he is no longer with the agency. Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell confirmed Monday afternoon that K.Y. Fuson, who had served as chief...
Posted On 16 Mar 2016

Water search suspended for missing man

Emergency officials have suspended dragging operations in the Clear Fork River for a Williamsburg man, who a Golden Alert was issued for on March 7. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said Saturday morning that efforts to search the river, which started...
Posted On 16 Mar 2016