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Car show held to raise awareness about pulmonary fibrosis

There was more to the “It’s Just a Hunk of Metal” car show Saturday at the Kentucky Splash waterpark than just a few hunks of old metal in the form of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. For organizer Christy Bolton, it was a way to honor her late father,...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016

Public invited to “Step It Up” for walk with Mayor Harrison

Local residents are being invited to get out and take a one-mile walk Saturday morning with Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison. Step It Up-Walk with the Mayor of Williamsburg is a free event that will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bill Woods Park. “The Step Up Program is...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016

Update: Fire destroys century old building in Jellico

Firefighters spent several hours battling this structure fire Monday on the Kentucky side of Jellico less than 100 feet from the state line. Emergency officials think a blaze, which destroyed a century old building on the Kentucky side of Jellico Monday morning, was intentionally...
Posted On 19 Sep 2016

Tips requested after recovery of stolen tractor, utility trailer

Whitley County sheriff’s deputies have recovered a stolen tractor and utility trailer that were reported stolen recently from Tennessee. About 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 13, the sheriff’s department received an anonymous tip that a stolen John Deere tractor could be located in a...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016

Childress attempts to get blood alcohol results suppressed; judge denies motion

Adam Childress is accused of murder after allegedly getting drunk at the VFW and running over a man on a sidewalk. A Williamsburg man, who allegedly ran over and killed a man out walking his dog along a sidewalk about five months ago, has asked a Whitley County circuit judge to...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016

Man who pointed gun at sister-in-law gets probation

Michael Rickett received probation Tuesday for a New Year’s Eve incident where he allegedly placed a gun to his sister-in-law’s head. A Williamsburg man, who allegedly pointed a loaded .22 caliber pistol at his sister-in-law’s head on New Year’s Eve and...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

W’burg council authorizes needle exchange program

Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Martha Steele addresses the Williamsburg City Council about a proposed needle exchange program. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison, who serves on the Whitley County Health Department Board of Directors, admits that when the...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

U of C makes U.S. News list of “Best Colleges”

The University of the Cumberlands has once again made the U.S. News and World Report list of best colleges and universities, according to the annual “Best Colleges” rankings released Sept. 13. The widely known and respected rankings are designed for “prospective...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

Self-defense class being offered to W’burg students

Female Williamsburg High School students will soon be getting a lesson in self-defense. The Williamsburg Police Department plans to start offering Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system, training first seniors at Williamsburg and then hopefully to other high school students as...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016

Hundreds turn out for Jones funeral Friday

Hundreds of people turned out at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Friday morning for the funeral of former Williamsburg Police Chief and Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Russell Jones, who died Saturday after a long fight against cancer. Jones spent nearly 30 years in law...
Posted On 09 Sep 2016