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Curd gives Promise Zone update

The Promise Zone in Eastern Kentucky may soon be doing more than just promise to help the region develop economically. Thanks to some recent legislation filed in Congress there may be some tax credits coming to go with it. This was part of the message that Kentucky Promise Zone...
Posted On 30 Mar 2016

Coroner rules Moses drowned, but questions still remain

The family of Joel Moses, who has been missing since March 7, now has some degree of closure after Moses’ body was recovered from the Clearfork River late Saturday morning. “I am glad that it has come to a close,” Joel Moses’ uncle, Charles Moses, said...
Posted On 26 Mar 2016

Man suffers smoke inhalation during fire

A Wofford man was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of smoke inhalation following a structure fire early Friday afternoon. The fire was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. at a residence across the street from Wofford Baptist Church. “It appears right now that...
Posted On 25 Mar 2016

Utility pole snapped in half after wreck

The only fatality during a single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on Ky. 92E was that of a utility pole, which was snapped in two after being struck by an SUV. The accident happened about 3:45 p.m. on Ky. 92E about 12 miles east of Williamsburg. Coleman Lacy, 20, of Ft....
Posted On 25 Mar 2016

Whitley bus driver fired after leaving autistic kid alone on bus for 5 hours

A Whitley County school bus driver has been fired after an 11-year-old autistic boy was left alone on a school bus on March 15 for over five hours. “District policy mandates that the bus driver walk to the back of the bus after each run to check for any students remaining...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016

Free drug testing kits for parents delayed

An effort to provide free saliva-based drug testing kits to parents at various locations in Whitley County has been delayed. The “Give Me A Reason” drug prevention initiative is a voluntary drug-testing program through the Appalachian High Intensity Drug Trafficking...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016

Promise Zone forum planned for Thursday

A Whitley County community forum is planned for Thursday afternoon in Williamsburg to update local residents on what has happened with the Promise Zone over the last 12 months. Promise Zone Coordinator Sandi Curd will also give an give a review during the forum about the...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016

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