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Intoxicated passenger blamed for causing crash

An intoxicated passenger is being blamed for causing the Memorial Day crash of an SUV that was carrying an infant. Timothy Huttemeyer, 29, of Williamsburg, is charged with alcohol intoxication and two counts of wanton endangerment in connection with the May 30 incident. About...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016

Corbin man arrested for choking toddler

A Corbin man allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and choked her toddler son during a domestic dispute early Sunday evening. Joshua P. Eaton, 21, of Oak Ridge Church Road, was arrested about 1:09 a.m. Monday and charged with first-degree criminal abuse of a child under the age of...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016

Unemployment rate falls in Whitley County

Unemployment rates fell in 83 Kentucky counties between April 2015 and April 2016, including Knox, Whitley and Laurel counties, rose in 33 counties, and remained the same in four, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016

W’burg Kiwanis will celebrate 35 years Thurs.

The Williamsburg Kiwanis Club is inviting all current and former members to attend its 35th anniversary celebration at noon Thursday at the Cumberland Inn. “We’re inviting all the old presidents back and old members back. We are going to celebrate 35 years of...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016

Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival kicks off Wed.

The Ninth Annual Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival will kick off Wednesday with a talent show and gospel music concert before transitioning into three days of bluegrass music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. “We have campers from out of town that come in earlier in the week. It...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016

New mural promotes Williamsburg

Visitors to the Williamsburg Tourism and Convention Center are now being greeted by a large mural, which runs the length of one side of the building facing 10th Street. “I have been on Facebook the last two days and everybody has been very complimentary of it,” said...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016

Tim Melton named new W’burg Principal

Out of the seven applicants for the Williamsburg Independent School Principal position education veteran Tim Melton was the consensus choice by the interview committee for the job. During a press conference Tuesday morning in the school lobby, which was attended by about...
Posted On 31 May 2016

Firestone celebrates million safe hours

Safety has become something of a tradition for the 400-plus workers at the Williamsburg Firestone Industrial Products plant, which was recognized with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award during a ceremony Tuesday morning at the plant. This is the third time in six years,...
Posted On 25 May 2016

White, serving 10 years for manslaughter, gets additional 3 years in prison

A Williamsburg woman, who is already serving a 10-year prison sentence for manslaughter for her role in the killing of her two-year-old daughter in 2013, now has three more years in prison to serve. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access...
Posted On 25 May 2016

Man jumps in pond trying to avoid police

A Williamsburg man allegedly unsuccessfully tried to evade police by jumping into a pond early Saturday evening. Bryan E. Jones, 44, pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest,...
Posted On 25 May 2016