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Sgt. Starling Powers remembered as a true patriot

For Sergeant Starling Edward Powers patriotism was more than just a word. It was the way he lived his life. Powers served in the military for over 33 years with stints in both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army 101st Airborne where he was voted soldier of...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Two facing charges after I-75 crash Monday

A Williamsburg woman and two children got an ambulance ride to the hospital to get checked out early Monday evening before the woman was charged with DUI following a single-vehicle crash on I-75. Meanwhile an adult passenger in the vehicle skipped the trip to the hospital and...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016

Update: Two underage parties busted in two days at same location

Tips to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department lead to the break-up of a “Barn Burner” party with underage drinking Friday night involving an estimated 300 participants, and a smaller party Saturday evening at the same location that involved about 50 people....
Posted On 22 Aug 2016

Mays fired as deputy sheriff after DVO entered

A suspended Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy, who had a Domestic Violence Order (DVO) entered against him early Friday evening, is no longer employed by the sheriff’s department. Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said that he called Sgt. Kirk Mays into his office...
Posted On 17 Aug 2016

Battle lines set for November General Election

The Corbin and Williamsburg independent boards of education will each be getting a new face next year, and the battle lines are now set for the November General Election with the passage of the Aug. 9 filing deadline. Incumbent Williamsburg board member Kim Broome White opted not...
Posted On 17 Aug 2016

Three indicted for endangering police officers

A Whitley County Grand Jury handed down indictments in three separate cases Monday morning charging local residents with endangering police officers various ways over an eight-month period. The grand jury indicted Martin S. Burnett, 34, of Woodbine, and charged him with...
Posted On 17 Aug 2016

Judges issues six-month DVO against suspended deputy

Following nearly four hours of testimony Friday afternoon, Special Judge John Chappell issued a six-month Domestic Violence Order against a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy, who was accused last month of harassing an ex-girlfriend, who is a 911 dispatcher.   Chappell ruled...
Posted On 13 Aug 2016

Traffic stop leads to drug possession charge

A Williamsburg man is facing a felony drug possession charge following a traffic stop early Tuesday evening on Lot-Mud Creek Road in southern Whitley County. Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. charged Adam Cougar Fite, 31, with first-degree possession of a controlled...
Posted On 11 Aug 2016

Update: Court security tight for suspect, who injured four deputies

An Ohio man, who allegedly assaulted four Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies during an altercation last week and sent three of the officers to the hospital to get checked out, had plenty of company in Whitley District Court Monday morning for his preliminary hearing. A total...
Posted On 11 Aug 2016

W’burg family donates land for boat ramp on Cumberland River

Thanks in part to a donation by a local Williamsburg family, Whitley County residents will soon have another boat access point along the Cumberland River. On July 25, Donnie Patrick, Brenda Patrick, Ronnie Patrick, Jan Patrick, Donnie Bruce Patrick, Debbie Patrick and Stephen...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016