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Minister accused of smuggling contraband into jail; six people arrested

Williamsburg police say a man, who was ministering to inmates at the Whitley County Detention Center, allegedly smuggled drugs, tobacco and other items Thursday to his son, who is an inmate at the jail. So far, Williamsburg police have charged a total of six people in connection...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

‘Resolution’ reached in W’burg schools lawsuit

A lawsuit against the Williamsburg Independent School District, former Superintendent Denny Byrd and former Principal Gary Peters has been dismissed in U.S. District Court in London. The parents of the victim, who are identified in the lawsuit only as John and Jane Doe, filed...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Jones gets six-months for fleeing police three times

Bryan Earl Jones is proof that you can only run from the law for so long and so many times before it catches up to you. Over the course of three months, Jones has run away on foot from police officers four times, according to Whitley District Court records. Read this story and...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

U of C’s ‘Shoes 4 the Soul’ helps 500 elementary students

Thanks to the efforts of more than 400 student volunteers from the University of the Cumberlands Tuesday morning, about 500 elementary school students from four local schools got a new pair of free shoes, new socks and a new backpack full of school supplies. Tuesday was the fifth...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Paul gets high marks during annual evaluation

If Superintendent Scott Paul’s recent annual evaluation by the Whitley County Board of Education were a report card, Paul would have received the equivalent of five A’s and two B’s. The Whitley County Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Aug. 11 and...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Patrick completes 911 training program

Twenty-four law enforcement dispatchers graduated on Aug. 12 from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT), including Brentley L. Patrick, Whitley County E-911. The graduates hail from communications centers across the...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Camp UNITE once again a success, Varney tells coalition

Members of the Whitley County UNITE Coalition got an update on Camp UNITE and were introduced to their new coalition coordinator during their monthly meeting Monday afternoon. About 207 youth from 32 counties poured into Williamsburg July 26 – July 30 for the 10th Annual...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

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