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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

W’burg officer receives seatbelt enforcement award

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored 146 law enforcement officers from 125 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles, including a Williamsburg police officer. The...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

Whitley Co. EMS gets new heart monitors

When it comes to medical issues, such as heart attacks and strokes, seconds can sometimes save lives. This is part of the reason that Whitley County EMS is so excited about the addition of four new state-of-the-art heart monitors/automated external defibrillators, which went into...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

W’burg police catch burglar in act Monday

Williamsburg police interrupted an alleged burglary in progress Monday afternoon. About 12:59 p.m., Williamsburg police received a call reporting a burglary in progress at Brush Arbor Apartments, according to a release and an arrest citation. When police arrived, a witness told...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

W’burg council honors ex-fire chief Privett

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison, right, presented recently retired Williamsburg Fire Chief James Privett with a plaque of appreciation during Monday’s monthly Williamsburg City Council meeting. The Williamsburg City Council presented recently retired Williamsburg Fire and...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016