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Missing McCreary Co. man found dead in Whitley Co. farm pond

The body of a missing McCreary County man, who was last seen in Laurel County on Sept. 10, was recovered from a pond on private property in Whitley County late Monday afternoon. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced John T. Smith, 38, dead at 5:30 p.m. Croley said that it appears Smith’s body has been [...]

Remains of W’burg Korean War vet finally found, identified

More than 60 years ago, Williamsburg native Charlie H. Hill, 31, was serving in the United States Army during the Korean War when he went missing in action and was never seen again. Recent efforts and DNA testing have finally identified Hill’s remains.

The remains of a Williamsburg man, who was declared missing in action during the Korean War in late 1950, will be laid to rest this week in Michigan.

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Appalachian Outreach Ministry brings free goods to Williamsburg

Volunteers from Tennessee provided local residents with free food and clothes during an outreach effort Monday morning. For the 11th consecutive year, members of the Appalachian Outreach Ministry traveled to Williamsburg in an effort to share the “love of Jesus Christ” and items to help make people’s lives a little easier, said Yvonne [...]

‘Operation Inasmuch’ brings 10 churches together to reach out to the community

Volunteer Robin Reeves hands a free doll to Cynthia Bennett and her son, Travis Bennett. during Operation Inasmuch Saturday. About 10 churches and 50 volunteers came out Saturday at Cumberland Regional Mall for the South Union-Mt. Zion Baptist Association’s first ever “Operation Inasmuch.” There were free car washes. There was free clothing, children’s [...]

Chili cookoff, 5K run/walk, bike ride and other events scheduled for Oct. 7 in Williamsburg

Do you have a chili recipe that you think is the best in Williamsburg? Saturday, Oct. 7 is your chance to prove it and collect some prize money to boot during the Fifth Annual Williamsburg Chili Cookoff Contest. “There is always some really good chili,” noted Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison. The chili cookoff is part [...]

August unemployment rate drops in Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 32 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three, including Whitley County, and rose in 85 counties, including Laurel and Knox counties, between August 2016 and August 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County's unemployment [...]

London man jailed in connection with southern Laurel County shooting Wednesday

Justin Dean Hampton is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal abuse, tampering with physical evidence and falsely reporting an incident. A London man allegedly shot at two people during an alleged altercation Wednesday while he was dropping off his two-year-old son at residence in southern Laurel County. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies charged [...]

Corbin man jailed for allegedly shooting into southern Laurel Co. homes

Rolland Atkins is facing wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and tampering with physical evidence charges. A Corbin man is still behind bars after allegedly shooting into two homes during a recent incident in southern Laurel County. Rolland C. Atkins, 21, is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Laurel District Court after his arrest on four [...]

Corbin City Utilities warns of phone scam

If you get a call from someone claiming to be from the Corbin City Utilities asking for payment of a late bill, then hang up. It’s a scam. The Corbin Police Department has received information that Corbin City Utility customers have received collection calls asking customers to pay their utility bills over the phone using [...]

Victim offers reward for info in Lily theft case

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, who allegedly took 35 rolls of barbed wire from a farm off Laurel Whitley Road near Lily last weekend. A male subject wearing a light was seen in the area, and may be a suspect, according to a Laurel [...]