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W’burg block parties kick off Friday with ‘Off the Clock’

Once again this summer you don’t have to go any further than Bill Woods Park in Williamsburg most Friday nights to find either free live concerts or free movies in the park. “I am looking forward to another great summer of fun with our block parties and movies in the park and all...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018

Routine traffic stop leads to four arrests for suspected crystal meth

A routine traffic stop late Sunday evening lead to the arrest of four Williamsburg residents on charges of drug trafficking and engaging in organized crime. Monday afternoon, Whitley District Judge Fred White entered not guilty pleas for Freddie Lee Akers, 54, Joseph Tye, 34,...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018

W’burg man charged with assaulting sister with bat

A Williamsburg man has been charged with assaulting his sister with a bat late Friday afternoon. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 06 Jun 2018

George Hayes Road repair expected to cost $171,000

When it comes to the continued closure of a portion of George Hayes Road, which partially collapsed on April 17, there is some good news and some bad news. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 06 Jun 2018

Reducing Whitley Co. smoking rate would cut cancer deaths, improve health, Chandler says

Kentucky is the cancer capital of the nation, and while cancer deaths have declined about 20 percent nationwide since 1980, they have increased in Whitley County and in most of the other 119 Kentucky counties. Deaths due to cancer in Whitley County, at 238 deaths per 100,000...
Posted On 30 May 2018

Time capsule set to be opened on May 25, 2068

How much will a book of Forever Stamps be worth 50 years from now? Of course this is assuming that the U.S. Postal Service is still in existence then. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 30 May 2018

Williamsburg schools, Forcht Bank sponsor first responder appreciation luncheon

Thanks to the efforts of a local school and a local bank, several first responders in the Williamsburg area were treated to a free lunch Thursday afternoon. “With today’s climate that we live in, schools are so thankful for the amount of support we get from our first responders,”...
Posted On 30 May 2018

Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival kicks off Wednesday

Bluegrass music lovers take note. The 11th Annual Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival starts Wednesday and runs through Saturday. For the third straight year, the festival is featuring four nights of entertainment. Wednesday night will once again be gospel night with Virgil Bowlin and...
Posted On 30 May 2018

Constable, police find suspected crystal meth

Police confiscated over six grams of suspected crystal meth and found four firearms and observed a 14-month-old child while attempting to arrest a Williamsburg man on an indictment warrant late Monday evening, according to a press release from Third-District Constable Dorman...
Posted On 30 May 2018

Unemployment rates drop across Kentucky, locally

Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2017 and April 2018, 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 rate...
Posted On 30 May 2018