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I-75 lane closures planned Wednesday, Thursday in Whitley County

If you are planning to travel north on I-75 in Whitley County Wednesday, Sept. 12, or south on I-75 Thursday, Sept. 13, then you might want to allow a little extra travel time due to planned lane restrictions those days. On Wednesday, northbound traffic at mile point 27.9 (Lynn...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018

Driver of stolen off-road vehicle, who crashed while fleeing police, dies two days later

A Tennessee man, who led police on a pursuit Wednesday in a stolen off-road vehicle and subsequently crashed, has died as a result of his injuries. Scott Crawford, 40, of Oneida, Tennessee, succumbed to his injuries Friday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he was...
Posted On 08 Sep 2018

Update: Bones found during search Thursday, but they weren’t human

Thursday afternoon, one of the men accused in the killing of a missing Williamsburg woman took police to a site where he claims her remains were buried. Three cadaver dogs were brought in to investigate and indicated the presence of remains at the site. Williamsburg Police and...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018

Whitley County selected for traffic study

The Kentucky Transportation Center’s Technology Transfer Program at the University of Kentucky has selected Whitley County as one of the focus counties for the Safety Circuit Rider Program. The program’s goal is to reduce the frequency and severity of roadway crashes by providing...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018

Suspect leads police to spot Thursday where he says victim was buried

The search to find the remains of a missing Williamsburg woman, who disappeared in February, may finally be over. A Williamsburg man, who has confessed to police about taking part in Laura Anderson’s murder, lead authorities Thursday afternoon to a site in southern Whitley County...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018

Missing person case turns into homicide investigation; one arrested

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Posted On 05 Sep 2018

Plea offer made in Courtney Taylor capital murder case

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Posted On 05 Sep 2018

UC giving students 57 percent tuition break starting next fall

At a time when state legislatures are cutting budgets for state universities, which in turn is causing tuition costs to rise at many of those institutions of higher learning, the University of the Cumberlands is taking the opposite approach. The Williamsburg-based institution...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018

Suicide, bullying prevention walks planned

In the wake of one 24-hour period in August where three people died in Whitley County from apparent self-inflicted injuries, including two teenagers, the topic of suicide and more specifically suicide prevention has taken on new meaning for many people. A pair of one-mile suicide...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018

35th Annual Old Fashioned Trading Days returns Thursday

Concerts with bluegrass, gospel and country-rock artists, a variety of food vendors, two cornhole tournaments and the addition of a beauty pageant for both the young and old will highlight this year’s 35th Annual Old Fashioned Trading Days festival that will kick off...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018