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Brock files for First-District Magistrate

There is now one more contested race in Whitley County for 2018 with many more expected to follow. Since Nov. 21, only one additional candidate has filed to run with Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz’s Office. Gary Brock has filed to run against incumbent First-District...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017

W’burg man crashes into bank then flees the scene

Williamsburg police are searching for a local man, who allegedly struck two vehicles and drove into a bank before fleeing the scene on foot Monday morning. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that Edward D. Smith, 22, of Rice Street, is facing 10 first-degree wanton...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017

New Whitley 911 dispatcher graduates training with distinction

Whitley County E-911 dispatcher Larry Todd Centers Jr. was one of 22 law enforcement dispatchers, who graduated Friday from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT). Centers was one of nine people in the classes named of...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017

Woodbine VFD bingo thieves ordered to pay $240,790 restitution

Two Woodbine residents, who took over $200,000 from the Woodbine Volunteer Fire Department bingo operation, were sentenced to probated prison-sentences Monday afternoon and ordered to pay restitution. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Did you know you can simply...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017

Health Dept. hosting free Naloxone giveaway, training on Dec. 1

Whitley County residents can receive free Naloxone and training on how and when to use it during a program that will be offered at the Whitley County Health Department next month. Public Health Director Martha Steele told the Whitley County Board of Health during its quarterly...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017

Constable arrests W’burg man after drugs fall out of camo hoody

A Williamsburg man is facing a drug possession charge following Sunday afternoon incident near Highway 1804. About 4:15 p.m. Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. was dispatched to 35 Dycus Road to investigate a harassment complaint. “It was also reported that a male was...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017

Deputy arrests brother, sister after domestic dispute turns violent

During the early morning hours Saturday, the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report about a domestic dispute that turned physical and arrested a brother and sister for allegedly assaulting each other. The two were arrested about 1:35 a.m. Saturday near the...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017

11th Annual Williamsburg Turkey Trot slated for Thanksgiving morning

If you want to get in some exercise before filling up on turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day while donating some money to a good cause, then keep reading. The 11th-Annual Williamsburg Turkey Trot 5-K Run/Walk will take place Thanksgiving morning. Last year about...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017

Cima challenging Head for Second-District Magistrate seat

There are now officially two more contested races in Whitley County for 2018 with many more expected to follow. Since Nov. 14, seven additional candidates have filed to run with Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz’s Office. Among those are incumbent Second-District Magistrate L...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017

Deputy saves father, four-year-old stopped on I-75

A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy is being credited with saving a Knoxville man and his four-year-old son after the man stopped his vehicle on I-75 early Sunday morning in the roadway without any vehicle lights on. The driver of the vehicle, Robert Cook, 28, pleaded not guilty...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017