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2019 Spring Sports Preview: W’burg Yellow Jackets, Lady Jackets

The following previews for the 2019 Williamsburg High School baseball and softball seasons can be found inside the March 13, 2019 print edition… You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 12 Mar 2019

Two large cash prize lottery tickets sold in Williamsburg

The month of February was apparently a good time to buy a lottery ticket in Williamsburg. On Feb. 20, a $50,000 Powerball ticket was sold at Xpress in Williamsburg. The following day, a $200,000 Solid Gold Doubler scratch-off ticket was sold at Pilot Travel Center to a Warren...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019

Deputy arrests four for drug trafficking

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies recovered about 20 – 25 total grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, which is also known as “ice”, and arrested four people on drug trafficking charges late Thursday evening, who are still lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center in...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019

Industrial Maintenance Pathway could bring Vo-Ag changes to WCHS

What skills can our local high school students learn today that will give them a leg up on finding good, high-paying jobs in the future? What skill sets do local industries need students to learn so that their future workforce needs will be met? One of the answers Whitley County...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019

Traffic stop leads to two drug trafficking arrests

A traffic stop Saturday evening by the Williamsburg Police Department resulted in the arrest of two people on drug trafficking charges. About 7:37 p.m., Williamsburg Police Officer Dorman Patrick Jr. observed a white Pontiac G6 traveling south on US25W after identifying the...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019

W’burg Fire Department set up as warming center through Wednesday night

As temperatures struggle to climb over the freezing mark through Wednesday night, the Williamsburg Fire Department is offering people a warm place to at least temporarily warm up, if they need to do so. Starting Monday night, the fire department opened itself up as a warming...
Posted On 05 Mar 2019

W’burg woman arrested on her birthday for Valentine’s Day stabbing

A Williamsburg woman was arrested on her birthday Wednesday morning for allegedly stabbing another woman at a local market on Valentine’s Day. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Prewitt served Leesha Sue Larsen, 46, with an arrest warrant on Feb. 27 at her home off Highway...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019

High-speed chase with stolen vehicle ends near W’burg

Police apprehended a Michigan man early Friday morning following a high speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle through Laurel and Whitley counties, and ending near Williamsburg shortly after police used spike strips to disable the vehicle’s tires. Kentucky State Police Vehicle...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019

W’burg police seize 5 pounds of marijuana, cash and guns

Williamsburg police seized about five pounds of processed marijuana, handguns and cash and arrested two people while executing a search warrant early Thursday morning. The arrests were the result of a three-month investigation by Williamsburg Police Officers Johnny Fulton, Justin...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019

Taylor found competent to stand trial; 2020 trial date set

A special judge ruled Thursday morning that a Williamsburg woman, who is facing a possible death sentence for killing her husband and two children more than two years ago, is competent to stand trial and he has set a 2020 trial date in her case. Courtney Taylor, 43, is charged...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019