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Whitley County Sheriff reports July activity

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department has reported its activity for the month of July. During July, deputies answered 1,398 complaints and investigated 41 vehicle collisions. In addition, deputies investigated 52 new criminal cases and made 156 criminal arrests. For the first...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019

White, Maiden recognized for seatbelt enforcement efforts

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) honored law enforcement officers from 120 agencies across the Commonwealth Friday, including several local officers, for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles. The Governor’s Occupant...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019

Whitley County getting extra $253k in coal severance funds

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday that more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue will be allocated to 49 counties – including Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Bell counties, which combine for over $900,000 in funding – and 122 municipalities – including Corbin,...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019

Murder suspect ordered to undergo competency exam

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly killed his aunt, Wanda Richardson, on June 21 by beating and stabbing her, has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric exam. On July 15, a Whitley County Grand Jury indicted Michael Worley, 41, for murder in Richardson’s death. During a court...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019

New option available for Ky., Tenn. patients seeking treatment for Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C used to be a death sentence. Doctors couldn’t offer patients much hope when they were diagnosed with it. The good news is medications can now treat 95 percent of the people diagnosed with the disease. The bad news is that insurance companies want a liver scan before...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019

Whitley Co. Sheriff collecting back-to-school supplies through Aug. 15

With the new school year about to begin, the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is pitching in to help local youngsters, whose parents can’t afford or can’t easily afford back-to-school supplies. The sheriff’s department will be conducting a back to school supply drive through...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019

The B Squad Project takes 53 children on $150 back-to-school shopping sprees

Thanks to the efforts of a local charitable group, 53 less fortunate children got to go on $150 back to school clothes shopping sprees Sunday evening. About 50 volunteers were on hand at JCPenney in Corbin, which closed its doors to the public at 6 p.m. but stayed open in order...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019

Dayspring Health’s W’burg school clinic deemed a huge success

When Dayspring Health opened a health clinic at Williamsburg Independent School last fall, clinic staff expected to put some band aids on a few boo boos but not a lot else. Physician Assistance Sarah McQueen, who is student health director at the school clinic, noted that...
Posted On 08 Aug 2019

Parsons double murder trial pushed back until Oct. 1

The trial date for Corbin man, who had been scheduled to stand trial later this month for allegedly killing two people in June 2017, has been postponed until this fall. Paul Parsons, 49, was indicted on July 17, 2017, on two counts of capital murder in the June 7, 2017, deaths of...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019

Correction: Anderson accused of assaulting father-in-law with table leg, spitting on jailer

(Correction: The print version of this story and an earlier version of the electronic version of this story incorrectly stated that Anderson had assaulted his father when it should have stated that he assaulted his father-in-law.) A Williamsburg man is being held in the Whitley...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019