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Tri-county unemployment rate falls

Unemployment rates fell in 69 Kentucky counties between December 2017 and December 2018, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, rose in 38, and stayed the same in 13 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019

Nominations sought for 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Know of a teacher that goes above and beyond in the classroom? Now is your chance to nominate that teacher for the 2020 Kentucky Teacher Awards. The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. are accepting nominations for the 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. Any...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

National historic district is almost a reality; possible mural for W’burg

Sometime over the next couple of months, Williamsburg will likely receive final approval for the formation of its national historic district. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

Electrical issue suspected as cause of Tuesday morning trailer fire

By the time Patterson Creek Volunteer Fire Department was notified Tuesday morning, this trailer had already been totally destroyed. Fire completely destroyed a trailer Tuesday morning at a home near the intersection of Highway 1064 and Mays Cemetery Road. You need to login to...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

Sizzlin’ Hot offering free meal Jan. 23-24 for impacted federal workers

A Williamsburg restaurant is offering a free meal on Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Thursday, Jan. 24, to federal workers impacted by the partial government shutdown. Sizzlin Hot Bar and Grill, which is located inside the Cumberland Regional Mall, posted on its Facebook page Wednesday...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

Free Hep A vaccinations available Thursday at W’burg City Hall

Whitley County Health Department Interim Director Tamara Phelps gave Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison the first of his two-part Hepatitis A vaccination during a free clinic Tuesday afternoon at Williamsburg City Hall. Thanks to a joint effort between the City of Williamsburg,...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

Grand jury indicts 42-year-old man for sending naked pictures to 13-year-old girl

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted a Williamsburg man, who was arrested on Christmas Eve after allegedly sending nude pictures to a teenage girl and offering to pay her money to engage in a sexual act, according to court documents. You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

W’burg man arrested after meth found in vehicle he was driving

A Williamsburg man is behind bars after a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy found four grams of suspected methamphetamine in his vehicle, according to a sheriff’s department release. About 6 p.m. on Jan. 15, Deputy Jonas Saunders was patrolling on Highway 1804 when he made contact...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

Whitley County couple arrested for methamphetamine trafficking

Two Whitley County residents are behind bars after police found 10 grams of a form of suspected methamphetamine known as “ice,” which is an extremely pure and potent form of the drug. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders arrested Benita Smith, who is also known as...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

Bystanders free woman trapped in flooded car Monday morning

Two people, who were suffering from severe hypothermia, had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter Monday morning, after a vehicle drove into at least three feet of water that was flooding Dal Road in nine-degree weather. “They are very lucky to be alive,” noted Whitley...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019