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W’burg trio indicted for murder, could face death penalty

A trio of Williamsburg residents, who were indicted Monday morning for murder and robbery in the killing of a man near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line in Jellico last month, could potentially face the death penalty, if convicted. You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

Williamsburg named 9th safest city in Kentucky

Williamsburg remains a relatively safe place to live. SafeWise released its Fifth Annual Safest Cities in Kentucky report on Monday, and Williamsburg ranked number nine on the list. “I’m thrilled at the news. We always want our folks to feel safe and be safe,” noted Williamsburg...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

WCHS Vo-Ag proponents argue against cuts

With the pending retirement of longtime Whitley County High School vocational agriculture teacher Glen Croley, it’s no secret that the school district is proposing the elimination of one of its two vocational agriculture teaching positions at the high school in favor of hiring a...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

Whitley BOE adds Esports, archery as official sports at WCHS

Whitley County High School students will have some new non-conventional extracurricular activities to participate in next year besides traditional sports programs, such as football and basketball. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

Deputies arrest two people in Hwy. 6 area over two-day period

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people over six days time in the Highway 6 area of Whitley County on drug-related charges. On March 11, Sgt. Jonas Saunders was patrolling the area when he arrested Gary Allen Banning, 29, of Jamesville, North Carolina, on charges of...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

Hatfield indicted for triple murder; remains jailed on $1 million bond

An Indianapolis man, who is one of three people charged in connection with the 2017 triple homicide of a local family, was indicted Monday morning in connection with the case. He even had a trial date set Monday afternoon for two months from now, but don’t expect the case to go...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

Whitley County E-911 dispatcher graduates dispatch academy

A total of 23 law enforcement dispatchers graduated Friday from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy (PSDA) at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, including Bryson T. Lawson with Whitley County E-911. The graduates hail from communications centers across the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

Unemployment rate rises slightly in Whitley; dips in Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 37 Kentucky counties between January 2018 and January 2019, including Knox and Laurel counties; rose in 72, including Whitley County; and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

Whitley Co. Grand Jury indicts 25 on drug charges

A Whitley County Grand Jury indicted a Barbourville woman Monday morning for allegedly stabbing another woman at a local market on Valentine’s Day. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

Whitley County Grand Jury indicts Indiana man for triple murder

The Whitley County Grand Jury indicted an Indianapolis, Indiana man Monday morning in connection with the 2017 triple homicide of a local family. The grand jury indicted Jeremy Hatfield, 34, charging him with three counts of murder in the strangulation deaths of Robert Ma...
Posted On 18 Mar 2019