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‘Usual Suspects’ take the stage Friday for this season’s final W’burg block party

Williamsburg’s final block party of the season will take place Friday evening at Bill Woods Park. The band “Usual Suspects” had been slated to perform at the Kentucky Splash waterpark on July 4 as part of Williamsburg’s Independence Day festivities, but was unable to do so due to...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019

Long time radio personality Rick Campbell being laid to rest Wednesday

The community is mourning the death of long time Williamsburg radio personality Rick “The Nature Boy” Campbell, who was a virtual institution in the town where he spent more than 20 years on the air. “I, and the whole city, mourn Rick’s passing. There are way too many...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019

Bond becomes significant issue in rape, video voyeurism case

All four defendants in a recent Williamsburg rape and video voyeurism case are now currently behind bars following a court hearing Monday afternoon in Whitley Circuit Court, but that is expected to change for at least one of the defendants on Friday. On July 15, the Whitley...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019

It isn’t just the campers, volunteers love Camp UNITE too

Teachers Kara Brown and Hannah Laswell, who were among the nearly 150 volunteers at Camp UNITE in Williamsburg last week, know first hand the impact that UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education) can have on a young person. In 2004 when Brown was a sixth...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019

Senior White House Adviser thinks Camp UNITE could be duplicated

The 13th Annual Camp UNITE, which was held on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands last week, brought more than 240 youth from 29 counties to Williamsburg for four days of residential drug awareness leadership and adventure programs. It is a program that is making an...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019

Man lucky to be alive after logging mishap

A man had to be flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center Tuesday morning after a tree fell on top of him in eastern Whitley County. “It could have been a whole lot worse. He got lucky,” noted Patterson Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Pee Jib Paul. The incident happened...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019

US25W construction near W’burg expected to bring traffic delays

If you’re planning to drive near Williamsburg for the next three weeks, then you might want to allow a few extra minutes for traffic delays due to road construction on US25W. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising motorists that a portion of US25W from mile point 12.356...
Posted On 02 Aug 2019

‘This proceeding is illegal,’ triple homicide suspect tells judge

Abraham Lincoln once said, “He, who represents himself, has a fool for a client.” An Indianapolis man, who is charged with three counts of capital murder and is facing the death penalty, if he is convicted, has informed a local judge that he plans to represent himself in court...
Posted On 02 Aug 2019

Victim identified from Wednesday evening fatal motorcycle crash

Authorities have identified the victim in a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Wednesday evening in Corbin. The Whitley County Coroner’s Office pronounced Donald Miles, 53, of Corbin, dead at the scene. The crash happened about 8:30 p.m. when a motorcycle went off the...
Posted On 01 Aug 2019

Third-Annual Kayaking for Kids race set for Saturday

Whitley County’s upcoming Third Annual Kayaking for Kids race is looking to increase its participation rate by almost 10-fold compared to the turnout for the inaugural event in 2017 in addition to raising way more money, which will go to help local youth basketball programs and...
Posted On 01 Aug 2019