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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

Three Indianapolis men arrested for murder in 2017 Deep Branch Road triple homicide case

Residents in Eastern Whitley County can rest a little easier tonight knowing that the men believed to be responsible for a previously unsolved 2017 triple homicide have now been apprehended. The last of three Indianapolis men, who Williamsburg police believe was involved in the...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019

Talk of sealed envelopes, ‘closed minutes,’ discussed at Taylor-UC trial Wednesday

Discussion about sealed envelopes being placed in the book with official minutes from the University of the Cumberlands board of trustees meetings, and discussion about “closed minutes” from a 2005 board of trustees meeting, were two of the primary topics of discussion Wednesday...
Posted On 17 Jan 2019

Jan. 16 proclaimed Nick Wilson Day in W’burg, Whitley County

Since Williamsburg’s own Nick Wilson won “Survivor: David vs. Goliath” last month, Mayor Roddy Harrison gets lots of phone calls asking the same question. “Well has anything ever happened any bigger? I go, ‘No. What could it be?’” Harrison told the crowd of over 100 people, who...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019