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Whitley County BOE recognizes students, community member, and teachers

The Whitley County Board of Education recognized a community member, four teachers, and several students, one of which will go onto national competition this fall, during its regular monthly meeting Thursday. The board recognized several Whitley County High School...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019

Hundreds turnout for Operation Inasmuch

Hundreds turned out Saturday at Cumberland Regional Mall for the Third Annual Operation Inasmuch. The event is a joint effort between the South Union-Mt. Zion Baptist Association, Move Mountains Medical Missions and Health Wagon. It provided free food, clothes, books and other...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019

Update: Judge-Executive lifts outdoor burning ban

Update: At 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. lifted a red flag warning that he issued on Sept. 16, which banned all outdoor burning in Whitley County. A burning ban for all Daniel Boone National Forest land, which was issued Friday, remains...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019

Early morning fatal fire victims tentatively identified

No foul play is suspected in the fire-related deaths of a southern Whitley County husband and wife, who were found dead inside their home early Friday morning. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley said that authorities are still in the process of positively identifying the victims,...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019

Update: Missing person found

Update: According to the Williamsburg Police Department’s Facebook page, this missing person was located on Sept. 12. The Williamsburg Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a missing woman. Sara M. Richmond Boyd, 40, was last seen on May 13,...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019

Woman, who allegedly hit six vehicles Saturday, pleads guilty to DUI charge

A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly hit six vehicles while she was driving intoxicated Saturday evening, pleaded guilty during her arraignment Monday afternoon in Whitley District Court. Whitley District Judge Fred White scheduled an Oct. 21 sentencing hearing for Anna M. White,...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019

W’burg City Council awards $99,544 bid to fix Mt. Morgan Road

Repair work will be coming soon to Mt. Morgan Road where school buses and garbage trucks already can’t operate due to the road conditions. During Monday’s monthly meeting, the Williamsburg City Council approved a $99,544 bid from King-Crete out of Zoe, Ky., to repair the road....
Posted On 12 Sep 2019

W’burg Housing Authority votes to hire interim director, changes Lovitt’s suspension to without pay

Even though he is suspended, the Williamsburg Housing Authority’s executive director still has a job at least on paper, but as of Sept. 11, he is no longer getting paid for that job. On Aug. 23, the Williamsburg Housing Authority’s Board of Directors voted to suspended Executive...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019