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After 20 years on Whitley BOE, Lambdin opts to not seek another term

The Whitley County Board of Education will be getting one new member and will have to elect a new board chairman next year. The board’s second longest serving member, Larry Lambdin, who is also the board chairman, did not file to run for re-election this year as the filing...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018

Partin appointed as new Whitley County Surveyor

There is now a new Whitley County Surveyor. Long time incumbent Whitley County Surveyor Bob Moses didn’t file seeking to run for re-election to another four-year term earlier this year. He resigned as county surveyor on July 19. Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr....
Posted On 15 Aug 2018

Old Fashion Brush Arbor Meeting tent revival canceled this year due to illness

For the last 57 years, the Old Fashion Brush Arbor Meeting, which is a five-night old time tent style revival, has taken place off Brush Arbor Road during the first week of September, but this year it won’t be happening. Organizer Jerry Sester, who is president of the Old Fashion...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018

Preview: Yellow Jackets setting the bar high for success in 2018 season

With seven starters returning on offense and eight returning on defense to this year’s squad, the 2018 Williamsburg Yellow Jackets could be poised to make a significant run in the playoffs if the team can stay healthy and continue to develop its depth. You need to login to view...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018

WCHS sophomore passes away Saturday at her home

Funeral arrangements have been set for Wednesday afternoon for a Whitley County High School student, who died Saturday. Bethany Faith Lawson, 16, of Limestone Branch, Williamsburg, died at her home. She was to be a sophomore at Whitley County High School this fall. Lawson was...
Posted On 12 Aug 2018

W’burg Police K-9 suffers cuts to paws during pursuit

A Williamsburg man is in jail after leading police on a half-mile foot chase Thursday afternoon where a police K-9 suffered cuts to its paws while tracking the suspect. Williamsburg Police Officer Greg Rhoades arrested Franklin Abe Mills, 35, of 147 Levi Lay Road, about 5:19 p.m....
Posted On 10 Aug 2018

Portion of Highway 26 temporarily closed due to high water

UPDATE: Ky. 26 in Whitley County has been reopened to traffic. Whitley County Projects Director Amber Owens said the high water has receded, making the roadway passable. However, more rain is expected to move through the area. “If there is water on the road, do not drive...
Posted On 10 Aug 2018

Whitley Co. man arrested for allegedly raping 13-year-old Lexington girl in 1993

A homeless Whitley County man, who has a history of run-ins with the law, has been arrested in connection with a 1993 Lexington rape case. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird arrested James Fields, 47, about 5:53 p.m. on Aug. 7 and served him with the Fayette County arrest...
Posted On 09 Aug 2018

Former county attorney, circuit judge Emby McKeehan passes away

Former three-term Whitley County Attorney and Whitley Circuit Judge Emby McKeehan has passed away. McKeehan, 94, died Aug. 7 at his home on Bee Creek Road. McKeehan was a Whitley County native born on Whippoorwill Creek next to Laurel Lake. When he was three years old, his...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018

Prison sentences hand down in burglary, dog torture case

Two Tennessee residents received prison sentences Monday afternoon for burglarizing a Whitley County home in 2014 and torturing a dog. Dena Brooke Baird, 29, of Duff, and Daniel Myers, 35, of Jellico, broke into the residence of Cathy Evers and shot her dog in the face on Nov. 7,...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018