W’burg council adds 911 fee to water bills, but still not happy about it

Williamsburg has begun adding a $3 per month charge onto its water bills to help fund the Whitley County E-911 Communication Center, but city officials still aren’t real happy about being told by a county entity what they have to do.

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W’burg police, health department at odds over needle exchange program

Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White and Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Martha Steele compare some data during a debate Monday over the needle exchange program.

Is the Whitley County Health Department’s needle exchange program a way to keep IV drug users from spreading diseases, such as Hepatitis C and HIV? Is it a program that is enabling drug users, who are selling clean needles to get money to buy drugs? Is it both?

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While investigating drug complaint, police intercept drug delivery

Michael Moses is charged with drug trafficking.

A homeless Williamsburg man has a temporary home in the Whitley County Detention Center for what is likely at least one week and perhaps longer.

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W’burg police say local man dropped wallet when he stole truck

Elvin Blakley is facing an auto theft charge. The wallet and identification of a Williamsburg man was recovered early Sunday morning from the spot where he allegedly stole a pick-up truck, according to the man’s arrest citation. Elvin Lee Blakley, 51, of Highway 26, was arrested about 8 a.m. Sunday at a residence [...]

Corbin man accused of attempting to arrange murder of court officials, others involved in his criminal case

William Sutton is accused of trying to arrange the murder of four people from his jail cell. A Corbin man has been charged with attempting to arrange the murder of four individuals, including two Whitley County court officials, while awaiting his day in court on an unrelated charge. Kentucky State Police have charged [...]

Corbin man to get five years for wild pursuit

A Corbin man indicted in August on charges that he was under the influence of intoxicants when he led Kentucky State Police on a high-speed chase, pleaded guilty Monday in Knox Circuit Court.

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Truck loaded with processed chicken overturns in Keavy

Ky. 312 in Keavy was shut down for several hours Tuesday afternoon when a tractor-trailer loaded with processed chicken dropped off the roadway and overturned. Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Steve Douglas, public affairs officer at Region Four in Laurel County, said the truck driven by 39-year-old James Leroy Lamee of [...]

Hall released from jail after Tenn. sheriff declines to extradite him

Tristan Hall was released from jail last week after Tennessee officials wouldn’t extradite him on theft charges. He said the case is a matter of mistaken identity.

A former Whitley County resident, who is suing prosecutors, police officers and others in federal court over a four-year legal ordeal in Whitley County and who was arrested last week for being a fugitive in an unconnected Tennessee theft case, is now a free man again.

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Missionary, Corbin church partner in effort to help start new Haitian Christian church

Seventeeth Street Christian Church elders Darrell Watson and Marvin Craig help load supplies into a shipping container while Haitian missionary Choubert Rémy waits. Rémy is partnering with the church to build a new church in a remote portion of Haiti. A Haitian missionary is partnering with a Corbin church to send supplies to [...]

Jury rules in favor of hospital, doctor in malpractice case

An 11-day medical malpractice trial, which was the longest trial in Whitley County in the past 25 years, ended Monday afternoon with a 12-person jury unanimously agreeing that the doctor and hospital did nothing wrong. The lawsuit had sought up to $50,203,951 in damages.

A conservator and guardian for Kali Crusenberry filed suit on Oct. 24, 2014, against Baptist Healthcare Systems Inc., doing business as Baptist Health Corbin, and Apogee Medical Group, Kentucky PSC and Dr. Subhose Bathina.

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