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Cook Out buys second piece of land in W’burg

A restaurant franchise headquartered in North Carolina has purchased its second piece of property in Williamsburg. Cook Out-Williamsburg KY Inc. purchased the former Krystal’s restaurant building, which is located at 510 Highway 92W, Williamsburg, on Nov. 22 for $600,000,...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Christmas parade coming to Corbin Saturday; Christmas concert to UC Sunday

As the old song lyric goes, “It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” with several holiday events lined up throughout Corbin and Williamsburg in the upcoming days and weeks. The Corbin Christmas Parade is set for this Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Parade participants will...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Public support leads Rep. Regina Petrey Huff to seek re-election

Changes are coming to the Kentucky House of Representatives 82nd District and while it appears the district map will be redrawn, incumbent Rep. Regina Petrey Huff will be seeking another term Huff, R-Williamsburg, announced on her Facebook page Monday that she might not seek...

Fees for deeds, wills, marriage licenses increasing Jan. 1

(Editor’s note: The interview with Kay Schwartz for this story was conducted last week before she retired as Whitley County Clerk.) Have a will that you have been meaning to file, but haven’t gotten around to taking it to the county clerk’s office? Planning to get married in...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019

Willis appointed as interim county clerk, plans to run for the position

Whitley County’s new interim county clerk is a familiar face. Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. appointed Carolyn Willis, who has worked at the office for nearly 26 years, as the new interim county clerk shortly before noon Monday after her bond was finalized. As a...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019

Schwartz says she will miss the people the most

Kay Schwartz says she will miss the people the most as she heads into retirement after working nearly 44 years in the Whitley County Clerk’s Office, which includes having served as the county clerk for nearly 12 years. “I love to help people. Seeing the people and getting to help...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019

Schwartz resigns as Whitley County Clerk; Willis appointed as interim replacement

For the first time in nearly 44 years, Kay Schwartz is not working at the Whitley County Clerk’s Office. Schwartz, who has worked full-time at the office since Jan. 1, 1975, resigned Saturday, Nov. 30, during a meeting with Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. Schwartz...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019

Record 287 people sign up for 13th Annual W’burg Turkey Trot 5-k

A record 287 people signed up to participate in this year’s 13th Annual Williamsburg Turkey Trot 5-K Thursday morning. “It is a record the biggest one ever. To be lucky 13 and be the largest ever is pretty good,” noted Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison. Just through donations and...
Posted On 28 Nov 2019

Ex-W’burg Fire Chief James Privett dies following battle with cancer

Former Williamsburg Fire Chief James Privett has died following a relatively short battle with cancer. Privett, 63, served as Williamsburg fire chief for more than 20 years before retiring on July 29, 2016. Privett took over as fire chief in May 1995, and spent 35 years working...
Posted On 28 Nov 2019

W’burg quarterback’s girlfriend, sister arrested after Nov. 22 game where he was shoved on sideline

Less than a week after an incident last Friday evening at Paintsville High School where Williamsburg starting quarterback Dalton Ponder was apparently purposefully shoved by an adult male on the Paintsville sideline as he went out of bounds, new details have come to light about...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019
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