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Traffic Alert: Parts of I-75 shutdown

Parts of I-75 in or near Whitley County are temporarily shut down due to traffic crashes and weather. I-75 northbound is shutdown between Exit 11 and Exit 15. Traffic is being detoured onto US25W, and is moving extremely slowly. Please use caution and avoid the area if possible....
Posted On 01 Dec 2020

The Arena’s ‘An Evening with Chevy Chase’ event postponed until next year

When it comes to the “An Evening With Chevy Chase” event, which was planned at The Arena in Corbin on Wednesday evening, there is some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that the event won’t take place this week. The good news is that it has already been rescheduled for...
Posted On 30 Nov 2020

First responders extricate woman trapped in wrecked truck Wednesday morning

A local woman had to be extricated and flown out by emergency medical helicopter following a single vehicle crash Wednesday morning in eastern Whitley County. The crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. when a red 2018 Chevrolet Silverado struck a tree along the side of the road...
Posted On 25 Nov 2020

Breaking News: Gov. Andy Beshear announces new COVID-19 restrictions

During his daily 4 p.m. press briefing Wednesday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced several new COVID-19 related restrictions, which he has been warning about since Monday. Coronavirus is currently the third leading cause of death in America, Beshear noted when talking about...
Posted On 18 Nov 2020

Whitley County Health Department issues COVID-19 public health notice Wednesday

The Whitley County Health Department has issued a COVID-19 public health notice regarding a fast food restaurant in south Corbin. Anyone who visited the drive-through at the McDonald’s at 1977 Cumberland Falls Hwy. in Corbin, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, between 6 am and 2 pm may...
Posted On 18 Nov 2020
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Whitley County Health Department issues COVID-19 public health notice

If you were recently at the deli counter at the Williamsburg Walmart Supercenter, then you may have been exposed to COVID-19, according to a public health notice issued by the Whitley County Health Department Monday afternoon. The notice applies to people, who were at the deli...
Posted On 16 Nov 2020

W’burg cancelling Turkey Trot, Shop with a Cop, Christmas parade due to COVID-19

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison announced during Monday’s monthly city council meeting that this year’s Turkey Trot, Christmas bazaar, Christmas parade and Shop with a Cop events are all being cancelled due to COVID-19. The city isn’t cancelling all...
Posted On 09 Nov 2020

Whitley County Health Department issues public health notice

The Whitley County Health Department issued a public health notice Friday regarding COVID-19 exposure at a Williamsburg barber shop. “Those who were at Mike’s Barber Shop at 705 Main Street in Williamsburg, Kentucky, between 6 am and 5 pm on Tuesday, October 20, 2020,...
Posted On 30 Oct 2020
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Public’s assistance sought to locate murder suspect last seen in W’burg

The Williamsburg Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted for murder, who was last seen in Williamsburg early Monday morning, according to a Williamsburg Police Department release. Authorities are looking for Edwin Lee Bland Jr.,...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020
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Update: Suspects in Thursday morning bank robbery, police pursuit identified

Williamsburg police have identified the two suspects in the robbery of a Williamsburg bank Thursday morning, who are also believed to have led police on a pursuit, which ended only after the suspect’s vehicle wrecked and overturned on its top in southern Laurel County....
Posted On 08 Oct 2020