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Deputy arrests four for drug trafficking

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies recovered about 20 – 25 total grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, which is also known as “ice”, and arrested four people on drug trafficking charges late Thursday evening, who are still lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center in...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019

Industrial Maintenance Pathway could bring Vo-Ag changes to WCHS

What skills can our local high school students learn today that will give them a leg up on finding good, high-paying jobs in the future? What skill sets do local industries need students to learn so that their future workforce needs will be met? One of the answers Whitley County...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019

W’burg Fire Department set up as warming center through Wednesday night

As temperatures struggle to climb over the freezing mark through Wednesday night, the Williamsburg Fire Department is offering people a warm place to at least temporarily warm up, if they need to do so. Starting Monday night, the fire department opened itself up as a warming...
Posted On 05 Mar 2019

Taylor found competent to stand trial; 2020 trial date set

A special judge ruled Thursday morning that a Williamsburg woman, who is facing a possible death sentence for killing her husband and two children more than two years ago, is competent to stand trial and he has set a 2020 trial date in her case. Courtney Taylor, 43, is charged...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019

Whitley County declares state of emergency due to flooding

Now that floodwaters have begun to drop, Whitley County officials are starting to tabulate the damage from the flood of 2019. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said late Monday afternoon that local officials don’t have a monetary estimate on flood damage...
Posted On 27 Feb 2019

KSP Trooper chases truck in his police cruiser, then on foot

A Williamsburg man is still being held in the Whitley County Detention Center after being arrested early Thursday morning on 18 charges ranging from operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs and first-degree fleeing or evading police to improper display...
Posted On 27 Feb 2019

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrest three on drug charges

A pair of unrelated traffic stops over a three-day period by Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies have lead to the arrest of three local residents on drug charges. On Feb. 21, Sgt. Jonas Saunders conducted a traffic stop on Highway 511. Saunders then arrested Noel W. Perkins Jr.,...
Posted On 27 Feb 2019

Whitley Co. School District finalizing school facilities wish list

A 20-person committee composed of teachers, parents, and administrators have identified $41,434,445 worth of building projects that they would like to see done in the Whitley County School District. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 27 Feb 2019

Corbin family escapes Tuesday blaze with clothes on their backs

A Corbin family of 16 was left homeless Tuesday morning after a fire destroyed their home on Engineer Street. Corbin firefighters were called to the scene at 800 Engineer Street, near the intersection with Beatty Ave., at approximately 9 a.m. Heavy smoke and flames were shooting...

Marion Forcht, Lee Bryant selected for University of the Cumberlands Board of Trustees

University of the Cumberlands (UC) announced that Marion C. Forcht has been elected to serve on the University’s Board of Trustees. “We are very pleased Marion has agreed to serve on our Board,” said Jon Westbrook, chair of UC’s Board of Trustees. “Her business acumen and support...