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Woodbine man killed when SUV falls on him

A Woodbine man was killed Thursday morning when the SUV he was working underneath of came down on top of him. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley identified the victim as 25-year-old Jarrett Neal. “It was just a very tragic accident,” Croley said. Woodbine firefighters were paged...

Typo skewed Whitley County tourism numbers down

The caboose attached to L&N 2132 has been placed under wraps as the crew working to restore the pieces begins sandblasting the old paint from it. Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel said the caboose will be repainted the traditional red that L&N Railroad used on its cabooses....

Portion of I-75 southbound near the 28-mile marker closing May 17-18

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that a portion of I-75 southbound (mile points 27.9 – 28) in Whitley County will be reduced to one lane (left lane will be closed) on Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18. The lane closure will be...
Posted On 17 May 2017

Drunk man accused of crashing moped with beers dangling from it

A Knox County man spent three days in jail and must pay $718 in fines and court costs after admitting he was intoxicated when he wrecked his moped Friday night. Fifty-six-year-old Roy Bright pleaded guilty to one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of...

KSP: Body found in Laurel Lake confirmed to be Lily man

Kentucky State Police say the identity of the body found floating in Laurel Lake Monday morning has been confirmed to be a Lily man. Trooper Lloyd Cochran, public affairs officer at Post 11 in London, said the deceased is 24-year-old James R. Wagers. “All the family has been...

Report: Local tourism spending down in Whitley

Local tourism officials are disputing a report from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet that shows spending by tourists in Whitley County decreased by $3-5 million between 2015 and 2016. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Bank seeks to foreclose on home where triple homicide occurred

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of murder in the death of her husband and two children. A Tennessee bank is attempting to foreclose on the mortgage of a house that was the site of a January triple homicide in Whitley County. You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 10 May 2017

Guilty plea entered in 2013 fatal stabbing case

More than three years after he confessed to killing 60-year-old Clinton Ray Howard, a Harlan County man has pleaded guilty in the case. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Southbound I-75 lane closure planned for May 10-11 around 28-mile marker

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that a portion of I-75 southbound (mile points 27.9 – 28) in Whitley County will be reduced to one lane (left lane will be closed) on Wednesday and Thursday. The lane closure will be in effect from...
Posted On 10 May 2017

Tax funding may soon be restored to Corbin Public Library

The Corbin Public Library may soon see the return of its portion of the Whitley County Library Tax revenue. At the regular monthly meeting of Whitley County Public Library Thursday, the library board took the proposed contract detailing the division of the tax revenue between the...