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Gray man charged with fighting with first responder at crash scene

West Knox Volunteer Fire and Rescue responders were involved in an altercation after arriving to a wreck December 31 with an overturned vehicle. West Knox Fire Chief Daryl Baker, who was trying to help a trapped woman from the vehicle, reported this was “the first altercation I...

Missing teenage girls found safe

Two missing 15-year-old girls from the Lily and Corbin areas have been located safe in the Knox County area following a joint effort by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department. Verticia Brownlee, 15, of Braxton Lane, Lily, was last seen...
Posted On 01 Jan 2017

Whitley Co. Health Dept. needle exchange starts Jan. 13

The Whitley County Health Department has set a Jan. 13 start date for its needle exchange program. The needle exchange will take place from 2 – 4 p.m. every Friday at the Whitley County Health Department’s main office in Williamsburg, which is located off Penny Lane...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Christmas Day fire destroys home

A Christmas afternoon fire gutted an eastern Whitley County home despite the efforts of volunteer firefighters from five departments. The fire was reported about 1 p.m. Sunday at the 10807 Highway 92E home of Tommy Gambrel. Patterson Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Robert “Pee...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Former Whitley deputy reaches agreement to dismiss EPO/DVO’s

A former Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy, who had two emergency protective orders issued against him, has reached agreements to have the orders dismissed. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Stivers to revive proposal that would allow Corbin to annex into Laurel County

Kentucky’s Senate President said this week he intends to revive a proposal next year that would allow the city of Corbin to annex into to certain portions of southern Laurel County, a measure he says could provide an economic windfall for the area and create jobs. Robert Stivers...

Williamsburg schools sell property for $80,000 less than purchase price

Even though the amount wasn’t what they were hoping for, the Williamsburg Independent School District has agreed to accept a $123,000 bid that it received during an online auction last week for a 13.87-acre tract of land. You need to login to view the rest of the content....
Posted On 22 Dec 2016

State judicial redistricting plan calls for new family court judge in Whitley, McCreary County circuit

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr.’s judicial redistricting plan would keep Whitley and McCreary counties together, but calls for the elimination of one circuit court judge and the addition of a new family court judge. According to a press release distributed...

Duo accused of taking $240,069 from Woodbine VFD bingo

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted two Woodbine residents charging them with taking $240,069 from Woodbine Volunteer Fire Department’s bingo operation over a 16-month period. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

Corbin woman cleared by grand jury after killing husband

A Whitley County Grand Jury has opted not to indict a Corbin woman, who fatally shot her husband during an Oct. 13 incident. The grand jury returned no true bill or no indictment against Iulia Pataki for reckless homicide Monday, according to the grand jury’s monthly...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016