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UPDATE: Burning ban lifted in Whitley County

Outdoor burning in Whitley County can now resume. Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. signed an executive order for a countywide red flag warning that went into effect at 9 a.m. Tuesday banning all outdoor burning until further notice, due to “current and predicted...
Posted On 11 Apr 2017

W’burg man allegedly intoxicated when he struck deputy’s police cruiser, one other car

A Williamsburg man was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he sideswiped two cars Friday afternoon, including one Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser. Suffice it to say, he is facing criminal charges. Fortunately no one was injured. Williamsburg Police Sgt....
Posted On 08 Apr 2017

Corbin man facing robbery charge after allegedly pulling box cutter on Belk employee

A Corbin man is facing a robbery charge after police say he pulled a box cutter on a Belk loss prevention officer Monday afternoon. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Trimble, Hammons among intended victims in complicity to commit murder case

William Sutton is accused of criminal complicity to commit murder. William T. Sutton admitted to police that he offered another inmate at the Whitley County Detention Center a total of $40,000 to kill four people, including Whitley County Attorney Bob Hammons and Commonwealth’s...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017

Elderly woman hospitalized following Tuesday blaze at Keavy residence

Keavy and West Know firefighters were called to battle this blaze on Tiffany Lane Tuesday afternoon. Keavy Fire Chief Richard Bales said the resident, whom family members identifed as Louise Mosley, was taken to Baptist Health Corbin fore treatment of smoke inhalation. A...

Corbin man killed in Sunday crash in Laurel County

A Corbin man was one of two people killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night in Laurel County. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, identified the victims as 57-year-old Richard Allen Thomas and 27-year-old Kevin Michael...

Three-year-old banged up after being hit by car Thursday evening

If the driver had been going much faster, a three-year-old Williamsburg girl might not be alive after being hit by a vehicle Thursday evening on Cemetery Road. “I am glad the kid is OK. It could have been a whole lot worse,” said Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird. The accident...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Stivers: Corbin annexation proposal delayed until at least next year

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, still plans to introduce legislation at some point that could allow Corbin to annex into Laurel County, it just won’t happen this year. In late January, Stivers, who represents Whitley County in the Kentucky General...
Posted On 23 Mar 2017

Corbin Board of Education authorizes superintendent to call meeting of long range facilities planning committee

Construction at the new Corbin Middle School is on pace to have the building ready when the 2018-19 school year begins and the Corbin Board of Education has begun the process to determine where grades three, four and five will be housed. At a working session of the board Monday...

Board of Health holds another long executive session to discuss personnel

For the second time in three weeks, the Whitley County Board of Health spent more than two hours in executive session Monday night to discuss “personnel matters,” but took no formal action.
Posted On 23 Mar 2017