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Williamsburg declares itself as a ‘Welcoming City’ to all

In 1955, the Williamsburg Independent School became the first school in the state of Kentucky to voluntarily desegregate, and on Monday evening, the Williamsburg City Council took a 21st Century version of that step by declaring itself as a “Welcoming City” to everyone no mater...
Posted On 13 Feb 2019

KSP arrest three for murder in connection with Lawson slaying

Kentucky State Police have charged three local residents with murder in connection with the killing of a Williamsburg man, who was found dead inside a building near the Tennessee state line late Monday morning. State police charged Jordan Lee Miracle, 22, of Pine Knot, Jamie Muse...
Posted On 12 Feb 2019

Update: Death investigation now classified as a homicide case

The death of a Williamsburg man, whose body was found inside a building near the Tennessee state line late Monday morning, has now been ruled a homicide. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Billy Ray Lawson, 45, dead at 12:22 p.m. Monday from multiple sharp force...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019

Victim identified in Monday death investigation

A Williamsburg man, who was found dead inside a building only a few hundred yards from the Tennessee state line, has been identified but so far police are releasing few other details about the case. The victim has officially been identified as Billy Ray Lawson, 45, of...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019

BREAKING NEWS: Man accused of killing bystander during robbery captured in Michigan

UPDATE 2/8/2019: Phillip Lee Lewis III was captured by federal authorities in Flint, Michigan. In addition to the murder and robbery charges he’s wanted for in Knox County, he’s also wanted in Mississippi on a probation violation....
Posted On 08 Feb 2019

Corbin Recycling Center Director wants public’s help to cut down on non-recyclables dropped off at center

About 30 percent of what is dropped off at the Corbin Recycling Center is garbage, says Roger Shelton, Director of the city’s recycling program. The numbers line up with other recycling centers nationwide, but Shelton would like to see that amount come down. “We get inundated...

Federal court jury convicts W’burg pharmacist Thursday on 7 charges

Following six days of testimony and two days of deliberations, a 12-person federal court jury in London convicted Williamsburg pharmacist Kim Jones shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday on multiple counts stemming from her 2018 indictment. Exact details of the verdict aren’t known, but...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019

Prosecutors seeking death penalty against two of three suspects in triple homicide case

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against two out of the three defendants, who are believed to be responsible for a triple murder that took place in September 2017 at a Deep Branch Road residence in Whitley County. You need to login to view the rest of the content....
Posted On 07 Feb 2019

Update: Name released of armored truck driver killed in crash

Officials are unsure what caused an armored truck accident late Wednesday morning near the Whitley-McCreary County line that claimed the life of the driver. “Obviously it has been raining so wet conditions could be a factor, but we just don’t know at this time,” said Kentucky...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019

Men nabbed for selling bootleg t-shirts at Kane Brown concert

A South Carolina man was arrested and another man was cited with a violation of a city ordinance in connection with the alleged sale of bootleg t-shirts outside the Kane Brown concert Friday night at The Arena. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019