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Swimming pool closed, conference building condemned at Cumberland Falls State Park

Cumberland Falls State Park will be missing two of its amenities, at least for 2016, as the swimming pool will remain closed and the Blair Conference Building has been condemned. Park Manager Roy Johnson said the pool is in need of a new liner, which will cost approximately...

Keavy Fire Department to stop serving portion of Whitley County

After 45 years, officials with the Keavy Fire Department announced the department would no longer cover the portion of its district located in Whitley County. A joint letter from Letch Day, Chairman of the department’s Board of Directors, and Chief Richard Bales was sent to the...

Lily man charged with assaulting state trooper

A Lily man who allegedly rammed his truck into a Kentucky State Police cruiser as he attempted to elude police late Thursday night has been charged with first-degree assault on a police officer as Trooper Steve Walker was inside at the time. Twenty-year-old William T. Karr is...

Second Williamsburg alcohol petition started, has 176 signatures

One week after finding out that the alcohol petition he submitted to the Whitley County Clerk’s Office was six votes short of the number needed to place it on the ballot, Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison is back at it with a second petition. Harrison said that as of about...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016

Public meeting Monday on needle exchange

The public will be able to learn more details about a proposed needle exchange program in Whitley County Monday afternoon during a joint meeting of the Whitley County UNITE Coalition and the Whitley County Health Department. The meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the basement...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016

Knox Fiscal Court agrees to put fire department subscription fees on tax bills

Silence fell among the crowded district courtroom as 15 or more radios went off at once. Firemen from every volunteer fire department in the county listened carefully to see if they must call their meeting short and respond to a call. Thankfully, there was not an emergency, but...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016
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Graham discusses leadership principles during lecture at UofC Tuesday

Third-generation evangelist Dr. William Franklin Graham IV came to Williamsburg to share his message concerning leadership based upon God’s principles. On Tuesday night, hundreds of people poured into a packed O. Wayne Rollins Center on the campus of the University of the...

KSP: Knox County residents reporting multiple calls from IRS tax scammers

With the tax filing deadline less than a week away, Kentucky State Police at Post 10 in Harlan are asking residents to be on guard against calls from individuals claiming to be IRS agents attempting to collect unpaid taxes. Trooper Shane Jacobs, public affairs officer at Post 10...

UPDATED: Lily man accused of raping two children pleads guilty to sexual abuse

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Laurel Lake Cleanup set for Saturday

One of the rites of spring in the Tri-County area will take place Saturday as Laurel and Whitley counties go head-to-head in the annual Laurel Lake Cleanup. Volunteers are invited to come out to the spillway off of Ky. 1193 to join in the effort. Registration will begin at 8 a.m....