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Todd, Thomas take over helm of W’burg Fire & Rescue

Williamsburg Fire and Rescue has some new leadership thanks to the retirement of its long time chief. Mayor Roddy Harrison announced during the Aug. 8 city council meeting that Assistant Chief Larry Todd had been selected to replace James Privett as fire chief. “He has...
Posted On 31 Aug 2016

Whitley Co. law enforcement captures wanted W’burg man

A Williamsburg man who had successfully eluded law enforcement multiple times was taken into custody Friday morning. Whitley County Constable Dorman Patrick, Jr. along with Williamsburg Police, Kentucky State Police and Whitley County Jailer Brian Lawson arrested 37-year-old...

CSX employee arrested for having child pornography

A member of upper management at the CSX Corbin yard has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography. Fifty-three-year-old David B. Haas was arrested Wednesday night following an investigation by Kentucky State Police. According to Detective Justin Oliver, state...

No school at Williamsburg Friday

Williamsburg Independent School will be closed Friday as emergency repairs to one of the building’s central air conditioning system units is performed. Superintendent Amon Couch said with the warmer weather expected to last several more weeks, the repairs are necessary. Closing...

Corbin firefighters extricate woman from crashed car

Corbin firefighters had to extricate a woman from her car Thursday morning after it ran off the road and struck a tree on the Corbin bypass. Corbin Police Colonel David Maiden said 34-year-old Cassandra Whitlow of Heidrick was travelling west on the bypass near the intersection...

Corbin man injured in two-vehicle wreck in Lily

A Corbin man was taken to St. Joseph London Hospital Tuesday morning after a car and truck collided on U.S. 25 in Lily. According to Sheriff John Root, the crash occurred about 8:20 a.m. when 58-year-old Gary Long of Corbin attempted to turn left from U.S. 25. Long’s GMC Sonoma...

‘Resolution’ reached in W’burg schools lawsuit

A lawsuit against the Williamsburg Independent School District, former Superintendent Denny Byrd and former Principal Gary Peters has been dismissed in U.S. District Court in London. The parents of the victim, who are identified in the lawsuit only as John and Jane Doe, filed...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

U of C’s ‘Shoes 4 the Soul’ helps 500 elementary students

Thanks to the efforts of more than 400 student volunteers from the University of the Cumberlands Tuesday morning, about 500 elementary school students from four local schools got a new pair of free shoes, new socks and a new backpack full of school supplies. Tuesday was the fifth...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Paul gets high marks during annual evaluation

If Superintendent Scott Paul’s recent annual evaluation by the Whitley County Board of Education were a report card, Paul would have received the equivalent of five A’s and two B’s. The Whitley County Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Aug. 11 and...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Camp UNITE once again a success, Varney tells coalition

Members of the Whitley County UNITE Coalition got an update on Camp UNITE and were introduced to their new coalition coordinator during their monthly meeting Monday afternoon. About 207 youth from 32 counties poured into Williamsburg July 26 – July 30 for the 10th Annual...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016