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W’burg woman faces DUI charge over wreck that knocked out power last week

An Oct. 28 arraignment date has been set for a Williamsburg woman, who was allegedly driving while under the influence during a crash last week that knocked out power to a significant portion of town. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that the preliminary estimate in...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019

River Stomp Bluegrass Festival kicks off Friday, Oct. 11

So how do you promote an inaugural bluegrass festival that no one has ever heard of? Get a Sasquatch suit and have someone run around in it at various events. At least this is the answer that the organizers of the upcoming River Stomp Bluegrass Festival came up with. “We have...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019

WCHS student killed in four-wheeler crash being laid to rest today (Oct. 9)

Funeral services are set this afternoon for Whitley County High School (WCHS) junior Fisher Barton, who died as the result of an ATV accident in Campbell County, Tennessee, Friday evening, and he is being remembered as a person who never met a stranger, always had a smile on his...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019

Rep. Regina Huff files legislation aimed at decreasing distracted driving, saving lives

Representative Regina Huff of Williamsburg has pre-filed BR 212, which bans drivers from using a personal communication device or stand-alone electronic device while operating a vehicle on public highways, unless there is an emergency. “No life should be lost, or accident caused,...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019
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WCHS Junior Fisher Barton remembered as someone who never met a stranger

Whitley County High School (WCHS) junior Fisher Barton, who died as the result of an ATV accident in Campbell County, Tennessee, Friday evening, is being remembered as a person who never met a stranger, always had a smile on his face, and would go out of his way to help anyon...
Posted On 06 Oct 2019

Browning Acres Road crash kills Laurel County man

Funeral services are set for Wednesday, Oct. 9, for a Laurel County man, who died Friday evening following a single vehicle crash on Browning Acres Road (Highway 2989) near Immanuel Baptist Church. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Perry W. Farris, 46, of Keavy, dead...
Posted On 05 Oct 2019

Whitley County High School student dies in ATV accident Friday night

A Whitley County High School junior has died as the result of an ATV accident in Campbell County, Tenn. Friday evening. Fisher Barton, 17, of Jellico, was involved in the accident some time after 8:00 p.m. Barton was apparently riding with a group of friends when the accident...
Posted On 05 Oct 2019
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Visitation for Corbin sailor killed at Pearl Harbor is Friday with funeral Saturday

Almost 78 years later, the Corbin sailor killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor is back home. The remains of U.S. Navy Motor Machinist Mate First Class Ulis C. Steely arrived in Corbin Thursday night after landing at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington. A procession of local and state...

Heritage Guitar Quartet to play Saturday in Barbourville

When the Georgia-based Heritage Guitar Quartet takes the stage Saturday, in Barbourville, as part of the Fine Arts Association’s annual concert series, they will do so with a local connection. Joseph Douglas, a native of London, is part of accomplished group that has...

W’burg gets $22,520 in emergency road aid

Williamsburg has gotten a little help from the state to help pay for a recent emergency road repair. In late September, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that the city of Williamsburg would receive $22,520 in county road aid emergency funds. These funds will be used...
Posted On 04 Oct 2019