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Plans to reopen Barbourville Waterpark in 2020 squashed

Emotions ran high as the fate of the local waterpark was decided by a ‘disappointing’ surprise on Monday. An eager city council printed signs to declare the May 2020 reopening, but, before the ink could dry, one letter changed everything. You need to login to view the...

R-Tech driver apparently witnessed W’burg woman’s killing

A Williamsburg woman, who was allegedly killed by her nephew outside her home Friday morning, suffered blunt force trauma to the head and three stab wounds to the neck, but this isn’t what killed her, Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said Monday afternoon. You need to login...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019

GoFundMe page set up to help pay for Richardson’s funeral

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday for a Williamsburg woman, who was killed outside her home Friday morning, and a GoFundMe page has been set up by the victim’s family to help pay for funeral expenses. Wanda Richardson’s funeral service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m....
Posted On 26 Jun 2019

Corbin man indicted on rape, sodomy charges in Laurel County

A Corbin man was indicted Friday in Laurel County for allegedly raping and sodomzing a 15-year-old. Brian Allen Johnston, Jr., 31, is facing charges of third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy. Johnston was arrested March 20 at his home on College Street following an...

Blaze destroys Bacon Creek Road home

Fire completely destroyed a Bacon Creek Road home Sunday morning. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 26 Jun 2019

Marc Taylor hired as new W’burg Independent School Principal

Williamsburg Independent School has a new principal. During a press conference Tuesday morning, the school district announced that McCreary Central Assistant Principal Marc Taylor has been named as the new principal. He will start work July 1, and replaces Tim Melton, who is the...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019

Knox deputies investigating shooting near Corbin

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting at a residence on Ky. 3436 (Liberty-Wilton Road) near Corbin Monday afternoon. Deputies were called to the residence near the intersection with TowerRoad at approximately 4:50 p.m. Deputies reported the victim’s injuries...

W’burg council discusses ball tournaments, pothole repairs, medical helicopters

A total of 19 girls’ softball teams will be descending upon Williamsburg Friday for the start of the district girls’ age 9-10 and 11-12 softball tournaments. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 24 Jun 2019

Colonel Academy will provide virtual options for non-traditional students

How do you help a student, who dropped out of high school, is already working a full-time job, and only needs a couple of credits to get his diploma? It’s the exact scenario that Whitley County school officials faced last school year, and they now have a plan for this upcoming...
Posted On 24 Jun 2019

Agreement will provide free dental screenings for Whitley County elementary school students

What do dentists and a late self-made multi-millionaire, who grew up dirt poor in Oneida, Tennessee, have to do with Whitley County elementary school children? The short answer is the millionaire grew up having dental pain, but his family couldn’t afford to take him to see a...
Posted On 24 Jun 2019