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Fiscal Court collects over $7,000 in delinquent occupational taxes

The Whitley County Occupational Tax Administrator’s Office has collected $7,249.48 in back occupational taxes through a series of 11 small claims lawsuits filed in Whitley District Court earlier this year. In addition, Feb. 5, 2019, trials have been scheduled in Whitley District...
Posted On 27 Dec 2018

Topix community forums taken down

A source of entertainment and controversy in communities across the country has closed. The Topix online forums, which featured posts from individuals in various communities, have ceased operations. “As Topix grew, news and discussion became less of what we are all about,” Topix...

Local groups receive total of $865,342 in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding

A total of seven tri-county organizations have been awarded federal funds totaling a combined $865,342 through the state to help crime victims and combat domestic violence. The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet has awarded more than $26 million in federal grants to...
Posted On 27 Dec 2018

Local police officers honored with 2018 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) has honored more than 200 law enforcement officers from 175 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to target impaired drivers, including several local officers. The 2018 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards...
Posted On 26 Dec 2018

42-year-old accused messaging teenage girl nude pictures, offering money for sexual act

A Wednesday morning preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Williamsburg man, who was arrested on Christmas Eve after allegedly sending nude pictures to a teenage girl and offering to pay her money to engage in a sexual act, according to court documents. Williamsburg Police...
Posted On 26 Dec 2018

Woman accused of burglarizing local furniture store on Christmas Day

A Corbin woman is behind bars after allegedly driving a truck through a local furniture store in an apparently burglary attempt on Christmas day. About 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 25, Laurel County 911 received a call about an audible alarm going off at Fitzpatrick’s Furniture store on...
Posted On 26 Dec 2018
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Man indicted for robbing Corbin bank arrested in connection with Knoxville bank robbery

The man police say robbed a Corbin bank on Nov. 27 is now in custody in Tennessee in connection with another bank robbery in Knoxville last Friday. Corbin Police Lt. Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said FBI agents in Tennessee arrested Timothy Michael Sample,...

Trimble being appointed as domestic relations commissioner

Whitley and McCreary counties will soon have a new domestic relations commissioner, and he is a familiar face. Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Trimble, who is leaving office Dec. 31 after serving 31 years as the county’s head prosecutor, has agreed to accept the domestic relations...
Posted On 26 Dec 2018

W’burg officials preparing celebration for ‘Survivor’ winner Nick Wilson

Williamsburg officials have begun planning to celebrate Nick Wilson’s $1 million victory on TV’s “Survivor.” The Williamsburg native took home the title and top prize last week. “It is huge,” said Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison. Harrison said officials will be presenting...

Update: Woman arrested at Oak Grove Elementary School Tuesday identified

A Keavy woman, who is charged with showing up recently at a Whitley County elementary school while allegedly under the influence of drugs, is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $7,500 cash bond. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please...
Posted On 26 Dec 2018