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Woman indicted for assault with a gun, but no one was shot

A Williamsburg woman is accused of assaulting someone with a gun, but she is not accused of shooting anybody. The Whitley County Grand Jury issued its monthly report Monday morning, and indicted Felicia Prewitt, 33, charging her with second-degree assault. On Aug. 14, Prewitt...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019

W’burg Kiwanis Club plans collectibles show Sat., Oct. 26

Have any old vinyl records, Pokémon cards or sports cards that you would like to sell or trade? Are there any comic books, sports memorabilia, collectible figurines, or old board games that you would like to buy, sell or trade? If so, then you may want to go to the Williamsburg...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019

Whitley Co. School District finishes fiscal year with $2.1 million balance

The Whitley County Board of Education received a clean financial bill of health during its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening. The board approved the 2018-2019 audit report by the accounting firm of Marr, Miller & Myers, which noted the district ended the 2018-2019...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019

W’burg City Council votes to join class action opioid-related lawsuit

The Williamsburg City Council voted Monday evening that it wants to be part of national litigation against some pharmaceutical-related companies in regards to the opioid crisis. During its monthly meeting Monday evening, the council met in executive session for about 25 minutes...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019

Cumberlands on-campus enrollment up 33 percent

With the fall semester in full swing, on-campus undergraduate enrollment at University of the Cumberlands is up 33 percent to 1,806 students. The news comes a year after the school announced that it was slashing tuition costs by 57 percent. The increase is due to a significant...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019
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W’burg police focus on drug trafficking at local motels

A Tennessee man, who allegedly ran from police while handcuffed, was arrested at a Williamsburg motel early Tuesday morning on charges ranging from escape to unlawful imprisonment. Williamsburg Police Officer Justin Taylor arrested Jason C. Johnson, 36, of Athens, about 3:41 a.m....
Posted On 18 Oct 2019

Over 265 Jeeps pouring into W’burg for Jeep Jamboree

Once again, Williamsburg will be hosting the largest Jeep Jamboree in the nation with more than 265 Jeeps and 460 people pouring into town later this week for the 26th Annual Gateway to the Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree. “I know for the last five years we have been the largest,”...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019

Suspicious vehicle complaint leads to heroin bust

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people late Saturday night after an investigation into a suspicious vehicle outside a north Corbin business led to the discovery of suspected heroin. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, stated that...

Local angler Mike Huff qualifies for Bassmaster Classic

Corbin’s Mike Huff remembers fondly his father and grandfather taking him to witness his first Bassmaster Classic fishing tournament years ago. It’s often referred to as “the Super Bowl of fishing.” “It was such a special thing when I was younger to see that. There were thousands...

Whitley County’s Elaine Stott survives third tribal council

For the second consecutive week, Whitley County’s Elaine Stott and her Lairo Tribe were forced to vote off a member, and that member, Chelsea, went home with an immunity idol in her pocket. Wednesday night’s fourth episode of “Survivor: Island of the Idols” opened with the Lairo...