May 30 will be last day of class for Whitley County students

Despite a mild winter, students in the Whitley County school district won’t be finishing classes this school year until late May. Whitley County Deputy Superintendent Paula Trickett told the Whitley County Board of Education during its monthly meeting Thursday that the district has missed a total of 14 instructional days this school year. The district [...]

Threat closes Knox County schools Tuesday

Three school systems closed on April 18 not due to weather or illness but because of a threat made against a Knox County school. According to a press release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, on April 17 at 11:30 p.m., Knox County 911 Dispatch received a call reporting a possible shooting threat at a [...]

Lovitt charged with two felonies after alleged incident with gun

Roger Lovitt is charged with unlawful imprisonment following an alleged incident at his home. A Williamsburg man was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor offense following an incident at his home Saturday afternoon that involved a gun. Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White arrested Roger Dale Lovitt Jr., 48, of 506 Moore Road, [...]

Special judge appointed in Courtney Taylor capital murder case

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of murder in the death of her husband and two children.

A special judge has been appointed to preside over the capital murder trial of a Williamsburg woman, who is accused of shooting her husband and two teenager daughters to death in January while they slept.

On March 20, a Whitley County Grand Jury indicted Courtney Taylor, 41, on three counts of capital murder in the Jan. 13 shooting deaths of her husband, Larry Taylor, 56, and their two daughters, Jessie Taylor, 18, and Jolee Taylor, 13.

In addition, the grand jury also indicted Taylor on March 20 on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for pointing a 9mm handgun at Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders and Sgt. James Fox, who responded to her residence to investigate.

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Father speaks out after daughter hit by vehicle in Williamsburg

Stan Huddleston holds his daughter, Mileigh, Monday. Mileigh ran out in front of a car and was hit Thursday, but wasn’t seriously injured. Although the car in question was driving below the speed limit, officials say speeding remains a problem in the area.

If the driver had been going much faster or the vehicle had been much bigger, a three-year-old Williamsburg girl might not be alive after being hit by a vehicle Thursday evening on Cemetery Road.

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Goldbug VFD giving away, installing free smoke detectors

If you live in the Goldbug area and don’t have a smoke alarm but want one, then you are in luck. The Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department is giving out free smoke alarms courtesy of a partnership with the American Red Cross. Tabitha Pfoutz, a member of the fire department’s fire prevention team, said that people [...]

Now you can ‘Dance to be Fit” at The Corbin Center

The Corbin Center is offering a fitness option for those wanting to take that first steps down the road better health. Officials at the center, which is owned by the city but operated by Corbin Independent Schools, said the new “Dance to be Fit” program is part of the school system’s community education effort. At [...]

High winds help spread Gray house fire

High winds Thursday night spread a house fire to a neighbor’s home and two nearby vehicles in Gray. West Knox Fire Chief Daryl Baker said firefighters were called to the scene on Aster Lane off of Hazel Fork Road about 11:08 p.m. Firefighters were on scene within six minutes. “The first house was fully involved,” [...]

Michaels, Gilbert playing The Arena this weekend

Brantley Gilbert is scheduled to perform at The Arena Saturday night. The Arena in Corbin will be rattling the rafters Friday and Saturday night as rock legends Bret Michaels and Warrant take the stage Friday night while country music star Brantley Gilbert goes on Saturday night. Gilbert, who has scored back-to-back platinum albums [...]

Whitley County schools will start one week later this fall

The Whitley County Board of Education presented the February Above and Beyond Award to Whitley County High School employee Sheila Davis.

Whitley County students and teachers will be getting an extended summer vacation this summer.

During its monthly meeting Thursday, the Whitley County Board of Education unanimously approved the school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year, which pushes the school start date for students to Aug. 22, 2017, which is one week later than the start date this current school year.

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