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Pay raises not in the works Whitley County teachers

For the most part, Whitley County school system employees won’t be getting any pay raises in the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. During its monthly meeting Thursday, the Whitley County Board of Education approved the 2017-2018 tentative budget. Superintendent Scott...
Posted On 17 May 2017

Three airlifted after Sunday wreck in Lily

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a three-vehicle accident late Sunday afternoon in Lily that resulted in three people being flown out by emergency medical helicopters due to serious injuries. The accident happened about 5:23 p.m. on US25 about four miles north...
Posted On 04 May 2017

Two airlifted following Saturday wreck in Corbin

Two people were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center following a head-on collision on Cumberland Falls Hwy. Saturday night. Corbin Police Lt. James Miller said the crash occurred about 6:25 p.m. when a 2014 Lexus attempted to pass another vehicle travelling...

Walk with the Mayor planned for Saturday in Corbin

Local residents are invited to come out Saturday morning and get in a little exercise with Corbin Mayor Willard McBurney and Colonel Harlan Sanders. Registration for the one-mile Walk with the Mayor will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, and the actual walk begins at 10 a.m. This free...
Posted On 03 May 2017

W’burg Kiwanis Day of Prayer Breakfast set for May 4

Former Main Street Baptist Church Pastor Rev. Bill Wright will be the keynote speaker during the 18th Annual Williamsburg Kiwanis Club National Day of Prayer Pancake Breakfast. Wright, who left Williamsburg last year, now serves as Minister to Senior Adults at First Baptist...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

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...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017

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...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017
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Lovitt charged with two felonies after alleged incident with gun

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, at 4:35 p.m. and charged him with...
Posted On 11 Apr 2017

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...
Posted On 11 Apr 2017

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...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017