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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

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...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017

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...

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 minute...

Michaels, Gilbert playing The Arena this weekend

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 with “Halfway to...