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Whitley Sheriff’s deputy involved in Monday crash

A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a wreck on U.S. 25W in the Canadatown area Monday morning that resulted in a 6-year-old being airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Sheriff Colan Harrell said Deputy Todd Shelley was driving the department’s...

New programs designed to ready children for kindergarten

Whether it is learning writing or arithmetic, teachers agree that a student’s proficiency in reading is essential to understanding and grasping the knowledge. A new parent/child group has been established in Whitley County with the goal of preparing children that will soon be...

Canadatown man run over by truck while loading firewood

Woodbine firefighters and Whitley County EMS were called to the scene on Oak Ridge Church Road, located off of River Road, about 5:30 p.m. Thursday where a man had reportedly been run over by a truck. According to reports from the scene, the man, whose name has not been released,...

Arson investigator looking into Letha Petrey Road blaze Thursday morning

A Kentucky State Police arson investigator has been called to examine a Thursday morning fire in Canadatown that destroyed a small house, a trailer and a minivan and damaged another vehicle. Woodbine, Oak Grove, Rockholds and Goldbug firefighters were called to the scene on Letha...

Firefighters save seven homes from brush fire

Firefighers from five departments battled a 30-acre brush fire Tuesday to save seven homes. For several residents of a small trailer park, which is located near the junction of Ky. 204 and Highway 895, a Tuesday afternoon brush fire that got within 100 feet of some of their homes...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

911 call leads to attempted burglary arrest

A 911 call that suggested someone was attempting to break into the Canadatown Market early Saturday morning resulted in the arrest of a Williamsburg man on multiple charges. Deputy James Tabor charged Kenny Ray Prewitt, 47, of Highway 1481, with driving while under the influence,...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

Update: Vehicle pursuit leads to attempted murder charges

A Williamsburg man is facing multiple counts of criminal attempt to commit murder of police officers and others following a vehicle pursuit last Wednesday afternoon in the Canadatown community that involved an officer discharging his firearm. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016