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Update: Cumberland River expected to crest at 30 feet in W’burg at 1 a.m. Sunday

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the Cumberland River was at 24.7 feet in Williamsburg. Flood stage is at 21 feet. The river is expected to level off Friday afternoon before rising again to nearly 30 feet by early Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A couple of rounds...
Posted On 22 Feb 2019

Whitley County seeking grant to purchase submersible ROV

The Whitley County Fiscal Court took the first step in the process to acquire a remotely operated submersible vehicle to aid in search and recovery efforts. At last Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting of the fiscal court, the magistrates unanimously approved a resolution...

‘Kayaking for Kids’ set for Saturday

Enthusiasts of kayaks, jon boats and tubing will have the chance to race in the Cumberland River Saturday and raise some money to help the children of Whitley County. As of Tuesday morning, 35 people had pre-registered for the ‘Kayaking for Kids” race. Whitley County Projects...
Posted On 16 Aug 2017

Emergency workers pull man from Cumberland River in Williamsburg

A homeless Williamsburg man, who was living in a tent beside the Cumberland River, got a rude awakening late Sunday morning after rising waters floated his tent downstream in the river. Williamsburg Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Todd said that Jerry Shadoan, 46, was apparently...
Posted On 23 Apr 2017