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Kayaking for Kids returns Saturday, Aug. 7

A local boating race that has generated thousands of dollars to help local schools and children’s programs in recent years is returning Saturday. The Fifth Annual Kayaking for Kids race will take place on Aug. 7. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the race will begin at 10 a.m....
Posted On 04 Aug 2021

Registration discount now available for Kayaking for Kids race

A local boating race that has generated thousands of dollars to help local schools and children’s programs in recent years is returning in early August, and you can save $10 on your registration fee if you register early. The Fifth Annual Kayaking for Kids race will take place on...
Posted On 26 Jul 2021

Bridge inspections will affect traffic flow on I-75 in Whitley County on Thursday

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking motorists traveling along Interstate 75 in Whitley County on Thursday to be aware as crews will be conducting bridge inspections. Officials stated that lanes will be closed as the crews inspect the bridges over the Cumberland River at...

Rogers largely to thank for flood control projects that saved local towns

So what would downtown Williamsburg have looked like in recent days if the floodwall hadn’t been in place? “I think we would have been riding a boat down Third Street taking pictures,” said Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses to this reporter’s question early...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020

Woman clinging to tree branch in Cumberland River rescued Tuesday

Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders and Emergency Management Director Danny Moses led an effort Tuesday night to rescue a woman trapped on a tree branch in the swollen Cumberland River outside of Williamsburg. “He deserves just about all of the credit,” Moses said of...

Flood is third worst in Whitley County history

Last week’s flooding in Whitley County didn’t reach the level of the all time highest flood, but it came pretty darn close. Although rain is projected for Wednesday and the later parts of this week, the good news is that it isn’t as much rain as originally projected and...
Posted On 12 Feb 2020

Search for missing Knox County man has tragic end

A Knox County man, who was last seen leaving home for work Thursday night, was found dead in his vehicle that had been swept from the roadway by floodwaters. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said 74-year-old Ronnie Bryant was found inside his 2012 Nissan...

Update: Cumberland River now at 32.34 feet in Williamsburg

Update: As of 3 p.m. Friday, the Cumberland River was at 32.34 feet in Williamsburg. The river is considered to be at major flood stage at 32 feet. The river is now expected to crest at 32.8 feet at 1 p.m. Saturday. The record flood stage in Williamsburg occurred on April 7,...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020

Cumberland River expected to crest Saturday morning in Williamsburg

Flooding continues to ravage parts of Whitley County and Williamsburg as the Cumberland River continues to swell. As of about 9:30 a.m., Briar Creek Park was mostly underwater as was the playing surface at the University of the Cumberlands football stadium. According to the...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020

City of Williamsburg reopens water intake Tuesday

Williamsburg reopened its raw water intake Tuesday nearly a day after which it was closed following a chemical spill that reached the Clear Fork River. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the intake was closed Monday afternoon as an unknown portion of...
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