W’burg man allegedly intoxicated when he struck deputy’s police cruiser, one other car

Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White administers a field sobriety test to Roy Lawson Friday afternoon after Lawson sideswiped two vehicles, including a sheriff's department police cruiser. A Williamsburg man was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he sideswiped two cars Friday afternoon, including one Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser. Suffice it to say, [...]

Thinking about drinking and driving? Consider Adam Childress fate first

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. If you are going to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel then please consider the following for a moment before you do. In 2001, Lester Cook had been drinking when he got behind the wheel of his 1984 Corvette, sped off and lost control [...]

Childress pleads guilty to deadly DUI crash

Adam Childress pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder, leaving the scene of an accident, and DUI in connection with the April 13, 2016 killing of Richard Perkins.

A Williamsburg man, who could have faced up to a life sentence during his scheduled trial next week in connection with a DUI vehicular homicide case, has instead entered a guilty plea.

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Judge denies change of venue motion in Childress murder case

A Whitley Circuit Judge has overruled a motion at least for the time being to move a well-publicized murder trial to McCreary County or in the alternative to have the jury sequestered during the trial.

“We have to at least try to get a jury” seated in Whitley County, Judge Dan Ballou said in response to the motion Monday afternoon in the case of Adam David Childress.

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Despite increased alcohol sales, alcohol-related DUI’s remain rare in W’burg

Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird gave his annual report to the city council during its regular monthly meeting Monday. Last year Williamsburg residents voted to allow alcohol sales by the package and to make it easier for restaurants to sell alcohol by the drink, but the change hasn't resulted in more alcohol related [...]

Man, who stopped in fast lane of I-75 to urinate, arrested for DUI

Matthew Donelly was arrested on I-75 Monday and charged with DUI among other offenses. A Lexington man, who allegedly stopped in the fast lane of I-75 to urinate early Monday evening, is behind bars in the Whitley County Detention Center. About 6:45 p.m., Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputies were notified that a mint green [...]

Childress murder trial delayed until March 21

Adam Childress is accused of murder after allegedly getting drunk at the VFW and running over a man on a sidewalk. The case has sparked various litigation.

Adam Childress is accused of murder after allegedly getting drunk at the VFW and running over a man on a sidewalk. The case has sparked various litigation.

A Whitley Circuit Judge agreed Monday morning to postponed the January trial of a Williamsburg man, who allegedly ran over and killed a man out walking his dog along a sidewalk nearly eight months ago, in order to give defense attorneys more time to prepare their defense.

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Lily man facing assault charge in connection with car wreck

A Lily man has been charged with first-degree assault after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies say he was driving under the influence when he crashed his car, resulting in serious injuries to the passenger Thursday night. According to Sheriff John Root, deputies arrested 21-year-old Jackson West on Monday afternoon on the warrant they had secured. Deputy [...]

Williamsburg man facing second DUI after hitting parked car

A Williamsburg man is facing a second-offense DUI charge after allegedly striking a parked vehicle in a north Corbin business’s parking lot Sunday afternoon. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies charged 55-year-old Ronnie Peace with one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence – second offense. According to Sheriff John Root, deputies were called to [...]

Stanford man arrested for DUI after fiery I-75 crash

Christopher Risner was charged with DUI following a single vehicle crash on I-75 about midnight Wednesday near the 15-mile marker. Two allegedly intoxicated Stanford residents got a trip to jail instead of the hospital following a fiery single vehicle crash on I-75 near the 15-mile marker that happened about midnight Wednesday. Goldbug Fire [...]