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Five flown out following single vehicle crash Friday

Five people had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter and two more were transported by ambulance to Jellico Community Hospital following a single vehicle crash early Friday afternoon on Wolf Creek Road. At least three people were ejected from the Ford Expedition, which...
Posted On 05 Oct 2018

Countywide effort stops fire at W’burg scrapyard Thursday

Nearly 60 firefighters spent more than seven hours battling a fire that tore through a pile of scrap aluminum at Eastern Kentucky Recycling in Williamsburg Thursday. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said firefighters were paged to the scene at 300 Savoy Clear Creek Road at...

Grain silo catches fire Thursday

Firefighters from eight departments worked for more than seven hours to extinguish a fire in a grain silo in Canadatown Thursday night. Woodbine and Oak Grove firefighters were called to the scene at 5716 Redbird Road at approximately 5:25 p.m. Woodbine Battalion Chief Rickie...

Searches by water, land turn up no signs of missing woman

Despite searching by water and by land, emergency officials have been unable to locate a missing Whitley County woman, who was last seen near Williamsburg in February, and police and her family are asking for the public’s help to find her. “If there is anybody out there that...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018

Semi wreck on I-75 ties up traffic for over three hours

A single vehicle crash on I-75 Tuesday morning involving a tractor-trailer had northbound traffic reduced to one lane for about three and one-half hours. The crash happened about 6:20 p.m. near the seven-mile marker. The driver of the semi, Ravinder Grewal of Ontario, Canada,...
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

Arson suspected in fire that burned Emlyn house where triple homicide occurred

Arson is suspected in a Sunday evening blaze that damaged an Emlyn home that was the scene of a triple homicide nearly one year ago. The home, which was owned by Larry and Courtney Taylor, was initially scheduled to be sold through a special master commissioner’s auction at noon...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017

Blaze destroys home that Mullis’ family had owned for 40 years

Despite the efforts of four fire departments and the use of more than 20,000 gallons of water, firefighters were unable to save this Taylor Circle home early Tuesday morning. “It’s heartbreaking. I have a lot of memories in this house,” Terry Mullis said about his family home on...
Posted On 28 Sep 2017

Firefighters from five departments unable to save home

Despite the efforts of firefighters from five local departments, a southern Whitley County home is considered a total loss after a fire early Tuesday morning. Pleasant View Fire Chief Thomas Manning said the fire was reported about 3 a.m. Approximately 18 firefighters responded...
Posted On 23 Aug 2017