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Whitley County declares state of emergency due to flooding

Now that floodwaters have begun to drop, Whitley County officials are starting to tabulate the damage from the flood of 2019. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said late Monday afternoon that local officials don’t have a monetary estimate on flood damage...
Posted On 27 Feb 2019

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

Corbin Utilities begins process to resolve Master Street flooding

The Corbin Utilities Commission has begun the process to alleviate the flooding problems on Master Street. At the regular meeting Tuesday, the commissioners approved an agreement with GRW Engineers, Inc. out of Lexington to design the sewer upgrades in the area. Corbin City...

Williamsburg flooding 15th worst in history, officials say

While several places in Whitley County and Williamsburg have experienced flooding in recent days, it appears the area dodged any major damage due to high water. “We’ve had some culverts washed out and stuff like that, but for the most part it has been pretty good,” Whitley County...
Posted On 14 Feb 2018

Firefighters deliver vital medicine to Woodbine home

A crew from Woodbine Search and Rescue was called upon Tuesday morning to help a woman trapped by the floodwaters by delivering her insulin to her. Woodbine Battalion Chief Rickie Fore said firefighters used the department’s flat bottom boat to make the mile-long trek through the...

Worst flood in more than a decade hits Whitley County

The worst is over in regards to flooding in Whitley County following heavy rains over the weekend. The Cumberland River crested at 28.38 feet in Williamsburg about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, which is the 23rd highest flood level in Williamsburg history, according to the National Weather...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017