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Wrecks, traffic jams continue to snarl traffic throughout Whitley County

Law enforcement and emergency personnel across the tri-county area are dealing with numerous traffic crashes, including one fatality, as motorists deal with snow that blanketed the area. The fatality occurred on northbound Interstate 75 at the 28-mile marker. No details have been...

W’burg woman dies while en route to hospital following crash

A Williamsburg woman died Saturday from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 25W north of Williamsburg. Kentucky State Police identified the victim as Leah M Byrns, 41. Kentucky State Police stated that the wreck occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. near the...

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...

WHS senior in ICU after Sunday crash

A Williamsburg High School senior is in the intensive care unit at the University of Tennessee Medical Center following a single vehicle wreck Sunday morning near Exit 15. “He is very lucky that he survived it,” noted Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brandon Woods, whose...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019

Coroner: Man found inside burning Rockholds home died from suicide

Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley has ruled the cause of death in the case of an individual found in the basement of a burning Rockholds home Friday as suicide. Croley said the male subject, whose name is not being released, died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound....

Arson suspected in Sunday morning blaze

A Kentucky State Police arson investigator has been asked to examine a fire that destroyed a home on Barnhill Road Sunday morning. Woodbine Fire Department Battalion Chief Rickie Fore said firefighters were called to the scene off of Brays Chapel Road about 11:30 a.m. “It was a...