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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...

Dryer fire blamed for Friday morning blaze

A Williamsburg man was able to escape his burning home early Friday morning thanks to a smoke alarm alerting him of the blaze. Goldbug Volunteer Fire Chief Brandon Woods said that the fire occurred in a doublewide trailer located at 473 Airport Road. “They guy living there was...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018

Late night fire destroys Prewitt Bend Road home

Despite the efforts of firefighters from three departments, a Prewitt Bend Road home sustained severe damage due to a fire late Monday evening, and is a total loss. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 13 Jun 2018

Arson suspected in Sunday vehicle fire

Goldbug firefighters believe that a Sunday evening vehicle fire may have been intentionally set. About 11:30 p.m., Goldbug volunteer firefighters responded to a report about an unknown fire on US25W near Aviation Boulevard. While firefighters were in route to the fire, Whitley...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018

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

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

W’burg man suffers minor injuries during Tuesday wreck

A Williamsburg man suffered minor injuries following a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., Glen Wilson, 59, was travelling south on Cripple Creek Road when another vehicle came over onto his side of the road, said Whitley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

Arson investigator looking into Letha Petrey Road blaze Thursday morning

A Kentucky State Police arson investigator has been called to examine a Thursday morning fire in Canadatown that destroyed a small house, a trailer and a minivan and damaged another vehicle. Woodbine, Oak Grove, Rockholds and Goldbug firefighters were called to the scene on Letha...
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