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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...

Monday accident illustrates need for bus extrication training, fire chief says

On the same day that the Whitley County school district transferred an old junked bus to the Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department so it could be used for training purposes, the fire department assisted at the scene of one crash involving a school bus Monday morning and at the scene...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017

Goldbug VFD giving away, installing free smoke detectors

If you live in the Goldbug area and don’t have a smoke alarm but want one, then you are in luck. The Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department is giving out free smoke alarms courtesy of a partnership with the American Red Cross. Tabitha Pfoutz, a member of the fire department’s fire...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017