Firefighters from five departments unable to save home

Firefighters were unable to save this Pleasant View home early Tuesday morning. 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 [...]

W’burg man suffers minor injuries during Tuesday wreck

A Williamsburg man suffered minor injuries after his truck went in this ditch Tuesday morning on Cripple Creek Road. 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 [...]

Arson investigator looking into Letha Petrey Road blaze Thursday morning

A house, a trailer and a minivan all burned during a Thursday morning blaze on Letha Petrey Road. 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 [...]

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

This Pontiac Grand Am narrowly avoided hitting a Whitley County School bus Monday afternoon. 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 [...]

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 prevention team, said that people [...]