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Bridge inspections will affect traffic flow on I-75 in Whitley County on Thursday

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking motorists traveling along Interstate 75 in Whitley County on Thursday to be aware as crews will be conducting bridge inspections. Officials stated that lanes will be closed as the crews inspect the bridges over the Cumberland River at...

Northbound I-75 to be reduced to one lane Wednesday near state line

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced that the right lane of Interstate 75 will be closed in southern Whitley County on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Officials said the closure is necessary as crews will be conducting surveying operations on a portion of the entrance ramp to...

Update: I-75 open again after being shutdown Tuesday evening due to overturned tractor trailer

A Connecticut tractor trailer driver had to be flown out by air medical helicopter following a crash on I-75 early Tuesday evening that had the interstate partially shutdown for several hours. The accident happened about 6:30 p.m. near the 21-mile marker on the northbound side of...
Posted On 24 Jun 2020

Overturned truck closes one lane of north I-75 in Whitley County

An overturned tractor-trailer truck has reduced Interstate 75 in Whitley County to one lane. The wreck occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on northbound I-75 near the 21-mile marker. Emergency personnel said the tanker truck was empty. The driver was reportedly not injured, but...

Williamsburg Police cite driver injured in Friday crash to court for DUI

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in a two-vehicle crash in Williamsburg late Friday night that resulted in one man begin airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Williamsburg Police were called to the scene at the intersection of West Ky. 92 and Interstate 75...

Corbin woman, Lily man among four arrested in connection with kilo of methamphetamine Sunday

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies seized one kilogram of methamphetamine Sunday that they say was targeted to be distributed in Whitley and Laurel counties, arresting four people in the process. Whitney Phelps, 21, of Corbin, Jerry Wayne Caldwell, 47, of Lily, Jerrica Combs, 28,...

Whitley deputies seize kilo of methamphetamine Sunday

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies seized one kilogram of methamphetamine Sunday that they say was targeted to be distributed in Whitley and Laurel counties. According to officials with the sheriff’s department, the drugs were located in a Chevrolet pickup truck that was stopped...

W’burg Police arrest suspect in road rage incident on I-75

A Leslie County man is facing an attempted murder charge in Whitley County after police say he fired gunshots into a tractor-trailer truck on I-75 Sunday. Williamsburg Police arrested Jerry Melton, 70, of Wooton, following a traffic stop near Exit 11. According to officers, the...

Bridge repair operations start today on a portion of I-75 in Whitley County

If you are traveling on I-75 in Whitley County, you may experience some brief delays starting today due to some alternating lane closures. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is advising motorists that a portion of I-75 northbound and southbound (right lanes) at mile...
Posted On 04 May 2020
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Two airlifted following Monday motorcycle crash on I-75

Two people were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center following a motorcycle wreck on Interstate 75 south of Williamsburg Monday night. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy Joe Prewitt said the single-vehicle wreck occurred at approximately 10 p.m. near the nine-mile...