Short I-75 lane closures planned for Wednesday, Sept. 20

If you’re planning to travel north on I-75 Wednesday, Sept. 20, in either Whitley or Laurel counties, then take note. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict northbound traffic to one lane at mile points 7.9 in Whitley County, and mile 42.4 in Laurel County on that date. The lane restrictions will allow crews to [...]

Southbound I-75 lane closure planned for May 10-11 around 28-mile marker

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that a portion of I-75 southbound (mile points 27.9 – 28) in Whitley County will be reduced to one lane (left lane will be closed) on Wednesday and Thursday. The lane closure will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day during [...]

I-75 lane closures planned May 2-3

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict northbound and southbound traffic to one lane on I-75 at the Laurel/Whitley line (mile point 27.9; Lynn Camp bridge) on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3. On Tuesday, May 2, northbound traffic at mile point 27.9 will be reduced to one lane at 9 a.m. and conclude [...]

Road work to begin March 12 on I-75 in Rockcastle County

Motorists travelling on Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County should expect delays beginning March 12. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advised that a project to widen the interstate to six lanes between mile points 64.5 and 69. As a result, traffic will be reduced to two lanes, and in some instances one lane. Amber Hale, [...]

High-speed pursuit of motorcycle rider begins on Gordon Hill, ends in Williamsburg

What began as a complaint of motorcyclists revving their engines on Gordon Hill early Tuesday morning, ended with a high-speed chase on I-75 to Williamsburg. Corbin Police arrested 30-year-old James Wilson of Krypton in Perry County on fleeing and evading and other charges following the pursuit that wound up through north Corbin and down I-75. [...]

Woman critically injured during I-75 crash Monday

One person had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter following a three-vehicle crash Monday morning in Whitley County, and was listed in critical condition Tuesday afternoon at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. The crash happened about 5:30 a.m. near the 14-mile marker in the northbound lane on I-75. Whitley County [...]

I-75 crash near Corbin injures one

A tractor-trailer accident Thursday morning in northern Whitley County snarled traffic on I-75 for a few hours. About 9 a.m., Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Chris McQueen responded to a single vehicle crash near the 28-mile marker. Police determined that a 2012 Freightliner being operated by Reginald Ward, 53, of Dallas, North Carolina, [...]

I-75 lane closure near Williamsburg starts Monday

A portion of I-75 near Williamsburg will be closed starting Monday for maintenance work. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that a portion of I-75 southbound between mile points 9.5 - 10 in Whitley County will be reduced to one lane (right lane will be closed) beginning Monday, November 28, and [...]

Stanford man arrested for DUI after fiery I-75 crash

Christopher Risner was charged with DUI following a single vehicle crash on I-75 about midnight Wednesday near the 15-mile marker. Two allegedly intoxicated Stanford residents got a trip to jail instead of the hospital following a fiery single vehicle crash on I-75 near the 15-mile marker that happened about midnight Wednesday. Goldbug Fire [...]

Two facing charges after I-75 crash Monday

A Williamsburg woman and two children got an ambulance ride to the hospital to get checked out early Monday evening before the woman was charged with DUI following a single-vehicle crash on I-75. Meanwhile an adult passenger in the vehicle skipped the trip to the hospital and went straight to the Whitley County Detention Center [...]