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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...

Pothole repair operations start Tuesday, April 28, on a portion of I-75 in Whitley County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that a portion of I-75 northbound and southbound (right lanes) at mile point 14.561 will be closed Tuesday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The lane closures are necessary to allow District 11 crews to perform pothole...
Posted On 27 Apr 2020
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Semi truck hauling SUVs catches fire, three destroyed

Robin Schramm was driving his tractor trailer north on I-75 Friday morning when he smelled smoke, but he knew that it wasn’t coming from his truck, but rather the semi in front of him, which was hauling eight SUV’s. “I think his brakes got hot and caught fire. I kept on smelling...
Posted On 06 Mar 2020

UPDATE: One lane of I-75 near Williamsburg reopened following Friday morning truck fire

UPDATE: Emergency crews have reopened one lane of northbound Interstate 75 near exit 15. The interstate was shut down for more than an hour as firefighters battled a truck fire that spread to its load of cars. Goldbug, Williamsburg, Oak Grove, Pleasant View, Rockholds and Oak...

Vehicle pursuit through two counties ends in Corbin

A Michigan man was allegedly driving under the influence, and without a license, when he led police on a high-speed chase through Laurel and Whitley Counties Friday morning. Kenaree Estes, 21, of Jackson, Michigan is facing charges of speeding – 25 mph over the limit, ...

Southbound I-75 to be reduced one lane between London and Corbin

A portion of southbound Interstate 75 between London and Corbin will be closed beginning early Wednesday morning. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the right lane between mile points 29 and 34 would be closed from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in order to...