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 [...]

Friday night wreck shuts down I-75 for hours

Interstate 75 between Corbin and Williamsburg was shut down for several hours Friday night as emergency personnel worked to clear up a wreck involving a tractor-trailer truck and a pickup truck towing a trailer. Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Chris McQueen said the wreck occurred just before 10 p.m. near the [...]

I-75 cable barrier saves W’burg woman’s life

Emergency officials say a Williamsburg woman is lucky to be alive after her car flipped over on I-75 Friday morning and landed on top of the cable barrier that separates the north and southbound lanes of travel. The crash happened about 10:43 a.m. Friday between the 12 and 13-mile markers on I-75. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy John [...]

I-75 southbound reopened near Jellico, Tenn.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has re-opened I-75 South in Campbell County. Both directions of I-75 have been closed since February 26 due to a rockslide at Mile Marker 142. I-75 North remains closed for the removal of the slide debris, stabilization of the existing slope, and repairs to the interstate. One [...]