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Series of closures set for this week on KY 26 in Whitley County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways District 11, plans a series of closures that started Monday, April 19, on KY 26 near Blackhawk Road in Whitley County. The closures are necessary for replacement of a cross drain. Closures will take place daily from 8...
Posted On 19 Apr 2021

Wrecks, traffic jams continue to snarl traffic throughout Whitley County

Law enforcement and emergency personnel across the tri-county area are dealing with numerous traffic crashes, including one fatality, as motorists deal with snow that blanketed the area. The fatality occurred on northbound Interstate 75 at the 28-mile marker. No details have been...

Two airlifted following wreck near Ky. 26 tunnel Tuesday

Two people were airlifted following a single vehicle wreck on Ky. 26 Tuesday afternoon near the railroad underpass. The Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling northbound when it went off the roadway and into a creek just south of the tunnel just after 4 p.m. Woodbine and Oak Grove...

Update: CSX to repair railroad crossing at KY 26 in Whitley County starting Sunday

CSX Corporation has advised that the railroad crossing at KY 26 (mile point 5.461) in Whitley County will be closed beginning Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. and is expected to re-open on Tuesday, June 2, at 8 a.m. Motorists may experience delays. This message is provided as a courtesy...
Posted On 29 May 2020
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Railroad crossing on Ky. 26 in Rockholds to be closed beginning Monday morning

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising motorists traveling Ky. 26 in the Rockholds community of Whitley County to expect delays Monday and Tuesday as the railroad crossing will be closed. Road work will begin at 8 a.m. Monday and continue through 5 p.m. Tuesday at the...

Railroad crossing on Ky. 26 in Rockholds to be closed Wednesday

CSX Corporation will be closing the railroad crossing at KY 26 (mile point 5.461) in Whitley County on Wednesday, March 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists may experience delays. A detour will be provided in an adjacent location. This message is provided as a courtesy of the...

Whitley deputies respond to accident scene, find meth, pills

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies called to investigate a vehicle crash Tuesday night recovered methamphetamine and prescription pills from the driver. According to Sheriff Colan Harrell, Deputy Jonas Saunders was called to Ky. 26 in Rockholds in response to a call to Whitley...

Blaze did not kill man found dead in Woodbine house fire

Officials have determined that Dennis Barton, 62, who was found dead inside his burned home on Sept. 27, died of natural causes. State police arson investigators are still working to determine what sparked the fire last Tuesday at a residence on Ky. 26 in Woodbine, but Whitley...