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Florida man injured in shootout with W’burg Police

A Florida man lead police on a lengthy vehicle pursuit in Whitley County Tuesday afternoon in a stolen vehicle while shooting at police officers before being shot himself towards the end of the chase. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that the suspect, who Kentucky State...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Update: Suspect still hospitalized after being shot by two Jellico police officers

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating an officer involved shooting that took place early Thursday morning in Jellico, which involved two Jellico police officers. According to a TBI release, preliminary information indicates that just after 5:30 a.m., a male...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017

Details about trooper-involved shooting emerge during court hearing

A preliminary hearing was held Tuesday for Billy Barnhill, who was shot by police last month after allegedly driving towards a state trooper on an ATV. A Kentucky State Police investigator officially identified the trooper that shot a man in Rockholds on July 18 as Trooper Jeremy...
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

Wanted local man shot by police Tuesday in Rockholds

Kentucky State Police say a trooper was forced to shoot a wanted suspect Tuesday afternoon after the man attempted to run over the trooper with an ATV. Trooper Lloyd Cochran, public affairs officer at Post 11 in London, said the trooper struck the suspect, identified as...

Update: Courtney Taylor charged with three counts of murder-domestic violence

A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly shot and killed her husband and her two children Friday before being shot twice by a Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy, has been charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder. Saturday morning, Kentucky State Police Detective...
Posted On 14 Jan 2017