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Five departments battle early Tuesday morning blaze

Firefighters from five fire departments labored for two and one-half hours early Tuesday morning battling a structure fire in the 1000 block of KY 92E. The fire was reported shortly after midnight Tuesday. Goldbug, Emlyn, Patterson Creek and Pleasant View volunteer fire...
Posted On 26 May 2021

Whitley County flooding forces at least 10 water rescues

First responders had a busy couple of days, particularly in southern Whitley County Sunday afternoon and Monday, rescuing individuals trapped either inside residences by high water or in vehicles that had become stuck in high water. Photos by Whitley County Emergency Management...
Posted On 31 Mar 2021

Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department responds to Christmas Day fire

Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire around 1 p.m. on Christmas Day at Ellison Bend. Chief Thomas Manning said the cause of the fire is still under investigation but no foul play is suspected. The structure was a double-wide trailer; everyone at...

Family pet dies during Sunday blaze

Fire largely destroyed a central Whitley County home Sunday afternoon, and claimed the life of a family pet. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 11 Mar 2020

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

Early morning fatal fire victims tentatively identified

No foul play is suspected in the fire-related deaths of a southern Whitley County husband and wife, who were found dead inside their home early Friday morning. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley said that authorities are still in the process of positively identifying the victims,...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019

Five flown out following single vehicle crash Friday

Five people had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter and two more were transported by ambulance to Jellico Community Hospital following a single vehicle crash early Friday afternoon on Wolf Creek Road. At least three people were ejected from the Ford Expedition, which...
Posted On 05 Oct 2018

Countywide effort stops fire at W’burg scrapyard Thursday

Nearly 60 firefighters spent more than seven hours battling a fire that tore through a pile of scrap aluminum at Eastern Kentucky Recycling in Williamsburg Thursday. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said firefighters were paged to the scene at 300 Savoy Clear Creek Road at...

Grain silo catches fire Thursday

Firefighters from eight departments worked for more than seven hours to extinguish a fire in a grain silo in Canadatown Thursday night. Woodbine and Oak Grove firefighters were called to the scene at 5716 Redbird Road at approximately 5:25 p.m. Woodbine Battalion Chief Rickie...

Blaze destroys home that Mullis’ family had owned for 40 years

Despite the efforts of four fire departments and the use of more than 20,000 gallons of water, firefighters were unable to save this Taylor Circle home early Tuesday morning. “It’s heartbreaking. I have a lot of memories in this house,” Terry Mullis said about his family home on...
Posted On 28 Sep 2017