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Bystanders free woman trapped in flooded car Monday morning

Two people, who were suffering from severe hypothermia, had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter Monday morning, after a vehicle drove into at least three feet of water that was flooding Dal Road in nine-degree weather. “They are very lucky to be alive,” noted Whitley...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019

West Knox firefighters rescue woman from smoke-filled apartment

West Knox firefighters called to an apartment fire Tuesday morning found and rescued a women from the smoke-filled unit. Chief Darryl Baker said firefighters were called to Spider Creek Apartments on Gilbert Street at 4:01 a.m. after a fire alarm was activated. “When we got...

First responders rescue woman, who fell at Cumberland Falls

Area first responders were called to Cumberland Falls Sunday evening after a woman fell from the rocks near the falls. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the woman, whose name has not been released, was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical...

Sheriff’s deputies help rescue woman from vehicle stuck in flood waters

A Whitley County woman had to be rescued Wednesday morning after her vehicle got stuck in waist deep water on Highway 11. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses that Monica Manning didn’t realize that water was over the roadway when she drove into it about 8:30...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Emergency workers pull man from Cumberland River in Williamsburg

A homeless Williamsburg man, who was living in a tent beside the Cumberland River, got a rude awakening late Sunday morning after rising waters floated his tent downstream in the river. Williamsburg Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Todd said that Jerry Shadoan, 46, was apparently...
Posted On 23 Apr 2017

Injured hiker rescued near Dogslaughter Falls

It took emergency workers about four hours to carry out a Wisconsin woman, who broke her ankle while hiking near Dogslaughter Falls Monday evening. Woodbine Search and Rescue Chief Rick Fore said emergency responders were called out about 6 p.m. to assist the injured woman. You...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016

Road Department rescues trapped dog

It had a happy ending. When Becky Brewer’s 60-pound treeing coon dog Lily went missing from her 80 Cannonade Trail home in Tattersall Trails Estates on Tuesday evening last week she looked everywhere, or so she thought. She put up fliers throughout the neighborhood. She...
Posted On 16 Jun 2016

Woman, rescued from burning home, passes away

A Williamsburg woman, who was pulled alive from a burning, smoke-filled house Monday morning by first responders, was laid to rest Friday afternoon. Millicent “Millie” Dawn Kindrix, 51, died Tuesday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Funeral...
Posted On 08 Apr 2016