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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

Williamsburg woman rescued from Cumberland River

Williamsburg firefighters were called to rescue a woman who had fallen into the Cumberland River Monday night. 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

Local agencies work together on successful weekend water rescue

A Facebook post made by Whitley County Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling Saturday night said the following: Boats were deployed in Laurel County by London/Laurel Rescue with West Knox Rescue, and in Whitley County by the Whitley Constables’ Office after a call for help was made by...
Posted On 08 Apr 2020
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Sheriff rescues local resident from rising water

Whitley County Sheriff Todd Shelley waded into the rescue efforts occurring across Whitley County Thursday, carrying an elderly woman from the rising water in her home. Shelley said he and some of his deputies had responded to several calls on Ky. 1804 off of U.S. 25W when a call...

Mt. Vernon man safe after being swept away at Laurel Lake spillway Sunday

A rescue effort at the Laurel Lake spillway Sunday night had a happy ending, as a Mount Vernon man escaped uninjured. Zac Burrin went into the water below the spillway at approximately 4:40 p.m. when water went pouring through the dam to generate electricity. Burrin was one of...

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