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Drowning suspected in death of man found in Upper Briar Creek

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and Whitley County Coroner’ Office are conducting a death investigation regarding a deceased victim, whose body was pulled from the 500 block of the Upper Briar Creek area Friday morning. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today,...
Posted On 04 Nov 2020

Body of missing Hazard man recovered from Laurel River Friday morning

After nearly 80 hours of searching, the body of a Hazard man was recovered Friday morning from the Laurel River below the Laurel Lake dam. Woodbine Search and Rescue, along with other first responders had been searching for 22-year-old Tyler Russell since Saturday night when he...

‘Golden Alert’ issued for missing Rockholds teen

Law enforcement and emergency personnel in Whitley County are searching the Rockholds community for a runaway teen girl. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the 16-year-old was last seen at her home on Underwood Cemetery Road, off of Ky. 26, at...

Woman clinging to tree branch in Cumberland River rescued Tuesday

Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders and Emergency Management Director Danny Moses led an effort Tuesday night to rescue a woman trapped on a tree branch in the swollen Cumberland River outside of Williamsburg. “He deserves just about all of the credit,” Moses said of...

Crews to use sonar to check flooded areas for missing Knox Co. man

The search for a missing Knox County man will continue Monday night. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said emergency personnel plan to use sonar to check the flooded areas near the intersection of Ky. 779 and Ky. 11 in eastern Whitley County as they...

State police searching for missing Woodbine man

Kentucky State Police are searching for a missing Woodbine man who failed to show up for work Thursday night after leaving his home. Trooper Shane Jacobs, public affairs officer at Post 10 in Harlan, identified the missing man as Ronnie Bryant, 74. Bryant left his residence on...

City of Williamsburg reopens water intake Tuesday

Williamsburg reopened its raw water intake Tuesday nearly a day after which it was closed following a chemical spill that reached the Clear Fork River. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the intake was closed Monday afternoon as an unknown portion of...

Whitley Emergency Management: Buck Creek Road bridge over railroad tracks to be closed into Monday evening

Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said it will be well into the evening before the bridge on Buck Creek Road is cleared and reopened to traffic. The bridge crossing the CSX tracks has been closed since approximately 6 a.m. when a tractor-trailer carrying...

SUV flips over during I-75 crash; driver leaves scene before police arrive

  A Tennessee SUV flipped onto its top during an I-75 accident that also involved two semis near the state line Tuesday morning in Whitley County with the driver of the SUV leaving the scene on foot before police arrived. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today,...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020

UPDATE: Overturned propane truck blocking Hightop Road has been righted; Officials expect road to be closed until after 5 p.m.

UPDATE: The propane truck that overturned on Highstop Road Friday afternoon has been righted. A heavy duty tow truck was able to pull the truck back onto its wheels at approximately 3:15 p.m. Officials with Whitley County E911 said it would be about 5 p.m. before the road was...
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