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15th Annual WPD Shop with a Cop helps 150 children

One would be hard pressed to say who got more pleasure out of the 15th Annual Williamsburg Police Department Shop with a Cop event Thursday evening at Walmart. Was it the nearly 150 less fortunate children, who each got $100 shopping sprees, or was it the 30 or so police officers...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019

Update: Driver, one pedestrian identified from Thursday accident

Two people had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after being hit by a pick-up truck near the entrance to the Williamsburg Walmart Thursday afternoon. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said the accident happened about...
Posted On 20 Dec 2019

Two pedestrians flown out after being hit by truck near W’burg Walmart

Two people had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after being hit by a pick-up truck near the entrance to the Williamsburg Walmart Thursday afternoon. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said the accident happened about...
Posted On 19 Dec 2019

Browning Acres Road crash kills Laurel County man

Funeral services are set for Wednesday, Oct. 9, for a Laurel County man, who died Friday evening following a single vehicle crash on Browning Acres Road (Highway 2989) near Immanuel Baptist Church. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Perry W. Farris, 46, of Keavy, dead...
Posted On 05 Oct 2019

Man lucky to be alive after logging mishap

A man had to be flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center Tuesday morning after a tree fell on top of him in eastern Whitley County. “It could have been a whole lot worse. He got lucky,” noted Patterson Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Pee Jib Paul. The incident happened...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019

Whitley County EMS recognized for excellence in pediatric care

Whitley County EMS was recognized Tuesday morning for its work in helping its youngest patients, children. As part of national EMS week, which is May 18 – May 25, Whitley County EMS received the Award for Excellence in Pediatric Care by the Kentucky EMS for Children Pediatric...
Posted On 29 May 2019

Semi comes to rest on guardrail on I-75 near Williamsburg

A semi truck driver narrowly missed going over an embankment following a two-vehicle crash on I-75 in Whitley County Friday evening. The accident happened about 7:45 p.m. near the 7.5 mile marker in the northbound lane. A 2014 Freightliner, which was owned by Darren Monhollen of...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019

Emergency medical helicopters fly out two people Thursday

Patterson Creek Volunteer firefighters were busy Thursday afternoon setting up an emergency landing zone for not one, but two emergency medical helicopters in connection with separate incidents. Patterson Creek firefighters began setting up the emergency landing zone about 2:30...
Posted On 13 Sep 2018

Corbin firefighters use rope rescue to lift injured man

Corbin firefighters were able to put recent rope rescue training and the city’s ladder truck to good use Wednesday morning after a homeless man, who was apparently living under the Center Street Bridge, suffered some type of injury. “We actually have been training pretty heavily...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018

Corbin woman in critical condition after being struck by SUV

A Corbin woman is in critical condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after she was struck by an SUV on the Corbin bypass Sunday night. Corbin Police Captain Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said Tina Mullins, 47, was walking on the roadway near...