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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...

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...

Motorcycle strikes SUV Monday

An Indiana man had to be transported to the hospital early Monday afternoon after his motorcycle struck an SUV near Exit 11 in Williamsburg. Williamsburg Police Officer Greg Rhoades said that Michael Cross, 47, of Frankfort, Indiana, was travelling on Ky. 92 about 12:30 p.m. on a...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018

One airlifted following motorcycle wreck on I-75

A Bowling Green man was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center Monday after suffering severe burns in a motorcycle wreck on Interstate 75 in Whitley County. Law enforcement and emergency personnel were called to the scene near the 27-mile marker just after 11 a.m....

Rockholds man extricated, airlifted following Friday crash

A Rockholds man was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle wreck on New Zion Church Road Friday afternoon. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies identified the man as Ralph Jones, 51. Jones was reportedly...
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