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Two airlifted following Monday motorcycle crash on I-75

Two people were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center following a motorcycle wreck on Interstate 75 south of Williamsburg Monday night. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy Joe Prewitt said the single-vehicle wreck occurred at approximately 10 p.m. near the nine-mile...

Whitley County first responders get share of previously hoarded goods

First responders in Whitley and Laurel counties received some much-needed free medical supplies Friday in the form of items, such as hand sanitizer, medical masks, gloves, thermometers, goggles and disinfectant wipes. The items were indirectly courtesy of a pair of Tennessee...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020

Thursday afternoon crash kills Frakes woman

A fatal automobile crash claimed the life of a Frakes woman Thursday afternoon. About noon, Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Ridener responded to a single vehicle collision that occurred in the Frakes community of Whitley County on KY 190, according to a KSP release. The...
Posted On 20 Mar 2020

W’burg woman dies while en route to hospital following crash

A Williamsburg woman died Saturday from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 25W north of Williamsburg. Kentucky State Police identified the victim as Leah M Byrns, 41. Kentucky State Police stated that the wreck occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. near the...

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...

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

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