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Criminal justice students, area law enforcement join forces in ‘Operation Joy’

Twenty area law enforcement officers and 80 high school students studying to go into the law enforcement profession teamed up Tuesday to help 68 area families have a merrier Christmas. The fifth annual Operation Joy, organized by the criminal justice students at the Corbin Area...

WCHS students are after blood (literally)

A group of about two-dozen local high school students wanted to suck your blood last week. No, we’re not talking about the latest Twilight novel by Stephanie Meyer. We aren’t talking about some teenager vampire show either. A group of very real Whitley County High School students...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019

Whitley County Colonel Players present, ‘A Christmas Story’

Ralphie Parker and his Red Ryder BB gun, Flick and the flagpole, and Mr. and Mrs. Parker and the fight over the leg lamp major award that, “was a family controversy for years,” is coming to the stage at Whitley County High School as The Colonel Players presents, “A Christmas...

WCHS plans Community Thanksgiving Meal on Nov. 27

Various people affiliated with Whitley County High School and several Whitley County schools are doing their part to help those in Whitley County have a free community Thanksgiving lunch next week. Local residents will have the chance to enjoy a free Thanksgiving meal Wednesday,...
Posted On 22 Nov 2019

WCHS, WHS offer Veterans Day salutes

Everyone, who serves in the armed forces of the United States makes sacrifices. Sometimes those sacrifices are simple things, such as missing anniversary celebrations or the birth of a child. Other times those sacrifices are much more substantial as some come home scarred either...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019

Local Veterans Day ceremonies planned near Williamsburg

With the approach of Veterans Day Monday, a handful of local Veterans Day ceremonies and activities are planned around Williamsburg. The Whitley County Cooperative Extension Service will be holding its Veterans Day celebration on Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Extension...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019

Ceremony planned Friday to remember Whitley County teen killed in ATV crash last month

Whitley County High School Junior Fisher Barton was a person who never met a stranger, always had a smile on his face and was someone who would go out of his way to help anyone, according to friends. The life of the Junior Class Vice-President, member of the school’s 2019 skeet...
Posted On 06 Nov 2019

WCHS Junior Fisher Barton remembered as someone who never met a stranger

Whitley County High School (WCHS) junior Fisher Barton, who died as the result of an ATV accident in Campbell County, Tennessee, Friday evening, is being remembered as a person who never met a stranger, always had a smile on his face, and would go out of his way to help anyon...
Posted On 06 Oct 2019

Whitley County High School student dies in ATV accident Friday night

A Whitley County High School junior has died as the result of an ATV accident in Campbell County, Tenn. Friday evening. Fisher Barton, 17, of Jellico, was involved in the accident some time after 8:00 p.m. Barton was apparently riding with a group of friends when the accident...
Posted On 05 Oct 2019
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Whitley County students fair well on state assessments

Students across the Whitley County school district exceeded state averages in nearly every subject area of assessment on state proficiency tests last school year, according to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) assessment results that were released statewide Tuesday. Whitley East...
Posted On 02 Oct 2019