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Update: 17-year-old arrested for social media threat against Whitley Co. schools

A 17-year-old male Whitley County High School student was taken into police custody Sunday after allegedly threatening violence against the Whitley County school district. The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department took the teenager into custody about 8 p.m. Sunday for allegedly...
Posted On 19 Feb 2018

Woodbine teenager in critical condition after dirt bike crash

A 16-year-old Whitley County boy is at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in critical condition following a Tuesday evening crash. The crash happened about 7 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 26 and Highway 6 in Woodbine. A passenger vehicle was traveling southbound on...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018

Whitley County Sheriff gets clean audit report

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department has received a clean financial bill of health following a recent audit of its 2016 tax settlement. “The auditor noted no instances of noncompliance. The auditor also noted no matters involving internal control over financial reporting and...
Posted On 01 Feb 2018

Tennessee fugitives apprehended in southern Whitley County

Two Tennessee fugitives were arrested in southern Whitley County Saturday afternoon. About 3:50 p.m., deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department in Tennessee contacted the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department requesting assistance in locating two individuals believed...
Posted On 25 Jan 2018

Sheriff warns about suspicious people knocking on doors

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is warning the public to be on the alert for suspicious people coming to your door unannounced or for suspicious callers claiming that you owe tax money. In one recent instance, a man went to a residence claiming to be a pizza delivery...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018

Update: Fatal stabbing suspect identified, still at large

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal stabbing in southern Whitley County Monday afternoon and authorities are still searching for the person responsible. Police are searching for Jeffery L. Cole, 27, of New York, who is wanted in connection with the stabbing. “No...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018

KSP investigating fatal stabbing, suspect still at large

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal stabbing in southern Whitley County and authorities are still searching for the person responsible. The stabbing apparently happened sometime before 3 p.m. Monday at the residence of Franzine Minchen at 841 Jordan Hollow Road. When...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018

Williamsburg man charged with burglary, criminal mischief

A Williamsburg man is facing a burglary charge after allegedly breaking into an outbuilding two days before Christmas. About 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. and Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a reported burglary at 476...
Posted On 27 Dec 2017

W’burg man arrested after bizarre 911 call

A bizarre 911 call from a man early Saturday morning lead to the arrest of one person on multiple charges. About 1:30 a.m., Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a disturbance at a Highway 904 residence after being advised that a man had dialed 911 and...
Posted On 20 Dec 2017

Two arrested following early Friday morning domestic dispute

A complaint about a domestic dispute lead to the arrest of two people early Friday morning. About 3 a.m., Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a US25W residence in reference to a domestic violence complaint and was told that Scott Kirklin, 31, had physically assaulted his wife,...
Posted On 20 Dec 2017