Member Login | Contact Us | Call Us Today! 1-606-528-9767 | info@thenewsjournal.net
default-logo
Disability Professionals, LLC

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

Williamsburg man charged with assaulting his 77-year-old mother

A Williamsburg man was arrested for allegedly beating his 77-year-old mother, leaving her with a broken leg Saturday night. James D. Gipson, 40, is facing one count of second-degree assault – domestic violence. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to...

Sheriff issues January activity report

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department had a busy start to 2020. During the month of January, sheriff’s deputies answered 1,093 criminal complaints and responded to 28 motor vehicle collisions. The sheriff’s department also investigated 26 criminal cases, and made 96 criminal...
Posted On 26 Feb 2020

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...

Sheriff rescues local resident from rising water

Whitley County Sheriff Todd Shelley waded into the rescue efforts occurring across Whitley County Thursday, carrying an elderly woman from the rising water in her home. Shelley said he and some of his deputies had responded to several calls on Ky. 1804 off of U.S. 25W when a call...

Sheriff asks for public’s help to locate missing man

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Williamsburg man. Will Lawrence Hill, 33, was last seen on Jan. 11 in the Highland Park area of Williamsburg, and was reported missing by his mother, Tammy Blevins, on Jan. 14,...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020

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

Whitley Co. Sheriff’s deputies had a busy month, year

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department had a busy month of December and a busy 2019. During December, deputies answered 1,157 complaints, and investigated 39 vehicle collisions. In addition, deputies investigated 26 new criminal cases and made 119 criminal arrests. For the year...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrest Pennsylvania fugitive, sex offender

A Williamsburg man, who is a convicted sex offender and an out-of-state fugitive, waived extradition Monday morning back to the state of Pennsylvania, according to court documents. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Lawson arrested Fred Eugene Hughes, 60, on Jan. 7 at a US25W...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020