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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

Investigation continues into thefts from vehicles in Corbin area

Area law enforcement is continuing to investigate a series of vehicle break-ins in Corbin and northern Whitley County. Reports of the incidents have been called in to Corbin Police, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling. Corbin Police Lt. Coy...

Case against pipe bomb suspected sent to grand jury

A Williamsburg man, who Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies discovered with two pipe bombs at his residence on Dec. 15 along with suspected methamphetamine and Suboxone, will continue being held in the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond. Read this story...
Posted On 26 Dec 2019

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

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...