Police: Crash driver ‘very lucky to be alive’

Police say a man is lucky to be alive after wrecking this Honda Prelude Saturday afternoon on Chestnut Road. Emergency officials say a man is lucky to be alive after flipping a car onto its side and knocking down a small tree that came to rest against the vehicle late Saturday afternoon. Shortly [...]

Sheriff’s deputies involved in two wrecks over four days

No one was seriously injured in this wreck Saturday afternoon involving a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser. Tuesday afternoon, there was another crash involving a different sheriff’s deputy.

For the second time in four days, a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser has been involved in an accident.

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Friday morning crash sends four people to hospital

A grandmother and her two infant grandchildren were in this 2005 Jeep Liberty, which flipped over on US25W after being struck in the side Friday morning. No one was seriously injured. A Friday morning accident north of Williamsburg sent four people to the hospital, including two young children, but police say the wreck [...]

Stolen car pulled from Laurel Lake Tuesday morning

Woodbine Search and Rescue used a boat to latch a chain to this car that sunk into Laurel Lake Tuesday. The car had been reported stolen out of London Monday. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies are still working to determine how and why a car was rolled off of High Top boat ramp into [...]

Two remained jailed after police pursuit

A Williamsburg man remains in jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond after allegedly leading police on a vehicle pursuit in a stolen car last week that he allegedly drove onto a sidewalk where he nearly hit a pedestrian, according to police. “This was the wildest vehicle pursuit I’ve been in since I started [...]

Motorist assist leads to meth trafficking arrest

A motorist assist last week lead a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy to arrest two people on drug related charges, including one man for drug trafficking. Deputy Jonas Saunders charged the driver, Eric M. McKiddy, 32, of Williamsburg, with first-degree trafficking methamphetamine more than two grams, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a [...]

Sheriff’s deputies help rescue woman from vehicle stuck in flood waters

Whitley County Sheriff's deputies Todd Shelley and John Hill and firefighter Keith Croley helped rescue a woman stuck in high water Wednesday morning. A Whitley County woman had to be rescued Wednesday morning after her vehicle got stuck in waist deep water on Highway 11. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses that [...]

High speed chase ends after bogging down in mud

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies got a bonus Monday night as a high speed chase in the Corbin area ended with the suspect’s car bogged down in the mud and the interior littered with meth precursors and an active meth lab. Deputies arrested the driver, Brian Ray Kidd, 30, and the passenger, David L. Miller, 40, [...]

Update: More signs point to body in river being missing Ohio man

These Woodbine Fire and Rescue members helped recover the body of a man from the Cleark Fork River Monday morning. It is beginning to look more and more likely that a body recovered from the Clear Fork River Monday morning is that of a missing Ohio man, who disappeared near the state line [...]

W’burg man allegedly intoxicated when he struck deputy’s police cruiser, one other car

Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White administers a field sobriety test to Roy Lawson Friday afternoon after Lawson sideswiped two vehicles, including a sheriff's department police cruiser. A Williamsburg man was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he sideswiped two cars Friday afternoon, including one Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser. Suffice it to say, [...]