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Hit and run at IGA leads police to charge three with endangerment

A report about a hit and run accident Saturday involving a vehicle with three children inside resulted in the arrest of three people on various endangerment charges. About 5:05 p.m., Williamsburg police were notified about a hit and run accident at IGA, and that the vehicle,...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018

Sheriff’s deputy tackles fleeing auto theft suspect

A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy recovered a stolen truck Saturday afternoon near Williamsburg, and apprehended the person who was driving it. About 4:30 p.m., Deputy Mike Lawson arrested Kristina Blakley, 39, charging her with theft by unlawful taking-auto and second-degree...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018

Duo arrested for drug trafficking after almost hitting police car

Two Corbin men are behind bars on drug trafficking and other charges after the vehicle they were in allegedly almost hit a police cruiser Sunday afternoon. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders charged the driver, Danny Ray McGinnis, 60, of Whippoorwill Road, and...
Posted On 03 Jul 2018

Fugitive in Jellico arson case captured in Whitley County

An investigation into a possible domestic dispute lead to the capture of a southern Whitley County man early Wednesday morning, who was wanted in connection with a Jellico arson case. Whitley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Lennon arrested Randy Joe Jones, 34, of 3735 Lot Mud Creek...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018

W’burg man charged with drug possession

A Williamsburg man was arrested on charges of public intoxication, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, position of a controlled substance and illegal possession of a legend drug. Lawrence E. Brock, 58, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. on June 25 after, “a call in reference to a...

Two injured during Monday crash

Two people were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash late Monday afternoon that resulted in their SUV flipping over on its top in a ditch. The accident happened on Ky. 26 between Woodbine and Rockholds shortly before 5 p.m. Pamela Carr, 45, was driving a...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018

W’burg man charged with assaulting sister with bat

A Williamsburg man has been charged with assaulting his sister with a bat late Friday afternoon. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 06 Jun 2018

Jellico residents accused of breaking into U of C owned home

A pair of Jellico residents are facing burglary charges after being caught inside a Whitley County residence Sunday afternoon where one of them had previously been evicted, according to an arrest record. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Strunk responded to a Taylor Meadows...
Posted On 23 May 2018

Motorist assist leads deputies to recovery of two stolen vehicles

What started out as an effort to assist a couple of possibly stranded motorists early Saturday morning on I-75, resulted in the arrest of two Knoxville residents, one of whom lied about his identity, on drug charges and the recovery of two stolen vehicles. About 2 a.m., Whitley...
Posted On 23 May 2018

Public’s help sought to locate Save-A-Lot store robbers

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance to find two men, who are wanted for recently robbing a southern Kentucky grocery store employee. About 11 p.m. on May 16, Deputy Jason Strunk responded to Save-A-Lot near the Kentucky-Tennessee state...
Posted On 23 May 2018