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

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 earlier this year. Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said that officials believe there is a “strong...
Posted On 17 Apr 2017

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

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, he is facing criminal charges. Fortunately no one was injured. Williamsburg Police Sgt....
Posted On 08 Apr 2017

Routine traffic stop leads to meth bust

A routine traffic stop Monday evening in the Canadatown community resulted in the arrest of a Williamsburg man on methamphetamine related charges. About 10 p.m., Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders conducted a traffic stop along Nannie Hubbard Road of a white 2001...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017

Two jump out window as deputies find two stolen cars, arrest five people

Two people jumped out second story windows, five people were arrested, one person was cited to court, and two stolen vehicles were recovered following a recent Whitley County Sheriff’s Department investigation. About 10 p.m. on Feb. 21 Whitley County E911 received information...
Posted On 25 Feb 2017

Deputy arrests two women in Goldbug burglary

Two Canadatown women were arrested Thursday morning after being caught unlawfully inside a property in the Goldbug community. About 11 a.m., Chief Deputy Tim Baker received a call informing him that a white Chrysler 300 sedan was seen at the property, and the caller believed it...
Posted On 25 Feb 2017

Stolen gun report inadvertently leads police to meth

A report about a stolen gun early Saturday morning led authorities to the discovery of methamphetamine at a Williamsburg motel Sunday morning. About 3 a.m. Saturday, Whitley County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a report of a stolen handgun at a south US25W...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Sheriff seeks public’s help to find wanted man

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help to locate a Woodbine man, who is wanted in connection with an indictment warrant for fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child and manufacturing methamphetamine. Whitley County Sheriff Colan...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Deputies, marshals find meth lab

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a meth lab late last Thursday evening when they accompanied federal law enforcement officials to apprehend a wanted man. About 11:45 p.m., Deputies James Tabor and Joe Prewitt along with two federal marshals went to a residence on...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017

Police warn of local phone scam

Kentucky State Police and the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department are warning people to be aware about recent reports of a scam/fraud that targets victims by phone and unlawfully tries to access their bank accounts. Victims are reporting that they were contacted by an...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

Grubb was out on bond when arrested for passing counterfeit bills

A Williamsburg man had only been out of jail for 11 days on bond in another case when he allegedly passed counterfeit bills at multiple businesses on Jan. 19. Williamsburg Police Officer David Rowe arrested Donnie Eric Grubb, 35, of 6495 North US25W, about 4:48 p.m. Thursday...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017