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Deputies arrest suspected car thief, victim

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly stole a car, and the man, who he allegedly took the car from, were both arrested following a sheriff’s department investigation early Sunday morning. About 1:30 a.m., Whitley County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017

W’burg Plastics reports employee for drug trafficking

A Williamsburg Plastics employee is behind bars for allegedly selling or offering to sell drugs to his co-workers. John E. Combs, 49, of Williamsburg, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Thursday afternoon to a charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

Johnson arrested after New Year’s Eve pursuit

A New Year’s Eve vehicle pursuit resulted in a trip to jail for a Williamsburg man. About 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, Whitley County. E911 received a complaint from a Hamblin Road residence that a man was outside the home refusing to leave and claiming to be in possession of a...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

Complaint about wrecked truck leads to DUI arrest

A complaint about a wrecked truck in a ditch has resulted in the arrest of two Whitley County residents. About 6:50 p.m. on Dec. 28, Whitley County E911 received a complaint that a white Ford pickup truck had wrecked into a ditch along Lot Mud Creek Road. While Whitley County...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

W’burg caregiver arrested for abuse/neglect

A Williamsburg caregiver is behind bars in the Whitley County Detention Center for allegedly taking and using the pain medication of her patient. Whitley County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley arrested Jessie Collins, 59, of 3662 Craig Road, about 9:54 p.m. on Dec. 28...
Posted On 29 Dec 2016

Sheriff seeks public’s help to identify theft suspects

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate two suspects wanted for breaking into a soda machine outside of Jones Market on Dec. 8 about 2 a.m. “Video surveillance footage indicates that an adult male forced open...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

Three weeks remain to pay tax bills without penalty

If you still haven’t paid your 2016 property tax bill yet, you have nearly three more weeks to do so before you will be penalized. The “face value” for the property tax payments will be honored through Jan. 3, 2017. Beginning the next day on Jan. 4, a 5 percent...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016

Man, who stopped in fast lane of I-75 to urinate, arrested for DUI

A Lexington man, who allegedly stopped in the fast lane of I-75 to urinate early Monday evening, is behind bars in the Whitley County Detention Center. About 6:45 p.m., Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputies were notified that a mint green Nissan was reportedly involved in a hit and...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Two arrested, one wanted in connection with October burglary

A Whitley County duo, who were wanted in connection with an October burglary was arrested Tuesday at a residence on Deep Branch Road in the Maple Creek community. According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, Deputy James Tabor went to the residence off east Ky. 92 to serve...

Whitley Co. Sheriff’s Dept. promotes Fox to Sgt.

A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy has been promoted. Sheriff Colan Harrell announced the promotion of Deputy James Fox to the rank of sergeant Friday. Fox entered law enforcement in 2013, and served as Chief of Police in the city of Lynch, Kentucky, before joining the...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016