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Update: Fatal crash victim, passenger, had been to party shortly before crash; deputies arrest 10 after crash

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 10 adults in connection to a party early Sunday morning shortly after a Williamsburg man died during a four-wheeler crash, and the man’s brother was seriously injured. The crash killed Matthew White, 20, of Williamsburg. His brother,...
Posted On 07 May 2018

Sheriff’s deputies arrest 10 adults at party with alcohol, minors

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 10 adults early Sunday morning in connection to a party involving minors. Deputies Brian Hensley and Derek Eubanks responded to the end of Levi Lay Road where a party was underway, according to a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department...
Posted On 07 May 2018

W’burg man arrested for fleeing police in a vehicle, on foot

A local man is facing fleeing or evading charges after both a vehicle pursuit and a foot pursuit with police early Friday morning near Williamsburg. The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. Friday when Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hensley was patrolling the Savoy area, and...
Posted On 07 May 2018

W’burg man killed in fatal ATV crash early Sunday morning

One brother was killed, and a second brother critically injured following an ATV crash early Sunday morning near Red Bird Road. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Matthew White, 20, of Williamsburg, dead shortly after 4 a.m. from multiple injuries to the head and...
Posted On 06 May 2018

Woman arrested after toddler in her care was believed to have ingested drugs

A Williamsburg woman was found passed out in the road late Wednesday evening, and had a two-year-old child with her, who is believed to have ingested a drug, according to a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department release. Linda Carr, 50, of R.D. Rains Road, is charged with...
Posted On 04 May 2018

Allergies blamed for serious accident Thursday near Cumberland Falls

Allergies are being blamed for a single vehicle accident late Thursday afternoon near Cumberland Falls that resulted in a McCreary County man being flown out by emergency medical helicopter. The crash happened about 4:30 p.m. at the dry land bridge, which is located about four...
Posted On 03 May 2018

Deputies arrest two fugitives, seize suspected meth, cash

While attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a Williamsburg woman early Thursday morning, Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies discovered suspected crystal methamphetamine, which is also known as “ice,” in addition to marijuana and cash, and arrested three people, according to a...
Posted On 27 Apr 2018

Police find guns, drugs in trailer, deputy testifies

Sheriff’s deputies had to tell a southern Whitley County man several times to drop his weapon when they responded to his residence to investigate a shooting complaint earlier this month, according to testimony Monday morning in Whitley District Court. You need to login to view...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018

Whitley Sheriff’s deputy involved in Monday crash

A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a wreck on U.S. 25W in the Canadatown area Monday morning that resulted in a 6-year-old being airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Sheriff Colan Harrell said Deputy Todd Shelley was driving the department’s...

Sheriff’s deputies seize over 900 pills, $22,000 cash during investigation

A Whitley County Sheriff’s Department investigation into a report about a local resident advertising marijuana for sale on social media has resulted in the seizure of over 900 pills and $22,000, and the indictment of three people. On Monday, the Whitley County Grand Jury indicted...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018