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W’burg woman charged with abuse/neglect of an adult

A Williamsburg woman is behind bars in the Whitley County Detention Center in connection with the alleged abuse of an elderly relative. About 2:30 p.m. on April 4, Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Prewitt arrested Melissa L. Tuttle, 52, of Williamsburg, charging her with...
Posted On 12 Apr 2020

Neighbors’ request for extra patrols leads to arrests for trafficking LSD, marijuana

A request for extra patrols in an area off of Bacon Creek Road in Corbin resulted in Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arresting two people on drug trafficking charges involving LSD and marijuana last Thursday morning. Christian R. Madison, 19, and Caleb Smiley, 20, both of...

Local agencies work together on successful weekend water rescue

A Facebook post made by Whitley County Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling Saturday night said the following: Boats were deployed in Laurel County by London/Laurel Rescue with West Knox Rescue, and in Whitley County by the Whitley Constables’ Office after a call for help was made by...
Posted On 08 Apr 2020
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‘Golden Alert’ issued for missing Rockholds teen

Law enforcement and emergency personnel in Whitley County are searching the Rockholds community for a runaway teen girl. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the 16-year-old was last seen at her home on Underwood Cemetery Road, off of Ky. 26, at...

Whitley County first responders get share of previously hoarded goods

First responders in Whitley and Laurel counties received some much-needed free medical supplies Friday in the form of items, such as hand sanitizer, medical masks, gloves, thermometers, goggles and disinfectant wipes. The items were indirectly courtesy of a pair of Tennessee...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020

Thursday afternoon crash kills Frakes woman

A fatal automobile crash claimed the life of a Frakes woman Thursday afternoon. About noon, Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Ridener responded to a single vehicle collision that occurred in the Frakes community of Whitley County on KY 190, according to a KSP release. The...
Posted On 20 Mar 2020

Williamsburg man charged with assaulting his 77-year-old mother

A Williamsburg man was arrested for allegedly beating his 77-year-old mother, leaving her with a broken leg Saturday night. James D. Gipson, 40, is facing one count of second-degree assault – domestic violence. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to...

Sheriff issues January activity report

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department had a busy start to 2020. During the month of January, sheriff’s deputies answered 1,093 criminal complaints and responded to 28 motor vehicle collisions. The sheriff’s department also investigated 26 criminal cases, and made 96 criminal...
Posted On 26 Feb 2020

Woman clinging to tree branch in Cumberland River rescued Tuesday

Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders and Emergency Management Director Danny Moses led an effort Tuesday night to rescue a woman trapped on a tree branch in the swollen Cumberland River outside of Williamsburg. “He deserves just about all of the credit,” Moses said of...

Sheriff rescues local resident from rising water

Whitley County Sheriff Todd Shelley waded into the rescue efforts occurring across Whitley County Thursday, carrying an elderly woman from the rising water in her home. Shelley said he and some of his deputies had responded to several calls on Ky. 1804 off of U.S. 25W when a call...