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Rockholds teenager on bicycle hit by SUV, flown out Friday afternoon

A 14-year-old Whitley County boy, who was riding a bicycle, had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter Friday afternoon after being struck by a woman driving on a suspended license, according to police and court records. The accident happened in the Rockholds area about...
Posted On 02 Mar 2018

Whitley County deputies seize $6,000, drugs Thursday

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies confiscated over $6,000 cash and several drugs while executing a search warrant late Thursday afternoon. Sheriff Colan Harrell said that this is one of the largest cash seizures his department has made, and the case has been under investigation...
Posted On 02 Mar 2018

Two arrested after toddler found in home with drug-filled needle

Thursday evening, Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies and Kentucky State Police went to a Williamsburg home searching for a man wanted for allegedly violating his parole, and found the suspect, drugs, and a toddler at the residence. You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 01 Mar 2018

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies recover stolen truck

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies have recovered a stolen pick-up truck. Deputy Brandon Prewitt received a tip Friday that a stolen vehicle could be located along Ballard Ford East Road. Prewitt and Detective John Hill responded to the tip and located a 2007 Toyota Tacoma pick-up...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018

W’burg man arrested on methamphetamine-related charge

An extra patrol in the Goldbug community early Sunday morning by a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy resulted in the arrest of a Williamsburg man on a methamphetamine related charge. Joseph S. Bauer, 33, pleaded not guilty to charges of public intoxication and first-degree...
Posted On 21 Feb 2018

Update: 17-year-old arrested for social media threat against Whitley Co. schools

A 17-year-old male Whitley County High School student was taken into police custody Sunday after allegedly threatening violence against the Whitley County school district. The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department took the teenager into custody about 8 p.m. Sunday for allegedly...
Posted On 19 Feb 2018

Woodbine teenager in critical condition after dirt bike crash

A 16-year-old Whitley County boy is at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in critical condition following a Tuesday evening crash. The crash happened about 7 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 26 and Highway 6 in Woodbine. A passenger vehicle was traveling southbound on...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018

Whitley County Sheriff gets clean audit report

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department has received a clean financial bill of health following a recent audit of its 2016 tax settlement. “The auditor noted no instances of noncompliance. The auditor also noted no matters involving internal control over financial reporting and...
Posted On 01 Feb 2018

Tennessee fugitives apprehended in southern Whitley County

Two Tennessee fugitives were arrested in southern Whitley County Saturday afternoon. About 3:50 p.m., deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department in Tennessee contacted the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department requesting assistance in locating two individuals believed...
Posted On 25 Jan 2018

Sheriff warns about suspicious people knocking on doors

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is warning the public to be on the alert for suspicious people coming to your door unannounced or for suspicious callers claiming that you owe tax money. In one recent instance, a man went to a residence claiming to be a pizza delivery...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018