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Planning underway for Williamsburg’s bicentennial celebration

A parade, a tour of historical homes and a historical picture show are just some of the events Williamsburg has planned in the month of April to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Whitley County. “Next year is our 200th birthday. We are getting geared up,” Mayor...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

14 candidates file to run for office in ’18

The chaos that is the 2018 election season has begun. During the first day that filing was permitted on Nov. 8, eight candidates filed paperwork with Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz to seek public office in Whitley County. Whitley County Jailer Brian Lawson was the first...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Tristan Hall indicted for tampering with public records

A local man, who previously had charges related to criminal solicitation to commit murder, making a fraudulent insurance claim and intimidating a participant in the legal process all dismissed, and who unsuccessfully tried to sue the prosecutors and several others involved in his...
Posted On 08 Nov 2017

Whitley County falls to Hazard in regular season football finale, 24-20

The Whitley County Colonels ended their regular season with a tough test when perennial Class A powerhouse Hazard paid a visit to Colonels Stadium. However, 384 yards of total offense was not enough to overcome four turnovers, including an interception in the closing seconds, as...

Local Marine Corps League seeking volunteers, donations for Toys for Tots Campaign

The J.C. Paul Detachment of the Marine Corps League has taken on one of the Corps’ biggest missions, organizing and executing the local “Toys for Tots” Campaign. Greg Sims, Commandant of the detachment, said the organization has teamed up with 25 local businesses and...

I-75 lane closures planned Oct. 10-12 in Laurel, Whitley counties

If you are planning to travel on I-75 in either Whitley or Laurel counties the next three days, then you may want to allow a little extra time to get to your destination because of planned lane restrictions to both northbound and southbound traffic. The lane restrictions will...
Posted On 10 Oct 2017

Investigation continues, but no arrests yet in Deep Branch Road triple murder case

So far there have been no arrests made in connection with the killing of three people at an eastern Whitley County residence nearly three weeks ago, but police feel they are making progress in the investigation. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Did you know you...
Posted On 06 Oct 2017

Courtney Taylor getting new lawyer, hearing date

A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly killed her husband and her two teenager daughters while they slept in January, is getting a new attorney. Courtney Taylor, 41, is charged with three counts of capital murder in the Jan. 13 shooting deaths of Larry Taylor, 56, Jesse Taylor, 18,...
Posted On 06 Oct 2017

Fall fire hazard season begins; No outdoor burning allowed before 6 p.m.

Thinking about burning that already mounting pile of leaves in your back yard? If so, remember that it will be illegal to do so before 6 p.m. each day for the next several weeks. Oct. 1 – Dec. 15 is fall fire hazard season in the state of Kentucky. This means that it is illegal...
Posted On 04 Oct 2017

August unemployment rate drops in Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 32 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three, including Whitley County, and rose in 85 counties, including Laurel and Knox counties, between August 2016 and August 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS),...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017