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Free Copperhead Trail Ride Saturday, July 24

If you are a motorcycle rider, who enjoys group rides with lots of turns, then you may want to head down to Williamsburg Saturday (July 24) morning for the free Fourth-Annual Copperhead Trail Ride. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, and the 60-mile ride will start...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021

Whitley County back in COVID-19 red zone

Whitley County is once again in the red on Kentucky’s COVID–19 scale. According to the information released by Kentucky Public Health, the county’s incidence rate stood at 26.4 on Monday, making it one of eight counties in Kentucky to be in the red zone. According to the Kentucky...

Whitley County back in COVID–19 ‘red zone’

Whitley County is once again in the red on Kentucky’s COVID–19 scale. According to the information released by the Kentucky Department of Public Health, the county’s incidence rate stood at 26.4 on Monday, making it one of eight counties in Kentucky to be in the zone. Clay County...

Unemployment rates increase in Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties

Unemployment rates increased in Whitley, Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties between April 2021 and May 2021, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County Whitley County’s...
Posted On 17 Jul 2021

I-75 single lane closure scheduled for Thursday, July 15 in Whitley County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists that a right lane closure will occur on I-75 southbound (mile point 12) in Whitley County on Thursday, July 15, due to shoulder work. Traffic will be reduced to the left lane beginning at 7 a.m. and is expected to conclude at...
Posted On 14 Jul 2021

Georgia man convicted in conspiracy to distribute meth in Whitley, Knox and Laurel County

An Ellenwood, Georgia man, who was convicted late Thursday in federal court of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, was the last of 12 co-defendants to have his case...

Constable Bowling warning of arrest phone scammers using the names of local law enforcement agencies/officers

Whitley County Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling is warning of a phone scam in which the caller threatens the arrest of the individual. Unlike similar scams, Bowling said the callers are saying specific local agencies and/or law enforcement officers would be the ones arriving to make...

PHOTOS: Community rallies to send Whitley County Baseball team to state

Whitley County fans sent the high school baseball team off to the state tournament Wednesday with Colonel pride. Fans lined both sides of the street to cheer on the team who was escorted through the town. The Colonels are three games away from the school’s first baseball...

Whitley County to face Lyon County in state baseball tournament Thursday

And then there were eight…baseball teams remaining. Whitley County High School’s route to a state baseball championship still has some unknowns, but the first step is against Lyon County at 5 p.m. on Thursday. The Colonels and Lyons met early in the regular season at McCracken...

Colonels headed to Lexington after 6-5 win over Raceland

The Whitley County Colonels Baseball team is headed to the elite eight in Lexington. The Colonels defeated Raceland Saturday in the semi-state round at Morehead State University, 6-5. Mason Croley drove in what would prove to the winning run in the bottom of the fifth inning....