Whitley County students and teachers will be getting an extended summer vacation this summer.
During its monthly meeting Thursday, the Whitley County Board of Education unanimously approved the school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year, which pushes the school start date for students to Aug. 22, 2017, which is one week later than the start date this current school year.
Unemployment rates fell in 90 Kentucky counties between January 2016 and January 2017, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, but rose in 23 counties and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, which is an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County's unemployment [...]
Sonia Askins is charged with murder in connection with a July 25, 2016 vehicular homicide case. A Williamsburg woman, who is charged with murder and other offenses in connection with a July traffic crash that claimed the life of a Canadatown woman, got her bond conditions loosened slightly Monday. During a court hearing [...]
Police recovered a stolen vehicle in Whitley County Thursday afternoon after it ran out of gas along I-75, and have arrested two Tennessee residents in connection with the case. About 2 p.m., Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Keegan Bray responded to the 18-mile marker to recover a possible stolen vehicle that was located [...]
Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies called to investigate a vehicle crash Tuesday night recovered methamphetamine and prescription pills from the driver. According to Sheriff Colan Harrell, Deputy Jonas Saunders was called to Ky. 26 in Rockholds in response to a call to Whitley County E911 that a black SUV had wrecked. Saunders reported finding the SUV [...]
A former Whitley County resident, who is suing prosecutors, police officers and others in federal court over a four-year legal ordeal in Whitley County and who was arrested last week for being a fugitive in an unconnected Tennessee theft case, is now a free man again.
A Williamsburg woman, who told police that she shot her husband on Jan. 13 because he had spent the majority of a cash settlement she received last year and who allegedly she shot her two daughters because she didn’t want them growing up without a mother and feeling unloved like she was, will likely find out on March 20 whether a Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted her.
An 11-day medical malpractice trial, which was the longest trial in Whitley County in the past 25 years, ended Monday afternoon with a 12-person jury unanimously agreeing that the doctor and hospital did nothing wrong. The lawsuit had sought up to $50,203,951 in damages.
A conservator and guardian for Kali Crusenberry filed suit on Oct. 24, 2014, against Baptist Healthcare Systems Inc., doing business as Baptist Health Corbin, and Apogee Medical Group, Kentucky PSC and Dr. Subhose Bathina.
A multimillion dollar judgment is being sought in a medical malpractice case currently being tried in Whitley Circuit Court.
The trial started on Feb. 13 and attorneys for the guardian of Kali Crusenberry rested their case Monday.
Attorneys for Baptist Healthcare System Inc., doing business as Baptist Health Corbin, and Dr. Subhose Bathina are expected to complete their defense towards the end of the week.