Woodbine man killed when SUV falls on him

A Woodbine man was killed Thursday morning when the SUV he was working underneath of came down on top of him. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley identified the victim as 25-year-old Jarrett Neal. “It was just a very tragic accident,” Croley said. Woodbine firefighters were paged to the residence at 867 Ky. 1064 near the [...]

Prosecutors officially seeking death penalty against Taylor

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of capital murder in the death of her husband and two children.

Prosecutors have formally moved to seek the death penalty against a Williamsburg woman, who is accused of killing her husband and her two teenager daughters while they slept in January.

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Portion of I-75 southbound near the 28-mile marker closing May 17-18

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that a portion of I-75 southbound (mile points 27.9 – 28) in Whitley County will be reduced to one lane (left lane will be closed) on Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18. The lane closure will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 [...]

Bank seeks to foreclose on home where triple homicide occurred

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of murder in the death of her husband and two children.

A Tennessee bank is attempting to foreclose on the mortgage of a house that was the site of a January triple homicide in Whitley County.

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Worst flood in more than a decade hits Whitley County

A Whitley County Road Department worker labored Monday morning to clean up this mudslide along Jellico Creek Road. The slide was caused by heavy rains over the weekend that saturated the area, overflowing many creeks, rivers and streams. The worst is over in regards to flooding in Whitley County following heavy rains over [...]

Whitley County residents get Promise Zone update

Promise Zone Coordinator Sandi Curd gave an update on the Promise Zone to a group of Whitley County residents Tuesday afternoon. More than a dozen people turned out for an annual community forum Tuesday afternoon at the old Whitley County Courthouse in Williamsburg to discuss progress of the Promise Zone, which is now [...]

No injuries after car strikes empty school bus Monday morning

No one was injured when this Mercedes Benz collided with a school bus Monday morning. No one was injured when a passenger car rear-ended a Whitley County school bus Monday morning in the Goldbug area. There were no children on the bus at the time. Whitley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Shelley, who investigated [...]

Update: More signs point to body in river being missing Ohio man

These Woodbine Fire and Rescue members helped recover the body of a man from the Cleark Fork River Monday morning. It is beginning to look more and more likely that a body recovered from the Clear Fork River Monday morning is that of a missing Ohio man, who disappeared near the state line [...]

Judge declines to issue gag order in Taylor murder case, but closes courtroom for part of hearing

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of murder in the death of her husband and two children. A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly killed her husband and her two teenager daughters while they slept in January, has pleaded not guilty to her charges. Courtney Taylor, 41, appeared in Whitley Circuit Court Monday morning [...]

Jurors need less than 45 minutes Thursday to acquit Moore on all counts

The four-day trial of a Williamsburg businessman, who was accused of sexually abusing a teenage relative in 2013, ended Thursday afternoon with a not guilty verdict on all counts. The eight-woman, four-man jury needed less than 45 minutes to find Eddie Moore, 41, not guilty of first-degree sexual abuse and use of a minor in [...]