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Paul gets high marks during annual evaluation

If Superintendent Scott Paul’s recent annual evaluation by the Whitley County Board of Education were a report card, Paul would have received the equivalent of five A’s and two B’s. The Whitley County Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Aug. 11 and...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Camp UNITE once again a success, Varney tells coalition

Members of the Whitley County UNITE Coalition got an update on Camp UNITE and were introduced to their new coalition coordinator during their monthly meeting Monday afternoon. About 207 youth from 32 counties poured into Williamsburg July 26 – July 30 for the 10th Annual...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Two facing charges after I-75 crash Monday

A Williamsburg woman and two children got an ambulance ride to the hospital to get checked out early Monday evening before the woman was charged with DUI following a single-vehicle crash on I-75. Meanwhile an adult passenger in the vehicle skipped the trip to the hospital and...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016

Update: Two underage parties busted in two days at same location

Tips to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department lead to the break-up of a “Barn Burner” party with underage drinking Friday night involving an estimated 300 participants, and a smaller party Saturday evening at the same location that involved about 50 people....
Posted On 22 Aug 2016

Mays fired as deputy sheriff after DVO entered

A suspended Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy, who had a Domestic Violence Order (DVO) entered against him early Friday evening, is no longer employed by the sheriff’s department. Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said that he called Sgt. Kirk Mays into his office...
Posted On 17 Aug 2016

Battle lines set for November General Election

The Corbin and Williamsburg independent boards of education will each be getting a new face next year, and the battle lines are now set for the November General Election with the passage of the Aug. 9 filing deadline. Incumbent Williamsburg board member Kim Broome White opted not...
Posted On 17 Aug 2016

Vehicle theft suspect awaits extradition

A Williamsburg man, who is accused of stealing a local attorney’s pickup truck that was parked outside of district court in Corbin last Tuesday, is awaiting an extradition hearing in Campbell County, Tennessee. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not...

Whitley County tax rates remain largely the same

Whitley County property owners can expect little to no change in their land and vehicle taxes as the four taxing districts that report to the fiscal court have all elected not to increase their rates from 2015. At Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, the fiscal court approved the...

Three indicted for endangering police officers

A Whitley County Grand Jury handed down indictments in three separate cases Monday morning charging local residents with endangering police officers various ways over an eight-month period. The grand jury indicted Martin S. Burnett, 34, of Woodbine, and charged him with...
Posted On 17 Aug 2016

Traffic stop leads to drug possession charge

A Williamsburg man is facing a felony drug possession charge following a traffic stop early Tuesday evening on Lot-Mud Creek Road in southern Whitley County. Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. charged Adam Cougar Fite, 31, with first-degree possession of a controlled...
Posted On 11 Aug 2016