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Ex-Whitley County Judge-Exectuive Leroy Gilbert passes away

Former Whitley County Judge-Executive Leroy Gilbert passed away Thursday at his home at the age of 78. He served as judge-executive from 1993-1998, and was a life-long member of East Corbin Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann Gilbert; one daughter,...
Posted On 03 Feb 2017

No decision yet on whether to seek death penalty in triple homicide case

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of murder in the death of her husband and two children. Prosecutors haven’t decided yet whether they will seek the death penalty against a Williamsburg woman, who allegedly shot and killed her two teenage daughters and her husband on...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017

Woman critically injured during I-75 crash Monday

One person had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter following a three-vehicle crash Monday morning in Whitley County, and was listed in critical condition Tuesday afternoon at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. The crash happened about 5:30 a.m....
Posted On 01 Feb 2017

Taylor pleads not guilty to murder; $1 million cash bond set

A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly shot and killed her two teenage daughters and her husband on Jan. 13, pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder Friday, and two counts of criminal attempt to commit the murder of a police officer. Courtney Taylor’s attorney, public advocate...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017

Salt truck operator sued over 2016 crash

A Williamsburg man is suing a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet salt truck operator stemming from an accident last January. Attorneys James Wren II and Travis Rossman filed the lawsuit on Jan. 13 on behalf of Jesse Gabbard against Tommy Manes, individually and in his official...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017

Courtney Taylor released from hospital, booked at jail

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of murder in the death of her husband and two children. A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly shot her husband and two children while they slept on Jan. 13, was released from the University of Kentucky Medical Center about 11:30 a.m....
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

Grubb was out on bond when arrested for passing counterfeit bills

A Williamsburg man had only been out of jail for 11 days on bond in another case when he allegedly passed counterfeit bills at multiple businesses on Jan. 19. Williamsburg Police Officer David Rowe arrested Donnie Eric Grubb, 35, of 6495 North US25W, about 4:48 p.m. Thursday...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

Mock disasters test first responders preparedness

The weather was dreary, damp and wet Monday morning. Rain was misting making working conditions wetter and more slippery than they would be in good weather. In other words, the weather for two mock disasters held simultaneously Monday morning in Whitley County was much like the...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

Golden Alert issued for missing Ohio man

A Golden Alert has been issued for an Ohio man, who went missing at the Kentucky Welcome Center off I-75 early Tuesday morning. Randall Alan Walker, 54, disappeared about 3 a.m. at the northbound rest area near the Kentucky/Tennessee line. Walker has bi-polar symptoms when off...
Posted On 24 Jan 2017

Courtney Taylor charged with three counts of murder in her family’s killing

Investigators wrapped up there work late Saturday morning into a triple shooting near Savoy that left three people dead. A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly shot and killed her husband and her two children Friday before being shot twice by a Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy,...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017