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Two pedestrians struck, one killed Monday in Canadatown

A female pedestrian was killed and her husband injured during an accident early Monday evening in the Canadatown community of Whitley County. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced the victim dead about 6:45 p.m. at the scene from blunt force injuries sustained after being...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016

Attorney’s wife died from drowning in hot tub at Gatlinburg resort

Autopsy results indicate that a Corbin woman, who is the wife of a well-known Whitley County public defender, and an Oak Ridge man, who were found unresponsive in a hot tub in April, both drown with alcohol and pre-existing medical conditions playing contributing factors. You...
Posted On 13 Jul 2016

Burke pleads not guilty to forgery charges

A former chief financial officer for the Whitley County School District, who was fired on June 16 amid allegations of misappropriation of school funds, made her first appearance in court Monday afternoon concerning forgery charges related to another organization. Judge Cathy...
Posted On 13 Jul 2016

Whitley County Fair kicks off Wednesday

Grab your cowboy boots because it is time for a good old-fashioned county fair. The 19th annual Whitley County Fair is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday at the 3R Arena in Williamsburg. President of the Whitley County Fair Board Harry Alder says there are no major changes to...
Posted On 13 Jul 2016

Naked, intoxicated man struck by train

Authorities say an intoxicated, naked Boston man is lucky to be alive after being struck by a train last Wednesday morning in Southern Whitley County. “It was very odd,” said Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, who has been in law enforcement for over 45 years....
Posted On 06 Jul 2016

Jail revolving door speeding up

Thanks to some new state regulations people getting arrested for some relatively minor offenses will be getting out of jail a little bit quicker. “Basically it is designed to get people charged with lesser offenses out quicker to make room for the people, who really need to...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016

Bear sightings becoming more common in Whitley County

There have been more bear sightings reported than usual according to Whitley County E911. Over the past several weeks there has been reports of bear sightings all across the county. The Whitley Count Sheriff’s Department reported that the most recent were two sightings in the...

W’burg man flown out after late Friday afternoon crash

A Williamsburg man had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter following a single vehicle crash late Friday afternoon. Shortly before 5 p.m., Luster B. Williford, 65, of Long Bottom Road, was traveling east on Highway 204 in a four-door gray Ford car when he left the...
Posted On 01 Jul 2016

Report: Whitley at high risk for HIV outbreak

Fatal overdoses in the state of Kentucky increased last year, with the fentanyl-related deaths contributing 34 percent of all overdose deaths in the state, according to the 2015 report released from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016

Inmates tout benefit of jail’s re-entry program

Whitley Co. Detention Center inmates Anthony Merriman, left, and Mack Jones, right, were two of the featured speakers at a recent Whitley Co. UNITE Coalition meeting and spoke about how the jail’s re-entry program has given them hope. 33-year-old Anthony Merriman makes no...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016