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Turnout expected to be high in Tuesday election

Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz is predicting a 48 percent voter turnout during next Tuesday’s General Election. “It is the topic of every conversation it seems like. It ends up being the topic with our customers. There are some interesting comments. It seems to be...
Posted On 02 Nov 2016

Whitley County school district getting its own app

The Whitley County school district will be getting its own app that will be available in the app store on i-Tunes. During the Whitley County Board of Education’s special called meeting Thursday, the board approved a $5,000 contract with Schoolpointe to completely redesign...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

Murder indictment returned in case of fatal accident

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted a Williamsburg woman for murder and other offenses in connection with a summer traffic crash that claimed the life of a Canadatown woman and injured her husband. On Friday, the grand jury indicted Sonia Askins, 47, charging her with...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

Portion of Poplar Creek Road being relocated

What do you do when you have a section of road with reoccurring slides and none of the repairs you make solve the problem? Move the road. This is the solution that the Whitley County Fiscal Court has come up for a slide problem at mile point 1.873 on Poplar Creek Road, which is...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Failure to register as sex offender charge dropped

Prosecutors agreed to dismiss a failure to comply with sex offender registration charge against a Williamsburg man Monday afternoon. Kentucky State Police Trooper Dackery Larkey arrested Joshua M. Moolhuizen, 37, of Williamsburg, on Sept. 15 in connection with a May 18 arrest...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Friday afternoon blaze destroys Wolf Creek Road home

A Wolf Creek Road home was completely destroyed Friday afternoon despite the best efforts of about 20 firefighters from four volunteer fire departments. The fire at 3359 Wolf Creek Road was first reported to authorities about 2 p.m. Friday. “We had flames coming through the...
Posted On 30 Sep 2016

Local families benefiting from new energy efficient homes

Crews with Wayne Manufacturing Systems worked Tuesday morning to set in place the components for a new energy efficient home that is being placed in the Emlyn community. Five years ago, Emlyn resident Joshua Cox was paying rent to live in an old trailer that didn’t have...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

August unemployment rates drop statewide, locally

Unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between August 2015 and August 2016, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, rose in 36 and stayed the same in Montgomery and Wayne counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

Routine traffic stop leads to meth arrest

A routine traffic stop Sunday event resulted in the discovery of approximately two grams of crystal methamphetamine. Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. arrested Dylan James Bell, 19, of Williamsburg, about 9:37 p.m. charging him with first-degree trafficking in a...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016

Reclaiming Futures Cornhole Tournament Saturday

If you’re a cornhole player or if you just want to do something to help a program designed to get kids off drugs, then you might want to visit Old Fashioned Trading Days Saturday morning. The Sixth-Annual Reclaiming Futures Cornhole Tournament will take place starting about...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016