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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

Unemployment rate drops in Tri-County area

Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties between May 2015 and May 2016, including Knox, Whitley and Laurel counties, rose in 24 counties, and remained the same in five counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016

Tampa men plead to credit card fraud

Two Tampa, Florida men agreed to pay over $2,400 in restitution Monday morning stemming from their alleged roles in a recent Williamsburg credit card fraud case. Isael C. Velazquez, 32, and Osmani Ramirez Chavez, 40, were originally arrested by Williamsburg Deputy Police Chief...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016

White ordered to pay $3,295 restitution

A Williamsburg woman, who is already serving a 10-year prison sentence for manslaughter for her role in the killing of her two-year-old daughter in 2013, was ordered to pay $3,295 in restitution Monday morning for her role in an unconnected case. Trina Michelle White, 38, had...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016