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Coal truck driver dies during Ky. 92E crash

Emergency officials think a medical emergency may be the reason for a fatal coal truck accident late Thursday morning on Ky. 92E near Mossy Gap. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced James Gambrel, 59, of Woolum, dead at the scene about noon. Croley said that Gambrel was...

Burke offering to repay KASBO $25,800

A former Whitley County school district finance officer, who was fired last month amid allegations of misappropriation of school funds, is apparently willing to repay over $25,000 to a statewide organization that she allegedly forged checks from. So far her effort to repay the...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016

Two flown out after Highway 904 wreck Monday

Two Williamsburg residents were flown to University of Tennessee Medical Center after their black Ford pickup came around a curve, went down an embankment and struck a tree. Johnny Johnson and Vanessa Adams, both 36 of Powers Hollow Road in Williamsburg, had to be airlifted to...

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...