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I-75 lane closures planned Wednesday, Thursday in Whitley County

If you are planning to travel north on I-75 in Whitley County Wednesday, Sept. 12, or south on I-75 Thursday, Sept. 13, then you might want to allow a little extra travel time due to planned lane restrictions those days. On Wednesday, northbound traffic at mile point 27.9 (Lynn...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018

Whitley County selected for traffic study

The Kentucky Transportation Center’s Technology Transfer Program at the University of Kentucky has selected Whitley County as one of the focus counties for the Safety Circuit Rider Program. The program’s goal is to reduce the frequency and severity of roadway crashes by providing...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018

Unemployment rate falls locally, in 110 total counties

Unemployment rates fell in 110 Kentucky counties between July 2017 and July 2018 –including: Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties – and rose in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018

June unemployment rate drops in most Kentucky counties

Unemployment rates fell in 115 Kentucky counties between June 2017 and June 2018, rose in five (Ballard, Crittenden, Metcalfe, Monroe and Owen) counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development...
Posted On 01 Aug 2018

Whitley Co. woman suffers burns to 40 percent of her body

A 19-year-old Whitley County woman and a Campbell County, Tennessee man are recovering after suffering burns to a significant portion of their bodies when an ATV they were in struck a gas well late Wednesday evening in northern Tennessee. Anna Anderson, who is from eastern...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018

Motorcycle chase from Corbin to Mt. Vernon leads to numerous charges

A high-speed chase involving a motorcycle and a Kentucky State Police trooper that began in Whitley County Sunday has the rider facing multiple charges. Devan Whitfield, 28, was arrested after leading troopers on a 30-mile chase north on Interstate 75 during which he reportedly...

One dies in crash involving motorcycle on I-75 near 20-mile marker

A motorcycle rider from Indiana was killed Monday after rear-ending a tractor-trailer truck on northbound Interstate 75 in Whitley County. The victim was identified as John M. Romine, 66, of Carmel, Indiana Law enforcement and emergency personnel were called to the scene near the...

Countywide effort stops fire at W’burg scrapyard Thursday

Nearly 60 firefighters spent more than seven hours battling a fire that tore through a pile of scrap aluminum at Eastern Kentucky Recycling in Williamsburg Thursday. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said firefighters were paged to the scene at 300 Savoy Clear Creek Road at...

Unemployment rates continue to drop locally

Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between May 2017 and May 2018, rose in Owen and Spencer counties and remained the same in Oldham County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018

Portion of Ky. 779 to be closed for maintenance Tuesday

A portion of Ky. 779 in Whitley County will be closed to traffic Tuesday as state transportation workers perform maintenance work. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet office in Manchester said worker will be performing maintenance on a cross drain at milepoint 5.2....