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Three incumbents file to run for re-election in Whitley County

There are now three more candidates for office in Whitley County. Incumbent 34th Judicial Circuit Division Two District Judge Fred F. White filed Friday with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office to run for re-election, and Division One District Judge Cathy E. Prewitt filed...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017

Whitley County bicentennial plans for 2018 taking shape

Events and projects to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Whitley County’s founding are beginning to take shape. The Whitley County Bicentennial Committee met Thursday afternoon and announced plans for some type of celebration every month during 2018. “We want to do something...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017

Unemployment rates fall in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 88 Kentucky counties, including Whitley, Laurel and Knox, remained the same in ten and rose in 22 counties between October 2016 and October 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017

Overturned coal truck blocks Meadow Creek Road most of Monday

Meadow Creek Road in Whitley County was closed to traffic for almost nine hours Monday when a trailer loaded with more than 40,000 pounds of coal overturned. Woodbine firefighters were called to the scene near Egnor Hollow Road about 8:15 a.m. The tractor-trailer loaded with coal...

Cima challenging Head for Second-District Magistrate seat

There are now officially two more contested races in Whitley County for 2018 with many more expected to follow. Since Nov. 14, seven additional candidates have filed to run with Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz’s Office. Among those are incumbent Second-District Magistrate L...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017

Planning underway for Williamsburg’s bicentennial celebration

A parade, a tour of historical homes and a historical picture show are just some of the events Williamsburg has planned in the month of April to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Whitley County. “Next year is our 200th birthday. We are getting geared up,” Mayor...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

14 candidates file to run for office in ’18

The chaos that is the 2018 election season has begun. During the first day that filing was permitted on Nov. 8, eight candidates filed paperwork with Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz to seek public office in Whitley County. Whitley County Jailer Brian Lawson was the first...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Tristan Hall indicted for tampering with public records

A local man, who previously had charges related to criminal solicitation to commit murder, making a fraudulent insurance claim and intimidating a participant in the legal process all dismissed, and who unsuccessfully tried to sue the prosecutors and several others involved in his...
Posted On 08 Nov 2017

Whitley County falls to Hazard in regular season football finale, 24-20

The Whitley County Colonels ended their regular season with a tough test when perennial Class A powerhouse Hazard paid a visit to Colonels Stadium. However, 384 yards of total offense was not enough to overcome four turnovers, including an interception in the closing seconds, as...

Local Marine Corps League seeking volunteers, donations for Toys for Tots Campaign

The J.C. Paul Detachment of the Marine Corps League has taken on one of the Corps’ biggest missions, organizing and executing the local “Toys for Tots” Campaign. Greg Sims, Commandant of the detachment, said the organization has teamed up with 25 local businesses and...