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I-75 lane closures planned Oct. 10-12 in Laurel, Whitley counties

If you are planning to travel on I-75 in either Whitley or Laurel counties the next three days, then you may want to allow a little extra time to get to your destination because of planned lane restrictions to both northbound and southbound traffic. The lane restrictions will...
Posted On 10 Oct 2017

Investigation continues, but no arrests yet in Deep Branch Road triple murder case

So far there have been no arrests made in connection with the killing of three people at an eastern Whitley County residence nearly three weeks ago, but police feel they are making progress in the investigation. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not...
Posted On 06 Oct 2017

Courtney Taylor getting new lawyer, hearing date

A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly killed her husband and her two teenager daughters while they slept in January, is getting a new attorney. Courtney Taylor, 41, is charged with three counts of capital murder in the Jan. 13 shooting deaths of Larry Taylor, 56, Jesse Taylor, 18,...
Posted On 06 Oct 2017

Fall fire hazard season begins; No outdoor burning allowed before 6 p.m.

Thinking about burning that already mounting pile of leaves in your back yard? If so, remember that it will be illegal to do so before 6 p.m. each day for the next several weeks. Oct. 1 – Dec. 15 is fall fire hazard season in the state of Kentucky. This means that it is illegal...
Posted On 04 Oct 2017

August unemployment rate drops in Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 32 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three, including Whitley County, and rose in 85 counties, including Laurel and Knox counties, between August 2016 and August 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS),...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017

Update: New details slowly emerging in triple homicide case

New details are slowly emerging about the deaths of three people, who were found slain on Sept. 13 at a home they were living at in eastern Whitley County. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 20 Sep 2017

Short I-75 lane closures planned for Wednesday, Sept. 20

If you’re planning to travel north on I-75 Wednesday, Sept. 20, in either Whitley or Laurel counties, then take note. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict northbound traffic to one lane at mile points 7.9 in Whitley County, and mile 42.4 in Laurel County on that...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017

Unemployment rate rises in tri-county area

Unemployment rates fell in 18 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three and rose in 99 counties, including Whitley, Laurel and Knox, between July 2016 and July 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017

Whitley Co. getting $6,212.50 state refund for mining permits, acreage fees

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Thursday that fiscal courts in 29 counties, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel, will receive refunds totaling $149,425 from mining permit and acreage fees. The amounts of refunds are based on acreage fees paid by coal companies. The Kentucky Department...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017

8 Whitley Co. volunteer fire departments sharing $40,000 in coal severance funds

All eight Whitley County volunteer fire departments have received $5,000 in funding thanks to coal severance funds. On Aug. 9, the Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG) approved the award of eight projects in Local Economic Development Fund (LGEDF)/Single County Coal...
Posted On 10 Aug 2017