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Williamsburg gears up for bicentennial finale Saturday

In April 1818, Williamsburg was selected as the county seat for newly created Whitley County. Throughout April 2018 Williamsburg has been celebrating its bicentennial with various events, such as the dedication of a historical marker honoring city founder Samuel Cox, an ice cream...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018

Over 200 attend W’burg ice cream social as part of 200 year celebration

At least 250 people are estimated to have come out to the Whitley County Courthouse square Saturday for an ice cream social that is part of Williamsburg bicentennial celebration. At least half a dozen local churches, the Forcht Bank Ice Cream machine, and Athens Enterprises...
Posted On 25 Apr 2018

At long last, W’burg founder Samuel Cox honored with historical marker

Some times it takes a while to get your due. In the case of Williamsburg founder Samuel Cox, it only took 200 years, but who is counting. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 11 Apr 2018

Mountjoy, Smith honored during ceremony Sunday afternoon

Sunday afternoon was a time of recognition in Williamsburg for work to develop the old First Street area into a natural area of beauty that local residents can utilize for a walk along a nature trail, a leisurely canoe trip down the Cumberland River or just a place to have a...
Posted On 11 Apr 2018

Williamsburg dedicates Hall of Mayors in city council meeting room

We’ve all gotten them. Those brilliant idea assignments that your boss comes up with that shouldn’t “take that long to do.” Williamsburg’s new Hall of Mayors, a display of photos featuring all past mayors in town history, is one of “those” projects. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy...
Posted On 11 Apr 2018

Samuel Cox historical marker dedication set for Saturday

Williamsburg’s bicentennial celebration is officially underway. Monday morning, the “Historical Picture Show” began playing on a loop in the city council meeting room at Williamsburg City Hall where it will play all month during regular business hours. It is a pictorial history...
Posted On 04 Apr 2018

Williamsburg’s bicentennial celebration kicks off Monday

Williamsburg’s Bicentennial Celebration kicks off Monday with a “Historical Picture Show,” and will be followed with a dedication ceremony the following Saturday for a historical marker honoring Williamsburg founder Samuel Cox. Starting Monday the “Historical Picture Show” will...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018

Looking back at the very first Whitley County Fiscal Court meeting

If you attend a Whitley County Fiscal Court meeting today, you are likely to hear discussions about annexing roads into the county road system or extending roads. You may hear talk about how to allocate coal severance funds, or discussion about civic groups picking up liter. What...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018

W’burg bicentennial committee looking for some pageant winners

If you are a former local beauty queen, then there is a good chance the Williamsburg Bicentennial Committee is looking for you for its “20 Decades of Williamsburg Parade.” During a planning meeting Thursday, Mayor Roddy Harrison announced that organizers came up with the idea for...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018

Harrison talks past, present, future at chamber luncheon

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison spoke about the past, present and future during an address to the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon Tuesday. Harrison said that the biggest thing currently going on in Williamsburg is planning for the city’s...
Posted On 14 Mar 2018