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W’burg plans $6 million recreation, tourism renovation around waterpark

Officials unveiled a three-phase, $6 million plan during Monday night’s Williamsburg City Council meeting that will add two new softball fields, a new walking and bicycling path, new campground sites, a splash pad, and a swimming pool to attractions in or around the Kentucky...
Posted On 13 Feb 2020

W’burg police adding new K-9 in 2020

Williamsburg Police Department K-9 units had a busy year in 2019 with 38 tracks most of which were for criminals, and over 79 drug finds from searches, Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird told the Williamsburg City Council during its monthly meeting Monday. The police department...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020

W’burg water system issues costly for city last fiscal year

Overall, Williamsburg is in a fairly good position with its finances although problems with the city’s water system accounted for a large financial loss during the 2018-2019 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2019. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020

Williamsburg police vow to crack down on distracted driving

If you text, check your social media on your smart phone, or do anything with it except talk on your phone while driving, then you probably want to go ahead and get in the habit of putting it down. This spring, the Williamsburg Police Department will be launching a ticketing...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020

Over $1.8 million invested in W’burg in 2019, mayor says; Cookout coming

Based on estimates in building permits in 2019, about $1.8 million was invested in Williamsburg for work done to businesses, home, apartments and so forth. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content....
Posted On 21 Jan 2020

Battle lines officially set for 2020 election in Whitley County

The battle lines are now set for the 2020 elections in Whitley County following the passage of the candidate filing deadline at 4 p.m. Friday, and there will be a two-way race to fill the remainder of former Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz’s term in office. Schwartz retired on...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020

Anderson files to take on Huff again in 82nd State Representative race

In addition to the presidential race on next year’s election ballots, there will also be a handful of local races for area residents to vote in, including state representative, state senator, Corbin City Commission and Williamsburg City Council. The 82nd Kentucky Representative...
Posted On 31 Dec 2019

Election filing deadline moved up to Jan. 10

Those thinking about running for Corbin City Commission or Williamsburg City Council next year are going to have less time to decide than in prior years. A recent change to the law moves Kentucky’s election filing deadline for these offices from the last Tuesday of January 2020...
Posted On 30 Dec 2019

W’burg City Council approves resolution to seek $330,000 in FEMA funding

The Williamsburg City Council approved a resolution Monday night, which will allow it to start applying for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for various road repairs caused by water issues over the last year. “Bottom line, it is a resolution so we...
Posted On 06 Nov 2019

W’burg City Council votes to join class action opioid-related lawsuit

The Williamsburg City Council voted Monday evening that it wants to be part of national litigation against some pharmaceutical-related companies in regards to the opioid crisis. During its monthly meeting Monday evening, the council met in executive session for about 25 minutes...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019