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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

W’burg City Council awards $99,544 bid to fix Mt. Morgan Road

Repair work will be coming soon to Mt. Morgan Road where school buses and garbage trucks already can’t operate due to the road conditions. During Monday’s monthly meeting, the Williamsburg City Council approved a $99,544 bid from King-Crete out of Zoe, Ky., to repair the road....
Posted On 12 Sep 2019

If you can’t smoke there, you soon won’t be able to vape there either in Williamsburg

Soon you won’t be able to vape anywhere in Williamsburg that you can’t smoke either. During the Williamsburg City Council’s regular monthly meeting Monday evening, the council held the first reading of an amended smoking ordinance, which adds vaping in addition to smoking....
Posted On 11 Sep 2019

Williamsburg trick or treating times approved

Trick or treating hours have been set for Oct. 31 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Williamsburg. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison noted during Monday’s monthly city council meeting that trick or treating is always two hours long in Williamsburg, and is always on Halloween, except if it...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019

W’burg City Council agrees to lease part of downtown parking lot to UC

The Williamsburg City Council formally agreed Monday evening to lease a portion of a parking lot in downtown Williamsburg to the University of the Cumberlands for use by residents in apartments that the school is building on the second flood of the old Faulkner and Taylor...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019

Williamsburg officials unsure how much South Second Street road repair will cost

The City of Williamsburg would have liked to have been doing some sidewalk repair work in recent weeks, but instead has been busy dealing with flooding and other water-related street issues. Mayor Roddy Harrison informed the Williamsburg City Council during its monthly meeting...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019