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W’burg, Whitley County reach agreement to trade equipment

Whitley County has an extra tractor and needed a garbage truck. Williamsburg had an extra garbage truck and needed a tractor. The two entities have agreed to exchange the vehicles with the Whitley Fiscal Court approving the deal at its regular meeting Tuesday night....

Old Williamsburg buildings being renovated

There is a new owner for the old Whitley County Health Department building, and a new business plans to open late this month in a former lawyer’s office and restaurant in downtown Williamsburg. The old Whitley County Health Department building in Williamsburg recently sold, and...
Posted On 16 Oct 2020

Williamsburg adds $1.78 million to tax rolls over last 12 months

The City of Williamsburg is growing. Over the past year, $1.78 million worth of new property has been added to the Williamsburg tax rolls, which would include things, such as construction of new homes and businesses. This was part of the message that Williamsburg Mayor Roddy...
Posted On 25 Sep 2020

Federal grants now available to do facade work on Williamsburg historic buildings

If you own building or a business located in downtown Williamsburg’s National Historic Register District, and are thinking about doing some exterior work to the façade of your business, then you probably want to keep reading. The City of Williamsburg has been selected as one of...
Posted On 13 Aug 2020

Williamsburg Maintenance Department quarantined due to COVID-19

The entire City of Williamsburg maintenance department is currently quarantined due to COVID-19. Mayor Roddy Harrison informed the city council about the situation during Monday’s regular monthly meeting, which was held via the Zoom video conferencing. “If it can wait, we are...
Posted On 12 Aug 2020

Williamsburg seeking funding to build parking lot to help new business

The City of Williamsburg is seeking funding in order to build a new parking lot downtown, which in part would be used to help accommodate a new business that is considering locating in downtown. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every...
Posted On 16 Jul 2020

City of Williamsburg qualifies for $379k in CARES Act relief; budget uncertain

Williamsburg is poised to receive $379,738 as its share of the $1.8 trillion COVID-19 CARES Act Relief Bill, Mayor Roddy Harrison told the city council during its monthly meeting on June 8. Harrison noted that Kentucky was allotted $1.7 billion of which the governor has agreed to...
Posted On 16 Jun 2020

Paving projects slated to start this week in W’burg

Some Williamsburg city streets are expected to be paved or at least partially paved starting this week. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison told the city council Monday that some of the paving work was supposed to be done last year, but paving companies were too busy with other...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020

“Fourth Street Dining’ coming to Williamsburg

Efforts to provide additional outdoor seating for two downtown Williamsburg restaurants, the status of another downtown restaurant that is attempting to open, and the expected opening of a new long-awaited fast food restaurant were among the topics of conversation at Monday’s...
Posted On 10 Jun 2020

COVID-19 has delayed, but not stopped opening of new W’burg downtown businesses

When it comes to Williamsburg’s downtown development, there is some bad news and there is some good news. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison noted during the recent monthly city council meeting that several businesses were getting close to opening when the COVID-19 shutdown hit in...
Posted On 19 May 2020