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W’burg City Council gives Harrison authority to buy land without prior approval

If an investor wanted to open a business in Williamsburg, but was hesitant to do so because of a blighted building adjacent to the proposed site, Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison now has the authority to buy the blighted property without first getting permission from the city...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

W’burg City Council raises 2017 property tax rate

Williamsburg residents will be seeing an increase on their 2017 property tax bills. The Williamsburg City Council held the first reading of the real property tax rate ordinance for 2017 during a special meeting late Monday afternoon setting the tax rate at 32.20 cents per $100 of...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017

‘Elderly’ housing project in Williamsburg may face public criticism

The Williamsburg Planning and Zoning Commission may end up having the final say on whether a $5.2 million public housing project for low-income “elderly” residents moves forward, and the public will have the chance to give their input on the project during a public hearing late...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017

W’burg City Council takes stand on pension reform

As talk of reforming Kentucky’s retirement system continues with a potential special called legislative session pending, the Williamsburg City Council is throwing its support behind a plan that would separate the retirement system for city and county employees from that of state...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017

Welcome Center workers, Williamsburg businesses help out hurricane evacuees

The city of Williamsburg is trying to help evacuees from recent hurricanes. Mayor Roddy Harrison told the city council during its monthly meeting Monday that he received a call Friday from two employees at the Kentucky Welcome Center, which was overrun by hurricane evacuees,...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017

$250,000 W’burg project will upgrade fire hydrants, water lines

Water. It was the primary topic of discussion during Monday’s monthly Williamsburg City Council meeting where the council gave Mayor Roddy Harrison the go ahead to look into financing for an approximately $250,000 project. The project includes replacement of some older fire...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

W’burg City Hall now exchange site for online purchases

If you are buying something off of Craig’s List or a similar site and are looking for a safe place to make the exchange, then look no further than Williamsburg City Hall. City leaders officially announced during Monday’s monthly city council meeting that city hall is being...
Posted On 13 Jul 2017

If approved, W’burg water, sewer customers will face rate hike

If the Williamsburg City Council approves a proposed rate increase during a special meeting next Monday, then three years from now the average Williamsburg resident, who has both water and sewer service, will be paying a combined $10.16 more per month on both bills than what they...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017

Water, sewer rate hikes coming for W’burg residents

Williamsburg residents can expect a series of rate hikes on their water and sewer bills over the next five years. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 10 May 2017

Whitley Co. Needle Exchange progressing, but showing little visible impact so far

Whitley County Public Health Director Martha Steele and Tamara Phelps, a registered nurse supervisor of public health at the health department, addressed the Williamsburg City Council about the needle exchange program Monday. Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White, who is seen in...
Posted On 10 May 2017