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Whitley County flooding forces at least 10 water rescues

First responders had a busy couple of days, particularly in southern Whitley County Sunday afternoon and Monday, rescuing individuals trapped either inside residences by high water or in vehicles that had become stuck in high water. Photos by Whitley County Emergency Management...
Posted On 31 Mar 2021

Firefighters stay busy battling three local blazes Monday

Area fire departments battled three separate house fires in Corbin and Williamsburg Monday. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us

Leaking 30-gallon container blamed for Thursday tractor trailer chemical leak in Williamsburg

A leaking 30-gallon container of Ridorust Preventor was the cause of a chemical leak in a Old Dominion tractor trailer Thursday evening in Williamsburg according to the Williamsburg Fire Department. The chemical is a corrosive, acidic, organic propanetricarboxylic acid, said...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020

Update: W’burg chemical spill contained, Highway 92W re-opened, Pilot Travel Center still closed for clean-up

Update: Whitley County E-911 reported at 8:30 p.m. Thursday that the chemical spill, which caused Highway 92W to shutdown about 6:30 p.m., has been contained, and the roadway is back open. However, Pilot Travel Center remains closed as crews perform clean-up work. Original story...
Posted On 06 Aug 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 firefighters now distributing, installing free smoke detectors

Consider this statistic. Almost three out of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarm or in homes where smoke alarms were not working, according to the National Fire Protection Association. “Working smoke detectors have proven to save lives....
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

Early Sunday morning blaze destroys Upper Mulberry home

Fire completely destroyed a newer model mobile home early Sunday morning in eastern Whitley County. About 4:30 a.m., Patterson Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded to 210 Upper Mulberry Road off of Louden Road for a fire at a singlewide mobile home. Patterson Creek Volunteer...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019

Bystanders free woman trapped in flooded car Monday morning

Two people, who were suffering from severe hypothermia, had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter Monday morning, after a vehicle drove into at least three feet of water that was flooding Dal Road in nine-degree weather. “They are very lucky to be alive,” noted Whitley...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019

Five flown out following single vehicle crash Friday

Five people had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter and two more were transported by ambulance to Jellico Community Hospital following a single vehicle crash early Friday afternoon on Wolf Creek Road. At least three people were ejected from the Ford Expedition, which...
Posted On 05 Oct 2018

Grain silo catches fire Thursday

Firefighters from eight departments worked for more than seven hours to extinguish a fire in a grain silo in Canadatown Thursday night. Woodbine and Oak Grove firefighters were called to the scene at 5716 Redbird Road at approximately 5:25 p.m. Woodbine Battalion Chief Rickie...