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Williamsburg firefighters debut new ladder truck

The Williamsburg City Council got its first look at the city’s new ladder truck during its regular monthly meeting Monday. The used 1999 Sutphen ladder truck was purchased for $150,000. The truck has about 30,000 miles. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said the ladder is...
Posted On 10 Oct 2018

Williamsburg Fire Department getting first ever ladder truck

The Williamsburg Fire Department will soon have its first ladder truck. During Monday’s regular monthly meeting, the Williamsburg City Council approved the purchase of a used 100-foot aerial platform 1999 Sutphen Custom Fire Apparatus fire truck, and financing for the purchas...
Posted On 11 Jul 2018

Motorcycle strikes SUV Monday

An Indiana man had to be transported to the hospital early Monday afternoon after his motorcycle struck an SUV near Exit 11 in Williamsburg. Williamsburg Police Officer Greg Rhoades said that Michael Cross, 47, of Frankfort, Indiana, was travelling on Ky. 92 about 12:30 p.m. on a...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018

Incendiary device set off outside Tractor Supply; W’burg police have suspect in the case

Williamsburg police say they have one suspect so far regarding an incendiary device that was set off outside Tractor Supply early Friday morning, and think the motive for the attack was probably retaliation. Fortunately the store wasn’t damaged and the fire was quickly...
Posted On 13 Apr 2018

Speed, distracted driving playing big roles in W’burg traffic crashes

Most DUI arrests in Williamsburg don’t involve alcohol. Speed and distracted driving are playing big roles in traffic crashes, and more suspects are fleeing police in either vehicles or on foot resulting in more officer use of force. You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018

Blaze destroys home that Mullis’ family had owned for 40 years

Despite the efforts of four fire departments and the use of more than 20,000 gallons of water, firefighters were unable to save this Taylor Circle home early Tuesday morning. “It’s heartbreaking. I have a lot of memories in this house,” Terry Mullis said about his family home on...
Posted On 28 Sep 2017

Firefighters unable to save Williamsburg home

Fire destroyed a Williamsburg residence late Monday evening despite the efforts of nearly two dozen firefighters from four fire departments. “For the most part it is a total loss,” said Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd. The blaze was first reported about 10:36 p.m. Monday, and...
Posted On 20 Sep 2017

Firefighters from five departments unable to save home

Despite the efforts of firefighters from five local departments, a southern Whitley County home is considered a total loss after a fire early Tuesday morning. Pleasant View Fire Chief Thomas Manning said the fire was reported about 3 a.m. Approximately 18 firefighters responded...
Posted On 23 Aug 2017

11 people, dog escape blaze, but two birds not so lucky

Although this Rains Street home is still standing, firefighters say it suffered extensive damage during an early Tuesday morning blaze and is considered a complete loss. An early morning fire Tuesday claimed the lives of two birds inside a house, but 11 people, including four...
Posted On 30 May 2017

Ladder truck, new AED top priorities for W’burg fire chief

Larry Todd, who took over as chief of Williamsburg Fire and Rescue last year, has several goals for his department that he would like to see accomplished before he retires. Among those goals are acquiring a ladder truck for the department, possibly forming a regional confined...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017
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