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Lightning strike causes rare house fire in W’burg

Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd encountered something early Friday morning that he had only dealt with one previous time in his 30 years of firefighting with the department, which was a structure fire caused by a lightning strike. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents...
Posted On 30 Jul 2021

Williamsburg police getting body cameras

The widespread use of heroin locally, body cameras for the police department and a new set of the Jaws of Life for the fire department were three of the major topics addressed during the Williamsburg City Council’s monthly meeting Monday. Read this story and more for just $.99...
Posted On 10 Mar 2021

Structure fire leaves one person injured

Williamsburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire that left one person injured at approximately 2:12 p.m. Tuesday. 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

Wrecks, traffic jams continue to snarl traffic throughout Whitley County

Law enforcement and emergency personnel across the tri-county area are dealing with numerous traffic crashes, including one fatality, as motorists deal with snow that blanketed the area. The fatality occurred on northbound Interstate 75 at the 28-mile marker. No details have been...

Homemade heating stove blamed for house fire

Firefighters are blaming a homemade stove for a Oct. 15 fire in Williamsburg. The fire was first reported about 8:16 a.m. at 412 Savoy Clear Creek Road. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said that the Emlyn Volunteer Fire Department was initially called out for the fire that...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020

Williamsburg starts hydrant flushing on June 15

Weather permitting, starting Monday, June 15, the Williamsburg Fire Department will begin flushing fire hydrants. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd cautioned that if you see the fire department or city workers in the area, then know that the water may be discolored for a period...
Posted On 14 Jun 2020

Williamsburg Police investigating arson at local motel

Williamsburg Police say arson is suspected in the case of a fire that damaged an exterior door at the Super 8 Motel Monday night. 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

Whitley County first responders get share of previously hoarded goods

First responders in Whitley and Laurel counties received some much-needed free medical supplies Friday in the form of items, such as hand sanitizer, medical masks, gloves, thermometers, goggles and disinfectant wipes. The items were indirectly courtesy of a pair of Tennessee...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020

W’burg woman dies while en route to hospital following crash

A Williamsburg woman died Saturday from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 25W north of Williamsburg. Kentucky State Police identified the victim as Leah M Byrns, 41. Kentucky State Police stated that the wreck occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. near the...

Woman clinging to tree branch in Cumberland River rescued Tuesday

Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders and Emergency Management Director Danny Moses led an effort Tuesday night to rescue a woman trapped on a tree branch in the swollen Cumberland River outside of Williamsburg. “He deserves just about all of the credit,” Moses said of...