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Bomb threat causes W’burg Walmart evacuation Thursday night

A Thursday evening bomb threat caused the evacuation of the Williamsburg Walmart, but no explosive device was found in the facility, according to a Williamsburg Police Department release. About 9:23 p.m., Whitley County E-911 notified police about the bomb threat. “A preliminary...
Posted On 04 Jun 2021

Donated flag one of largest in state

Williamsburg Fire & Rescue’s new American flag is big, quite big measuring 20’ x 38’. To put that in perspective, it would cover about one-third of the width of a football endzone, which measures 30’ x 160’. The fire department’s new flag was presented to it on Memorial Day...
Posted On 03 Jun 2021

Five departments battle early Tuesday morning blaze

Firefighters from five fire departments labored for two and one-half hours early Tuesday morning battling a structure fire in the 1000 block of KY 92E. The fire was reported shortly after midnight Tuesday. Goldbug, Emlyn, Patterson Creek and Pleasant View volunteer fire...
Posted On 26 May 2021

First responders extricate woman trapped in wrecked truck Wednesday morning

A local woman had to be extricated and flown out by emergency medical helicopter following a single vehicle crash Wednesday morning in eastern Whitley County. The crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. when a red 2018 Chevrolet Silverado struck a tree along the side of the road...
Posted On 25 Nov 2020

Williamsburg woman rescued from Cumberland River

Williamsburg firefighters were called to rescue a woman who had fallen into the Cumberland River 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

Rescue crews answer more than 20 calls for help during floods

The rising water in Whitley County had local first-responders scrambling as calls for assistance came into 911. Woodbine Search and Rescue, and Williamsburg Fire & Rescue responded to more than 20 calls, though few were injury-related. Read this story and more for just $.99...

Searches by water, land turn up no signs of missing woman

Despite searching by water and by land, emergency officials have been unable to locate a missing Whitley County woman, who was last seen near Williamsburg in February, and police and her family are asking for the public’s help to find her. “If there is anybody out there that...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018

Emergency workers pull man from Cumberland River in Williamsburg

A homeless Williamsburg man, who was living in a tent beside the Cumberland River, got a rude awakening late Sunday morning after rising waters floated his tent downstream in the river. Williamsburg Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Todd said that Jerry Shadoan, 46, was apparently...
Posted On 23 Apr 2017