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Police use Taser to subdue armed suspect

Kentucky State Police used a Taser to subdue an armed Rockholds man wanted on an indictment warrant. George Messer, 58, was arrested outside his home on Bear Hollow Road Thursday night on charges of second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, trafficking in...

Three indicted in home invasion robbery case

A Whitley County grand jury returned indictments against three Williamsburg residents Monday in connection with a home invasion robbery that occurred in May. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Update: Plotnick case headed to grand jury

A Williamsburg man, who was on the run from police for several days following a home invasion/robbery last week, is now behind bars and a Whitley County Grand Jury could hear evidence in his case as early as next month. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that Samuel E....

Williamsburg Police searching for suspect in Monday home invasion/robbery

Williamsburg Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion/armed robbery Monday night on South Second Street. Chief Wayne Bird said the suspect, identified as Samuel E. Plotnick, 41, of Williamsburg, was able to elude police...

Suspect in Monday fatal stabbing captured following Tuesday incident; made strange request last week

(Correction: Due to a misprint, the original version of this story, which ran in the Jan. 17 print edition of the News Journal, incorrectly stated that Kentucky State Police were expected to charge Franzine Minchen with murder in connection with Curtis Lawson’s death, when...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018

Spike strips used to stop high-speed pursuit on Ky. 26

Corbin and Williamsburg Police joined forces early Sunday morning to bring an end to a high-speed chase that began on Cumberland Falls Hwy. and continued south on Ky. 26 in which the driver was allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine. Corbin Police Officer Justin Walker...