Permit for $5.2 million W’burg housing complex denied

Anthony Elmore, vice-president and COO of Wabuck Development Company and Clayton Watkins Construction, addressed the Williamsburg Planning and Zoning Variance Committee on behalf of the developer Cumberland Valley Regional Housing Authority.

Efforts to get a $5.2 million low-income, elderly housing complex built in Williamsburg are dead at least for this year and might never happen.

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Application window opens for ‘bar’ licenses in Corbin and Williamsburg

The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has increased the number of Corbin’s quota retail drink licenses to three and two groups intend to submit applications.

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Medical helicopter forced to make emergency landing

A mechanic and pilot unsuccessfully tried to make repairs to this U.T. Life Star helicopter that made an emergency landing near Williamsburg early Monday morning.  The helicopter had to be returned to Tennessee on a truck.

An emergency medical helicopter had to make an emergency landing early Monday morning only minutes after lifting off near the Kentucky Splash waterpark in Williamsburg with a patient.

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New report names W’burg as one of the 20 safest cities in Kentucky

Williamsburg is a pretty safe place to live. SafeWise released its Fourth Annual Safest Cities in Kentucky report on Monday, and Williamsburg ranked 18th on the list. “I just think it shows the hard work of our police department to keep us safe. I have to give real kudos to Police Chief Wayne Bird and [...]

Williamsburg man charged with burglary at Corbin apartment complex

A Williamsburg man was arrested Thursday morning in connection with a burglary complaint at a Corbin area apartment complex. Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 20-year-old Johnathan O’Quinn on one count of second-degree burglary. According to Deputy William Stewart, the department’s public affairs officer, deputies were called to Elaine Court Apartments off of Standard Avenue about [...]

Portion of N. 10th Street will be closed during school

If you drive on North 10th Street in Williamsburg, then pay attention. Starting next month, a portion of the street will be closed daily while Williamsburg Independent School is in session. During its monthly meeting Monday, the Williamsburg City Council unanimously voted to close N. 10th Street from Main Street to Sycamore Street from the [...]

W’burg man arrested on sex abuse charge

Peter Gerlaugh is charged with first-degree sexual abuse. A Wednesday morning preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Williamsburg man, who is facing a sex abuse charge. Peter Jason Gerlaugh, 39, is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $75,000 cash bond. Kentucky State Police arrested Gerlaugh on [...]

Local towns plan a variety of Independence Day celebrations

If you like fireworks, then you will have the opportunity to view them over the course of three different nights in local towns. London will kick-off Independence Day celebrations on Saturday, July 1. Corbin and Barbourville will follow on Monday, July 3, and Williamsburg and Jellico will present their fireworks displays on Tuesday, July 4. [...]

Constable arrests two at W’burg Pilot on drug charges

A report about a possibly intoxicated woman at the Pilot Travel Center in Williamsburg late Thursday evening lead to the arrest of two people. Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. wrote in a release that about 11:15 p.m., an unknown man reported that a possibly intoxicated woman was inside Pilot. At the time, Patrick was in [...]

W’burg block parties kick off Friday with ‘The Frontier Band’

The Frontier Band will perform from 8-11 p.m. Friday at Bill Woods Park in Williamsburg during the first block party of the summer. This summer you don’t have to go any further than Bill Woods Park in Williamsburg on Friday nights to find either free live concerts or free movies in the park. [...]