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W’burg cougar sighting can’t be verified, state officials say

After reports of a cougar sighting in Williamsburg, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife have confirmed that the species of the animal spotted cannot be verified. Tom Land, conservation officer for Kentucky Department of fish and wildlife in Whitley County, said that no tracks nor...

Countywide effort stops fire at W’burg scrapyard Thursday

Nearly 60 firefighters spent more than seven hours battling a fire that tore through a pile of scrap aluminum at Eastern Kentucky Recycling in Williamsburg Thursday. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said firefighters were paged to the scene at 300 Savoy Clear Creek Road at...

UPDATED: Boiled water advisory lifted; Lessons learned from W’burg water outtage

UPDATE: Officials have lifted the Boiled Water Advisory for the city of Williamsburg. Running water is something most of us take for granted. We use it for drinking, bathing and cleaning. It is always there. Except when it isn’t, like this past weekend in Williamsburg when a pair...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018

Corbin fireworks Tuesday night; W’burg, Jellico, Barbourville Wednesday night

If you like fireworks, then you will have the opportunity to view them over the course of next couple of nights in local towns. Corbin will hold its Independence Day celebration, which is complete with fireworks, on Tuesday, July 3, and Williamsburg, Barbourville and Jellico will...
Posted On 03 Jul 2018

Area fireworks shows start Saturday in honor of Fourth of July

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, June 30. Corbin will follow on Tuesday, July 3, and Williamsburg, Barbourville and...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018

‘Off the Clock’ performing at W’burg block party Friday night

Looking for something fun and free to do Friday night? Then come down to Bill Woods Park for the Williamsburg Main Street program’s second block party of the summer. Lexington-based band “Off the Clock” will be making their second appearance ever at the Williamsburg summer block...
Posted On 20 Jun 2018

June 28 public meeting set over proposed W’burg historic district

If you own a historically significant building in downtown Williamsburg and you’re thinking about making renovations or need to make renovations to it, then you probably want to go to a public meeting at Williamsburg City Hall on June 28. You also might want to postpone...
Posted On 20 Jun 2018

George Hayes Road repair expected to cost $171,000

When it comes to the continued closure of a portion of George Hayes Road, which partially collapsed on April 17, there is some good news and some bad news. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 06 Jun 2018

Williamsburg gears up for bicentennial finale Saturday

In April 1818, Williamsburg was selected as the county seat for newly created Whitley County. Throughout April 2018 Williamsburg has been celebrating its bicentennial with various events, such as the dedication of a historical marker honoring city founder Samuel Cox, an ice cream...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018

Over 200 attend W’burg ice cream social as part of 200 year celebration

At least 250 people are estimated to have come out to the Whitley County Courthouse square Saturday for an ice cream social that is part of Williamsburg bicentennial celebration. At least half a dozen local churches, the Forcht Bank Ice Cream machine, and Athens Enterprises...
Posted On 25 Apr 2018