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Gov. Beshear recommends schools not reopen to in-person classes until September 28

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that he is recommending students not return to in-person classes until Septe.28. “Yes, our kids are falling behind,” Beshear said emphasizing that the health and safety of them and faculty and staff is the paramount concern. Beshear noted that...

Williamsburg man charged with assault, abuse of two-year-old

A Williamsburg man was arrested early Saturday morning after a two-year-old was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with numerous injuries, including knots on the head and bruising across the body. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe...

Saturday morning crash involved three vehicles

A Whitley County Fiscal Court dump truck was parked in the wrong place at the wrong time when it became involved in an accident Saturday morning near Exit 15. The crash happened about 9:30 a.m. on US25W in front of the Shell gas station when a car and a Jeep collided. As a result...
Posted On 05 Aug 2020

Corbin man facing felony shoplifting charge involving ‘Magic’ playing cards

A Corbin man is facing a felony shoplifting charge after Williamsburg Police say he fled the Williamsburg Walmart with more than $500 worth of “Magic: The Gathering” playing cards Saturday afternoon. Shayne Carl, 30, was arrested Saturday afternoon after officers located him in a...

Bear sightings plentiful in W’burg, one bear removed

Williamsburg Independent School is home of the “Jackets,” but if recent activity is any indication, another forest creature is apparently making its case for a changing of the mascot in Williamsburg. Bears. In recent days there have been plenty sightings of the furry creatures in...
Posted On 27 Jun 2020

W’burg City Hall remains closed to the public

The reopening of Williamsburg City Hall to the public has been put on hold for an indefinite period of time. City Hall had been slated to reopen to the public Monday, but Mayor Roddy Harrison announced on his personal Facebook page Sunday afternoon that the reopening would be...
Posted On 17 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

Portions of Whitley County affected by regional power outage Tuesday morning

Whitley County officials say damage to a main transmission electric line caused power outages Tuesday morning. “It went out in Corbin about 7, and just kind of trickled down,” said Whitley County Projects Director Amber Owens noting the Goldbug area was affected at approximately...

Corbin woman, Lily man among four arrested in connection with kilo of methamphetamine Sunday

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies seized one kilogram of methamphetamine Sunday that they say was targeted to be distributed in Whitley and Laurel counties, arresting four people in the process. Whitney Phelps, 21, of Corbin, Jerry Wayne Caldwell, 47, of Lily, Jerrica Combs, 28,...

Cook Out restaurant should open soon in Williamsburg

Cook Out, a restaurant franchise headquartered in North Carolina, which first bought property in Williamsburg in 2014 and a building on a different site in late 2019, is apparently finally ready to start work on a restaurant in Williamsburg, which it hopes to have open soon. Read...
Posted On 13 May 2020