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Community paints a few dots to help complete W’burg’s new Whitley County Green Dot Mural

The Whitley County Community Green Dot program and the City of Williamsburg have been working since November to have a mural erected downtown to raise awareness about the problem of violence and to promote the city. Local Artist Hilary Baker used the dot as inspiration,...

The Brick Oven is one of W’burg’s most unique restaurants

Williamsburg’s newest restaurant is also one of its most unique. As the name implies, much of the food at The Brick Oven, especially the pizzas, are prepared in a brick oven towards the back of the store. Heated with wood inside, the oven reaches temperatures upwards of 500...
Posted On 31 Dec 2019

Marketplace with New Businesses Opening Early 2020 in Downtown Williamsburg

As millions of Americans celebrate Small Business Saturday, University of the Cumberlands announces a host of new businesses, collectively called Marketplace on Main & 3rd, opening early next year in downtown Williamsburg. Located on the 300 block of Main Street (former...
Posted On 26 Nov 2019
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Third person named in federal conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone, Oxymorphone identified as Williamsburg man

The third man named in a federal indictment charging a conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and Oxymorphone in Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Rockcastle Counties, has been identified as a Williamsburg resident. Fifty-four-year-old Gary L. Cupp’s name was initially redacted from the...

Cumberlands serves community through Pats Serve

In case anyone wondered why an unusually high number of young adults in neon T-shirts were spotted seemingly everywhere in Whitley County recently, here’s why. Approximately 1,500 students, faculty, and staff from University of the Cumberlands put their faith into action by...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019
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Trick-or-Treating postponed until Friday in Corbin, Saturday in Williamsburg

Local ghosts and goblins, who were planning to trick-or-treat in Williamsburg, Whitley County or Corbin on Thursday need to make new plans. The City of Williamsburg and Whitley County announced Tuesday morning that they are both postponing trick-or-treating, which had been...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019

Shep’s Place in Corbin to host Bevin campaign stop featuring Vice-President Mike Pence

A regional campaign stop for Governor Matt Bevin in the final days of the 2019 governor’s race will include a visit to Corbin. Bevin, who will be accompanied by Vice-President Mike Pence and Congressman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., will stop at Shep’s Place on Main Street Friday afternoon....

Over 265 Jeeps pouring into W’burg for Jeep Jamboree

Once again, Williamsburg will be hosting the largest Jeep Jamboree in the nation with more than 265 Jeeps and 460 people pouring into town later this week for the 26th Annual Gateway to the Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree. “I know for the last five years we have been the largest,”...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019

River Stomp Bluegrass Festival kicks off Friday, Oct. 11

So how do you promote an inaugural bluegrass festival that no one has ever heard of? Get a Sasquatch suit and have someone run around in it at various events. At least this is the answer that the organizers of the upcoming River Stomp Bluegrass Festival came up with. “We have...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019