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One injured during Monday crash in Williamburg

One driver was taken to the hospital and another was cited for having no insurance following a Monday morning crash in Williamsburg. The crash happened shortly before noon on US25W near the entrance to Firestone Industrial Products and Dollar General. Sandie Lawson, 48, of...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018

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

Corbin, Williamsburg utilities battle water line breaks

The frigid temperatures left Corbin and Williamsburg utility crews fighting multiple separate water line breaks within the last week. Whitley County schools closed early Tuesday after service was lost at the main campus, leaving the high school, middle school, central primary and...

Planning underway for Williamsburg’s bicentennial celebration

A parade, a tour of historical homes and a historical picture show are just some of the events Williamsburg has planned in the month of April to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Whitley County. “Next year is our 200th birthday. We are getting geared up,” Mayor...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Florida man injured in shootout with W’burg Police

A Florida man lead police on a lengthy vehicle pursuit in Whitley County Tuesday afternoon in a stolen vehicle while shooting at police officers before being shot himself towards the end of the chase. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that the suspect, who Kentucky State...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Harrison gets opponent in Williamsburg mayor race

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Posted On 15 Nov 2017

So far W’burg has only gotten calls about bar licenses, but no applications

So far nobody has applied for a license that would enable them to open a “bar” in Williamsburg, but some have called the city asking about it. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison, who also serves as the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control Administrator, said that he has gotten four...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017

October proclaimed Breast Cancer Awareness Month in W’burg

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison signed a proclamation Friday afternoon declaring October 2017 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the city of Williamsburg and he urged all community members to support efforts and dedicate themselves to the fight against the disease. He was...
Posted On 04 Oct 2017

‘Operation Inasmuch’ brings 10 churches together to reach out to the community

About 10 churches and 50 volunteers came out Saturday at Cumberland Regional Mall for the South Union-Mt. Zion Baptist Association’s first ever “Operation Inasmuch.” There were free car washes. There was free clothing, children’s books and toys for youngsters. Church groups gave...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017

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...
Posted On 20 Sep 2017