Briar Creek Park bridge repair still weeks away

This bridge at Briar Creek Park remains closed after being damaged by flooding earlier this month. Repairs will begin in June. Williamsburg officials hope to start repair or replacement work early next month on the Briar Creek Park bridge, which has been closed since flooding damaged it in late April and early May. [...]

Briar Creek Park Bridge closed due to flood damage

Recent flood waters were enough to move the asphalt from this bridge at Briar Creek Park. The bridge will remain closed while officials determine the best way to repair it. Briar Creek Park is back open after flooding damage last week, but the bridge inside the park is expected to be closed for [...]

Phillip Perkins heading to his 70th consecutive Kentucky Derby

Williamsburg resident Phillip Perkins poses with his sports coat that bears the name of every Kentucky Derby winner with room to add a few more. The coat was a gift from his grandson and his wife. Below is the back of Perkins custom-made coat. He plans to wear the coat Saturday at the Derby [...]

Worst flood in more than a decade hits Whitley County

A Whitley County Road Department worker labored Monday morning to clean up this mudslide along Jellico Creek Road. The slide was caused by heavy rains over the weekend that saturated the area, overflowing many creeks, rivers and streams. The worst is over in regards to flooding in Whitley County following heavy rains over [...]

Father speaks out after daughter hit by vehicle in Williamsburg

Stan Huddleston holds his daughter, Mileigh, Monday. Mileigh ran out in front of a car and was hit Thursday, but wasn’t seriously injured. Although the car in question was driving below the speed limit, officials say speeding remains a problem in the area.

If the driver had been going much faster or the vehicle had been much bigger, a three-year-old Williamsburg girl might not be alive after being hit by a vehicle Thursday evening on Cemetery Road.

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Foster grandparents recognized Tuesday

Seated from left, Barbara Smith, Maria Crusenberry, Delbert Kirby, Betty Kirby and Sue Watson. Standing left to right, Vivian Creager, Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr., 82nd Rep. Regina Bunch, Whitley Circuit Court Clerk Gary Barton and Shelby Baker. Several Whitley County officials gathered at Williamsburg City Hall [...]

Three-year-old banged up after being hit by car Thursday evening

If the driver had been going much faster, a three-year-old Williamsburg girl might not be alive after being hit by a vehicle Thursday evening on Cemetery Road. “I am glad the kid is OK. It could have been a whole lot worse,” said Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird. The accident happened about 7:43 p.m. when, [...]

W’burg announces 2017 schedule of events

If you are looking for something to do entertainment wise this spring, summer or fall, then you are going to have plenty of options in Williamsburg. The Williamsburg Main Street Program and the city of Williamsburg recently released their list of upcoming events for 2017, which is packed with things ranging from free concerts and [...]

W’burg council adds 911 fee to water bills, but still not happy about it

Williamsburg has begun adding a $3 per month charge onto its water bills to help fund the Whitley County E-911 Communication Center, but city officials still aren’t real happy about being told by a county entity what they have to do.

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Williamsburg Kiwanis Club recognized as ‘Club of Distinction’

Williamsburg Kiwanis Club member and Wolf Creek Baptist Church Pastor Kenny Carr was the keynote speaker during the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club’s monthly meeting in February and spoke of a recent mission trip that he undertook to Uganda. The Williamsburg Kiwanis Club has been recognized as a “club of distinction” during a recent Kentucky-Tennessee [...]