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 [...]

Driver of crashed garbage truck arrested for DUI

This Ellis Sanitation garbage truck overturned on Ky. 296 Monday morning snarling traffic for several hours as emergency workers labored to flip it back over onto its wheels. A Williamsburg man was allegedly driving impaired when he crashed and overturned a garbage truck near Williamsburg Monday morning. The crash happened about 10:14 a.m. [...]

No indictment returned in porch shooting case

The Whitley County Grand Jury has opted not to indict a Williamsburg man in connection with a Jan. 12 shooting that took place at his Mt. Morgan home.

The grand jury issued its monthly report Monday and issued no true bill or no indictment against Christopher Creekmore in connection with a first-degree assault case.

Creekmore was never charged criminally in connection with the matter.

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W’burg man wanted in connection with July stabbing turns self

Bruce Lewis, who was wanted in connection with a July stabbing, turned himself in Feb. 11.

A Williamsburg man, who had been wanted for over seven months in connection with a stabbing last summer, turned himself in at the Whitley County Detention Center Saturday.

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W’burg City Council agrees to add $3 911 fee to water bills

Starting next month, Williamsburg water customers will start seeing a $3 fee for 911 service on their bills. The Williamsburg City Council unanimously voted during its regular monthly meeting Monday to begin placing the fee onto water bills. Mayor Roddy Harrison said that city attorney Kim Frost will draw up an ordinance to add the [...]

Sex abuse charge dismissed, kidnapping and robbery charges lessened for W’burg couple

A sex abuse charge was dismissed and kidnapping and robbery charges were amended for a Williamsburg husband and wife following a preliminary hearing Monday morning in Whitley District Court.

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Faulkner and Taylor Furniture closing after 75 years

Bryan Shelby and his wife, Linda Faulkner Shelby, who is the granddaughter of one of the founders, are retiring and closing Faulkner and Taylor Furniture, which has been in Williamsburg for the past 75 years. What is the secret to staying in business for 75 years? “I think the secret is having a [...]

Senture is officially opening facility in Williamsburg

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison’s efforts over recent weeks to get local residents to fill out pre-screening applications so a perspective business will open up shop in Williamsburg have apparently been successful. Harrison said that he was informed last week that Senture has started hiring about 40-50 people for initial positions at a Williamsburg facility. The [...]

W’burg man at UK Medical Center after crash ends high-speed pursuit

A Williamsburg man is in critical but stable condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a high-speed chase through Corbin Thursday night ended when his car crashed and he was ejected from the vehicle. Kentucky State Police Trooper Lloyd Cochran, public affairs officer at Post 11 in London, said 23-year-old Steven Hazelwood was [...]