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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

W’burg gets $22,520 in emergency road aid

Williamsburg has gotten a little help from the state to help pay for a recent emergency road repair. In late September, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that the city of Williamsburg would receive $22,520 in county road aid emergency funds. These funds will be used...
Posted On 04 Oct 2019

W’burg woman must pay $6K in restitution for fire that damaged Daniel Boone National Forest

The Williamsburg woman convicted of starting a brush fire that spread into the Daniel Boone National Forest in March won’t go to jail, and won’t have to pay a fine, but a federal magistrate judge has ordered her to pay more than $6,000 in restitution to the U.S. Forest Service...

Letter: Old Fashioned Trading Days board thanks everyone for a great festival

To the Editor: The Old Fashioned Trading Days Board of Directors would like to sincerely thank all those that played a role in making Old Fashioned Trading Days possible and successful this year! Thank you to the City of Williamsburg and thank you to the Whitley County Fiscal...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019
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Whitley E-911 officials say missing teen requires daily medication

Whitley County emergency officials are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing juvenile they say is in danger as he requires daily medication to treat a heart condition. Perry E. Reed, 16, was reported missing by his foster mom from his home on Lloyd Meadors Road in...

Tennessee man faces felony charges after pursuit into Williamsburg

An Oneida, Tennessee man is facing felony charges stemming from a police chase that started in Scott County, Tennessee, and ended in Williamsburg Sunday afternoon. Whitley District Judge Fred White entered a not guilty plea for Casey G. Cox, 21, during his arraignment Monday...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019

Rand Paul discusses lack of online civility, health care and tariffs at chamber of commerce luncheon

A lack of political civility, trade wars and gun control were just a few of the topics U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) talked about Tuesday during a speech at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon. Paul, who is recovering from lung surgery, had very few...

Whitley County getting extra $253k in coal severance funds

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday that more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue will be allocated to 49 counties – including Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Bell counties, which combine for over $900,000 in funding – and 122 municipalities – including Corbin,...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019

W’burg man facing felony DUI charge

A Williamsburg man was arrested Thursday morning on a felony DUI charge. Roy Sumner, 32, is facing charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol – fourth or greater offense, and driving on DUI suspended license following a traffic stop on Ky. 26 in Corbin....