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Hard to believe that Ky. Consular Center has been in W’burg 20 years

Believe it or not, the Kentucky Consular Center celebrated its 20th anniversary in Williamsburg on Oct. 25. The center has undergone numerous changes over the years. When it first opened, the center employed 45 people and its main concentration was on the U.S. Diversity Visa...
Posted On 31 Oct 2020

Kentucky Consular Center celebrates its 20th anniversary in Williamsburg

Whitley County has been home for 20 years to the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC). This important government facility supports consulates and embassies overseas and protects U.S. border security. During the last two decades, it has grown from about 40 workers to more than 425...
Posted On 31 Oct 2020
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Authorities asking for public’s help to locate missing Jellico woman

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Jellico woman. According to the Jellico Police Department, Fanny Kellogg, 70, was last seen at noon on Friday when she left her home en route to Williamsburg. Kellogg is described as a black woman, 5’2”, 195 pounds...

Whitley County Health Department issues public health notice

The Whitley County Health Department issued a public health notice Friday regarding COVID-19 exposure at a Williamsburg barber shop. “Those who were at Mike’s Barber Shop at 705 Main Street in Williamsburg, Kentucky, between 6 am and 5 pm on Tuesday, October 20, 2020,...
Posted On 30 Oct 2020
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Suicide prevention horseback ride, event in memory of Whitley County teen to be held Saturday

A unique memorial event for a Whitley County student who took her own life in 2018 will take place Saturday in Williamsburg. The suicide prevention ride, hosted by Bethany’s Hope, will take place at Patrick’s Point River Camp on River Road. The event, which will begin at 10 a.m.,...

Williamsburg gets anti-vaping award

The City of Williamsburg is being recognized for its efforts to curb vaping in the city. Following Monday evening’s Williamsburg City Council meeting, Mayor Roddy Harrison announced that Williamsburg had been awarded the 2020 Smoke-free Excellence in E-Cigarettes Policy Award by...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020

Williamsburg’s annual Jeep Jamboree cranking up Thursday, but with changes

The 27th Annual Gateway to the Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree, which will bring hundreds of Jeep enthusiasts to the Williamsburg area for some off-road fun, is still happening this week, but it won’t quite look like the Jeep Jamboree events of the past have, due to COVID-19. “It is...
Posted On 15 Oct 2020

Downtown Williamsburg getting new park via grants

Downtown Williamsburg will soon be getting a new park complete with a stage, bench seating with USB charging stations, umbrella covered seating around the perimeter of the park, and overhead lights streaming from poles around the park. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents...
Posted On 14 Oct 2020

W’burg Keeneland project still a go, Mayor says

Despite a recent ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court that bans “historical wagering” machines, that are in use at state race tracks, a planned Keeneland facility in Williamsburg, which calls for 400 such machines, is still apparently happening. Read this story and more for just...
Posted On 14 Oct 2020

W’burg man charged with felony DUI, failure to comply with sex offender registry

A Williamsburg Police officer’s investigation into a report of a vehicle that crashed into a ditch late Sunday night, resulted in a Williamsburg man being arrested on a felony DUI charge. Thomas M. Cox, 52, was charged with driving under the influence, and operating on a...