Portion of N. 10th Street will be closed during school

If you drive on North 10th Street in Williamsburg, then pay attention. Starting next month, a portion of the street will be closed daily while Williamsburg Independent School is in session. During its monthly meeting Monday, the Williamsburg City Council unanimously voted to close N. 10th Street from Main Street to Sycamore Street from the [...]

W’burg man arrested on sex abuse charge

Peter Gerlaugh is charged with first-degree sexual abuse. A Wednesday morning preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Williamsburg man, who is facing a sex abuse charge. Peter Jason Gerlaugh, 39, is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $75,000 cash bond. Kentucky State Police arrested Gerlaugh on [...]

Local towns plan a variety of Independence Day celebrations

If you like fireworks, then you will have the opportunity to view them over the course of three different nights in local towns. London will kick-off Independence Day celebrations on Saturday, July 1. Corbin and Barbourville will follow on Monday, July 3, and Williamsburg and Jellico will present their fireworks displays on Tuesday, July 4. [...]

Constable arrests two at W’burg Pilot on drug charges

A report about a possibly intoxicated woman at the Pilot Travel Center in Williamsburg late Thursday evening lead to the arrest of two people. Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. wrote in a release that about 11:15 p.m., an unknown man reported that a possibly intoxicated woman was inside Pilot. At the time, Patrick was in [...]

W’burg block parties kick off Friday with ‘The Frontier Band’

The Frontier Band will perform from 8-11 p.m. Friday at Bill Woods Park in Williamsburg during the first block party of the summer. This summer you don’t have to go any further than Bill Woods Park in Williamsburg on Friday nights to find either free live concerts or free movies in the park. [...]

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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