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Would-be W’burg burglars caught in the act

Williamsburg police captured two would-be alleged burglars in the act early Thursday morning behind Tractor Supply. About 2:10 a.m., Officers Mike Taylor and Cody Jeffries responded to an activated alarm at Tractor Supply, which is located on Penny Lane. When officers arrived,...
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

W’burg police warn of possible bogus bills

Williamsburg police are asking the public and local merchants to be on the lookout for possible counterfeit $20 bills that may be circulating in the area after five were passed at the Williamsburg Wal-Mart late Wednesday afternoon. “We want local businesses to be sure to...
Posted On 29 Jul 2016

Police donate new playground equipment, identify theft suspects

When children attending Soggy Bottoms Too daycare showed up Monday morning, an unpleasant site welcomed them. Their playground equipment was gone. Soggy Bottoms Too Owner Frances Woods said that many of the children thought the playground equipment had been “blown...
Posted On 27 Jul 2016

Public asked to help find stabbing suspect

Williamsburg police say a Whitley County man, who is wanted in connection with a stabbing last Wednesday, should be considered armed and dangerous and are asking for the public’s help in locating him. Police are searching for Bruce E. Lewis, 61, of 9255 US25W South,...
Posted On 08 Jul 2016

Expanded W’burg alcohol sales still months away

How soon will it be before Williamsburg residents can go to a place like Butch’s Market to buy a case of beer? Who will get a license to open a liquor store or stores in Williamsburg? How close can a business be to a school or church and still be allowed to sale alcohol?...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016

Williamsburg Fire Chief announces pending retirement

After more than 20 years as the man in charge, Williamsburg Fire Chief James Privett is planning to hang up his helmet and turnout gear. His last day on the job is scheduled for July 29. “I decided it had been long enough. It is time to get out and try to enjoy life and get...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016

Waterline breaks near W’burg’s library

A water line leak caused the closure of the Whitley County Public Library Tuesday and has affected numerous homes and business in Williamsburg. Library officials discovered the water leak about 7:30 a.m. with water coming out of the pavement in the parking lot, which is located...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016

I-75 cable barrier saves W’burg woman’s life

Emergency officials say a Williamsburg woman is lucky to be alive after her car flipped over on I-75 Friday morning and landed on top of the cable barrier that separates the north and southbound lanes of travel. The crash happened about 10:43 a.m. Friday between the 12 and...
Posted On 01 Jul 2016

W’burg voters say ‘yes’ to more alcohol

Prohibition in the Tri-County area is over at least as far as each of its cities goes. By an nearly two-to-one margin Tuesday, Williamsburg voters decided to follow suit with what neighboring communities are doing and allow alcohol to be sold by the package in stores and by the...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016

Time at W’burg Schools challenging, but rewarding, Byrd says

Retirement has officially become a reality for former Williamsburg Superintendent Denny Byrd after working 25 years as an educator. Byrd attended his last Board of education meeting last Tuesday and his last official day as Superintendent is Thursday, June 30. He says he is...