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W’burg police catch burglar in act Monday

Williamsburg police interrupted an alleged burglary in progress Monday afternoon. About 12:59 p.m., Williamsburg police received a call reporting a burglary in progress at Brush Arbor Apartments, according to a release and an arrest citation. When police arrived, a witness told...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

W’burg council honors ex-fire chief Privett

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison, right, presented recently retired Williamsburg Fire Chief James Privett with a plaque of appreciation during Monday’s monthly Williamsburg City Council meeting. The Williamsburg City Council presented recently retired Williamsburg Fire and...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

W’burg Airport receives $250K for runway repairs

The Williamsburg–Whitley County Airport will receive much-needed repairs to its runway thanks to $250,000 in state funds. Governor Matt Bevin announced last Thursday that the airport would be one of the first general-aviation airports across the commonwealth to benefit from $20...

Alleged playground equipment thieves caught

Two local residents, who are accused of stealing playground equipment from a Williamsburg daycare on July 23, have been apprehended. The Jellico Police Department arrested Arthur D. Hill, 49, of Williamsburg, and Amanda L. Rogers, 33, of Jellico, also known as Amanda Johnson,...
Posted On 08 Aug 2016

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