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W’burg Police warn of resurgence of ‘Flakka’

“Flakka,” mixed with crystal methamphetamine “ICE”, is making its second wave through Whitley County since its first appearance last year, reports the Williamsburg Police Department. Flakka, also known as “Gravel,” is often described as a form of bath salts. According to...

VoteNoJune28.com creator comes forward

The creator of a website and yard signs that oppose expanding alcohol sales in Williamsburg through a ballot referendum next week has come forward. Kenneth Sims, creator of the VoteNoJune28.com website, sent the News Journal an e-mail late Thursday afternoon saying that he...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016

Massey, victim’s mom won’t be added to suit

A former Williamsburg High School assistant football coach, who has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a student athletic trainer in 2014, and the victim’s mother, won’t be added as third-party defendants in a lawsuit against the school district, its superintendent...
Posted On 16 Jun 2016

Suspect accused of swallowing evidence

A Williamsburg man is facing an evidence tampering charge after allegedly swallowing three grams of what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine during a traffic stop. About 11:58 p.m. on June 7, Williamsburg Police Officer Cody Jeffries conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 BMW...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016

Organizers of W’burg ‘Vote No’ effort a mystery

As a June 28 special election over a referendum to expand alcohol sales in Williamsburg nears, an organized opposition effort has been mounted. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison submitted a petition on April 18 that contained 335 valid signatures in order to place a measure on...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016

W’burg woman charged with indecent exposure

A Williamsburg woman was arrested Saturday night after Corbin Police found her walking around naked in the emergency room at Baptist Health Corbin. Forty-six-year-old Donna Cox has been charged with one count of second-degree indecent exposure. You need to login to view the rest...

W’burg Kiwanis celebrate 35th anniversary

About 60 people turned out at the Cumberland Inn Thursday afternoon to help the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club celebrate its 35th anniversary. “This is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the 35 years we have been in existence here,” said current Williamsburg Kiwanis...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016

W’burg man arrested after motorcycle chase

A Williamsburg man is behind bars facing over half a dozen charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase Monday evening on a motorcycle. About 9 p.m., Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White attempted to stop a speeding 1998 Suzuki motorcycle, which was traveling...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016

W’burg Kiwanis will celebrate 35 years Thurs.

The Williamsburg Kiwanis Club is inviting all current and former members to attend its 35th anniversary celebration at noon Thursday at the Cumberland Inn. “We’re inviting all the old presidents back and old members back. We are going to celebrate 35 years of...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016

New mural promotes Williamsburg

Visitors to the Williamsburg Tourism and Convention Center are now being greeted by a large mural, which runs the length of one side of the building facing 10th Street. “I have been on Facebook the last two days and everybody has been very complimentary of it,” said...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016