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Judicial center escape attempt goes nowhere

A Williamsburg man’s recent alleged escape attempt from a holding cell at the Whitley County Detention Center didn’t result in freedom, just more criminal charges. Jordan Lee Ramey, 21, of Wolf Creek, and other inmates were placed in a judicial center holding cell on...
Posted On 02 Sep 2016

Old Fashion Brush Arbor Days begins Wednesday

Hundreds of people will be pouring into Williamsburg for the 55th Annual Old Fashion Brush Arbor Meeting, which is a tent style revival that served as the inspiration for Old Fashioned Trading Days. The five-day event starts on the Wednesday before Labor Day and runs through...
Posted On 31 Aug 2016

Whitley Co. law enforcement captures wanted W’burg man

A Williamsburg man who had successfully eluded law enforcement multiple times was taken into custody Friday morning. Whitley County Constable Dorman Patrick, Jr. along with Williamsburg Police, Kentucky State Police and Whitley County Jailer Brian Lawson arrested 37-year-old...

‘Resolution’ reached in W’burg schools lawsuit

A lawsuit against the Williamsburg Independent School District, former Superintendent Denny Byrd and former Principal Gary Peters has been dismissed in U.S. District Court in London. The parents of the victim, who are identified in the lawsuit only as John and Jane Doe, filed...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

U of C’s ‘Shoes 4 the Soul’ helps 500 elementary students

Thanks to the efforts of more than 400 student volunteers from the University of the Cumberlands Tuesday morning, about 500 elementary school students from four local schools got a new pair of free shoes, new socks and a new backpack full of school supplies. Tuesday was the fifth...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

W’burg officer receives seatbelt enforcement award

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored 146 law enforcement officers from 125 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles, including a Williamsburg police officer. The...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

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