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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...

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...