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Tim Melton named new W’burg Principal

Out of the seven applicants for the Williamsburg Independent School Principal position education veteran Tim Melton was the consensus choice by the interview committee for the job. During a press conference Tuesday morning in the school lobby, which was attended by about...
Posted On 31 May 2016

Joint effort nets 6 arrests in burglary

A joint effort by Corbin Police, Williamsburg Police, Knox County Sheriff’s Department and Constable Ron Bowling has resulted in the arrest of six people in connection with a home burglary in Corbin Sunday afternoon. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please...

W’burg police towing abandoned cars

If you live in Williamsburg and have a vehicle parked along a city street that hasn’t been used in quite some time, then you might want to move it onto your property if you want to keep it and avoid a tow bill. The Williamsburg Police Department started towing abandoned...
Posted On 18 May 2016

Vandals damage Williamsburg parks

When Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison was a teacher and school officials were trying to find out who was responsible for something bad that happened at school, he used to tell his students, “I know somebody saw them. I know somebody saw something.” Then he told his...
Posted On 04 May 2016

Man charged with raping fellow student at cabin party

Williamsburg police arrested an Indianapolis man Monday afternoon for allegedly raping a Nashville woman early Sunday morning. About 3:23 p.m., Williamsburg Police Detective Bobby Freeman charged Christian Devi Black Jr., 21, with first-degree rape. You need to login to view the...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016

Second Williamsburg alcohol petition started, has 176 signatures

One week after finding out that the alcohol petition he submitted to the Whitley County Clerk’s Office was six votes short of the number needed to place it on the ballot, Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison is back at it with a second petition. Harrison said that as of about...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016

Williamsburg City Council delays Dupier Lane vote

The television show “Seinfeld” often billed itself as the television show about nothing. Monday’s Williamsburg City Council meeting was largely the equivalent of a “Seinfeld” episode in that it was a meeting where virtually nothing was done in terms...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016

Williamsburg alcohol petition comes up six signatures short

Monday afternoon Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison was feeling a little like the television character Maxwell Smart from the 1960s television show “Get Smart,” whose famous catch phrase was “missed it by that much.” “I wish Agent 99 would come and...
Posted On 06 Apr 2016

Forest fire burns near Williamsburg

Goldbug and Emlyn volunteer firefighters and the Kentucky Division of Forestry spent several hours Monday afternoon battling a brush fire/forest fire in the Beck’s Creek area of Whitley County. Goldbug Volunteer Fire Chief Brandon Woods said the fire was reported around noon...
Posted On 04 Apr 2016

Man arrested after 3-mile police chase

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly fled from police on March 16 in a vehicle going 100 mph on Ky. 26, pleaded guilty to amended charges Monday morning. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird initially charged Shannon D. Bunch, 26, with first-degree fleeing or evading police,...
Posted On 17 Mar 2016