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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

Historical society gets deed to building

The Williamsburg City Council took the first steps during its monthly meeting Monday towards paying its part of a federally ordered recertification of the floodwall and levy that took place last year. The council held the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the issuance of...
Posted On 16 Mar 2016

Police from two agencies charge Elswick

A Williamsburg man is now facing charges in connection with an alleged break-in at a Williamsburg business, and the theft of a vehicle from another Williamsburg business following separate investigations by different police agencies. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy John...
Posted On 16 Mar 2016

Williamsburg adding more bicycle racks

  Those wanting to ride bicycles as a mode of transportation in Williamsburg will soon have some additional places where they park and secure their bicycles thanks to an effort being spearheaded by the Williamsburg Bicycle Coalition. “We are trying to get bike racks...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016

Sheriff’s deputies find active meth lab; Williamsburg man arrested

The following is a news release from the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department. On 03-05-2016 around 2:00 am deputy Jonas Saunders of the Whitley County Sheriff Department was on a call on Clifford Canada Road and received an anonymous tip in reference to drug activity and...

Williamsburg Mayor leading package alcohol effort

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Posted On 02 Mar 2016

Williamsburg city council approves historical district

Williamsburg will soon have an official historic district, which Mayor Roddy Harrison hopes will lead to downtown revitalization. “The benefits of this are preservation and it also offers potential resources that are available, such state and federal tax credits, incentives and...