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Briar Creek Park Bridge closed due to flood damage

Briar Creek Park is back open after flooding damage last week, but the bridge inside the park is expected to be closed for at least a couple more weeks as officials try to figure out how best to repair it. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison said Tuesday that estimates for the...
Posted On 03 May 2017

Phillip Perkins heading to his 70th consecutive Kentucky Derby

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Posted On 03 May 2017

Worst flood in more than a decade hits Whitley County

The worst is over in regards to flooding in Whitley County following heavy rains over the weekend. The Cumberland River crested at 28.38 feet in Williamsburg about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, which is the 23rd highest flood level in Williamsburg history, according to the National Weather...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Father speaks out after daughter hit by vehicle in Williamsburg

Stan Huddleston holds his daughter, Mileigh, Monday. Mileigh ran out in front of a car and was hit Thursday, but wasn’t seriously injured. Although the car in question was driving below the speed limit, officials say speeding remains a problem in the area. If the driver had been...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017

Foster grandparents recognized Tuesday

Several Whitley County officials gathered at Williamsburg City Hall Tuesday afternoon to commemorate Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. Among those recognized were several Save the Children volunteers, who are part of the Senior Corps Foster Grandparent...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017

Three-year-old banged up after being hit by car Thursday evening

If the driver had been going much faster, a three-year-old Williamsburg girl might not be alive after being hit by a vehicle Thursday evening on Cemetery Road. “I am glad the kid is OK. It could have been a whole lot worse,” said Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird. The accident...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

W’burg announces 2017 schedule of events

If you are looking for something to do entertainment wise this spring, summer or fall, then you are going to have plenty of options in Williamsburg. The Williamsburg Main Street Program and the city of Williamsburg recently released their list of upcoming events for 2017, which...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017

W’burg council adds 911 fee to water bills, but still not happy about it

Williamsburg has begun adding a $3 per month charge onto its water bills to help fund the Whitley County E-911 Communication Center, but city officials still aren’t real happy about being told by a county entity what they have to do. You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

Williamsburg Kiwanis Club recognized as ‘Club of Distinction’

The Williamsburg Kiwanis Club has been recognized as a “club of distinction” during a recent Kentucky-Tennessee Kiwanis Division mid-year meeting in Alcoa, Tennessee. Alvin Sharpe, who served as Williamsburg Club President for 2015-2016 and is currently the Kiwanis Lt. Governor...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017

Driver of crashed garbage truck arrested for DUI

A Williamsburg man was allegedly driving impaired when he crashed and overturned a garbage truck near Williamsburg Monday morning. The crash happened about 10:14 a.m. when Dustin Lee Sumner, 26, of New Zion Road, was driving a 1996 Ford garbage truck, belonging to Ellis...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017