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Local towns plan a variety of Independence Day celebrations

If you like fireworks, then you will have the opportunity to view them over the course of three different nights in local towns. London will kick-off Independence Day celebrations on Saturday, July 1. Corbin and Barbourville will follow on Monday, July 3, and Williamsburg and...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017

Constable arrests two at W’burg Pilot on drug charges

A report about a possibly intoxicated woman at the Pilot Travel Center in Williamsburg late Thursday evening lead to the arrest of two people. Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. wrote in a release that about 11:15 p.m., an unknown man reported that a possibly intoxicated...
Posted On 09 Jun 2017

W’burg block parties kick off Friday with ‘The Frontier Band’

This summer you don’t have to go any further than Bill Woods Park in Williamsburg on Friday nights to find either free live concerts or free movies in the park. “I am looking forward to another great summer of fun with our block parties and movies in the park and all the other...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017

Briar Creek Park bridge repair still weeks away

Williamsburg officials hope to start repair or replacement work early next month on the Briar Creek Park bridge, which has been closed since flooding damaged it in late April and early May. Initially, city officials received estimates ranging from $30,000 – $300,000 to...
Posted On 24 May 2017

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