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Grubb was out on bond when arrested for passing counterfeit bills

A Williamsburg man had only been out of jail for 11 days on bond in another case when he allegedly passed counterfeit bills at multiple businesses on Jan. 19. Williamsburg Police Officer David Rowe arrested Donnie Eric Grubb, 35, of 6495 North US25W, about 4:48 p.m. Thursday...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

UC’s ‘The Patriot’ brings home 14 KPA Awards

The Patriot, the student newspaper at the University of the Cumberlands, received 14 Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Awards during the Kentucky Press Association’s annual awards banquet Friday, including a second place finish for General Excellence in the student publications...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

Mock disasters test first responders preparedness

The weather was dreary, damp and wet Monday morning. Rain was misting making working conditions wetter and more slippery than they would be in good weather. In other words, the weather for two mock disasters held simultaneously Monday morning in Whitley County was much like the...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

W’burg couple arrested for kidnapping, sex abuse, robbery

A Williamsburg husband and wife are facing kidnapping and sex abuse charges in connection with an alleged New Year’s Day incident. Hugh E. Roark, 52, and Tonya Roark, 43, of North Sixth Street, pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse,...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

Woman injured in Thursday shooting released from hospital

A Williamsburg woman, who had to be airlifted to Knoxville after being shot Thursday morning, was expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday. The shooting took place about 9 a.m. Thursday at 137 Mt. Morgan Road residence of Chris Creekmore. When officers arrived at the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

W’burg Plastics reports employee for drug trafficking

A Williamsburg Plastics employee is behind bars for allegedly selling or offering to sell drugs to his co-workers. John E. Combs, 49, of Williamsburg, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Thursday afternoon to a charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

500 call center jobs could be coming to W’burg

A large call center company is apparently looking to open a facility in the Williamsburg area provided that it can find a sufficient regional workforce. The company, which local officials aren’t identifying, could employee up to 500 people. and would pay between $10.50...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

Faulkner & Taylor Furniture Store founders pass away

Williamsburg lost two of its most notable residents last week as Vernon and Dorothy Faulkner died. The couple owned and managed Faulkner & Taylor Furniture Store on Main Street for 44 years. They were a very good people,” said Brian Shelby, who partnered with the Faulkners in...

Merry’s Flowers to close after 40 years

A business that has been an institution in downtown Williamsburg for more than 40 years will soon be no more. Merry’s Flower Shop, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, will be closing its doors no later than Jan. 13 and possibly sooner if the merchandise gets...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

KSP arrest two W’burg men in connection with meth case

An anonymous tip to Kentucky State Police Saturday lead to the arrest of two Williamsburg men on methamphetamine related charges. About 7 p.m., Trooper Samuel Peace received a tip that Joey Siler and another man, who wasn’t charged in connection with the case, were...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016