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Whitley County flooding forces at least 10 water rescues

First responders had a busy couple of days, particularly in southern Whitley County Sunday afternoon and Monday, rescuing individuals trapped either inside residences by high water or in vehicles that had become stuck in high water. Photos by Whitley County Emergency Management...
Posted On 31 Mar 2021

Dog alleged cause of car accident

The driver of a white Chevrolet was taken to the hospital by ambulance after she swerved to avoid hitting a brown dog that was in the roadway Monday, said Woodbine Fire Chief Rick Fore. The accident happened on KY 6 just past the Woodbine Fire and Rescue station. Crews were...

‘Suspicious’ fire at old Mountain View Lodge in Corbin extinguished

The dilapidated building that was once Mountain View Lodge in Corbin is still standing following a “suspicious” blaze late Saturday morning. “When we first arrived, there were several spot fires in every room on the first floor on the back part of the building. We sent entry...
Posted On 09 Jan 2021

Lawsuit filed to recover stolen bingo money

An insurance company, which is representing a Whitley County volunteer fire department, is suing two people, who stole nearly a quarter of a million dollars from the fire department’s bingo proceeds. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access...
Posted On 09 Mar 2020

Injured hiker rescued at Cumberland Falls State Park

Woodbine and McCreary County rescue officials had to use a stokes basket to rescue an injured hiker at Cumberland Falls State Park Thursday morning. The victim, identified as Ryan Bonk, 42, suffered a broken leg after hiking about one mile on trail nine, which is located inside...
Posted On 01 Jun 2017

Woodbine fire truck wrecked while en route to structure fire

A Woodbine Fire Department pumper truck was involved in a wreck while responding to an emergency call Thursday afternoon. Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said the truck with two firefighters wrecked on Louden Road off of East Ky. 92 approximately eight miles outside of...

Duo accused of taking $240,069 from Woodbine VFD bingo

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted two Woodbine residents charging them with taking $240,069 from Woodbine Volunteer Fire Department’s bingo operation over a 16-month period. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day!...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016