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Countywide effort stops fire at W’burg scrapyard Thursday

Nearly 60 firefighters spent more than seven hours battling a fire that tore through a pile of scrap aluminum at Eastern Kentucky Recycling in Williamsburg Thursday. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said firefighters were paged to the scene at 300 Savoy Clear Creek Road at...

Rockholds man extricated, airlifted following Friday crash

A Rockholds man was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle wreck on New Zion Church Road Friday afternoon. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies identified the man as Ralph Jones, 51. Jones was reportedly...

Fire guts mobile home in Woodbine Monday

Woodbine and Oak Grove firefighters spent almost two hours Monday battling a blaze that gutted a mobile home off of Colonel Ridge Road. Firefighters were called to the scene on Gray Owl Road just east of the Whitley/Knox County line at approximately 1:05 p.m. where a mobile home,...

Overturned coal truck blocks Meadow Creek Road most of Monday

Meadow Creek Road in Whitley County was closed to traffic for almost nine hours Monday when a trailer loaded with more than 40,000 pounds of coal overturned. Woodbine firefighters were called to the scene near Egnor Hollow Road about 8:15 a.m. The tractor-trailer loaded with coal...

Residents say trailer fire on Dowis Chapel Road sparked by space heater

Residents say a space heater is to blame for a fire that damaged a doublewide mobile home on Dowis Chapel Road Friday morning. Woodbine and Oak Grove firefighters were called to the scene at 437 Dowis Chapel Road about 9:30 a.m. Dispatchers advised firefighters that no one was in...

Arson suspected in Sunday morning blaze

A Kentucky State Police arson investigator has been asked to examine a fire that destroyed a home on Barnhill Road Sunday morning. Woodbine Fire Department Battalion Chief Rickie Fore said firefighters were called to the scene off of Brays Chapel Road about 11:30 a.m. “It was a...

Fire destroys family’s home in Gray Friday

Area firefighters were told when they arrived at the scene of a house fire on Indian Creek Road Thursday morning that they might be facing their worst case scenario – someone trapped inside. Firefighters were called to the scene at 150 Indian Creek Road off of Ky. 6 in the Gray...