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Defending champion Ben White ready for Saturday’s Lion’s Chase

The Lion’s Chase has continued to grow in popularity each year of its existence. Athletes of all ages come from far and wide each September to test their mettle against the rugged terrain and grueling obstacles that are featured in this outdoor race.
Posted On 08 Sep 2016
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Deputy finds meth lab at Emlyn home

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies discovered an active one-step methamphetamine lab at an Emlyn residence late Saturday afternoon. About 5 p.m., Deputy Jonas Saunders went to the US25W South residence about four miles south of Williamsburg after getting an anonymous tip...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Glennis Reed Nantz charged in High Top boat ramp robbery, burglaries

About the same time his son was allegedly trying to elude Whitley County Constable Dorman Patrick, Jr. Saturday night, 44-year-old Glennis Reed Nantz was having his own run-in with the law stemming from the burglaries and robbery on Aug. 27 at the High Top boat ramp. According to...

Corbin Primary recruiting volunteers for ‘DOGs’ program

Corbin Primary School is recruiting volunteer watch DOGs for the school. The school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has initiated the Dads On Guard (DOGs) program to bring father and father figures into the school and interact with the students. “We want them to volunteer to...

Comic creator Bob Frantz presenting his work at Max Toys in Corbin Sept. 3

On Saturday, September 3 comic book creator Bob Frantz will be in Corbin to meet fans and sign copies of the debut issue of his all-new, all-ages series from Action Lab Comics – Monty the Dinosaur. The “Creator Spotlight” event will take place at Max Toys and Comics,...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016
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Patrick completes 911 training program

Twenty-four law enforcement dispatchers graduated on Aug. 12 from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT), including Brentley L. Patrick, Whitley County E-911. The graduates hail from communications centers across the...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

W’burg officer receives seatbelt enforcement award

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored 146 law enforcement officers from 125 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles, including a Williamsburg police officer. The...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

WCHS part of pilot freshman mentoring program

Most people can remember the awkwardness of being a high school freshman starting over as the low person on the totem pole at a new school and being not quite sure where to go and how to get there among other issues. A new pilot program at Whitley County High School is hoping to...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

Ex-Knox County school board chair seeks to regain seat

Over three months after resigning, former Knox County Board of Education Chairman Dexter Smith has cast himself back into the spotlight. On Tuesday, Aug. 9, Smith filed to run in the November election to again represent Knox County School Board’s fourth district. Knox County...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016
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Injured hiker rescued near Dogslaughter Falls

It took emergency workers about four hours to carry out a Wisconsin woman, who broke her ankle while hiking near Dogslaughter Falls Monday evening. Woodbine Search and Rescue Chief Rick Fore said emergency responders were called out about 6 p.m. to assist the injured woman. Read...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016