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Thursday afternoon crash kills Frakes woman

A fatal automobile crash claimed the life of a Frakes woman Thursday afternoon. About noon, Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Ridener responded to a single vehicle collision that occurred in the Frakes community of Whitley County on KY 190, according to a KSP release. The...
Posted On 20 Mar 2020

Family pet dies during Sunday blaze

Fire largely destroyed a central Whitley County home Sunday afternoon, and claimed the life of a family pet. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 11 Mar 2020

Patterson Creek VFD installing free smoke detectors

If you live in eastern Whitley County, you are likely eligible to receive a free smoke detector, which firefighters will come out and install for free. Patterson Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Pee Jib Paul said the program is a partnership with the Red Cross, which is providing the...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020

Family loses everything in Christmas Day fire, including new The B Squad Project beds

Four days before Christmas, two of Deborah Lawson’s grandchildren received new beds courtesy of The B Squad Project, a local charity that gave a total of 51 new beds to less fortunate children. It wasn’t just beds that the children received. Each came with a mattress and bed bug...
Posted On 31 Dec 2019

Early Sunday morning blaze destroys Upper Mulberry home

Fire completely destroyed a newer model mobile home early Sunday morning in eastern Whitley County. About 4:30 a.m., Patterson Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded to 210 Upper Mulberry Road off of Louden Road for a fire at a singlewide mobile home. Patterson Creek Volunteer...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019

KSP arson investigator asked to investigate Sunday trailer fire

An early Sunday morning trailer fire in eastern Whitley County is “suspicious” in nature, and firefighters have contacted a Kentucky State Police arson investigator to look into it further. Goldbug and Patterson Creek volunteer fire departments were notified about 3:30 a.m. about...
Posted On 22 Aug 2019

Man lucky to be alive after logging mishap

A man had to be flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center Tuesday morning after a tree fell on top of him in eastern Whitley County. “It could have been a whole lot worse. He got lucky,” noted Patterson Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Pee Jib Paul. The incident happened...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019

Electrical issue suspected as cause of Tuesday morning trailer fire

By the time Patterson Creek Volunteer Fire Department was notified Tuesday morning, this trailer had already been totally destroyed. Fire completely destroyed a trailer Tuesday morning at a home near the intersection of Highway 1064 and Mays Cemetery Road. Read this story and...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

Bystanders free woman trapped in flooded car Monday morning

Two people, who were suffering from severe hypothermia, had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter Monday morning, after a vehicle drove into at least three feet of water that was flooding Dal Road in nine-degree weather. “They are very lucky to be alive,” noted Whitley...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019

KSP, coroner’s office on scene of fatal Rockholds’ blaze

Kentucky State Police, the Whitley County Coroner’s Office and numerous volunteer fire departments are on the scene of a fatal house fire in the Rockholds’ community. The structure fire was first reported about 2:41 p.m. at a 74 Gail Hart Road residence, which is...