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City of Williamsburg qualifies for $379k in CARES Act relief; budget uncertain

Williamsburg is poised to receive $379,738 as its share of the $1.8 trillion COVID-19 CARES Act Relief Bill, Mayor Roddy Harrison told the city council during its monthly meeting on June 8. Harrison noted that Kentucky was allotted $1.7 billion of which the governor has agreed to...
Posted On 16 Jun 2020

Paving projects slated to start this week in W’burg

Some Williamsburg city streets are expected to be paved or at least partially paved starting this week. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison told the city council Monday that some of the paving work was supposed to be done last year, but paving companies were too busy with other...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020

“Fourth Street Dining’ coming to Williamsburg

Efforts to provide additional outdoor seating for two downtown Williamsburg restaurants, the status of another downtown restaurant that is attempting to open, and the expected opening of a new long-awaited fast food restaurant were among the topics of conversation at Monday’s...
Posted On 10 Jun 2020

COVID-19 has delayed, but not stopped opening of new W’burg downtown businesses

When it comes to Williamsburg’s downtown development, there is some bad news and there is some good news. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison noted during the recent monthly city council meeting that several businesses were getting close to opening when the COVID-19 shutdown hit in...
Posted On 19 May 2020

Reduced gas tax proceeds one of example of how city budgets are struggling

The City of Williamsburg’s share of the state’s gas tax for next fiscal year gives you some idea of the financial challenges local city and county governments are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This current fiscal year, which ends June 30, the City of Williamsburg...
Posted On 19 May 2020

Williamsburg Little League season will likely be canceled, city council told

Under the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s COVID-19 reopening plan, outdoor youth sports will be allowed to resume on June 15, but the little league baseball and softball season in Williamsburg doesn’t look like it is going to happen this summer. Williamsburg City Councilwoman Patty...
Posted On 18 May 2020

Finding land to build duplexes is about to get easier in Williamsburg

It will soon be easier to build duplexes and multi-family residential units in Williamsburg. 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 10 Mar 2020

Bid awarded on phase one of waterpark project

Williamsburg is moving ahead full steam with the first phase of its planned renovation and expansion of the Kentucky Splash Waterpark. 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 04 Mar 2020

W’burg plans $6 million recreation, tourism renovation around waterpark

Officials unveiled a three-phase, $6 million plan during Monday night’s Williamsburg City Council meeting that will add two new softball fields, a new walking and bicycling path, new campground sites, a splash pad, and a swimming pool to attractions in or around the Kentucky...
Posted On 13 Feb 2020

W’burg police adding new K-9 in 2020

Williamsburg Police Department K-9 units had a busy year in 2019 with 38 tracks most of which were for criminals, and over 79 drug finds from searches, Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird told the Williamsburg City Council during its monthly meeting Monday. The police department...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020