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  • Police: Man Accused In Murder-For-Hire Case Threatens Commonwealth Attorney

    June 26, 2014 11:28 AM

    A Whitley County man accused of trying to hire a hitman on Topix last year is in trouble again after threatening the commonwealth's attorney. Tristan Hall has been arrested again accused of placing eight threatening phone calls to Commonwealth Attorney Allen Trimble trying to intimidate him in Hall's upcoming... more »
  • Man Killed In Whitley County Crash

    June 23, 2014 5:22 AM

    A man died in a single-vehicle crash in Whitley County Sunday evening. Deputies say Jacob Paul, 21, was driving a pickup truck along Becks Creek Road when he lost control, went off the roadway and slammed into a tree. The truck burst into flames on impact. Officials say... more »
  • Conflicting Reports In Death Of Whitley County Woman Play Video

    June 18, 2014 1:22 PM

    Conflicting reports swirl around the death of an elderly Whitley County woman found dead at her home. The woman was found by a neighbor and both the Whitley County sheriff and the coroner both agree she likely died of natural causes. Sheriff Colan Harrell says the woman had not... more »
  • Police Identify Victim, Other Driver In Fatal Motorcycle Crash

    June 16, 2014 11:27 AM

    Kentucky State Police have released the name of the victim and of another driver they say was involved in the fatal motorcycle crash in Whitley County over the weekend. KSP says 62-year-old Michael J. King of Corbin was pronounced dead at the scene after his motorcycle was hit by another... more »
  • Witnesses Provide More Details On Fatal Motorcycle Crash Play Video

    June 16, 2014 4:45 AM

    Witnesses are helping police find out more about a motorcycle accident that claimed the life of one man in Whitley County Sunday night. Richard Barton said he heard a loud crash along Devils Creek Road , near Rosetown, around 8:30 p.m. He was one of the first people to... more »
  • Storms Damage Firehouse Roof In Whitley County Play Video

    June 11, 2014 12:20 PM

    The winds also left their mark in Whitley County even damaging a firehouse there. Not only have the Woodbine firefighters been busy with all the downed trees, but also fixing their own building where the roof was ripped off during Tuesday night's storm. It all started around 7... more »
  • Passerby Helps Elderly Man Escape Whitley County House Fire Play Video

    June 5, 2014 11:03 AM

    A passerby helped a 90-year-old man escape a house fire in Whitley County Thursday morning. Officials say the passerby was on his way to work around 4 a.m. when he spotted the flames coming from the home on 5th Street in Whitley County just west of Corbin. He... more »
  • Whitley County Home Burns

    June 5, 2014 7:13 AM

    Whitley County firefighters battled a house fire early Thursday morning. Flames engulfed a home along Fifth Street Road, near the Corbin Primary School. The fire reportedly started around 4:40 a.m. A fire chief on the scene would not provide any information. It is unknown if anybody suffered injuries.... more »
  • Whitley County Homeowner Holds Intruder At Gunpoint Play Video

    May 12, 2014 1:06 PM

    A Whitley County man is behind bars after deputies say he tried to break into a home through the window while swinging a knife. Deputies say they found 67-year-old Lonie Paul being held at gunpoint by the homewoner while partially in the window of the home on Highway 92... more »
  • Sheriff: Parent Assaults Baseball Coach During Son's Game Play Video

    May 7, 2014 11:44 AM

    A parent was arrested in Whitley County Tuesday after getting in a fight with a baseball head coach who took his son out of the game. Police say William Asher entered the dugout and got into an argument with Whitley County Baseball Head Coach Kyle Adams, then pushed him... more »
  • Whitley County Mother Arrested After Three Kids Found Home Alone Play Video

    May 2, 2014 4:17 PM

    A Whitley County mother has been indicted for leaving her kids home alone for days. Danelle Brittian was arrested last week and indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment, one for each of the children she's accused of leaving home alone back in February. Williamsburg police say the... more »
  • Emergency Management Monitors Possible Severe Weather, Damage From Recent Storms

    April 29, 2014 1:18 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Emergency Management says it has received reports of scattered storm damage from Monday's storms, while neighboring states are reporting vast destruction and loss of lives. The National Weather Service places Kentucky in the slight risk category for possible severe weather late Tuesday afternoon and evening... more »
  • 18 Arrested In Whitley County Drug Round Up

    April 15, 2014 3:18 PM

    The Whitley County Sheriff Department has arrested 18 people in connection to a drug round up operation in the county. • Christen Sutton, age 33, of Alsile Road, Williamsburg, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree. • Matthew Croley, age 24, of Cowbell Ave., Williamsburg, charged with trafficking in a... more »
  • Deputies: Estill County Man Arrested On His Way To Drug Deal

    April 7, 2014 11:46 AM

    An Estill County man was arrested last week in Whitley County while on his way to a drug deal, officials said. Whitley County Sheriff Deputies received a call Friday around 3:30 p.m. about a reckless driver on I-75. Deputies caught up with that vehicle at exit 25 in Corbin.... more »
  • Horse Put Down After Not Being Properly Cared For: Deputies

    March 17, 2014 4:35 PM

    A Whitley County woman was charged with animal cruelty after a horse had to be put down by Animal Control due to its condition. The Whitely County Sheriff's office says the animal was lying in mud struggling to survive Sunday afternoon on Elm Street in Rockholds, Ky. Animal Control... more »
  • Teacher Accused Of Biting Toddler Pleads Guilty

    March 13, 2014 12:56 PM

    A former Whitley County Head Start teacher who allegedly bit and spanked a 15-month-old student last year, has entered a guilty plea to amended charges, according to the News Journal. 35-year-old Ginger Dawn Hackler was originally charged with two counts of third degree criminal abuse of a child under... more »
  • Deputies Search For Laurel County Man Accused Of Scam Play Video

    March 10, 2014 3:45 PM

    The Whitley County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man accused of scamming a homeowner. Officials say Mark Anthony Adams, 21 of Hicks Lane in London, presented himself as a worker of the Cumberland Valley RECC in February, saying he was there to install lightning rods to protect the... more »
  • Golden Alert Cancelled For Whitley County Man

    March 6, 2014 7:56 AM

    A Golden Alert for a missing man Whitley County man has been cancelled. Whitley County dispatchers say Emanuel Felipe Herrara, 40, also known as Manny, went missing from Elbert Lane in Williamsburg Wednesday night. He was found Thursday morning around 11 a.m. in Corbin. Officials say Herrara suffers from... more »
  • Parents Arrested After Child Found In Hotel Room With Drunk Man

    January 22, 2014 12:07 PM

    Two people have been arrested after a child was found with a drunk man in a hotel room. Gene Jones and Negia Pendleton are charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after their child was found with a man in a room at the Best Western in Whitley... more »
  • Search For Missing Whitley County Man Underway in Saxton

    January 9, 2014 12:03 PM

    Police continued their search for a Whitley County man who was last seen last week, around Saxton, south of Williamsburg, Thursday morning. The search for William Dan Oakes, Senior, began Wednesday in the Saxton Community, after Oakes' daughter reported him missing to the Whitley County Sheriff's Office, saying she'd... more »
  • Deputies Searching For Missing Whitley County Man

    January 8, 2014 6:06 PM

    The Whitley County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in the search for a missing man. William "Dan" Oakes, Sr., was reported missing Wednesday around noon. Oakes' daughter, Crystal Thomas, said she last saw her father at his home on Hwy 25 South near Williamsburg, Ky,... more »
  • Whitley County Mother Arrested After Toddler Found Wandering Play Video

    January 1, 2014 10:30 AM

    A Whitley County woman was charged after her toddler went missing for at least an hour Tuesday afternoon. The Whitley County Sheriff's Department said in a news release Wednesday that Stephanie Brock,28, told them her three-year-old daughter went missing while she was asleep. The child was found within... more »
  • Police Arrest Two Men Accused Of Stealing Charity Jar

    December 26, 2013 5:12 AM

    Police in Whitley County arrested two men accused of stealing a charity donation jar. Police say David Humphrey, 19, grabbed a donation jar for the "Shop with a Cop" program from the counter of a gas station. Humphrey got into a car driven by Cody Mullis, 23. Police say... more »
  • Whitley County Pair Accused In Death Of Toddler Pleads Not Guilty

    December 16, 2013 11:46 AM

    Two people accused in the death of a toddler pleaded not guilty in a Whitley County Circuit Court Monday. Mark Hyden and Trina White are charged with the murder of two-year-old Madisyn Davis. Authorities say Madisyn died from blunt force trauma to the head. Police say Hyden... more »
  • Police: Mother Abandons Diabetic Teen In Home With No Running Water, Food Play Video

    December 16, 2013 10:51 AM

    Police have arrested a woman they say abandoned her diabetic teenage daughter for seven days in a home with no running water and not enough food. Officers responded to a complaint at the Garrard County home on Dec. 10, and a 15-year-old answered and told police Joyce Sands had... more »
  • Dogs From Whitley-Knox Animal Shelter Fire Now Available For Adoption In Lexington Play Video

    December 4, 2013 4:53 PM

    Things are looking up after a devastating fire at the Knox-Whitley County Animal Shelter. Dozens of animals were killed, others left without a home. Seven of the shelter pups were taken in by the Lexington Humane Society and are now up for adoption. For information on how you... more »
  • Man Killed In Whitley County Crash Identified Play Video

    November 20, 2013 4:50 PM

    A man was killed and a Kentucky State Trooper was injured in an accident in Whitley County Wednesday afternoon. Police say 41-year-old James King of Williamsburg was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say the trooper was responding to another accident around 3 p.m. when he became involved in... more »
  • Welcome Center On I-75 Near Tennessee Line Closing

    November 11, 2013 6:14 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - People traveling north on Interstate 75 during the next several days will have to find someplace to stop other than the Whitley County welcome center in southern Kentucky near the Tennessee line. The welcome center is closing Tuesday until early next week to repair floor drains in... more »
  • Courtyard To Honor Teacher Killed Trying To Stop Fight Play Video

    November 5, 2013 8:28 PM

    A courtyard will be name in Honor of the Kentucky educator killed while trying to break to a fight between two students. Dewayne Bunch died a little more than a year ago after he was hurt while trying to stop a fight between two students at Whitley County High... more »
  • Fatal Fire In Whitley County

    October 11, 2013 8:57 AM

    Family members provided more details about a fire that killed a Whitley County woman Friday morning. Officials say the fire broke out inside the home along Old Corbin Pike in Williamsburg around 2 a.m. Firefighters say the house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. A husband and... more »
  • Woman Killed In Whitley County Fire

    October 11, 2013 5:30 AM

    A woman died in a Whitley County house fire early Friday morning. Officials say the fire broke out inside the home along Old Corbin Pike in Williamsburg around 2 a.m. Firefighters say the house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. A husband and wife were home at... more »
  • New Developments In Investigation Of Remains Found In Storage Unit

    October 7, 2013 5:27 PM

    There are new developments in the case of a woman's bones found in a Whitley County storage unit. Corbin Police spent the day searching the 900 block of South Kentucky Street, in hopes of finding the rest of the woman's remains. While detectives didn't have any luck, they... more »
  • Man Says Ex Killed His Dog By Hanging It Play Video

    October 3, 2013 6:00 AM

    Deputies in Whitley County have arrested a woman accused of killing her boyfriend's dog by hanging it from a pole. Rick Strunk says his ex-girlfriend Sheila Faye Wright, 45, killed the Pomeranian last Wednesday. He says she taped its legs and face, and then hung the dog from the... more »
  • Whitley County Man Charged With Impersonating Officer Over Text Messages

    August 15, 2013 7:54 PM

    A Whitley county man is in jail, accused of illegally texting someone, but not while driving. He's accused of texting messages while pretending to be a police officer. The victim told police 24-year-old Matthew Jody sent him text messages claiming to be an officer on patrol. Jody... more »
  • Driver Wanted In Whitley County Fatal Crash In Custody

    July 31, 2013 10:41 PM

    A woman wanted in connection to a fatal crash in Whitley county has been taken under custody in Jellico, Tennesse. Police say 22-year-old Donnetta Bell is in custody of Campbell County Sheriff's Department. They say the woman was first sent to the hospital with injuries they believe are... more »
  • Police Search For Whitley County Woman Wanted In Connection With Fatal Crash

    July 31, 2013 6:41 PM

    Police are searching for a Whitley County woman wanted in connection with a fatal crash Wednesday. When police catch up to 22-year-old Donnetta Bell, she will face several charges, including reckless homicide. Investigators say the crash happened this morning on US 25 near the Sexton community. They... more »
  • Deputies Search For Missing Whitley County Teen

    July 2, 2013 9:10 AM

    The Whitley County Sheriff's Department is searching for a missing teenager. Officials say Julia E. Lowe, 16, of Chestnut Road in the Corbin area, was last seen around 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Lowe is about 5-foot-2 with brown hair and blue eyes. If you have any information... more »
  • Northbound I-75 Shut Down In Whitley County

    June 14, 2013 9:44 AM

    Officials have shut down northbound I-75 in Whitley County due to an accident involving a semi. Officials say the driver of a southbound semi lost control near mile marker 16, went through the median, crossed northbound lanes and went over an embankment. The driver suffered minor injuries and refused... more »
  • One Killed, Three Hurt In Whitley County Crash

    May 27, 2013 5:12 AM

    One man was killed and three juveniles suffered injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Whitley County Sunday afternoon. The accident happened at the junction of Bee Creek Road and Cumberland Falls Highway around noon. Kevin Haaks, 42 died in the crash. Two of the juveniles were airlifted to hospitals,... more »
  • Man Accused Of Offering Money To Kill Woman

    May 17, 2013 6:32 AM

    Police in Whitley County have arrested a man in connection with a threatening website post. Police say Tristan James Hall, 29, offered to pay $5,000 to anybody willing to kill a woman he knew. Investigators say Hall posted the message on Topix last January. Officers arrested Hall and... more »
  • Two Arrested After Whitley County Robbery

    April 10, 2013 5:16 AM

    Deputies in Whitley County arrested two people shortly after a grocery store holdup Tuesday afternoon. Officials say a man and woman walked into Young's Grocery along KY-904 around 4 p.m. The man was armed with an axe handle and the woman brandished a tire iron. Deputies say the store... more »
  • Police Search For Whitley County Jail Escapee

    April 3, 2013 8:33 AM

    Police continue to search for a Whitley County Detention Center inmate who escaped from a work detail Monday. Jail officials say Shannon R. Wynn, 34, was cleaning trash along a roadside when he took off. Wynn was in jail on charges including manufacturing meth and endangering the welfare... more »
  • Two Men Arrested In Whitley County Meth Bust

    March 15, 2013 9:10 AM

    Police arrested two men after discovering a meth lab inside a Whitley County home Thursday. Police say troopers went to a home in the Canada Town community to follow up on a previous methamphetamine case. When they arrived, they smelled a strong chemical odor. Troopers went inside the home... more »
  • Two Men Hit By Same Bullet In Accidental Shooting

    February 21, 2013 8:17 AM

    Two men in Whitley County managed to get shot by the same bullet Wednesday night. Kentucky State Police say Matthew N. Goins, 22, and William J. Bennett, 22, were target shooting in an area along KY-904 east of Williamsburg when the gun jammed. As the two men were trying... more »
  • Flooding An Issue In Some Southeastern Counties

    January 31, 2013 5:06 AM

    Heavy rains and high winds moved out of the Commonwealth Wednesday, but problems remain. Flooding is an issue in some southeastern Counties. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Knox County and Whitley County effective until 9 a.m. Torrential rains left streams and rivers... more »
  • Rock Slide Ties Up Traffic In Whitley County

    January 29, 2013 9:18 AM

    A rock slide cause a minor accident and a backup along I-75 in Whitley County Monday night. Officials say rocks fell into northbound lanes near the 24 mile marker. A semi hit a rock and sent debris into oncoming traffic. Nobody was injured and the slide has been... more »
  • Sawmill Fire In Knox County

    November 12, 2012 11:02 AM

    Firefighters are working a fire at a sawmill in Knox County. LEX 18 has a crew on the scene. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
  • Lexington Man Killed In Whitley County Crash

    October 31, 2012 8:15 AM

    Police have released the name of the man killed in a single-vehicle crash along northbound I-75 in Whitley County Tuesday night. Police say Brandon K. Wood, 28, of Lexington, was driving a Nissan SUV when he lost control near the 21 mile marker. The vehicle left the roadway and... more »
  • One Killed In Whitley County Crash

    October 31, 2012 5:17 AM

    One person died in an accident along northbound I-75 in Whitley County Tuesday night. The single-vehicle accident happened near mile marker 21, north of Williamsburg. The Whitley County coroner says the victim was pronounced dead at around 11:30 p.m. Officials are withholding the victim's identity pending notification of... more »
  • Woman Arrested After Two Men Stabbed In Whitley County

    August 27, 2012 4:56 AM

    Police say a woman stabbed two men in Whitley County late Sunday night. Officers responded to a home on White Oak Road, west of Williamsburg, around 9:45 p.m. and found two men inside suffering from stab wounds. Both victims were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Hospital for treatment.... more »
  • Woman Killed In Whitley County Motorcycle Accident

    August 20, 2012 6:38 AM

    A Lincoln County woman died in a motorcycle accident along I-75 in Whitley County on Sunday afternoon. According to the Whitley County coroner, Vanessa Cheatham, 41,of Hustonville, was a passenger on the back of a motorcycle operated by her husband James Cheatham. The bike crashed into the back of... more »
  • Police Continue Search For Whitley County Escapee

    August 13, 2012 5:52 AM

    Police continue to search for one of two men who escaped from the Whitley County Detention Center early Sunday morning. Jail officials say Jessie Terry, 37, and Ronald Tracey Sisk, 44, were working in the kitchen around 5:15 a.m. when their supervisor stepped away. The two men forced a... more »
  • Charges Upgraded, But No Extra Jail Time For Juveniles In Bunch Case

    August 7, 2012 1:04 PM

    Two Whitley County juveniles charged with assault after state Rep. Dewayne Bunch suffered a head injury trying to break up a fight between them had their charges upgrade, but will not serve any additional jail time. Bunch battled his injuries for more than a year before dying last month.... more »
  • Police Make Arrest After High Speed Chase Through Two Counties

    June 4, 2012 5:41 AM

    Police arrested a man after a high speed chase spanning two southern Kentucky counties Sunday night. Officials say a Whitley County Sheriff's deputy spotted a vehicle weaving along I-75 near mile marker seven in Whitley County around 9 p.m. When the deputy ran the plates, they came back to... more »
  • Energy-Saving Housing Development Being Unveiled

    May 24, 2012 7:45 AM

    WILLIAMSBURG (AP) - Government officials will be in eastern Kentucky on Thursday to unveil a new housing development intended to save energy. U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers is among the dignitaries who will be on hand as the Near Zero Energy Housing Development in Whitley County is displayed. A statement announcing... more »
  • Backup After Accident Leads To Fiery Fatal Crash

    May 17, 2012 6:41 AM

    A crash on I-75 in Whitley County backed up traffic for miles, leading to a second fatal accident a couple of hours later. Police say two semis crashed along southbound I-75 in Whitley County near mile marker one around 1:30 p.m. An Ohio man driving one of the trucks... more »
  • Southbound I-75 Shut Down In Whitley County

    May 4, 2012 6:40 AM

    Southbound I-75 is shut down south of Corbin due to an overturned semi. Officials say the truck flipped between mile marker 24 and exit 25 in Whitley County and spilled a load. There were no reported injuries. Police are detouring southbound traffic around the scene at exit... more »
  • Man Accused Of Attacking Wife With Meat Cleaver Indicted On Attempted Murder Charge

    March 14, 2012 10:53 AM

    A grand jury has indicted a Whitley County man on a charge of attempted murder. James Privett III, 26, admitted that he attacked his wife with a meat cleaver last month in an interview with LEX 18. The woman suffered wounds to her head. During the jailhouse... more »
  • Southbound I-75 Lane Closed In Whitley County

    March 2, 2012 6:59 AM

    You may run into a traffic backup if you're heading south on I-75. Officials say a semi was involved in a crash around mile marker 18 and fuel spilled. Dispatchers say there were no injuries. One southbound lane remains closed.
  • Man Says He's Sorry He Attacked Wife With Cleaver

    February 22, 2012 7:01 AM

    A Whitley County man admits to attacking his wife with a meat cleaver. Now he says he regrets what he did. Police arrested James Privett, 26, and charged him with attempted murder early Tuesday morning. He admits he grabbed a meat cleaver and attacked his wife, Erica, inside... more »
  • Police Find Meth Lab Inside Whitley Co. Apartment

    February 3, 2012 8:19 AM

    Police in Whitley County arrested a man after discovering a meth lab late Thursday night. Kentucky State Police say troopers patrolling along KY-779 around 11:30 p.m. noticed a chemical odor. Investigating further, the troopers tracked the smell to an open window at an apartment building. They searched the apartment... more »
  • Three Arrested In Whitley Co. Meth Bust

    January 25, 2012 9:06 AM

    Kentucky State Police arrested three suspects after discovering meth labs in Whitley County. Police say troopers went to a home on Deep Branch Road in eastern Whitley County to serve an outstanding arrest warrant. The troopers say they noticed a strong odor when they arrived, searched the home and... more »
  • Two Found Dead In Corbin Home

    December 30, 2011 6:51 AM

    Police in Whitley County opened a death investigation after two bodies were found inside a Corbin home. Officials say the bodies were discovered inside a house on Florida Street. Authorities have not released the names of the victims, but neighbors say they think the two were an unmarried man... more »
  • Wife Will Replace Injured Lawmaker In State House

    December 21, 2011 6:05 AM

    Whitley and Laurel County voters elected to replace their former state representative with his wife Tuesday. Regina Bunch ran unopposed in the special election to replace her husband, Dewayne Bunch, who resigned earlier this year to continue rehab after suffering a head injury. The Whitley and Laurel County Democratic... more »
  • Whitley And Knox County Schools Closed Tuesday

    November 29, 2011 5:45 AM

    Whitley and Knox County school officials have canceled classes for Tuesday, Nov. 29 due to flooding issues.
  • Wife Of Injured Lawmaker Gets Nomination

    November 15, 2011 6:31 AM

    The wife of a Kentucky state legislator injured trying to break up a fight last spring secured the Republican nomination to run for her husband's vacant seat Monday. The Herald-Leader reports GOP leaders from Laurel and Whitley County selected Regina Bunch as the party nominee. Regina teaches special education... more »
  • Road Rage Shooting At Whitley Co. Rest Stop

    November 11, 2011 9:31 AM

    Police say a road rage incident ended in a shooting at a south Kentucky rest stop Thursday afternoon. Police say two truckers got into an argument over the CB. They pulled into the rest stop along I-75, just north of the Tennessee border and started fighting with sticks. According... more »
  • Shooting At I-75 Rest Area

    November 10, 2011 1:23 PM

    Kentucky State Police confirm a shooting at a rest stop along I-75 in Whitley County, just inside the Tennessee border. Police say one man was shot around 12:50 p.m. and that officers have another man in custody. Officials say the victim will likely be taken to a Jellico, Tenn.... more »
  • Northbound I-75 Remains Shut Down In Whitley Co.

    October 3, 2011 10:11 AM

    As of 10 a.m. Monday, northbound I-75 remained shut down in Whitley County due to a fatal accident. Police say a red pickup truck driven by a man from Virginia was heading the wrong way along northbound lanes and slammed head-on into an oncoming semi just before 5 a.m.... more »
  • Fatal Crash In Whitley Co.; NB I-75 Shut Down

    October 3, 2011 6:57 AM

    Police have shut down all lanes of northbound I-75 in Whitley County due to a fatal crash. Dispatchers say the accident involving a semi and a pickup truck happened just before 5 a.m. Monday between mile markers 20 and 22. Officials have confirmed at least one person died in... more »
  • Inmate Rescued After Running, Jumping In River

    August 9, 2011 6:19 AM

    A Whitley County Sheriff's deputy had to rescue an inmate when he ran and jumped into the Cumberland River Monday afternoon. James Fields, 40, was in court facing a multitude of charges, including attempted murder. Prosecutors say he attacked his brother and sister-in-law with a machete two weeks ago.... more »
  • Apparent Lightning Strike Sparks Whitley Co. Fire

    July 20, 2011 5:40 AM

    A lightning strike apparently sparked a fire that destroyed a Whitley County home Tuesday night. Firefighters say some teenagers house-sitting for the owners were standing out on a deck at a home along Buc Road around 10 p.m. when they saw a lightning bolt strike the house. The home... more »
  • Fire Destroys Semi On I-75 In Whitley County

    July 6, 2011 11:21 AM

    A semi was destroyed by a fire on I-75 in Whitley County Wednesday morning. Whitley County Emergency Management says the fire broke out in the semi around the 20 mile marker of southbound I-75. They say the driver of the semi was not hurt, but the trailer and its... more »
  • New Judge Needed In Case Of Punched Lawmaker

    June 30, 2011 11:51 AM

    (AP) - A southern Kentucky sheriff says a special judge will be appointed to decide whether two teenagers will be tried as adults on charges they hit teacher and state Rep. Dewayne Bunch during a fight at a high school. Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell says Whitley County District... more »
  • State Legislator Hurt Breaking Up Fight Continues To Improve

    May 9, 2011 5:31 AM

    The state lawmaker and Whitely County High School teacher injured trying to break up a fight at the school last month continues to show improvement, according to a Facebook page set up to provide updates on his condition. Dewayne Bunch was hit in the face, then fell and hit... more »
  • Former High School Football Star Accused Of Stealing From Coach

    May 5, 2011 9:02 AM

    Police arrested a former Whitley County High School football standout and charged him with stealing from his coach and an athletic trainer. Police say Jamie Lebanion, 19, stole $1,500 worth of jewelery from his coach's home and another $140 from the purse of Whitley County High School's athletic trainer.... more »
  • Whitley County Fire Under Investigation

    April 27, 2011 7:02 AM

    A fire inside a Whitley County law office remains under investigation. The blaze broke out early Tuesday morning in the North Third Street office of Ronnie Reynolds in Williamsburg. Firefighters say the fire caused some minor damage. According to the Times-Tribune, Williamsburg Fire Department Chief James Privett says... more »
  • Vigil Held For State Representative Hurt Breaking Up Fight

    April 20, 2011 6:54 AM

    Family, friends and coworkers held a vigil for a state representative and high school teacher critically injured while trying to break up a fight at Whitley County High School last week. Dewayne Bunch remains at UK Hospital. Bunch was hit in the face, then fell and hit his head... more »
  • Family Says Injured State Rep And Teacher Remains In Critical Condition

    April 14, 2011 12:22 PM

    The family of a Kentucky legislator and teacher said in a release Thursday that he remains in critical but stable condition at UK Hospital after he was injured while trying to break up a fight between two students earlier this week. District 82 State Representative Dewayne Bunch, 49, who... more »
  • State Rep. Injured Trying To Break Up Fight Remains In Critical Condition

    April 13, 2011 5:49 AM

    A Kentucky legislator remains in critical condition almost 24 hours after he was injured trying to break up a fight. Rep. Dewayne Bunch, 49, also teaches at Whitley County High School. He was punched at least once in the head as he was trying to separate a 15 and... more »
  • State Rep In Critical Condition After Trying To Break Up Fight At School

    April 12, 2011 10:37 AM

    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky state legislator has been injured attempting to break up a fight at a southeastern Kentucky high school. A statement from a Corbin hospital says State Rep. DeWayne Bunch was in "extremely critical" condition after the fight at Whitley County High School Tuesday morning.... more »
  • Knox Co. Man Killed In Whitley Co. Crash

    March 18, 2011 7:08 AM

    A young Knox County father died and his teenage friend suffered serious injuries in an accident in Corbin on Wednesday. Kentucky State Police say Brandon Moses, 24, was driving along KY-3606 when he lost control. The convertible he was driving went off the road and hit a tree. Moses... more »
  • Fatal Fire In Whitley County

    March 10, 2011 5:18 AM

    A fire killed a person in Whitley County Wednesday evening. The coroner has not identified the person who died, but dispatchers say a man believed to be in his 60's lives alone in the home along Brooks Road. Dispatchers say they got the call around 7 p.m. Units... more »
  • Accused Former Whitley County Sheriff May Face More Charges

    March 9, 2011 5:07 PM

    There's already been a lot of speculation that the former Whitley County sheriff had something to do with missing guns from the department. After a lengthy investigation, it appears federal authorities have proof that is the case. Former Whitley County sheriff Lawrence Hodge already faced a judge back in... more »
  • Truck Driver Killed In Whitley County Crash

    February 17, 2011 8:42 AM

    The driver of a semi died after an accident in Whitley County early Thursday morning. The accident happened about 4 a.m. along southbound I-75 near the 13 mile marker. Sheriff's deputies say the driver was alive, but trapped in the cab when crews arrived on the scene. He told... more »
  • Man Killed In Whitley County Motorcycle Accident

    February 8, 2011 6:11 AM

    A man died in a Whitley County motorcycle accident on Monday afternoon. Police say William Baker was riding his Harley along Scuffletown Road around 4 p.m. when he lost control, left the roadway, and crashed into a telephone pole and a tree. The Whitley County coroner pronounced Baker dead... more »
  • I-75 Reopened

    February 1, 2011 7:00 AM

    All lanes of northbound I-75 reopened at around 7 a.m. Tuesday. One northbound lane was closed for more than 8 hours around mile marker 14 after a semi's brakes overheated, catching the trailer on fire
  • Semi Fire Shuts Down I-75 In Whitley County

    February 1, 2011 5:47 AM

    One lane of northbound I-75 remained closed nearly seven hour after a semi caught fire in Whitley County Monday night. Kentucky State Police said they got the call around 10:30 p.m. Troopers say a tractor-trailer carrying 30,000 pounds of tomatoes caught fire when the brakes overheated around mile marker... more »
  • Six Vehicle I-75 Crash Injures Four

    January 3, 2011 6:52 AM

    Kentucky State Police have released more information on a six vehicle crash that backed up southbound I-75 for hours in Whitley County over the weekend. Police say Marvin Jasper, of Ohio, crashed his RV into several vehicles slowed or stopped for a separate non-injury accident around the 21 mile... more »