Whitley County Newswire

Whitley County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Whitley County, KY.

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  1. Investigates | Police receive prostitution complaints, make few...Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WKYT

    ... ion. Kentucky State Police report 235 arrests involving prostitution in 2014. KSP records show no arrests for Whitley County last year.

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  2. Whitley County Sheriff Searching For Meth Suspect Who FledRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WLEX-TV Lexington

    A suspect is being sought in a Whitley County methamphetamine bust and sheriff's officials are turning to the public for help. The Whitley County Sheriff's Department has obtained an arrest warrant for Thomas Wayne Hersey, 41, of River Road.

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  3. Woman Killed In Whitley County CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    The Fayette County coroner says Linda Reeves, 52, of Keavy, crashed her vehicle into a utility pole near the intersection of KY-312 and Gordon Street in Corbin around 8:30 p.m. She was taken to UK Hospital where she later died. A former Lexington police officer is now the head of the police department investigating a brutal multiple stabbing crime that killed 5 people in Oklahoma.

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  4. Tracking Showers South ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    ... was wrong when one day the ponds had overflowed and the next morning, they were almost empty."They ... A Whitley County family had an unexpected visitor Tuesday afternoon when a black bear was spotted in their backyard trying to cool off from the ...

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  5. Black Bear Goes For A Swim In Corbin Family's PoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    A Whitley county family had an unexpected visitor Tuesday afternoon when black bear was spotted in their backyard trying to cool off from the heat. "I looked out the window and there he was walking down the stairs,"said Madison Cochran, the Greer family's baby-sitter.

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  6. Commercial Vehicle Crash on I-75Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 21 | Kentucky State Police

    On Tuesday July 21st 2015 around 12:00 A.M. officer Robert Mitchell from the Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Enforcement responded to an accident with injuries located on I-75 near the 20 mile marker in Whitley County Kentucky. Upon arrival and through investigation Mitchell determined that 74 year old Melvin E. Meadows of Dalton Ga.

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  7. Driver Hurt In Semi Crash In Whitley CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    Police say the driver of a semi heading northbound near mile marker 20 lost control just after midnight. The truck went off the highway and overturned in the median.

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  8. Local County Clerks Will Continue Issuing Same Sex Marriage LicensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | WBKO-TV Bowling Green

    ... law in their office, but not giving out new forms for same sex marriages. A crowed gathered together at the Whitley County Courthouse in support of two county clerks refusing to give out the new same sex marriage licenses in Kentucky earlier this ...

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  9. Same-sex marriage foes far outnumber proponents at dueling Whitley County Courthouse ralliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | State Journal

    The turnout was lopsided Wednesday morning as two competing groups gathered outside the Whitley County Courthouse to either support or protest Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz's decision not to order new marriage license forms that could be issued to same-sex couples wishing to marry. About 15 people turned out for the Whitley County Marriage Equality Rally to protest Schwartz's actions compared to about 300 that turned out at a rally supporting her.

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  10. Weather Update, July 9Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    ... understand me, she says. I dont know why they did it.She says she didnt get a glimpse of either of her... The Whitley County Clerk is the latest to go against the Supreme Court ruling and decide not to issue same-sex marriage licenses.Now, ...

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  11. Group rallies behind Whitley clerk's decision not to grant same-sex marriage licensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | WKYT

    Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz is a Christian and she says issuing same-sex licenses would violate her freedom of religion. That's a decision that appears to be pretty popular among some people of Whitley County, where a large crowd rallied Wednesday on the courthouse lawn in support of Schwartz.

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  12. Flooding in Whitley County results in road closures on Highway 92Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    ... 92 East has been flooded. This is about 12 miles east of Williamsburg, just past the Whetstone Road junction. Whitley County officials believe that clogged drains in the area could have resulted in the flooding. The State Highway Department was on ...

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  13. Fatal Traffic Crash in Whitley CountyRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Kentucky State Police

    On Sunday, July 05, 2015 at approximately 10:30 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a single vehicle traffic crash on KY HWY 204 in Whitley County. Upon arrival Accident Reconstructionist Trooper Craig Reed determined that a 2005, Chevrolet Silverado operated by Kenneth A. Rich, 55, of Williamsburg was traveling eastbound on KY HWY 204 passing another vehicle when he lost control of his pick-up and traveled off the eastbound side of the highway and struck a tree.

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  14. Scattered Thundershowers SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    ... cloudy with highs in the low to mid 80s. We'll take a look at your full forecast on LEX 18 News at 11. A Whitley County man has been charged in the severe beating of a baby.Authorities say a warrant was issued forKenneth Wayne Byrd, 25, following a ...

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  15. Memorial Unveiled For Ky. War HeroRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    ... was selfless. "He was kind. Our angel. He was sensitive to everyone around him," said Jean Barber Sheets. A Whitley County man has been charged in the severe beating of a baby.Authorities say a warrant was issued forKenneth Wayne Byrd, 25, following ...

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  16. ATV Rider Killed In Rowan CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    ... William Dameron. Dameron is from Ohio and was visiting family in the area for the holiday weekend. A Whitley County man has been charged in the severe beating of a baby.Authorities say a warrant was issued forKenneth Wayne Byrd, 25, following a ...

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  17. Most Stay Dry For FireworksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    ... areas get enough rain. We'll check out your complete LEX 18 StormTracker Forecast on LEX 18 News at 11. A Whitley County man has been charged in the severe beating of a baby.Authorities say a warrant was issued forKenneth Wayne Byrd, 25, following a ...

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  18. Man Who Called 911 Later Charged In Girlfriend's DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    ... Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) A Whitley County man has been charged in the severe beating of a baby.Authorities say a warrant was issued forKenneth Wayne Byrd, 25, following a ...

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  19. Woman Killed In Flood WatersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    ... sweep a passenger car off the road. Fire crews found the car about 2 hours later, under water in a ditch. A Whitley County man has been charged in the severe beating of a baby.Authorities say a warrant was issued forKenneth Wayne Byrd, 25, following ...

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  20. Three Arrested In Whitley Co. Meth BustRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    Around 8 p.m. Tuesday June 30, 2015, officers from the Whitley County Sheriff's office responded to the Woodbine community after he received a complaint about suspicious activity.Upon arrival, they located a vehicle and three persons. Charlotte Shilt, 49, of Ed Karr Road, provided them with consent to search the vehicle.

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