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Corbin man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of wife

A Corbin man pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter, assault and DUI charges in connection with a fatal crash in 2018 in exchange for a recommended 13-year prison sentence. Joshua Allen Stopher, 38, appeared in Laurel Circuit Court Monday for what was scheduled to be the final...

Gray woman charged with assaulting deputy, endangering children

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Gray woman early Thursday morning on charges of assaulting a police officer and endangering her minor children. Lori Havelka, 39, allegedly kicked and grabbed Deputy Mikey Ashurst at a residence on Arkle Road, off of south Ky. 233....

New app being utilized in Whitley County to help monitor defendants, those convicted of some crimes

An app is now being used in Whitley County to help some convicted or charged with crimes stay on the straight and narrow, keep court appearances, attend Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings as directed, and hopefully not use drugs. Community Treatment &...
Posted On 13 Jan 2020

Paul Parsons pleads guilty to two counts of murder in 2017 shooting deaths near Corbin

Rather than stand trial and risk possibly spending the rest of his life behind bars, a Corbin man instead pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to murder in exchange for prosecutors recommending a 20-year prison sentence. Paul Parsons, 50, pleaded guilty to two counts of capital murder...
Posted On 13 Jan 2020

Rep. Regina Huff previews upcoming session of Kentucky General Assembly

State Representative Regina Huff, R-Williamsburg, and other members of the Kentucky state legislature opened the 2020 session Tuesday in Frankfort. Huff, whose district includes Whitley and southern Laurel County, said with the Republicans holding supermajorities in both...

Margaret Ann Ballinger

Margaret Ann Ballinger, 81, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Baptist Health Corbin. Born in Corbin, Margaret was the daughter of the late Finley L. Jones and Eva Bolton Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Ballinger; son, Donnie Aaron Jones; and...

Nancy Belle Mays

Nancy Belle Mays, age 81, of Powers Branch Road, Barbourville, Kentucky, departed this life on Friday, January 10, 2020 at her home.  She was born on October 5, 1938 in Whitley County, Kentucky to the late Jim and Fleda (Mullis) Powers. In addition to her parents, she was also...

Patsy Dale Huddleston

Patsy Dale Huddleston, age 64, of Jellico, Tennessee passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on February 28, 1955 to the late Kenny (Bud) Huddleston and Elsie Mae (Parrott) Huddleston in Jellico, TN.  She was a...

Ogden Charles Gavin, Jr.

Mr. Ogden Charles Gavin, Jr., age 71, of Jellico, Tennessee, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at his home. He was born April 02, 1948 in Ontonagon, Michigan. Ogden was preceded in death by: his father, Ogden Charles Gavin, Sr.; mother, Leona Doperope Gavin; brother, Clarence...

Carolyn Sue Perkins

Ms. Carolyn Sue Perkins, age 65, of Jellico, Tennessee, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born November 17, 1954 in Jellico, Tennessee. Carolyn was preceded in death by: her parents, Harold and Patricia Tye Perkins; and...
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