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‘She will never walk free again,’ prosecutor explains about Courtney Taylor plea

Courtney Taylor didn’t directly acknowledge Wednesday morning that she killed her husband and two teenage daughters in their southern Whitley County home on Jan. 13, 2017. However, she did plead guilty acknowledging that prosecutors likely had enough evidence to convict her. For...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020

Update: Pharmacy employee accused of drug theft, but pharmacy says type of missing drugs listed by police inaccurate

A Whitley County Grand Jury indicted a Williamsburg pharmacy employee and local educator Monday for stealing drugs from the pharmacy, but pharmacy officials said that the type of drugs that police initially indicated were missing are incorrect. The Whitley County Grand Jury...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020

Transportation Cabinet closing a portion of I-75 (right lane), on Thursday, Feb. 20

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that a portion of I-75 southbound (right lane) from mile points 1.5 to 2.0 in Whitley County will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The lane closure is necessary to allow District 11 crews to perform...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020

Rockholds man, East Bernstadt man get nearly 20 years for kidnapping

A federal judge has sentenced two men from Whitley and Laurel counties to nearly 20 years in prison in connection to an area kidnapping case. On Tuesday in U.S. District Court in London, Judge Claria Horn Boom, sentenced Gene Jones II, 40, of East Bernstadt, to 235 months in...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020

Woman sought in 2016 fatal crash returned to Whitley County

A woman, who was wanted in connection with a 2016 fatal crash in Whitley County, was returned to the state of Kentucky from the Oregon early Sunday morning. Efforts to get her here to answer charges were delayed by the fact that her original indictment in late 2017 listed an...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020

McConnell says Democrats will ruin country if elected

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell painted a nightmare scenario of what a Democratic takeover of Washington, D.C. could look like if this year’s presidential and legislative elections don’t go well for Republicans. During a fundraising event Saturday evening at the home...

Corbin Flower Shop owner “Buddy” Woods dies

John “Buddy” Woods, who has been an icon in the flower business in Corbin for 60 years, died Saturday in Lexington at age 82. Buddy, as he was known throughout the community, owned and operated Corbin Flower Shop with his wife, Rhoda, and son, Johnny. “People talked about how he...

Courtney Taylor getting life without the possibility of parole for the killings of her family

Accused killer Courtney Taylor has agreed to spend the rest of her life behind bars for the killing of her husband and two teenage daughters nearly three years ago. Prosecutors had been seeking the death penalty in her case, and her capital murder trial was set to begin on March...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020

Former Ellison Funeral Home Owner Marie Paul laid to rest

Funeral services were held Tuesday evening for former Ellison Funeral Home owner Ruth “Marie” Paul, who passed away Friday at age of 84 at Williamsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. Marie Paul and her late husband, Carl Paul, purchased Ellison Funeral Home on May 1, 1971, and...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020

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