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Bell County reports third COVID-19 fatality in six days

The Bell County Health Department reported its third COVID-19 fatality in six days Monday. Monday’s victim was an 85-year-old female. Friday’s victim was a 68-year-old male, and last Wednesday’s victim was an 81-year-old male. The Bell County Health Department reported three new...
Posted On 10 Aug 2020

Gov. Beshear recommends schools not reopen to in-person classes until September 28

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that he is recommending students not return to in-person classes until Septe.28. “Yes, our kids are falling behind,” Beshear said emphasizing that the health and safety of them and faculty and staff is the paramount concern. Beshear noted that...

Clay County woman arrested after deputies find her passed out in running vehicle near Lily

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Manchester woman early Sunday morning after finding her passed out in her vehicle near Lily. Amanda J. Wells, 37, was charged with one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s...

Louise B. Stone Thomas

Louise B. Stone Thomas, age 94, of Corbin, Knox Co., KY, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. She was born in 1925 to the late Harris and Elizabeth Bryant. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, I. N. “Tiny” Bryant and Billy R. Bryant; her...

Keavy man charged with threatening to cut his mother’s throat

A Keavy man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly threatened to cut his mother’s throat. Joshua C. Davidson, 25, is facing charges of third-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing and resisting arrest. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the...

Norma Ruth Jones

Norma Ruth Jones, age 82, Williamsburg, Ky., passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020 at her home. She was born July 17, 1938 in Duff, Tennessee to the late Millard and Lyda Prewitt Jones. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Davis and Chettie...

Williamsburg man charged with assault, abuse of two-year-old

A Williamsburg man was arrested early Saturday morning after a two-year-old was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with numerous injuries, including knots on the head and bruising across the body. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe...

Knox Co. Sheriff’s Deputy arrests running man ‘covered in blood’

A late night complaint Sunday about someone covered in blood resulted in the arrest of a Corbin man for various offenses a short time later. About 11:55 p.m., Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Mikey Ashurst received a complaint about a man covered in blood in the back yard and on the...
Posted On 10 Aug 2020
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Complaint leads to two drug trafficking arrests at north Corbin motel Saturday

Two people were arrested on drug trafficking charges early Saturday morning following a complaint of possible drug activity at a north Corbin motel room. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested William Kelly Searight, 43, of Lexington, and April L. Messer, 37, of Cannon after...

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies asking for public’s help to solve Friday robbery at tobacco store

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help to locate the man who robbed T Mart discount tobacco in Lily Friday night. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said a lone suspect entered the business on U.S. 25 north of East Ky. 552 at...