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Corbin man charged with trafficking heroin, cocaine and meth

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies say a Corbin man who attempted to run from the scene of a traffic stop for a seatbelt violation was found in possession of large amounts of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and Xanax. Deputies charged Benjamin C. Liford, 35, with first-degree...

Danny Ray Jones

Danny Ray Jones, age 71, of Jackson, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. Danny was born on November 15, 1949 in Pineville, Kentucky to the late Caleb and Lula (Mahan) Jones. In addition to his parents, he was...

Eleanor Ruth Gertiser

Eleanor Ruth Gertiser, age 85, of Brush Arbor Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at her home.  Eleanor was born on May 5, 1936 in St. Charles, Missouri to the late Louie and Ida (Harrison) Wade. In addition to her parents, she was also...

Barbara Marie Scharr

Barbara Marie Scharr, age 66, of Corbin, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil Scharr. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday, May 22, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home. The family will receive friends...

Arthur C. “Rusty” Stewart Jr.

Arthur C. “Rusty” Stewart Jr., 61, of Gray, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth M. Stewart. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 20, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Siler officiating. Burial followed in Calvary...

Jerry Floyd Crocker

Jerry Floyd Crocker, age 75, of Frankfort School Road, Corbin, Kentucky departed this life on Monday, May 17, 2021 at his home. He was born on June 6, 1945 in Philadelphia, MS to William Wade Crocker and Ardell (Miley) Crocker. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and...

Twelve local tennis players qualify for state tournament

Twelve local tennis players have earned the right to compete in the state tennis tournament after reaching the semi-finals of the 13th region tournament. In girls’ singles competition, Lindsay Jones, of Corbin, and Victoria Johnson, of Whitley County, qualified. Jones and Johnson...

Ryan C. Perry

Ryan C. Perry, age 31, of Lexington, KY, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 in Louisville. He is survived by his mother, Selina Thompson Perry. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 19, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Rev. Weyman McGuire officiating.  Burial...

Carl Lee Van

Carl Lee Van, age 54, of Corbin, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Baptist Health in Corbin after a courageous and long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Owens Van. Funeral service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, May 22, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral...

Driver, passenger deny knowing about bag of suspected heroin inside vehicle

A recent routine traffic stop of a car resulted in the discovery of a bag with suspected heroin inside it, but neither the driver nor the passenger claimed to know anything about it. Whitley District Judge Fred White entered not guilty pleas during Thursday afternoon’s...
Posted On 21 May 2021
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