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Runaway inmate turns himself in

A Corbin teenager, who escaped from guards following a court hearing on July 26 in Whitley District Court in Corbin, is back behind bars. Trevor Earl Blevins, 19, turned himself in to the Whitley County Detention Center about 2:30 a.m. on July 27. Jailer Brian Lawson said the...

Two flown out after Highway 904 wreck Monday

Two Williamsburg residents were flown to University of Tennessee Medical Center after their black Ford pickup came around a curve, went down an embankment and struck a tree. Johnny Johnson and Vanessa Adams, both 36 of Powers Hollow Road in Williamsburg, had to be airlifted to...

Mustard Seed Garden concert, ice cream contest, to benefit Backpack Program

Pull out your ice cream makers and pack up the lawn chairs because First Baptist Church of Corbin is hosting a “Concert in the Garden,” featuring a homemade ice cream making contest. This event was created in an effort to benefit the Corbin Community Backpack Program. While...

Police looking for masked man who has been peeking in cars, stealing

Corbin Police are asking for the public’s help to find a man who was seen peeking into cars at a local church and may be involved in a series of thefts. Corbin Police Detective Rusty Hedrick said the individual is described as a white male, 5’7” to 5”8, with a thin build and...

KWAS and Mobile Mutts host Summer Garden Party

The Knox Whitley Animal Shelter (KWAS), in collaboration with Mobile Mutts Rescue Transport, are hosting the Summer Garden Party in an effort to raise money to help with providing care to local animals. All proceeds from this event will contribute towards spay and neuter...

Large indoor marijuana grow operation busted, two arrested

A domestic dispute led sheriff’s deputies to the discovery of an elaborate marijuana growing operation in southern Laurel County early Tuesday morning and 107 marijuana plants. Deputies Tommy Houston and Shannon Jones, along with Detective James Sizemore, responded to the dispute...

Matt Kenseth’s NASCAR show car to be featured at Saturday Cruise-in

Gear up and fasten your seatbelts, it’s Hot Rod Rally month at the Cumberland Valley Cruise-In, with special guest, the number 20 Matt Kenseth NASCAR show car. The cruise will take place in downtown Corbin on July 9, where NASCAR fans will be able to ogle the number 20 car in the...

Bear sightings becoming more common in Whitley County

There have been more bear sightings reported than usual according to Whitley County E911. Over the past several weeks there has been reports of bear sightings all across the county. The Whitley Count Sheriff’s Department reported that the most recent were two sightings in the...

Operation “Turning Up the Heat” not over, another subject found

Another subject that was sought during the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department’s “Operation: Turning Up the Heat” on June 1 has been taken in to custody as of early Wednesday morning. James Egner, 43, of Dow Adkins Ln., London was found there at approximately 12:25 a.m. on...

Lots of Independence Day festivities planned

Independence Day is approaching, which means it is time for food, fun, and most importantly, fireworks. Celebrations across the Tri-County area are scheduled to take place as follows: Saturday, July 2, is the annual Red, White and Boom event presented by the City of London...