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Roastin’ Redhounds on to final four

Corbin High School’s Roastin’ Redhounds are two wins away from the state championship in the 2017 Junior Chef competition. The team of Sarah Sawyers, Ken Trudelle and Makenzie Bellew defeated Boyle County in the second round of competition Friday with its Pollo y pavo fajita flatbread pizza with homemade pico. “They did much better with [...]

Corbin area duo charged with writing stolen checks

Two Corbin area residents have been charged with multiple counts of forgery for allegedly writing stolen checks. Surgener Lowe Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies charged 26-year old Vanessa Marie Lowe and 33-year-old Christopher Surgener, charging each with seven counts of first-degree forgery. “They [...]

CHS ‘Roastin’ Redhounds’ advance to Elite 8

Corbin High School’s “Roastin’ Redhounds” have advanced to the second round of the Junior Chef state cooking competition. The Roastin' Redhounds are moving on to the second round of the state Junior Chef competition in Louisville. The team is made up of Makenzie Bellew, Sarah Sawyers and Ken Trudelle. The coach is Jessica Lester. [...]

Corbin man charged with kidnapping, assault will return to court Tuesday

A Corbin man charged with kidnapping and assault is scheduled to return to court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing to determine whether the case will be presented to the grand jury. Twenty-one-year-old Charles Shores III appeared via video in Laurel District Court Wednesday for arraignment on the charges stemming from the incident Tuesday night off [...]

Former Corbin coach found not guilty of rape

Former Corbin assistant basketball coach Madison Johnson was acquitted Tuesday after being accused of rape.

A former Corbin High School assistant basketball coach, who was charged with the statutory rape of a then 16-year-old student in November, was vindicated in court Tuesday.

Madison Johnson, 26, was found “not guilty” of third-degree rape and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities in Knox Circuit Court.

The jury of eight men and four women deliberated for almost three hours before returning the verdict about 8 p.m.

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Fire that destroyed home on Fifth Street being investigated

Oak Grove firefighters have asked for assistance from a Kentucky State Police arson investigator to determine the cause of a blaze that destroyed a home on West Fifth Street Saturday morning.

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Deputies seek public’s help to identify burglar

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify the individual that burglarized a north Corbin establishment Sunday morning. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies were called to the game room on Adams Road off of West Cumberland Gap Pkwy. where the male subject had broken in about [...]

Laurel deputies arrest two people suspected of attempting to deal meth out of minivan

A complaint of individuals offering meth for sale to customers outside of a Keavy area business, led to the arrest of two individuals Saturday night. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 30-year-old David Boggs of Corbin and 34-year-old Donald Liford II of London were each charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – methamphetamine and [...]

Northbound I-75 reopened following truck crash

Northbound I-75 near Williamsburg was closed for four hours Thursday afternoon after a tractor-trailer truck lost its load and slid into a ditch. Goldbug firefighters and Whitley County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene at the 14-mile marker where the flatbed tractor trailer went off the shoulder and into a ditch. The load of machinery [...]

Five arrests made following investigation into theft from job site

Five people were arrested Wednesday morning following an investigation into the theft of items from a job site in Keavy. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene on Level Green Road after it was discovered that two air conditioners along with two large rolls of linoleum flooring had been taken. Detective Chris Edwards [...]