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Corbin man gets pretrial diversion in shooting case

A Corbin man, who allegedly shot into a vehicle last year that was occupied by a woman and her young child before he lead police on a vehicle pursuit, has reached a pretrial diversion deal to resolve his case.

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W’burg man indicted for endangerment in shooting case

The Whitley County Grand Jury indicted a Williamsburg man Monday morning for allegedly endangering the lives of two Whitley County sheriff’s deputies and two women, who were inside a home with him last month in southern Whitley County.

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London-Corbin Airport open house set for Saturday

This year’s annual open house at the London-Corbin Airport is lining up to the best one yet, as young and old alike have a chance to experience the thrill of flight and get up close and personal with planes and helicopters on Saturday, June 22.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is designed to let people witness a busy airport in action and to see the benefits it brings to the community.

“The greatest benefit of the open house is to show everything that’s going on at the airport,” said London-Corbin Airport Manager Matt Singer. “This includes the medivac helicopters, aircraft maintenance, corporate aviation and aircraft manufacturing with Kolb building ultralight and experimental planes.”

The highlight of the open house is the plane and helicopter rides that will fly throughout the day. Plane rides are $25 per person and helicopter rides by Sevier County Choppers, a company that serves Gatlinburg, Tennessee., are $35.

The airplane rides have been so popular at previous events that long lines have formed by people eager to see Laurel Lake from the air.

Last year we sold more tickets than ever and the planes were still flying at 6 p.m. trying to get people in the air,” Singer said.

The help alleviate the problem, the airport plans to have four planes making about five trips per hour, which means only about 125 ride tickets will be sold.

“This year it will be first come, first served and we will do like restaurants and say your wait is going to be a certain time,” Singer said. “I don’t know any other way to cut the wait down so people can get in and go.”

The Museum of Flight from Rome, Ga. is bringing three T-28 trainers from the Vietnam War era and support vehicles, along with a C-45 aircraft which is the military version of a Beech 18. A bi-plane from Richmond is scheduled be on the tarmac as well.

Southeast Kentucky Cruisers Car Club is hosting a car show at the event. A variety of inflatables will keep the kids entertained.

Attendees also will get to sit in a Blackhawk military helicopter, as well helicopters from PHI air ambulance and Don Franklin Automotive.

Food options will be plentiful at the open house, including Sgt. Ball’s Mess Hall, Handlebar Nates, Caribbean Spice, Beaux’s BBQ and Cajun Grub, Sacred Grounds, Kendra’s Rainbow Ice and Tabatha’s Concessions.

The open house is presented by The Computer Place and sponsored by City of London Tourism, City of Corbin Tourism, Martin’s Peterbilt, Martin’s Insurance Group, First National Bank and Jonathon Hibbard Edward Jones Investments.

“It should be a unique, fun day for everyone,” he said. “We are proud to show what the airport has to offer.”

 

Doga (Dog Yoga) class set for Saturday at Corbin Dog Park

Animal shelter employees say one of the things that improves a dog’s chances of adoption is its social skills.

In an effort to improve the social skills of dogs at the Knox-Whitley Humane Association, and improve the health of area residents, Corbin Parks and Recreation is hosting Doga: yoga in the Corbin Dog Park.

The session will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 11:30 a.m., Saturday.

Corbin Parks and Recreation Director Hope Gibson said the event will involve the shelter dogs being among the participants in an effort to create and more serine environment, while allowing the dogs to learn how to properly interact with new people.

In addition, Gibson said participants may find a new furry friend to take home.

“Doing yoga with animals around is a big fad right now,” Gibson said noting that goat yoga has become increasingly popular.

Vivian Woolley, owner of Awake Yoga, will lead the class.

“It will be a fund light-hearted class,” she said.

“I spoke with a number of people and only a few were even aware that Corbin had a dog park,” Woolley said. “It will, hopefully, give more people the opportunity to see and experience our wonderful dog park.”

Gibson said in addition to sports and activities, she loves animals, and is working to find ways to incorporate both and benefit the local humane association.

“I really anticipate working with them on more events,’ Gibson said noting she is planning a “Rent-a-Mutt” hike, which would give participants a walking companion, and help get the shelter dogs comfortable walking on a leash.

Gibson said her goal is to host such events on a regular basis throughout the year.

Woolley said she would be happy to lead additional Doga classes if there is sufficient interest.

The Corbin Dog Park is located on Wilson Street, off of Barbourville Street near Rotary Park. The cost to participate is $5 per person, which will go to help the shelter. It is recommended that participants in the yoga be at least 12 years old. Participants should bring a blanket, towel or old yoga mat.

In addition to the yoga, the humane association will have additional dogs at the park that are available for adoption. Pet Sense will be on hand with a variety of items for sale.

More information is available on the Corbin Recreation Department Facebook page, and on the Knox-Whitley Humane Association Facebook page.

 

Prewitts celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Wayne and Sharon Jean (Gibbs) Prewitt were united in marriage on June 20, 1969, in Corbin, Kentucky.

The Prewitts reside in Williamsburg.

They are both members of the Goldbug Missionary Baptist Church.

Wayne is also a Deacon of the church.

 

Pleasant View Elementary student receives straight A’s for seven years in a row

Savannah Miracle received straight A’s at Pleasant View Elementary School for seven years in a row. She recently graduated from 6th grade and will be attending Whitley County Middle School.

She is shown with the trophy she received for her achievements and the principal of the school, Bobby Gibbs.

Savannah also played soccer and was on the academic team.

She is the daughter of Travis and Shelly Miracle, of Williamsburg, KY.

 

Corbin’s Barrineau and Brock to take part in Envision’s National Youth Leadership Forum, National Security

Graham Barrineau

Deacon Brock

This summer, Graham Barrineau and Deacon Brock from Corbin, KY will join outstanding high school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career oriented development experience, Envision’s National Youth Leadership Forum, National Security, Washington, DC.

Envision’s National Youth Leadership Forum, National Security is one of the Envision family of programs (www.envisionexperience.com) that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.

“As an alumna of Envision myself, I am excited for Graham Barrineau and Deacon Brock to meet, work, and collaborate with other high-aspiring students from across the country and the globe,” said Amanda Freitag Thomas, SVP for Envision. “Hands down, my favorite part of attending an Envision program was being with motivated students in an environment designed to help us challenge our assumptions, meet new people, and grow. Creating that same learning environment is a central focus for all of our programs. At Envision’s National Youth Leadership Forum, National Security, students build the confidence and skills needed to excel at college and in the workplace. They learn how to adapt to and communicate in new situations, to new challenges, and with new people, which, given how rapidly the world is changing due to technology and innovation, are essential skills for success.”

 

District Court 06-19-19

Editor’s note: The News Journal publishes only the final disposition of district court criminal cases except for those which are waived to a grand jury or dismissed.

The following cases were heard by Judge Fred White in Whitley County District Court on Feb. 6:

Destinee B. Smith, born in 1999, alcohol intoxication, endangering the welfare of a minor – 12-month jail sentence probated for two years,

Simon L. Bowman, born in 1975, possession of marijuana, third-degree possession of a controlled substance – 12-month jail sentence probated for two years, credit nine days already served.

Jason Brandenburg, born in 1997, careless driving – $25 fine plus court costs.

Carolyn L. Canada, born in 1985, public intoxication controlled substance excludes alcohol, prescription not in original container – 90-day jail sentence conditionally discharged for two years, $50 fine.

Jami Nikolhee Cook, born in 1978, theft-shoplifting under $500 – seven-day jail sentence to be served on weekends, plus court costs.

Amanda Lynn Davenport, born in 1979, contempt of court – six-month jail sentence conditionally discharged for two years, $2,400 restitution, if equipment is returned to Encom then defendant will receive credit towards restitution.

Amanda Lynn Davenport, born in 1979, no/expired registration plates, no auto insurance, license not in possession – $125 fine plus court costs.

Misty Dawn Dople, born in 1981, disorderly conduct – 90-day jail sentence conditionally discharged for two years.

Jessica S. Evans, born in 1986, 2019 misdemeanor case – dismissed, paid in full.

Angela M. Harrison, born in 1976, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs – 30-day jail sentence probated for two years, operator’s license suspended for 30 days, attend alcohol and drug education classes, $200 fine plus fees and costs.

Angie Mae Jones, born in 1977, three counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance – 30-day jail sentence, sentence to be served on weekends.

Eric M. McKiddy, born in 1985, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, no auto insurance – $650 fine plus court costs.

Jerod Wade Wright, born in 1978, disregarding a traffic light, failure to wear seatbelt – $50 fine plus court costs.

The following cases were heard by Judge Cathy Prewitt in Whitley County District Court on Feb. 12:

Victoria G. Simpson, born in 1988, public intoxication controlled substance excludes alcohol, endangering the welfare of a minor – six-month jail sentence probated for one year, $50 fine.

The following cases were heard by Judge Fred White in Whitley County District Court on Feb. 18:

Jerome Baird Jr., born in 1982, improper registration plate, failure to or improper signal ¬– $50 fine plus court costs; possession of defaced firearm – six-month diversion agreement.

Natasha Baird, born in 1981, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a defaced firearm – 180-day jail sentence probated for two years, plus court costs.

William Clonce, born in 1999, four counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor – six-month diversion agreement.

George Coinger, born in 1992, no auto insurance – $500 fine plus court costs.

Justin A. Dean, born in 1993, no auto insurance – six-month jail sentence probated for two years, court costs, pay $3,154.40 restitution to Farm Bureau.

Bobby A. Eldridge, born in 1990, fourth-degree assault-child abuse – six-month jail sentence probated for two years after first 18 days are served, credit 18 days already served, plus court costs, no contact whatsoever between parties.

Eric Farris, born in 1999, four counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor – six-month diversion agreement.

Makenzie Fields, born in 2000, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor – six-month diversion agreement.

Wesley D. Holt, born in 2000, public intoxication controlled substance excludes alcohol – 30-day jail sentence probated for two years, plus court costs.

Kimothy L. McFarland, born in 1996, four counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor – six-month diversion agreement.

Kaitlynn Morgan, born in 2000, four counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor – six-month diversion agreement.

Lauren Morgan, born in 1998, public intoxication controlled substance excludes alcohol – $25 fine plus court costs.

Lauren Morgan, born in 1998, four counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor – six-month diversion agreement.

Garrett Dewayne Mullis, born in 1972, contempt of court – 12-month jail sentence for failure to complete rehab as ordered.

Jean L. Ouffoue, born in 1996, three counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor – six-month diversion agreement.

Daniel L. Pena, four counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor – six-month diversion agreement.

Donnie L. Richardson, born in 1964, second-offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs – 30-day jail sentence probated for two years after first seven days are served, credit three days already served, remainder of sentence may be served on weekends, operator’s license suspended for 12 months, attend alcohol and drug education classes, $350 fine plus fees and costs.

Nigningar Roorigue, born in 1996, four counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor – six-month diversion agreement.

Scarlet Shelton, born in 1988, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle – six-month diversion agreement, pay $674 restitution to Vernon Taylor within three months.

Kenny J. Smith, born in 1983, possession of marijuana – $200 fine plus court costs.

Yuxan Wang, born in 1996, three counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor – six-month diversion agreement.

Joseph R. Webb, born in 1991, theft under $500 – 30-day jail sentence, credit 30 days already served, court costs, $70 restitution to Bennie Hamblin.

Joseph Ryan Webb, born in 1991, resisting arrest – six-month jail sentence probated for two years after first 36 days are served, credit 36 days already served, plus court costs.

Jessica Lynn Powers, born in 1992, contempt of court – 30-day jail sentence probated for two years, credit six days already served.

Brian K. Johnson, born in 1975, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs – 30-day jail sentence probated for two years, operator’s license suspended for 30 days, attend alcohol and drug education classes, $250 fine plus fees and costs.

Steven T. McCullough, born in 1992, public intoxication controlled substance excludes alcohol – 30-day jail sentence probated for two years, $50 fine plus court costs.

Steven Tony McCullough, born in 1992, no auto insurance – 90-day jail sentence probated for two years, $100 fine plus court costs.

Wilfredo N. Romero, born in 1974, failure to wear seat belts – paid in full.
J.C. Tyler White, born in 1996, public intoxication controlled substance excludes alcohol – 90-day jail sentence probated for two years, $100 fine plus court costs.

Rodney Young, born in 1964, disregarding a traffic light – paid in full.

The following cases were heard by Judge Fred White in Whitley County District Court on Feb. 19:

Howard Coldiron, born in 1987, contempt of court for failure to complete Comp. Care evaluation – bench warrant issued, 12-month jail sentence.

Shawn Hill, born in 1987, contempt of court for failure to pay restitution as ordered – bench warrant issued, six-month jail sentence.

The following cases were heard by Judge Fred White in Whitley County District Court on Feb. 21:

John Wayne Bruce, born in 1966, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, controlled substance prescription not in original container, possession of marijuana, no/expired registration plates – 90-day jail sentence probated for two years, $125 fine plus court costs.

Monty Sands, born in 1980, contempt of court – probated time revoked, 12-month jail sentence.

Monty N. Sands, born in 1980, speeding 10 mph over limit, obstructed vision and/or windshield – $35 fine plus court costs.

 

Circuit Court 06-19-19

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Marriages 06-19-19

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