UPDATE: Laurel deputies arrest duo wanted in connection with robbery, assault at Walmart

UPDATE: Laurel County Sheriff's deputies took two suspects wanted in connection with Wednesday's robbery and assault at Corbin Walmart into custody Friday afternoon. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department's public affairs officer said the suspects, identified through tips from the public as 26-year-old Seth Harville and 25-year-old Chelsea Kay Roark, both of Corbin, at a residence [...]

Corbin Trolley down for repairs until Monday

City officials say the Corbin Trolley was taken off the road Wednesday due to the need for mechanical repairs. According to Corbin City Manager Marlon Sams, parts are on order to repair the trolley. Repairs will be made Friday. "We just decided to take it off the road until Monday in order to leave plenty [...]

Corbin man charged with punching, injecting estranged wife

It remains unknown whether the case against a Corbin man who allegedly broke into his estranged wife’s home and injected her with an unknown substance will be presented to a Whitley County grand jury, but a judge did agree to amend his bond Tuesday. Thirty-three-year-old Bobby Joe Bailey was arrested last Wednesday afternoon on charges [...]

Kentucky Attorney General: Corbin Library Board violated open meetings law

The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office has found that the Corbin Library Board violated open meetings laws by holding unscheduled meetings and meetings in which a quorum of members was present without proper public notice. In the opinion released Monday in response to a written complaint filed by Brenda Huff, the AG explained that under the [...]

Worst flood in more than a decade hits Whitley County

A Whitley County Road Department worker labored Monday morning to clean up this mudslide along Jellico Creek Road. The slide was caused by heavy rains over the weekend that saturated the area, overflowing many creeks, rivers and streams. The worst is over in regards to flooding in Whitley County following heavy rains over [...]

Motorist assist leads to meth trafficking arrest

A motorist assist last week lead a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy to arrest two people on drug related charges, including one man for drug trafficking. Deputy Jonas Saunders charged the driver, Eric M. McKiddy, 32, of Williamsburg, with first-degree trafficking methamphetamine more than two grams, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a [...]

Sheriff’s deputies help rescue woman from vehicle stuck in flood waters

Whitley County Sheriff's deputies Todd Shelley and John Hill and firefighter Keith Croley helped rescue a woman stuck in high water Wednesday morning. A Whitley County woman had to be rescued Wednesday morning after her vehicle got stuck in waist deep water on Highway 11. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses that [...]

Governor attends inaugural Southeastern Kentucky Prayer Breakfast

Everyone can use a little prayer and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is no exception as he came to Corbin Monday for the inaugural Southeastern Kentucky Prayer Breakfast hosted by Forward Community Church. Following Governor Matt Bevin's remarks during the Southeastern Kentucky Prayer Breakfast Monday, Forward Community Church Pastor Drew Mahan and members of the [...]

I-75 lane closures planned May 2-3

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict northbound and southbound traffic to one lane on I-75 at the Laurel/Whitley line (mile point 27.9; Lynn Camp bridge) on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3. On Tuesday, May 2, northbound traffic at mile point 27.9 will be reduced to one lane at 9 a.m. and conclude [...]

High speed chase ends after bogging down in mud

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies got a bonus Monday night as a high speed chase in the Corbin area ended with the suspect’s car bogged down in the mud and the interior littered with meth precursors and an active meth lab. Deputies arrested the driver, Brian Ray Kidd, 30, and the passenger, David L. Miller, 40, [...]