Drowning victim identified as McCreary County teen

About three dozen first responders helped with the recovery of a 16-year-old early Monday evening near the Spillway. 16-year-old Joshua Antonio Hipolito hadn’t been at the Laurel Lake Spillway long Monday afternoon when he and some friends decided to jump off some rocks near the beach like numerous others have done. Unfortunately for [...]

Body of 16-year-old recovered near Spillway

About three dozen first responders helped with the recovery of a 16-year-old early Monday evening near the Spillway. A 16-year-old male, whose name hasn’t been released by authorities yet pending notification of his next of kin, hadn’t been at the Laurel Lake Spillway long Monday afternoon when he and some friends decided to [...]

Search underway for 16-year-old who may have drown at Laurel Lake

Emergency officials are on the scene of an apparent drowning near the Laurel Lake Spillway. The drowning was reported about 4:20 p.m. and involves a 16-year-old male. The teen was reportedly jumping off a rock near the spillway. Emergency officials from eight agencies are on the scene assisting with the search and investigation. Check back to [...]

Homeowner shoots suspected burglar

A Corbin man will be facing burglary charges in Laurel County when he gets out of the hospital where he is recovering from gunshot wounds he suffered as a result of a shotgun blast from the home owner that allegedly caught him inside his residence Friday morning. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s [...]

Corbin man indicted in federal court in murder-for-hire scheme involving Whitley County prosecutors

William Sutton is accused of trying to hire someone to kill four people, including two prosecutors. A federal grand jury in London has indicted a Corbin man on several charges related to an alleged murder-for-hire scheme where two of the victims were allegedly Whitley County prosecutors. The grand jury charged William Timothy Sutton, [...]

Deputy jailers find suspected ‘ice’ in body cavity

A traffic stop late Tuesday evening resulted in the arrest of three people, two of whom were charged with drug trafficking. About 9 p.m. Tuesday, Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders was patrolling in the Highway 92E and Louden Road area in response to complaints that the sheriff’s department had received of suspected drug activity, [...]

Stolen truck recovered with ‘Drive It Like You Stole It!!!’ written on steering wheel

Whitley County Sheriff's deputies say these words were written on the steering wheel of a stolen truck recovered Wednesday afternoon. A complaint about a possibly intoxicated person Wednesday afternoon, lead Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies to the arrest of four people and the recovery of a stolen pick-up truck with the words, “Drive It [...]

CSX locomotive catches fire in Woodbine

Five area fire departments were called to Ky. 26 in Woodbine Thursday after a locomotive on a northbound CSX train caught fire. Woodbine and Corbin firefighters were initially paged to the scene approximately one mile south of the intersection with Ky. 6 about 5:40 p.m. Woodbine Fire Chief Rick Fore said smoke was pouring from [...]

Arson investigator looking into Letha Petrey Road blaze Thursday morning

A house, a trailer and a minivan all burned during a Thursday morning blaze on Letha Petrey Road. A Kentucky State Police arson investigator has been called to examine a Thursday morning fire in Canadatown that destroyed a small house, a trailer and a minivan and damaged another vehicle. Woodbine, Oak Grove, Rockholds [...]

Jury: Corbin didn’t wrongfully terminate officers

It took a seven-woman, five-man jury a little over an hour Wednesday afternoon to conclude that the city of Corbin did nothing wrong when it laid off two Corbin police officers in 2014. Jonathan Dean and Kyle Gray filed a wrongful termination suit shortly after being laid off on Sept. 5, 2014, as part of [...]