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 [...]

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, [...]

Corbin woman charged with endangering toddlers

A Corbin woman is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and wanton endangerment after Knox County Sheriff’s deputies say she consumed alcohol and then went to sleep, during which two toddlers were seen throwing items out a second-story household window Thursday night. Deputies arrested 23-year-old Jenny Lee Shelton at Spider Creek Apartments [...]

Monday accident illustrates need for bus extrication training, fire chief says

This Pontiac Grand Am narrowly avoided hitting a Whitley County School bus Monday afternoon. On the same day that the Whitley County school district transferred an old junked bus to the Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department so it could be used for training purposes, the fire department assisted at the scene of one crash [...]

Woodbine man charged with sodomy, sexual abuse of eight-year-old

A Woodbine man has been charged with the sexual abuse and sodomy of an eight-year-old. Thirty-one-year-old James LaForest was arrested Thursday in connection with the alleged incident on April 8. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeremy Elliotte wrote in the arrest citation, that he was contacted on April 8 after the juvenile claimed to have been [...]

Lily man indicted for assaulting officer with car

A Lily man was indicted Friday in Laurel County for allegedly assaulting a Laurel County Sheriff’s deputy with his car.

Forty-two-year-old Roger Sizemore was indicted on charges of second-degree assault, first-degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree persistent felony offender.

The charges stem from an incident on Jan. 30 during which Sizemore allegedly drug Deputy Tommy Houston alongside his vehicle as Houston was attempting to detain him.

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Corbin man indicted for Advance Auto Parts robbery

A Corbin man, who allegedly struck an Advance Auto Parts employee with his car while stealing from the store in January, has been indicted by a Whitley County Grand Jury.

The Whitley County Grand Jury issued its monthly report Monday indicting Christopher Millard, 28, of Corbin, on a charge of first-degree robbery.

Corbin Police were called to Advance Auto Parts on Falls Highway about 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 19 in response to a complaint that Millard struck an employee with his Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

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