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Officers searching for Whitley County inmate who escaped from work detail

UPDATE: Inmate identified as Williamsburg man. Whitley County Jailer Brian Lawson has identified the inmate who ran off from a work release detail as Jeremy Lynn, 26, of Williamsburg. Lynn was part of a crew picking up trash on Ky. 1804 when he fled at approximately 3:10 p.m....

Feds indict trio of Corbin residents, Jellico woman for kidnapping

A federal grand jury in London has indicted three Corbin residents and a Jellico woman for kidnapping in a 2018 case that also involved two pipe bombs and the death of a Corbin man by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. On Thursday, the federal grand jury indicted Douglas...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019

Gov. Bevin, Congressman Rogers Announce Completion of Eastern Kentucky Rings of KentuckyWired Project

Speaking at the SOAR Summit in Pikeville today, Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers announced completion of the construction phase of the KentuckyWired project in Eastern Kentucky. The announcement is another major milestone for the KentuckyWired project which, when...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019
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Nov. 19 trial date set for couple accused of murder

A southern Whitley County couple, who have been in jail since July 24, 2017, accused of beating a woman to death, are scheduled to stand trial this fall after apparently both rejected plea deals. Chris James Lowe, 40, and Lori Mattie, 39, are charged with murder and first-degree...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019

Joshua Davenport convicted of 2018 murder of his wife, Stephanie

A Corbin man was found guilty Thursday of murdering his wife in 2018. Following two full days of testimony, the jury comprised of eight men and four women took one hour and 17 minutes to convict Joshua Davenport, 40, of murder and tampering with physical evidence in the fatal...

Frances Wilhoit, community ‘treasure,’ dies at age 81

A “barrier busting” local real estate professional and long-time radio station employee, who was named a “Living Treasure” in the city of London this past April, passed away over the weekend. Frances Wilhoit, 81, of London, died on Sunday following a battle with cancer. In...

Cumberlands to offer free textbooks for on-campus undergraduate students

On-campus undergraduate students at University of the Cumberlands will no longer have to pay for textbooks beginning in the fall of 2020. The new initiative, announced by Dr. Larry L. Cockrum, President of the University, is another step toward “total price transparency and...
Posted On 05 Sep 2019
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Residence’s surveillance camera leads to arrest of man in connection with vehicle burglaries in Corbin

A Corbin man was arrested Tuesday morning after a resident showed police video of him attempting to break into her vehicle. Ronald Cloud, 33, is facing multiple charges including theft by unlawful taking of contents from vehicle of the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000,...

Corbin man charged with raping girl

A Corbin man was arrested Monday morning for allegedly raping a female juvenile at a residence near Cumberland Falls Road. Kentucky State Police arrested Tyler D. Ellis, 20, on one count of first-degree rape. The investigation began Monday morning after the female arrived at the...

W’burg Housing Authority director accused of using forged checks to misappropriate money

The Williamsburg Housing Authority’s suspended executive director was arrested Monday morning for allegedly using forged checks to misappropriate about $10,000 in funds since at least January 2017, but Williamsburg police are still investigating and think that amount could...
Posted On 05 Sep 2019