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Harrell proud of 48 years in law enforcement

What a difference eight years makes? Sheriff Colan Harrell’s is leaving law enforcement after 48 years of service. When outgoing Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell first took office on Jan. 1, 2011, he inherited a bit of a mess. You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Blaze destroys old church early Sunday

An old abandoned church off Highway 1804 was completed destroyed during a fire early Sunday morning. South Whitley Volunteer Fire Department was notified about the blaze, which was located at 1224 Highway 1804, at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, South Whitley Chief Wayne Honeycutt that...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Burke has paid full restitution to school board, KASBO

A Williamsburg woman, who stole money from the Whitley County Board of Education and the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO), has now paid all of her restitution, but a lawsuit filed against her by KASBO’s insurance company is apparently still pending. Leigh...
Posted On 31 Dec 2018

SUV strikes Corbin apartment building

Residents were shaken but uninjured Friday afternoon when an SUV ran into an apartment building on Gordon Street in Corbin. Corbin Police Officer Estes Rhodes said the elderly female driver of the Ford Explorer was backing out of the parking lot at Hillside Apartments just before...

Corbin man facing felony DUI charge

A Corbin man is facing a felony DUI charge following his fourth DUI arrest Thursday afternoon in Barbourville. Bob Homer Cox, 33, was arrested Thursday afternoon after police were called to investigate a two-vehicle collision on Martin Street. “Above (Cox) stated he had came...

Convicted felon gets seven years on gun charges; could be out in four months

A former Ohio resident, who is a convicted felon now living in Arizona, has been sentenced to seven years in prison after being caught with five firearms last summer in Whitley County. Bryon E. Kilgore, 60, formerly of Mansfield, Ohio, pled guilty in September to two counts of...
Posted On 28 Dec 2018

New Corbin City Commission sworn into office

The new Corbin City Commission was officially sworn in Friday morning. New Mayor Suzie Razmus, and new Commissioner Brandon Seth Shepherd will join incumbent commissioners David Grigsby Hart, Trent Knuckles and Andrew Pennington on the commission. The commission’s first meeting...

Courtney Taylor triple murder trial will likely be set for late summer or fall, judge says

A Williamsburg woman, who is facing a possible death sentence for killing her husband and two children nearly two years ago, will likely stand trial in late summer or fall, the special judge in the case said during a court hearing Thursday morning. Courtney Taylor, 43, is charged...
Posted On 27 Dec 2018

Local homeless shelter burglarized; meat and mattresses taken

A local homeless shelter is working to recover after it was burglarized Friday night. Sabra Simpson, a supervisor at Everlasting Arms Homeless Shelter on Standard Avenue, said staff and residents had gone to attend a Christmas play when the break-in occurred. “We were gone for...

Keavy man charged with assaulting deputies

A Keavy man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a Laurel County Sheriff’s deputy who was attempting to serve an arrest warrant. William Freeman, 52, is facing charges of third-degree assault on a police a officer, second-degree fleeing or evading police – on foot, and...