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Grand jury indicts Rucker for murder

A Woodbine man, who allegedly killed his girlfriend in May, fled the scene, and spent 44 days on the run before being apprehended on July 4, has been indicted for murder by the Whitley County Grand Jury. The grand jury handed down a three-count indictment Monday morning charging...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019

Laurel deputies called to investigate vehicle burglary, find drugs, suspect hiding in bathroom

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a complaint of a vehicle burglary in north Corbin Saturday morning arrested two individuals on drug related charges. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said Deputies Robert Reed, Taylor McDaniel and...

Lawsuit to force the demolition of dilapidated Corbin home dismissed

A lawsuit filed in February seeking to for the City of Corbin to demolish a dilapidated property on Phillips Lane has been settled. According to an order filed in Whitley Circuit Court, the home at 811 Phillips Lane has been demolished and the lot cleaned and mowed as Circle...

Keavy man arrested on Knox Co. warrant charging burglary, attempted rape

A Keavy man wanted in Knox County on burglary and attempted rape, was arrested Saturday in Laurel County. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael L. Sizemore, 45, just after midnight Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said Sgt. John Inman,...

Woman miraculously uninjured after Penske truck demolishes church awning

Miraculously no one was injured when a Penske rental truck struck an awning on the front of Blessed Hope Baptist Church, bringing the awning down on top of the vehicle, and partially crushing the roof on the cab of the truck early Friday afternoon. “By the grace of God she is...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019

Complaints lead Laurel deputies to make nine drug-related arrests in north Corbin

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies responded to multiple complaints of drug activity in southern Laurel County, arresting multiple people after discovering methamphetamine, scales and other drugs at the location Thursday afternoon. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public...

Six Corbin residents among those arrested as part of multi-agency round-up

Six Corbin residents were among the people arrested on drug-related charges in a multi-agency roundup Monday morning. Deputies from Knox and Laurel County, along with London City Police, U.S. Marshal Service, Kentucky State Police, and the Louisville Division of the U.S. Drug...

WCHS students getting more opportunities to get college credit while in high school

Whitley County High School students are getting more and more opportunities to graduate from high school with college credit. Whitley County High School Career and Technical Education Department Chair Krysti Conlin informed the Whitley County Board of Education during its monthly...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019

Tennessee man faces felony charges after pursuit into Williamsburg

An Oneida, Tennessee man is facing felony charges stemming from a police chase that started in Scott County, Tennessee, and ended in Williamsburg Sunday afternoon. Whitley District Judge Fred White entered a not guilty plea for Casey G. Cox, 21, during his arraignment Monday...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019