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Child who died in hot car Thursday to be buried today

The 2-year-old girl who died Thursday after she was found in a closed vehicle last Thursday will be laid to rest today. The funeral for Aubrey Rose will be held at 11 a.m. at Croley Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Burial will follow in the Reece-Rose Cemetery near her home on Leona...

‘Burglary-in-progress’ call leads to two arrests Friday

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary-in-progress call Friday morning at a north Corbin business, arresting two people in connection with the incident. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said James F. Tankersley, 47, of London,...

Knox deputies use Taser to end vehicle, foot pursuit in Gray

A dramatic series of events led to the arrest of Charles Douglas Tuttle, 47, of Gray, on Tuesday. Knox County Sheriff’s deputies were standing on the side of the road at Sam Parker and US 25E and, reportedly, observed Tuttle turn onto Sam Parker Road. According to an arrest...

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Police called to disturbance complaint find Corbin man, Williamsburg woman fighting over drugs

A Corbin man and a Williamsburg woman were arrested Tuesday morning in Laurel County after police say a verbal argument over drugs at a residence in the Wyan-Pine area turned physical. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kristina D. Blakley, 29, and Robert Havens, 40, of...

Ray Sutton honored during Arbor Day at Cumberlands

For more than 30 years, Williamsburg’s Raymond M. Sutton Jr. has been planting trees. He can still remember where he bought most of the trees and where he had to go to get it. University of the Cumberlands staff planted a Red Buckeye tree dedicated to Sutton on the lawn of the...

Laurel deputy assaulted, injured while arresting trespasser

A Laurel County deputy was injured Thursday night in a fight with a suspect who was allegedly trespassing at a north Corbin residence. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said Sergeant Greg Poynter suffered a serious injury to his hand in the fight...

16 area residents among 19 people named in federal drug conspiracy indictment

Thirteen area residents are among the 19 individuals named in a federal indictment alleging a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. The local individuals include: Tasha Wrenicke, 36, Scott Hensley, 37, Darryl Moore, Tharold Johnson, 27,...

State office in Corbin temporarily evacuated after suspicious substance found in mail

The state office building on Roy Kidd Ave. in Corbin was closed for approximately 30 minutes Thursday afternoon after a suspicious package was delivered to the Family Support Office, which administers Medicaid, SNAP and KTAP programs among others. Corbin firefighters and police...

Corbin man charged with child abuse

A Corbin man has been charged with child abuse after two young girls in his care were found walking along U.S. 25 after midnight Saturday. Tracy Smith, 41, was charged with third-degree criminal abuse and public intoxication – controlled substance. A passerby called 911 at...