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Corbin man charged with burglarizing family member’s home

A Corbin man was arrested Monday after police say he was caught in the act of taking firearms from a family member’s home in Keavy. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 43-year-old Paul Jackson, Jr. on one count of first-degree burglary. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the...

Local officers honored for efforts to increase seat belt use

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored law enforcement officers from 122 agencies across the Commonwealth, including one Corbin police officer, for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles. The Governor’s...
Posted On 27 Jul 2017

Judge declines for second time to reduce Askins’ bond

For the second time in four months, a Williamsburg woman, who is charged with murder and other offenses in connection with a July 2016 traffic crash that claimed the life of a Canadatown woman, has lost her bid to get a lower bond. Sonia Askins, 47, is scheduled to stand trial on...
Posted On 24 Jul 2017

Corbin attorney pleads guilty to DUI

A local defense attorney arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in May has pleaded guilty to the charge. Thirty-four-year-old Burley “B.J.” Foley, who had been arrested May 31 following a traffic stop in London, pleaded guilty to one count of operating a motor...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

Wanted murder suspect arrested

A Corbin man indicted in May on a murder charge in connection with a fatal traffic crash in which he was allegedly driving under the influence has been taken into custody. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 34-year-old Eric J. Cassidy last Friday at a residence on Watch...

Briar Creek Park Bridge repairs almost complete

Repairs are almost complete on the Briar Creek Park Bridge. Flooding in late April and early May damaged the bridge, which has been closed since. Repairs began to the bridge on July 3. “Hopefully, the bridge at Briar Creek Park will be completed and open this week,” Williamsburg...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

Randle charged with leading police on 15-mile plus chase

A Barbourville man allegedly led Williamsburg police on a more than 15-mile vehicle pursuit early Monday morning and then fled a short distance on foot before surrendering to Williamsburg police, according to this arrest citations. The incident began when Williamsburg Police...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

Portion of N. 10th Street will be closed during school

If you drive on North 10th Street in Williamsburg, then pay attention. Starting next month, a portion of the street will be closed daily while Williamsburg Independent School is in session. During its monthly meeting Monday, the Williamsburg City Council unanimously voted to...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

Local Democrats hear from New Kentucky Project

Following last year’s stinging political loses that saw Republicans take control of both the governor’s office and the state house of representatives, Kentucky Democrats are trying to get reorganized and took that message to local party officials in Whitley County Monday evening....
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

Cox touts value of hard work during Daniel Boone Visionary Awards ceremony

The most important lesson Corbin Schools Superintendent Dave Cox learned in life came from his mother. “Hard work fixes almost anything,” he told a crowd last Thursday during the Seventh Annual Daniel Boone Visionary Award banquet, held at The Corbin Center. The award is given...