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Pastor to church vandal: ‘God still loves him’

A Williamsburg man allegedly broke into a church early Sunday morning, destroyed several items inside, engaged in a standoff with police, falsely told police that he had been stabbed and shot, and resisted arrest once police entered the building. You need to login to view the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019

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...

Woman accused of burglarizing local furniture store on Christmas Day

A Corbin woman is behind bars after allegedly driving a truck through a local furniture store in an apparently burglary attempt on Christmas day. About 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 25, Laurel County 911 received a call about an audible alarm going off at Fitzpatrick’s Furniture store on...
Posted On 26 Dec 2018
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Police: Burglar used auction house’s van as getaway vehicle

A Corbin man is facing burglary charges for allegedly taking items from a local auction house and then using the business’s van to make his getaway. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael C. Smith, 39, following an investigation in the burglary at Interstate Auction on...

Church burglary, vandalism under investigation

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the vandalism and burglary of a Keavy area church Sunday. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said officers were called to Mt. Zion Church of God on Level Green Road off of Ky. 312 after members...

Alleged burglar arrested at hospital after using ambulance as getaway vehicle

A Corbin man arrested in connection with a home burglary Friday afternoon allegedly used an ambulance as the getaway vehicle. Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Claude Hudson arrested Kenneth Ray Couch, 35, at Baptist Health Corbin, where he been dropped off by the ambulance. Deputy...

W’burg man arrested for allegedly breaking into church fellowship hall

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly broke into a church’s fellowship hall after he was spotted trying to break into a vehicle late Monday evening, is now behind bars. The incident started about 10 p.m. Monday when a Watts Creek Road resident called Whitley County E911 reporting...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018

Lily homeowner finds intruder eating ice cream

A Lily homeowner called police Friday night after he discovered a man sitting in his home and eating his ice cream. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 23-year-old Joshua Hampton after finding him in the residence on East Ky. 552. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s...

Update: Grace on the Hill church damaged during burglary

Police are following a few leads that they hope will provide insight into who was responsible for a break-in and vandalism rampage inside Grace on the Hill Methodist Church in Corbin last Wednesday. The debris has been cleared but much of the damage caused by the thieves remained...

Workout Anytime targeted by burglars early Monday

A new Corbin business has yet to open its doors to the public and it has already been a burglary victim. Officials with Workout Anytime Corbin in the Forest Hills Shopping Center said a man and woman broke into the neighboring storefront Monday morning. The area is being used as...