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Corbin police officer ‘doing well’ following stroke

A Corbin Police Officer is recovering after suffering a stroke Sunday. Corporal Ken Proffitt was taken to Baptist Health Corbin for treatment. “He is doing really well. He has been able to walk and talk,” Chief Rusty Hedrick said of the 35-year-old husband and father of two....

Corbin ‘Battle of the Badges’ set for March 28

The Corbin Police Department will be looking to settle a score with the Corbin Fire Department on March 28 at the second annual Battle of the Badges charity basketball game. At the inaugural event held in May, the firefighters led by as many as 20 points, but saw their lead cut...

Corbin woman arrested for selling heroin to police informant

A Corbin woman was arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly selling heroin to a confidential police informant. Mercadez Marie Jackson, 26, is charged with one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – heroin stemming from the Dec. 20 incident. According to the...

Investigation continues into thefts from vehicles in Corbin area

Area law enforcement is continuing to investigate a series of vehicle break-ins in Corbin and northern Whitley County. Reports of the incidents have been called in to Corbin Police, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling. Corbin Police Lt. Coy...

Criminal justice students, area law enforcement join forces in ‘Operation Joy’

Twenty area law enforcement officers and 80 high school students studying to go into the law enforcement profession teamed up Tuesday to help 68 area families have a merrier Christmas. The fifth annual Operation Joy, organized by the criminal justice students at the Corbin Area...

Forget cats in a tree, Corbin Fire Department rescues dog in a pipe

Area law enforcement and emergency personnel were called to McDonald’s on Master Street to rescue a dog that had become stuck in a drainage pipe. Knox County Sheriff’s deputies and Corbin Police blocked off traffic in the area around the manhole leading to the drainage pipe as...

W’burg, Corbin police officers recognized for DUI enforcement

Officers from two Whitley County police agencies were among the more than 200 officers honored recently by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS), for their efforts to target impaired drivers. In addition, a Williamsburg police lieutenant also received an all-star award for...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019

Corbin man charged with stealing ATV Tuesday morning

A backpack found at the scene led Corbin Police to arrest a Corbin man in connection with the theft of an ATV from a local business early last Tuesday morning. Nicholas R. Smith, 19, is facing charges of theft by unlawful taking – auto – of the value of $500 or more but less than...

Correction: Anderson accused of assaulting father-in-law with table leg, spitting on jailer

(Correction: The print version of this story and an earlier version of the electronic version of this story incorrectly stated that Anderson had assaulted his father when it should have stated that he assaulted his father-in-law.) A Williamsburg man is being held in the Whitley...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019

W’burg man charged with felony DUI charge

A Williamsburg man was arrested Thursday morning on a felony DUI charge. Roy Sumner, 32, is facing charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol – fourth or greater offense, and driving on DUI suspended license following a traffic stop on Ky. 26 in Corbin....