Corbin Police starting ‘Shop With a Cop’

After years of supporting the efforts of other departments, the Corbin Police Department is beginning its own Shop With a Cop program. “We are trying to embrace community-oriented policing,” said Chief Rusty Hedrick. This fiddle and picture autographed by country music legend Charlie Daniels will be the grand prize in the Corbin Police Department's [...]

Police: Dead man found in funeral home parking lot committed suicide

Corbin Police were called to the parking lot at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home Thursday morning in response to a suicide in the parking lot. Police say 72-year-old Johnie Kinman of Corbin was pronounced dead at the scene. Corbin Police Captain Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said funeral home employees discovered the body about 7:45 [...]

Corbin man charged with punching, injecting estranged wife

It remains unknown whether the case against a Corbin man who allegedly broke into his estranged wife’s home and injected her with an unknown substance will be presented to a Whitley County grand jury, but a judge did agree to amend his bond Tuesday. Thirty-three-year-old Bobby Joe Bailey was arrested last Wednesday afternoon on charges [...]

Corbin man ‘knocked out’ after starting fight with store clerk

A Corbin man was taken to Baptist Health Corbin for treatment of head and leg injuries he sustained during an altercation with a store clerk Tuesday morning. Fifty-four-year-old James Cassidy has been cited to appear in Whitley District Court on charges of alcohol intoxication, menacing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Corbin Police Capt. Coy Wilson [...]

Laurel County teen missing since Tuesday found safe in Corbin

A Laurel County teen who was reported missing last Tuesday was found safe in Corbin. Laurel County Sheriff John Root said that Corbin Police found 16-year-old Alexis Ramey Monday afternoon. Ramey was reported missing from Waterworks Road in London at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 28.

Corbin City Commission approves Hedrick as new police chief

The Corbin City Commission unanimously approved Rusty Hedrick to be the next Corbin Police Chief. At Monday’s special called commission meeting, City Manager Marlon Sams recommended that Hedrick, who has been serving as interim chief following the retirement of David Campbell, be named chief. Sams said the city personnel board interviewed five applicants for the [...]

High-speed pursuit of motorcycle rider begins on Gordon Hill, ends in Williamsburg

What began as a complaint of motorcyclists revving their engines on Gordon Hill early Tuesday morning, ended with a high-speed chase on I-75 to Williamsburg. Corbin Police arrested 30-year-old James Wilson of Krypton in Perry County on fleeing and evading and other charges following the pursuit that wound up through north Corbin and down I-75. [...]

Corbin Police say man running around downtown in boxer shorts admitted to smoking meth, bath salts

Corbin Police say a Winchester man who allegedly ran into three downtown businesses wearing only a pair of boxer underwear Monday afternoon admitted to ingesting a combination of methamphetamine and bath salts. Thirty-seven-year-old James Brogan was arrested on multiple charges after officers responding to multiple complaints located him at Whitaker Bank on Main Street. Corbin [...]

Two arrested in check cashing scam

Corbin Police arrested two men Monday after they allegedly attempted to pass fake checks at the PNC Bank branch off of U.S. 25E and say they allegedly passed similar checks throughout the state. Corbin Police Captain Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said police arrested 24-year-old Daniel Cottrell of Corbin and 19-year-old Ryan Robinson [...]

Corbin Police find active meth lab during traffic stop

A simple traffic stop on South Main Street in Corbin Tuesday was complicated by the active one-step methamphetamine lab Corbin Police found in the back of the car. Corbin Police Captain Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said officers arrested 22-year-old Zachary Tepesano and 26-year-old John Hall, both of Corbin. Wilson said the incident [...]