No injuries after car strikes empty school bus Monday morning

No one was injured when this Mercedes Benz collided with a school bus Monday morning. No one was injured when a passenger car rear-ended a Whitley County school bus Monday morning in the Goldbug area. There were no children on the bus at the time. Whitley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Shelley, who investigated [...]

SUV crashes through front of Lily Post Office

The driver was not injured but the Lily Post Office suffered extensive damage Saturday morning when an SUV crashed through the front of the building. Laurel County Sheriff John Root stated that the crash happened about 9:15 a.m. According to deputies, Clyde Liford of Corbin was parked in front of the post office, which is [...]

W’burg man allegedly intoxicated when he struck deputy’s police cruiser, one other car

Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White administers a field sobriety test to Roy Lawson Friday afternoon after Lawson sideswiped two vehicles, including a sheriff's department police cruiser. A Williamsburg man was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he sideswiped two cars Friday afternoon, including one Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser. Suffice it to say, [...]

Driver of crashed garbage truck arrested for DUI

This Ellis Sanitation garbage truck overturned on Ky. 296 Monday morning snarling traffic for several hours as emergency workers labored to flip it back over onto its wheels. A Williamsburg man was allegedly driving impaired when he crashed and overturned a garbage truck near Williamsburg Monday morning. The crash happened about 10:14 a.m. [...]

Dump truck crash demolishes utility pole

Some Eastern Whitley County residents lost power and landline phone service Saturday evening after a dump truck wrecked cutting a utility pole in two. Around 7:15 p.m., a dump truck, which was hauling dirt, wrecked near the intersection of Highway 92E and Highway 904, and came to rest on its side. The accident caused damage [...]

Woman critically injured during I-75 crash Monday

One person had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter following a three-vehicle crash Monday morning in Whitley County, and was listed in critical condition Tuesday afternoon at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. The crash happened about 5:30 a.m. near the 14-mile marker in the northbound lane on I-75. Whitley County [...]

I-75 crash near Corbin injures one

A tractor-trailer accident Thursday morning in northern Whitley County snarled traffic on I-75 for a few hours. About 9 a.m., Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Chris McQueen responded to a single vehicle crash near the 28-mile marker. Police determined that a 2012 Freightliner being operated by Reginald Ward, 53, of Dallas, North Carolina, [...]

Corbin man dies in crash in Madison County

A Corbin man died Saturday in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 in Madison County. Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison pronounced 36-year-old Robert Salyers dead at the scene of the crash on north-bound I-75 near the 82-mile marker. According to Madison County Sheriff’s deputies, Salyers’ 2007 Dodge pickup ran off the road and into a [...]

Gray man indicted for assault

A Gray man was indicted Friday on assault and wanton endangerment charges stemming from a wreck on May 20 during which he was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs when his vehicle struck another. According to West Knox firefighters the wreck occurred just after 11 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 25E and Lynn [...]

Corbin man killed in single-vehicle crash Sunday morning

A Corbin man was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Ohler Road Sunday morning. Law enforcement and emergency personnel were called to the scene near Norville Road at 7:44 a.m. Corbin firefighters had to extricate the victim, later identified as James Hensley, of the Nissan Sentra that was found lying against [...]