A Laurel County grand jury will consider the assault case against a Corbin area woman who was allegedly under the influence of drugs when she drove her minivan into the path of a motorcycle last week. Following a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Laurel District Court, Judge Wendel “Skip” Hammons ruled there is probable cause to [...]
A Corbin defense attorney found himself on the other side of the law early Saturday morning after being arrested for DUI.
Burley “B.J.” Foley, 34, is scheduled to be arraigned on June 12 in Laurel County District Court on charges of failure to or improper signal and first-offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs.
“I regret the incident and take full responsibility for my actions. I fully respect the law and will continue to do so moving forward,” Foley said in an e-mail response to the News Journal Tuesday morning.
A Knox County man spent three days in jail and must pay $718 in fines and court costs after admitting he was intoxicated when he wrecked his moped Friday night. Fifty-six-year-old Roy Bright pleaded guilty to one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants at his arraignment Monday in Knox District [...]
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, [...]
Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. If you are going to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel then please consider the following for a moment before you do. In 2001, Lester Cook had been drinking when he got behind the wheel of his 1984 Corvette, sped off and lost control [...]
A Whitley Circuit Judge has overruled a motion at least for the time being to move a well-publicized murder trial to McCreary County or in the alternative to have the jury sequestered during the trial.
“We have to at least try to get a jury” seated in Whitley County, Judge Dan Ballou said in response to the motion Monday afternoon in the case of Adam David Childress.
Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird gave his annual report to the city council during its regular monthly meeting Monday. Last year Williamsburg residents voted to allow alcohol sales by the package and to make it easier for restaurants to sell alcohol by the drink, but the change hasn't resulted in more alcohol related [...]
Matthew Donelly was arrested on I-75 Monday and charged with DUI among other offenses. A Lexington man, who allegedly stopped in the fast lane of I-75 to urinate early Monday evening, is behind bars in the Whitley County Detention Center. About 6:45 p.m., Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputies were notified that a mint green [...]
A Whitley Circuit Judge agreed Monday morning to postponed the January trial of a Williamsburg man, who allegedly ran over and killed a man out walking his dog along a sidewalk nearly eight months ago, in order to give defense attorneys more time to prepare their defense.