Update: Minivan assault case going to grand jury

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 [...]

Local lawyer arrested for DUI

Corbin attorney B.J. Foley was arrested for DUI early Saturday morning in London.

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.

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Drunk man accused of crashing moped with beers dangling from it

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 [...]

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, [...]

Thinking about drinking and driving? Consider Adam Childress fate first

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 [...]

Childress pleads guilty to deadly DUI crash

Adam Childress pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder, leaving the scene of an accident, and DUI in connection with the April 13, 2016 killing of Richard Perkins.

A Williamsburg man, who could have faced up to a life sentence during his scheduled trial next week in connection with a DUI vehicular homicide case, has instead entered a guilty plea.

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Judge denies change of venue motion in Childress murder case

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.

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Despite increased alcohol sales, alcohol-related DUI’s remain rare in W’burg

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 [...]

Man, who stopped in fast lane of I-75 to urinate, arrested for DUI

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 [...]

Childress murder trial delayed until March 21

Adam Childress is accused of murder after allegedly getting drunk at the VFW and running over a man on a sidewalk. The case has sparked various litigation.

Adam Childress is accused of murder after allegedly getting drunk at the VFW and running over a man on a sidewalk. The case has sparked various litigation.

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.

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