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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Lily man facing assault charge in connection with car wreck

A Lily man has been charged with first-degree assault after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies say he was driving under the influence when he crashed his car, resulting in serious injuries to the passenger Thursday night. According to Sheriff John Root, deputies arrested 21-year-old Jackson West on Monday afternoon on the warrant they had secured. Deputy [...]

Williamsburg man facing second DUI after hitting parked car

A Williamsburg man is facing a second-offense DUI charge after allegedly striking a parked vehicle in a north Corbin business’s parking lot Sunday afternoon. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies charged 55-year-old Ronnie Peace with one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence – second offense. According to Sheriff John Root, deputies were called to [...]

Stanford man arrested for DUI after fiery I-75 crash

Christopher Risner was charged with DUI following a single vehicle crash on I-75 about midnight Wednesday near the 15-mile marker. Two allegedly intoxicated Stanford residents got a trip to jail instead of the hospital following a fiery single vehicle crash on I-75 near the 15-mile marker that happened about midnight Wednesday. Goldbug Fire [...]

Corbin man escapes injury in crash, arrested for DUI

After a Corbin man told emergency personnel he didn’t need to go to the hospital following a single-vehicle crash on in Lily early Sunday morning, deputies took him for a ride to jail for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Fifty-one-year-old Stephen McNew was arrested following the crash on Slate Ridge Road approximately 2:15 [...]

Sheriff: Evarts man’s DUI arrest in Laurel County makes his third

An Evarts man is facing his third DUI charge after a Laurel County Sheriff’s deputy found him passed out in his vehicle in a parking lot in Lily Friday night. According to Sheriff John Root, Deputy Shawn Jackson arrested 32-year-old John Delph about 11:50 p.m. at a location off of Greta Lane off of East [...]

Murder, assault case against driver who killed pedestrian going to grand jury

The murder and assault case against a Williamsburg woman who was allegedly driving under the influence when she hit two pedestrians on Ky. 895 in Canadatown on July 25 will be presented to a Whitley County grand jury in September.Whitley District Court Cathy Prewitt found probable cause to send the case against 46-year-old Sonia Renee Askins to the grand jury following a preliminary hearing Tuesday.
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