Rockholds man facing DUI, reckless homicide charge after fatal Sunday morning crash

This truck rolled over multiple times after it crashed early Sunday morning. The crash claimed the life of a Rockholds woman. A Rockholds man is behind bars facing DUI and homicide related charges after a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning. The wreck happened about 2 a.m. on Flat Creek Road in the [...]

Corbin man charged with DUI after nearly hitting police car

A Corbin man was arrested Thursday night after police say a head-on collision between his motorcycle and a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser was narrowly avoided. Deputy William Stewart, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies arrested 53-year-old Joseph H. Schulten following the incident on U.S. 25E in Corbin. Stewart stated that Deputy Mikey Ashurst [...]

Corbin attorney pleads guilty to DUI

Corbin attorney B.J. Foley has pleaded guilty to a May 31 DUI charge. A local defense attorney arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in May has pleaded guilty to the charge. Thirty-four-year-old Burley “B.J.” Foley, who had been arrested May 31 following a traffic stop in London, pleaded guilty to one [...]

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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