Trial date set for Corbin man charged with contracting for murder of Whitley County prosecutors

A Sept. 19 trial has been scheduled in U.S. District Court in London for a Corbin man, who is charged in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme where two of the four would-be victims are Whitley County prosecutors. William Sutton is accused of trying to hire someone to kill four people, including two prosecutors. A [...]

Most of Taylor lawsuit against UC can proceed, judge says

Former University of the Cumberlands President Dr. James Taylor is suing his former employer.

A U.S. District Judge has largely denied a request by the University of the Cumberlands to dismiss a lawsuit against it, which was filed last year by its former long-time president Dr. James Taylor.

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Gray man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

In what is a rare circumstance in the federal court system, a Gray man entered a guilty plea in his child pornography case in exchange for a specific sentence.

Forty-eight-year-old Jerry Luke pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of possession of child pornography. In return, the plea agreement calls for Luke to receive a prison sentence of 12.5 years.

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Federal grand jury indicts three for Corbin pharmacy burglaries

A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment in the case of a Tennessee man accused of burglarizing Sav-Rite Pharmacy in Corbin, naming two co-defendants in it and a similar burglary that occurred in 2014 at Stephanie’s Down Home Pharmacy in Corbin.

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Federal grand jury indicts two in Tattersall meth conspiracy

A federal grand jury has indicted two men in connection with an alleged conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine out of a home in Tattersall Subdivision in Corbin.

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IRS: Corbin hypnotist and author owes almost $1 million in back income taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has filed paperwork in U.S. District Court in London claiming that a Corbin man owes almost $1 million and seeking a judgment to collect the taxes along with interest and penalties.

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Second of three federal defendants plead guilty in conspiracy to distribute meth in Whitley Co.

The second of three people accused of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Whitley County pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in London. Thirty-nine-year-old Roy Allen West of Williamsburg pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. According to the plea agreement, [...]

Corbin man now facing federal charge

Gary Williams, who was arrested on Oct. 26 for allegedly trafficking crystal meth, is now facing a charge in federal court. A drug trafficking charge was dismissed in Whitley District Court Tuesday afternoon against a Corbin man to clear the way for a federal court prosecution, according to Williamsburg police. On Oct. 26, [...]

Final defendants in Laurel County meth conspiracy plead guilty

The two remaining defendants indicted on federal charges of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Laurel County have pleaded guilty.

Ellis Ray Saggus and James W. Harrison each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of a substance containing methamphetamine.

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Source of drugs in meth conspiracy sentenced to 11 years in federal prison

The man who has admitted to being the source of supply in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Knox, Laurel, Madison and Rockcastle counties has been sentenced to eleven years, three months in federal prison.

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