Union College, Barbourville Tourism hosting Gray mountain bike competition

Barbourville Tourism is gearing up for a new event in Knox County. On Saturday, Aug. 19, mountain bikers from across the region will travel to the area to take part in the Turner Outdoor Center MTB XC. Barbourville Tourism, along with the Union College Cycling Team and Kentucky Point Series, will host the event at [...]

Knox deputies recover items loaded with crystal methamphetamine

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop Sunday night in Gray and recovered two bags and three pipes, “all loaded with crystal methamphetamine.” Deputy William Stewart, the department’s public affairs officer, said Deputies John Luttrell and Andrew Lawson conducted the traffic stop on U.S. 25E after observing the vehicle swerving in and out of [...]

One person extricated, airlifted from scene of Tuesday crash in Gray

A man was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center July 11 after a vehicle accident that left him trapped. According to a media release from West Knox Volunteer Fire Rescue, at 11:12 a.m., West Knox Rescue, Knox EMS and Kentucky State Police responded to an accident on HWY 233 in the Gray community [...]

KSP conducting death investigation in Gray

Kentucky State Police are conducting a death investigation at a residence in Gray, and aren't sure yet whether any foul play was involved. About 1:42 a.m. Wednesday, state police from Post 10 Harlan were contacted by Knox County Dispatch requesting that troopers respond to a residence at 4385 Ky. 233 in the Gray community. Knox [...]

Gray collision injures Corbin teen

A Corbin man suffered minor injuries Monday when his 2013 Ford Fiesta was struck in the side by a 1998 Volvo S70 that skidded through the intersection of US 25 E and Highway 223. A two-vehicle collision resulted in minor injuries Monday, June 5. Auburn Payne, 19, of Adamsville Tenn., was traveling south [...]

Gray man sentenced to 12.5-year prison term for child porn

More than four years after he was initially charged, a Gray man was formally sentenced Tuesday to 12.5 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography.

Forty-nine-year-old Jerry Luke appeared in U.S. District Court in London Tuesday for the sentencing hearing in his case that began May 21, 2013 in Knox County Court.

Luke had pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography in January. In exchange, the agreement called for Luke to be sentenced to 150 months in prison.

In federal court, defendants are advised of the sentencing guidelines in the case, but advised the judge has the power to deviate from the guidelines in either direction.

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High winds help spread Gray house fire

High winds Thursday night spread a house fire to a neighbor’s home and two nearby vehicles in Gray. West Knox Fire Chief Daryl Baker said firefighters were called to the scene on Aster Lane off of Hazel Fork Road about 11:08 p.m. Firefighters were on scene within six minutes. “The first house was fully involved,” [...]

Fire destroys family’s home in Gray Friday

Area firefighters were told when they arrived at the scene of a house fire on Indian Creek Road Thursday morning that they might be facing their worst case scenario – someone trapped inside. Firefighters were called to the scene at 150 Indian Creek Road off of Ky. 6 in the Gray community about 10: a.m. [...]

Gray man that led police on motorcycle chase receives diverted jail sentence

A Gray man arrested in April after he attempted to outrun police after they clocked him riding his motorcycle in speeds excess of 125 mph on U.S. 25E can avoid five years in prison if he stays out of legal trouble for the next five years. Jason McGuire was sentenced to five years in prison, [...]

Gray duo charged in Christmas Eve shoplifting incident

Stores are known to mark down merchandise as the Christmas holiday approaches, but Walmart in Corbin took exception to a Gray duo who allegedly attempted to get a 100-percent discount on a camouflage jacket, thermal underwear and other items Saturday afternoon. According to Sheriff John Root, Walmart loss prevention had detained 52-year-old Elmer Burnette and [...]