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West Knox Fire Department raffling AR-15 rifle

The West Knox Fire Department is selling chances to win an AR–15 rifle. The winning ticket will be drawn on April 7 during the car show in Barbourville. West Knox Fire Chief Darryl Baker said tickets are $5 each and may be purchased from any West Knox firefighter or at Oldwa...

Search warrant leads to two arrests on drug charges in Gray; search for third suspect continues

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people Friday in connection with more than three ounces of crystal methamphetamine located at a Gray residence, while a third suspect remains at large. Deputies arrested Laura Hammons, 28, of Gray, and Jade C. Carroll, 21, of Corbin....

Police: Gray man under the influence when he hit railroad crossing pole, fled scene

Kentucky State Police say a Gray man was under the influence of drugs when he drove his father’s vehicle into a railroad crossing pole and a short distance along the tracks Friday night (Feb. 21) in Knox County after which, he fled the scene. Samuel Aaron Owens, 45, was arrested...

Corbin PD finds, heroin, pills, gun during Sunday traffic stop

A Gray man was arrested Sunday following a traffic stop during which Corbin Police reported finding heroin, more than 90 Oxycodone pills, more than $6,000 in cash and a loaded handgun. Justin M. Helton, 31, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance,...

Gray woman charged with assaulting deputy, endangering children

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Gray woman early Thursday morning on charges of assaulting a police officer and endangering her minor children. Lori Havelka, 39, allegedly kicked and grabbed Deputy Mikey Ashurst at a residence on Arkle Road, off of south Ky. 233....

Police: Corbin man was intoxicated when caught speeding, parking in handicapped zone

A Corbin man is facing numerous traffic related charges that began when a Kentucky State Police trooper clocked him driving at 77 mph in a 55 mph zone and ended when the trooper determined he was driving under the influence when he parked in a handicapped zone. Rex Allen Fox, 40,...

Corbin man, reported to be armed and dangerous, found with knife, shiv, and handgun

A Corbin man who is on parole for criminal attempt to commit murder, was arrested in Gray Thursday after a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy found him outside a home armed with a knife, shiv, and, allegedly, a handgun. Zachary Lewis Franke, 26, is facing charges of violating parole,...

Five area fire departments battle simultaneous structure fires

Firefighters from five area departments were called into action as two structure fires broke out in the West Knox Fire District within an hour last Wednesday. West Knox, Lily and Bailey Switch firefighters were called to Miller Lane, off of Sam Parker Road in Gray at...

DUI traffic stop results in discovery of pillowcase containing marijuana

A routine traffic stop for suspected DUI Saturday night in Knox County turned out to be anything but as Kentucky State Police found a pillowcase full of marijuana, along with a baggie of methamphetamine, and prescription pills inside the vehicle. Trooper Sidney Wagner arrested...

Knox County Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Jason William Graves, 40, of Gray, Ky., pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm on Tuesday. Graves, who was previously convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2013, acknowledged that he illegally possessed two firearms on June 23, 2019. Graves...
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