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KSP investigating Wednesday shooting in Whitley County

Kentucky State Police are conducting a death investigation in Whitley County stemming from a shooting death that occurred Wednesday afternoon. Master Trooper Scottie Pennington, public affairs officer at Post 11 in London, identified the deceased as Derrick L. Cook, 43, of...

Jellico man killed in Sunday night I-75 crash

A single vehicle accident late Sunday evening on I-75 near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line claimed the life of a Jellico man. The Whitley County Coroner’s Office pronounced Robert Q. Hamblin, 32, dead at the scene, according to a Kentucky State Police release. KSP responded to...
Posted On 09 Aug 2021

One Woodbine man dead, two charged with murder Friday

A pair of Woodbine residents are now behind bars charged with killing another Woodbine resident Friday morning. Late Friday evening, Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan announced that Joseph Masters, 33, and Charles “CJ” McVey, 37, were charged with murder, first-degree...
Posted On 31 Jul 2021

Tenn. pair held for criminal littering, drug trafficking

A pair of Tennessee men are charged with drug trafficking and littering following a routine traffic stop in southern Whitley County Saturday evening. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a...
Posted On 21 Jul 2021

‘Just take me to jail,’ man tells KSP trooper

“The *@!! with it. Just take me to jail because I’m a drug addict,” Billy Lee Johns allegedly told a Kentucky State Police trooper late Monday evening prior to his arrest, according to one of his arrest citations. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe...
Posted On 14 Jul 2021

Suspected meth, cocaine, heroin discovered during traffic stop

A Tennessee man is facing a dozen charges in Whitley County after police discovered suspected methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin during a routine traffic stop Sunday evening. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login...
Posted On 23 Jun 2021

Bomb threat causes W’burg Walmart evacuation Thursday night

A Thursday evening bomb threat caused the evacuation of the Williamsburg Walmart, but no explosive device was found in the facility, according to a Williamsburg Police Department release. About 9:23 p.m., Whitley County E-911 notified police about the bomb threat. “A preliminary...
Posted On 04 Jun 2021

West Virginia man arrested for allegedly stalking Corbin area teen

A West Virginia man is facing stalking and other charges after being arrested outside a Corbin area apartment complex Sunday evening for allegedly trying to lure a local juvenile girl from her residence. Kentucky State Police Trooper Drew Wilson arrested Brian Ash, 21, of Saint...
Posted On 31 May 2021

One struck in head with lawn statue, other shot in stomach during altercation

One person involved in a Wednesday evening altercation in far southern Whitley County allegedly got bashed in the head with a lawn decoration, and the other got shot in the abdomen, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents...
Posted On 27 May 2021

Corbin woman arrested for reckless homicide, DUI

A Corbin woman is facing homicide and DUI charges following a fatal crash in Clay County Wednesday afternoon. About 4:20 p.m., Kentucky State Police were notified by Clay County 911 about a single vehicle injury accident on KY 149 in the Manchester area of Clay County, which...
Posted On 27 May 2021