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Public’s assistance sought to find missing Melber man

Kentucky State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing man, who may be in Eastern Whitley County or the Middlesboro area in Bell County. Jonathan David Mahan, 35, has been missing since Jan. 25. He is from the Melber area, which is near Paducah. He is...
Posted On 10 Feb 2018

Gray woman jailed after six young children found home with no food

A Gray woman is being held in the Knox County Detention Center on charges that she left her six children alone inside of a residence with no food Tuesday night. Thirty-eight-year-old Mary Meek is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a minor, third-degree possession of a...

Three Laurel County deputies on paid leave following fatal shooting

Three Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies remain on paid administrative leave pending the investigation of a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon. Kentucky State Police are conducting the investigation into an incident in which 45-year-old Anthony S. McDaniel of London was shot and...

Stinnett pleads guilty to attempted murder of a police officer

A Williamsburg man is expected to receive a 15-year prison sentence after entering a plea agreement Tuesday morning to charges related to an Oct. 5, 2016, vehicle chase that resulted in a police officer shooting at the suspect’s vehicle in an attempt to end the pursuit. You need...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

Suspect in Monday fatal stabbing captured following Tuesday incident; made strange request last week

(Correction: Due to a misprint, the original version of this story, which ran in the Jan. 17 print edition of the News Journal, incorrectly stated that Kentucky State Police were expected to charge Franzine Minchen with murder in connection with Curtis Lawson’s death, when...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018

Update: Fatal stabbing suspect identified, still at large

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal stabbing in southern Whitley County Monday afternoon and authorities are still searching for the person responsible. Police are searching for Jeffery L. Cole, 27, of New York, who is wanted in connection with the stabbing. “No...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018

KSP investigating fatal stabbing, suspect still at large

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal stabbing in southern Whitley County and authorities are still searching for the person responsible. The stabbing apparently happened sometime before 3 p.m. Monday at the residence of Franzine Minchen at 841 Jordan Hollow Road. When...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018

One person killed in Monday wreck on U.S. 25W

UPDATE: The person killed in a wreck Monday afternoon has been identified as 28-year-old Kyle Stoerger of Corbin. One person died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 25W in Whitley County. The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the...

Semi wreck on I-75 ties up traffic for over three hours

A single vehicle crash on I-75 Tuesday morning involving a tractor-trailer had northbound traffic reduced to one lane for about three and one-half hours. The crash happened about 6:20 p.m. near the seven-mile marker. The driver of the semi, Ravinder Grewal of Ontario, Canada,...
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

Lane closures, ‘rolling road blocks’ to affect traffic on I-75 in Rockcastle County

Kentucky State Police are advising motorists traveling that are planning to travel on Interstate 75 through Rockcastle County Tuesday through Thursday to allow additional time because of road closures. Traffic on southbound I-75 will be detoured onto U.S. 25 between Berea and Mt....