SHERIFF: Corbin man arrested for prowling around car lot had shotgun, drug pipes

A suspected prowler who was reportedly running around the area near Legacy Auto Group in Knox County early Monday morning was under the influence of drugs, according to Knox County Sheriff’s deputies. Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith said deputies arrested 32-year-old Joshua Lee Wilson of Corbin after finding him hidden in a wooded area behind [...]

Knox Grand Jury returns rape indictment against former CHS assistant basketball coach

A former Corbin High School assistant basketball coach, who has been accused of the statutory rape of a 16-year-old student, has been indicted by a Knox County grand jury. Twenty-six-year-old Madison Johnson was indicted Friday on charges of third-degree rape and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or [...]

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, [...]

Tip from EMS crew leads Knox County deputy to drug bust

A traffic crash in Gray led to a London man facing drug trafficking and possession charges when the ambulance crew taking him to the hospital told deputies they found drug paraphernalia on his person. According to Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith, Deputy Keith Liford arrested 40-year-old Joshua Angel Wednesday morning. The incident began about 10 [...]

Update: Car stolen while owner at the polls

A man is behind bars after allegedly stealing a vehicle while the car’s owner cast their vote in Tuesday’s election. A Knox County man left his car running in Lynn Camp School's parking lot while he ran inside to vote. But, when he finished, his vehicle was gone. Knox County Deputy Keith Liford responded to [...]

Knox deputies investigating suspicious person finds drugs

A Gray man found passed out in a vehicle in front of the Dollar General Store in Corbin Wednesday night had marijuana and methamphetamine in his possession, according to police. Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith said Deputy Sidney Wagner was called to the store on U.S. 25E about 9:10 p.m. in response to a complaint [...]

Ex-Knox school board member facing perjury charge

A former Knox County School Board chairman indicted by the Knox County Grand Jury appeared in Knox District Court Tuesday for his arraignment.Dexter Smith was officially charged with a Class A misdemeanor second degree perjury charge by the Grand Jury.
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Knox Co. law enforcement searching for escaped inmate

Knox County Detention Center inmate Shane Browning escaped while participating in the Knox County Work Release Program this morning. Browning was last seen at approximately 9:45 a.m. at the intersection of North 11 and Highway 25E in the Heidrick area. He was wearing a gray colored jumpsuit. Browning has red/auburn hair, is 5’8” and approximately [...]

Former local car lot owner gets three years for fraud

Gregory Wilcheck

Gregory Wilcheck

A Knox County businessman, who pleaded guilty to defrauding two local banks of $1.4 million through a scheme to float checks that were later returned because of insufficient funds, will serve three years in federal prison and must repay the money.Fifty-three-year-old Gregory Joseph Wilcheck returned to U.S. District Court in London Monday for a formal sentencing in the case.
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Unemployment rate drops in Tri-County area

Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties between May 2015 and May 2016, including Knox, Whitley and Laurel counties, rose in 24 counties, and remained the same in five counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County's unemployment rate fell from [...]