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Drug trafficking arrest made in north Corbin

Laurel County Sheriff John Root arrested a Corbin man on drug trafficking charges after a tip prompted a drug investigation at a north Corbin motel room and local residence early Tuesday morning. Charles Ray Salmon, 55, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled...

Corbin man charged with trafficking fentanyl, heroin and meth Thursday

A Corbin man was one of two people arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of trafficking fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine in north Corbin. Laurel County Sheriff John Root, along with detectives, and deputies arrested Ernest Wayne Doan, Jr., 41, of Corbin, and Jimmy Dennis,...

Laurel Sheriff John Root named Sheriff of the Year

Laurel County Sheriff John Root has been recognized by his peers from across the commonwealth by being named the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association’s Sheriff of the Year for 2019. Root, who has served as sheriff in Laurel County since 2011, received the award during the association’s...

Shop with a Cop program huge success

Program provided Christmas for 240 children in 23rd year Laurel County Sheriff John Root reports that he along with 30 Laurel Sheriff’s supervisors, deputies, bailiffs, court security officers and even the sheriff’s office K-9 “Edge” all had the privilege to help with Laurel...