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Calls of driver falling asleep on I-75 leads to DUI arrest

A driver, who was reportedly falling asleep at the wheel as he traveled south on Interstate 75 Wednesday morning, has been charged with DUI. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 47-year-old Hobert Ben Smith of Irvine after stopping his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck near...

Corbin man admits to smoking marijuana, fleeing crash scene

Police say a Corbin man admitted that he had been smoking marijuana prior to fleeing the scene of a crash that left a woman injured Saturday morning. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 45-year-old Dewayne Doolin on charges of second-degree assault, leaving the scene of an...

Woodbine woman facing drug trafficking, possession charges

A Woodbine woman is facing multiple charges after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies located assorted drugs, paraphernalia, cash and someone else’s EBT card inside her vehicle during a traffic stop in north Corbin early Sunday morning. Forty-one-year-old Lisa Gail Johnson was...

Search for shoplifter leads to scuffle with sheriff’s deputies

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies searching for a man accused of shoplifting from the Corbin Walmart got into a scuffle with the individual after finding him on a street behind the store Sunday afternoon. Deputies arrested 46-year-old Johnny. R. Smith on shoplifting, fleeing or...

Man faces kidnapping, threatening charges

A Corbin man was arrested Tuesday morning on charges that he kidnapped and threatened to kill a woman after jumping into her vehicle on U.S. 25W in north Corbin. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 35-year-old James William Moore soon after the woman reported the incident,...

Corbin man arrested after domestic dispute

A Corbin man was arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly fleeing the scene of a domestic dispute. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 36-year-old Ernest Higbee on charges of fourth-degree assault and second-degree fleeing or evading police – on foot. Deputy Gilbert...

London man jailed in connection with southern Laurel County shooting Wednesday

A London man allegedly shot at two people during an alleged altercation Wednesday while he was dropping off his two-year-old son at residence in southern Laurel County. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies charged Justin Dean Hampton, 22, of London, with three counts of first-degree...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017

Corbin man jailed for allegedly shooting into southern Laurel Co. homes

A Corbin man is still behind bars after allegedly shooting into two homes during a recent incident in southern Laurel County. Rolland C. Atkins, 21, is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Laurel District Court after his arrest on four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment,...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017

Victim offers reward for info in Lily theft case

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, who allegedly took 35 rolls of barbed wire from a farm off Laurel Whitley Road near Lily last weekend. A male subject wearing a light was seen in the area, and may be a suspect,...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017

Wanted murder suspect arrested

A Corbin man indicted in May on a murder charge in connection with a fatal traffic crash in which he was allegedly driving under the influence has been taken into custody. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 34-year-old Eric J. Cassidy last Friday at a residence on Watch...