Senate President Robert Stivers discusses potential legislation that would permit Corbin to annex into Laurel County

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, came to Corbin last week to bring the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce up to speed on what the republicans are attempting to do now that the party controls the governor’s mansion, the state senate and house of representatives. Stivers told the chamber members that statewide and regional issues [...]

Corbin woman indicted on rape, sodomy charges in Laurel County

UPDATE: London Police arrested 38-year-old Tara L. Cousineau, of Corbin on the indictment warrant issued Friday in Laurel Circuit Court. Cousineau was indicted on multiple counts of rape, sodomy and unlawful transaction with two different minors, ages 14 and 15. According to the indictment, Tara L. Cousineau, who was 37 years old at the time, engaged [...]

Two Corbin men among 17 people arrested on drug trafficking warrants

With snow covering the roads and the temperature hovering near 20 degrees, Laurel County law enforcement spread out across the county just before 7 a.m. Friday in an effort to serve arrest warrant on 34 individuals wanted on drug trafficking and/or possession charges. According to Sheriff John Root, the warrants were secured based on three-month [...]

Case against alleged mastermind of staged robbery going to grand jury

The criminal case against the alleged mastermind of a staged robbery at a north Corbin gas station is headed to the grand jury. Laurel District Court Judge John Chappell found probable cause to send the case against 29-year-old Christopher Mason on to the grand jury. Mason is scheduled to appear in Laurel Circuit Court on [...]

Deputies investigating kidnapping/rape in Laurel County

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a kidnapping and rape that started early Thursday morning in Corbin and ended when the victim was found in southern Laurel County. According to Sheriff John Root, the incident began about 12:30 a.m. when the victim, who was driving a van along 7th Street in Corbin, was flagged down [...]

Tractor trailer overturns at ‘Malfunction Junction’

This tractor trailer overturned Saturday morning at 'Malfunction Junction' but no one was injured. No one was seriously injured, but a portion of the intersection of U.S 25 and Cumberland Gap Pkwy. was blocked Saturday morning when a tractor-trailer truck overturned. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said [...]

Two indicted for murder in 2015 Lily double homicide

A Laurel County Grand Jury indicted two people for murder Friday in connection with a 2015 double homicide in Lily.The grand jury charged both Bradley Justin Lawson, 34, of Corbin, and Christian Roberts, 24, of London, with two counts of murder, tampering with physical evidence, two counts of first-degree robbery and first-degree arson in connection with the March 8, 2015 deaths of 62-year-old Donnie and 58-year-old Sharon Jackson at their home on Slate Ridge Road.
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Case against man shooting at deputies going to grand jury

The case against a Laurel County man accused of attempting to murder two sheriff’s deputies will be going to the grand jury.In lieu of a preliminary hearing Tuesday, the attorney for 45-year-old Terry Collier stipulated to probable cause to present the case to the grand jury.
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Laurel deputies find crystal meth, brass knuckles on woman wanted in Knox County

A Gray woman, who is wanted in Knox County for failure to appear in court, was arrested Friday night in southern Laurel County. According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Deputy Rick Cloyd arrested 36-year-old Marta Bush at a residence on Adams Road off of Ky. 770. Cloyd took Bush into custody without incident. However, [...]

Sheriff: Evarts man’s DUI arrest in Laurel County makes his third

An Evarts man is facing his third DUI charge after a Laurel County Sheriff’s deputy found him passed out in his vehicle in a parking lot in Lily Friday night. According to Sheriff John Root, Deputy Shawn Jackson arrested 32-year-old John Delph about 11:50 p.m. at a location off of Greta Lane off of East [...]