One person killed in Tuesday morning crash in Keavy

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Tuesday morning in Keavy. Forty-six-year-old William J. Hubbard of Corbin was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-vehicle crash on Level Green Road. Firefighters and emergency personnel were called to the scene approximately two miles west of the intersection with Ky. 312 just [...]

Richmond man reported missing in southern Laurel County

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is asking for the public’s help to find a missing Richmond man who was last seen in southern Laurel County. Thirty-nine-year-old Jerry Gullette, who had been visiting an acquaintance in the area, was reported missing Monday morning. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department's public affairs officer, said Gullette was last seen in [...]

Corbin man charged with sexual abuse

A Corbin man has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree sexual abuse. Sixty-three-year-old Dennis Dalton, who was arrested last Friday, was arraigned Monday in Laurel District Court. Dalton is scheduled to return to court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is probable cause to present the case to a Laurel [...]

Stolen motorcycle recovered in Georgia

A motorcycle that was stolen from a Lily residence last Thursday morning has been recovered in Georgia and two people have been arrested. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, Public Affairs Officer at the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, said the motorcycle was recovered last Friday. Acciardo said the dark green 2002 Suzuki motorcycle was taken from a residence [...]

Corbin man charged with assaulting two Laurel deputies responding to domestic complaint

A Corbin couple was arrested on multiple charges after they got physical with Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a domestic violence complaint at their residence Thursday morning. Sheriff John Root said deputies arrested 42-year-old Dennis Stewart on two counts of third degree assault on a police officer, and his wife, 49-year-old Bozana Stewart after she [...]

Golden Alert ‘D’ issued for Keavy teen

Laurel County Sheriff John Root has issued a “Golden Alert D” for a 15-year-old Keavy girl. Deputy Josh Scott is leading the investigation into the disappearance of Cherrah Witt, who has been missing from her home on Paris Karr Road, off of Rooks Branch Road, since approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday. “She just wandered off,” said [...]

Two airlifted from scene after motorcycle rear ends bucket truck

Two people were airlifted from the scene after a motorcycle rear-ended a bucket truck in Keavy Sunday morning. Officials were called to the scene on Ky. 312 near the Bait Bucket store where the rider, identified as 45-year-old Adam Gregory, and the passenger, identified as 41-year-old Tiah Ferguson, had been ejected following the collision. Officials [...]

Corbin man killed in Sunday crash in Laurel County

A Corbin man was one of two people killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night in Laurel County. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, identified the victims as 57-year-old Richard Allen Thomas and 27-year-old Kevin Michael Sparkman, Jr. of Hazard. Both were pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck [...]

Unemployment rate drops statewide, locally

Unemployment rates dropped in 115 Kentucky counties, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, between February 2016 and February 2017, rose in three and stayed the same in two 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 8.2 [...]

Laurel deputies searching for suspect vehicle in hotel theft

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a vehicle that may have been used in the theft of more than $3,000 worth of power tools from a Corbin area hotel. According to Sheriff John Root, surveillance video from the Baymont Inn captured what appeared to be an older model Oldsmobile Bravada SUV leaving the scene [...]