Short I-75 lane closures planned for Wednesday, Sept. 20

If you’re planning to travel north on I-75 Wednesday, Sept. 20, in either Whitley or Laurel counties, then take note. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict northbound traffic to one lane at mile points 7.9 in Whitley County, and mile 42.4 in Laurel County on that date. The lane restrictions will allow crews to [...]

Woman ejected in Byerly Road crash

A Rockholds woman was ejected from her vehicle after running off of Byerly Road Monday night. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said 21-year-old Nicole Mayne was taken to Baptist Health Corbin and then transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Mayne was reportedly traveling east near the railroad [...]

Unemployment rate rises in tri-county area

Unemployment rates fell in 18 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three and rose in 99 counties, including Whitley, Laurel and Knox, between July 2016 and July 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County's unemployment rate increased from [...]

Keavy duo facing drug trafficking, possession charges

A Keavy couple was arrested Tuesday night on drug trafficking charges after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies found methamphetamine, Suboxone, marijuana, scales and cash inside their vehicle. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies arrested Thelma Karr, 45, and William Karr, 43 in the parking lot of a business of Adams Road in [...]

Whitley Co. has 7.2 percent June unemployment rate

Unemployment rates rose in 96 Kentucky counties between June 2016 and June 2017, fell in 20 and stayed the same in four counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County's June unemployment rate was 7.2 percent. Laurel County's June unemployment rate [...]

Rash of vehicle break-ins hits Laurel County

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are asking the public to be on guard as a rash of vehicle burglaries have occurred across the county. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said the individual(s) are taking any items of value that have been left visible or easily accessible. “In most instances, the vehicles had been [...]

Corbin man indicted on rape charge, surrenders to authorites

A Corbin man indicted earlier this month on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree unlawful imprisonment is in the Laurel County Correctional Center after surrendering himself to authorities Wednesday afternoon. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said 21-year-old Amos Sparkman came to the correctional center on Fifth Street in London [...]

Man accused of EBT fraud heard arguing about trading purchased items for drugs

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies say a Barbourville man was drunk when he attempted to use another person’s EBT card to purchase items from a north Corbin store Monday. Deputies arrested 49-year-old Craig Monroe on charges of knowingly and fraudulently using an ID card or electronic code for benefits and alcohol intoxication in a public place. [...]

Unemployment rate falls in Whitley, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties between May 2016 and May 2017, including Whitley and Laurel counties, rose in 28 and stayed the same in 18 counties, including Knox County, 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 [...]

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 [...]