Whitley unemployment rate 59th in Kentucky

Unemployment rates fell in 90 Kentucky counties between January 2016 and January 2017, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, but rose in 23 counties and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, which is an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County's unemployment [...]

Lily man arrested for dragging deputy with car

A Lily man on the run from law enforcement since Jan. 30 when he allegedly drug a Laurel County Sheriff’s deputy with his car, was arrested Friday afternoon. According to Sheriff John Root, deputies arrested 42-year-old Roger Sizemore after they developed information on Sizemore’s location. Deputies Tommy Houston, Shawn Jackson and Brandon Broughton, along with [...]

Lily man accused of smashing ‘aquaintence’s’ face with bare hands

A Lily man was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly severely beating another individual. Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Kyle Gray arrested 35-year-old Jamie Gambill at his residence on Hopkins Cemetery Road, where the assault allegedly took place. According to Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, Gambill allegedly punched the victim numerous times in the [...]

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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