Corbin man charged with sexual abuse

A Corbin man is facing one count of sexual abuse in Laurel County. Sixty-three-year-old Dennis Dalton was arrested Friday afternoon following an investigation by Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies. Detective Chris Edwards and Sgt. Brett Reeves arrested Dalton about 12:30 p.m. on one count of first-degree sexual abuse. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, [...]

Laurel County deputies investigating motorcycle theft in Lily

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help to locate a motorcycle that was stolen from a Lily residence Thursday morning. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said the dark green 2002 Suzuki motorcycle was taken from a residence off of Ky. 552 between 3:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. “The suspect left [...]

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 [...]

Corbin man charged with shooting girlfriend multiple times, pleads guilty to assault

A Corbin man, who was charged with the attempted murder of his girlfriend, pleaded guilty Friday to an amended charge of assault. Michael Johnson was charged with attempted murder on Oct. 26. Forty-nine-year-old Michael Dean Johnson, who was arrested on Oct. 26 for allegedly shooting Alexis McMahan five times in the chest and [...]

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 [...]