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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...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...