Lily teen accused of assaulting female with a cell phone to be tried as an adult

In what is a first in Laurel County, a 16-year-old Lily girl is being tried as an adult for allegedly assaulting another female with a cell phone. Lea Dawn Sizemore was indicted Friday in Laurel Circuit Court on charges of first-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree criminal mischief. According to the indictment, the alleged [...]

Firefighters’ efforts against house fire hindered by drug paraphernalia

Firefighters’ efforts to extinguish a house fire in north Corbin Monday morning was made more difficult by the debris strewn about inside. West Knox and Lily Fire Department’s were called to the scene on Goodin Lane off of U.S. 25W near Kentucky Fried Chicken about 6:30 a.m. “We had flames coming from the eves of [...]

UPDATE: preliminary autopsy yields no answers to what killed six-month-old, deputies say

UPDATE: A preliminary results of an autopsy performed Thursday in Frankfort failed to answer the question of what killed a six-month-old boy in Lily Wednesday. Laurel County Sheriff's Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department's public affairs officer, said state medical examiners in Frankfort found nothing irregular with the child. "There were no signs of neglect or [...]

Lily man is witness to history of Trump inauguration

Though reports on the attendance at President Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony last Friday vary, a Lily man and his friend were among the crowd, standing on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol for the event. “It was a once in a lifetime experience,” said Chris McQueen, who attended the event with his friend Keegan Bray. [...]

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 [...]

Lily man facing assault charge in connection with car wreck

A Lily man has been charged with first-degree assault after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies say he was driving under the influence when he crashed his car, resulting in serious injuries to the passenger Thursday night. According to Sheriff John Root, deputies arrested 21-year-old Jackson West on Monday afternoon on the warrant they had secured. Deputy [...]

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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Corbin man escapes injury in crash, arrested for DUI

After a Corbin man told emergency personnel he didn’t need to go to the hospital following a single-vehicle crash on in Lily early Sunday morning, deputies took him for a ride to jail for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Fifty-one-year-old Stephen McNew was arrested following the crash on Slate Ridge Road approximately 2:15 [...]

Corbin man injured in two-vehicle wreck in Lily

A Corbin man was taken to St. Joseph London Hospital Tuesday morning after a car and truck collided on U.S. 25 in Lily. According to Sheriff John Root, the crash occurred about 8:20 a.m. when 58-year-old Gary Long of Corbin attempted to turn left from U.S. 25. Long’s GMC Sonoma pickup truck was struck by [...]

Sheriff: Evarts man’s DUI arrest in Laurel County makes his third

An Evarts man is facing his third DUI charge after a Laurel County Sheriff’s deputy found him passed out in his vehicle in a parking lot in Lily Friday night. According to Sheriff John Root, Deputy Shawn Jackson arrested 32-year-old John Delph about 11:50 p.m. at a location off of Greta Lane off of East [...]