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, West Knox firefighters battle blaze at machine shop

Lily and West Knox firefighters spent approximately three hours on scene Monday night to ensure a fire at C&C Machine Shop in Lily was extinguished. Firefighters were called to the scene on U.S. 25 about 6:30 p.m. Lily Fire Chief Doug Jones said when firefighters arrived, light smoke was pouring from the eves of the [...]

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 [...]

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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