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Neighbors’ request for extra patrols leads to arrests for trafficking LSD, marijuana

A request for extra patrols in an area off of Bacon Creek Road in Corbin resulted in Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arresting two people on drug trafficking charges involving LSD and marijuana last Thursday morning. Christian R. Madison, 19, and Caleb Smiley, 20, both of...

W’burg police seized suspected heroin at local motel

Williamsburg police seized suspected heroin and arrested two people inside a Williamsburg motel room early Thursday morning. About 1:20 a.m., Williamsburg Police Officer Justin Taylor was on patrol behind the Super 8 motel when he observed an open door that was unattended at room...
Posted On 12 Feb 2020

Lily duo charged with child abuse

A Lily duo was arrested Thursday night on child abuse charges after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies found methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside the residence. Michael Hodge, 43, and Charlie Flores, 29, were each charged with first-degree criminal abuse,...

DUI traffic stop results in discovery of pillowcase containing marijuana

A routine traffic stop for suspected DUI Saturday night in Knox County turned out to be anything but as Kentucky State Police found a pillowcase full of marijuana, along with a baggie of methamphetamine, and prescription pills inside the vehicle. Trooper Sidney Wagner arrested...

Why baby steps? Time to take the leap on cannabis

I was watching the two main candidates for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture debate on KET Monday night when the subject of “medical marijuana” came up. The challenger, Robert Conway, gave a full-throated endorsement to the idea that doctors should be able to prescribe...

Corbin man charged with child abuse

A Corbin man has been charged with child abuse after two young girls in his care were found walking along U.S. 25 after midnight Saturday. Tracy Smith, 41, was charged with third-degree criminal abuse and public intoxication – controlled substance. A passerby called 911 at...

Two Lily residents among five indicted in connection with marijuana oil, gummies

Two Lily residents are among five people indicted Friday in Laurel County in connection with more than 50 pounds of marijuana sheriff’s deputies recovered at a residence on Ky. 229 in October. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every...

Gray man arrested in 2017 case of unlawfully imprisoning minors

A Gray man is behind bars in connection with a 2017 case in which police say he kept two minors inside his apartment against their will. According to his arrest citation, Sonny Drummonds, 41, of Gray, picked up two male juveniles at the Circle K Store in Corbin on Oct. 12, 2017....

Corbin man arrested in major drug trafficking bust outside of Louisville

A Corbin man has been arrested in Indiana in connection with a drug trafficking operation that police said involved $3 million in drugs and cash. Clarksville Police said Keegan Smith, 20, was one of two individuals arrested in connection with the drug trafficking operation that...

Statutory rape suspect arrested at teen party

A Corbin man wanted in Whitley County on a rape charge, was arrested Saturday night when Knox deputies were called to a complaint of a loud party. Cole Blankenship, 19, was arrested on the Whitley County warrant charging him with second-degree rape of an individual mentally...