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Handcuffed woman eludes Laurel deputies for more than two hours

A Harlan County woman in handcuffs spent more than two hours on the run from Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies Monday night before she was taken back into custody. Brittany N. Turner, 31, of Evarts, was arrested just before midnight after she was found hiding from deputies in the...

Five area fire departments battle simultaneous structure fires

Firefighters from five area departments were called into action as two structure fires broke out in the West Knox Fire District within an hour last Wednesday. West Knox, Lily and Bailey Switch firefighters were called to Miller Lane, off of Sam Parker Road in Gray at...

Two people face child abuse charge after small child found wandering outside alone

Two people are facing child abuse charges in Laurel County after a small child in their custody was reportedly found wandering alone outside at a north Corbin apartment complex Tuesday afternoon. Tabitha M. Thompson, 39, of Corbin, and Tristan D. Woods, 22, of London, were each...

Laurel deputies, Corbin Police searching for man who robbed north Corbin hotel

Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies and Corbin Police are investigating an armed robbery at a hotel off of Exit 29 early Sunday morning. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said law enforcement responded to the Quality Inn Hotel on Adams Road at...

Laurel deputies called to investigate vehicle burglary, find drugs, suspect hiding in bathroom

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a complaint of a vehicle burglary in north Corbin Saturday morning arrested two individuals on drug related charges. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said Deputies Robert Reed, Taylor McDaniel and...

Complaints lead Laurel deputies to make nine drug-related arrests in north Corbin

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies responded to multiple complaints of drug activity in southern Laurel County, arresting multiple people after discovering methamphetamine, scales and other drugs at the location Thursday afternoon. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public...

‘Burglary-in-progress’ call leads to two arrests Friday

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary-in-progress call Friday morning at a north Corbin business, arresting two people in connection with the incident. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said James F. Tankersley, 47, of London,...

Drug complaint leads Laurel Co. deputies to arrest of five people, including convicted felon in possession of 87 guns

Three Corbin residents were among five people arrested at a home where Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies discovered 87 guns, a large amount of currency, and a set of digital scales Tuesday night. Donald Jones, 69, Kirstyn Ashley Swanner, 24, and Heather Sizemore, 21, all of Corbin...

Arson investigator to look into Monday mobile home fire

West Knox firefighters have requested an arson investigator look into a fire that destroyed a mobile home and several nearby vehicles on Foley Road in north Corbin Monday morning. Firefighters were called to the scene off of Byrley Road behind the Corbin Walmart at approximately...

Corbin man charged with pushing fiance down flight of stairs

A Corbin man is facing a second-degree assault – domestic violence charge after he allegedly pushed his fiancé down a flight of stairs at a north Corbin apartment complex Thursday. Thirty-year-old Richard Bush was arrested in connection with the incident that resulted in the...