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Police use Taser to subdue armed suspect

Kentucky State Police used a Taser to subdue an armed Rockholds man wanted on an indictment warrant. George Messer, 58, was arrested outside his home on Bear Hollow Road Thursday night on charges of second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, trafficking in...

Rockholds teenager on bicycle hit by SUV, flown out Friday afternoon

A 14-year-old Whitley County boy, who was riding a bicycle, had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter Friday afternoon after being struck by a woman driving on a suspended license, according to police and court records. The accident happened in the Rockholds area about...
Posted On 02 Mar 2018

Rockholds parents arrested after child calls 911

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a 911 call from a nine-year-old stating that he had been left home alone, arrested his parents. Sheriff Colan Harrell said deputies and social services workers were called to the residence on Johnny Holler Road about 3 a....

Detective testifies in Rockholds shooting case

The case against a Whitley County man facing an attempted murder charge in connection with a July 7 shooting at a Rockholds residence will be presented to the grand jury. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Whitley County man accused of shooting Rockholds man

A Whitley County man has been charged with attempted murder after sheriff’s deputes say he entered a Rockholds home and shot a man Friday morning. Forty-nine-year-old Kenneth Wagers of the Faber community is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash...

Southern Whitley man killed in accident at Rockholds strip mine

A Whitley County coal miner died Thursday morning in an accident at a Rockholds strip mine. Sheriff Colan Harrell said the miner has been identified as 33-year-old Joe Partin, who lived in the southern Whitley County. Officials with the Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet...

Whitley deputies respond to accident scene, find meth, pills

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies called to investigate a vehicle crash Tuesday night recovered methamphetamine and prescription pills from the driver. According to Sheriff Colan Harrell, Deputy Jonas Saunders was called to Ky. 26 in Rockholds in response to a call to Whitley...

Fire damages home on Tidal Wave Road

A local volunteer firefighter faced one of the worst possible scenarios when he and his department were called to battle ablaze that was consuming his own home. Rockholds, Oak Grove and Woodbine firefighters were called to a structure fire at 3846 Tidal Wave Road Monday...

Rockholds VFD getting $28,700 equipment grant

After an extensive evaluation and review process, the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) announced Tuesday afternoon that there are 112 recipients for Kentucky’s $2.7 million 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program, including Rockholds Volunteer Fire Department....
Posted On 29 Sep 2016

UPDATE: Names released of two men hit, killed by train

UPDATE: Kentucky State Police have identified the two individuals killed Tuesday morning when they were struck by a train. The individuals were 18-year-old Jordan X. Carr of Williamsburg and 18-year-old Cody E. Stevens of Barbourville. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley said the...
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