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Rockholds woman charged with trafficking meth, prescription drugs

A Rockholds woman was one of two people arrested Thursday night in Laurel County after sheriff’s deputies discovered methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop. Kimberly A. Croucher, 32, of Rockholds, who was driving the Chevrolet Silverado, was charged...

Area firefighters respond to Rockholds structure fire now under investigation

The Woodbine Fire Department responded to a structure fire Wednesday night that is now under investigation. The fire department was dispatched to the fire on Owens Branch Road off of Ky. 779 in the Rockholds community about 9 p.m. Wednesday night. No residents were inside the...

Rockholds woman charged with trafficking heroin, methamphetamine in Laurel County

A Rockholds woman was one of five people arrested Thursday afternoon after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in northern Laurel County and recovered a large amount of methamphetamine and heroin. Kimberly Ann Croucher was charged with...

‘Golden Alert’ issued for missing Rockholds teen

Law enforcement and emergency personnel in Whitley County are searching the Rockholds community for a runaway teen girl. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the 16-year-old was last seen at her home on Underwood Cemetery Road, off of Ky. 26, at...

Whitley County Jailer encourages law enforcement to cite defendants to court when possible during COVID–19 pandemic

(Clarification: In the April 1, 2020, print edition of the News Journal, this story carried the headline, “Sheriff, Jailer at odds over arrest of five people Friday.” During a joint call with the News Journal Wednesday morning, Sheriff Todd Shelley and Jailer Brian...

Saturday morning crash near Tye’s Ferry kills Rockholds man

A Rockholds man died Saturday morning in an automobile accident about one mile from his home. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Edward Drake, 70, of Tye’s Ferry Road, dead shortly after 11 a.m. from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Read this story and...
Posted On 25 Mar 2020

Railroad crossing on Ky. 26 in Rockholds to be closed Wednesday

CSX Corporation will be closing the railroad crossing at KY 26 (mile point 5.461) in Whitley County on Wednesday, March 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists may experience delays. A detour will be provided in an adjacent location. This message is provided as a courtesy of the...

Rockholds man charged with trying to set fire to wooded area

A Rockholds man, was arrested late Monday night for allegedly attempting to use an old tire to set fire to a wooded area on Tyes Fairy Road. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Leland D. Evans, 45, on charges of setting fire without consent of owner, and second-degree...

Coroner: Man found inside burning Rockholds home died from suicide

Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley has ruled the cause of death in the case of an individual found in the basement of a burning Rockholds home Friday as suicide. Croley said the male subject, whose name is not being released, died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound....

KSP, coroner’s office on scene of fatal Rockholds’ blaze

Kentucky State Police, the Whitley County Coroner’s Office and numerous volunteer fire departments are on the scene of a fatal house fire in the Rockholds’ community. The structure fire was first reported about 2:41 p.m. at a 74 Gail Hart Road residence, which is...