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.

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Forest Service closes local shooting range for repairs following vandalism

A metal trash can at the Whitman Branch shooting range, near Laurel Lake, is just one of many instances of vandalism at the range, forest service officials say. After months of recurring vandalism, the London Ranger District has closed a popular recreation area until safety repairs can be completed. The Whitman Branch Shooting [...]

Lawsuit filed in case of 2016 fatal shooting by Knox County deputy

The family of a man shot and killed by Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Mikey Ashurst in June 2016, has filed a lawsuit against the county, sheriff’s department, Ashurst and Constable Brandon Bolton. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, claims intentional homicide and violation of the constitutional rights of the man, Jesse [...]

Two Knox County deputies shot Monday

Two Knox County Sheriff’s deputies were shot Monday as they attempted to serve an indictment warrant in the Trosper Community in eastern Knox County. Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith identified the deputies as Claude Hudson and Keith Liford, and the resident as 50-year-old John Bays. Trooper Shane Jaccobs, Public Affairs Officer at Post 10 in Harlan [...]

Update: Double homicide victims each died from multiple gunshot wounds

Kentucky State Police are investigating a double homicide that occurred early Wednesday morning at a residence on Fred Nash Lane, which is located just outside the Corbin city limits. Kentucky State Police are investigating a double homicide that occurred at a trailer on Fred Nash Lane early Wednesday morning, which is located off [...]

‘I had a gun in my hand. It went off,’ Creekmore told 911

Williamsburg police are going to leave it up to a Whitley County Grand Jury to decide whether to file criminal charges in connection with a Jan. 12 shooting that took place at a Mt. Morgan home.

Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that the victim, Natasha R. Archer, 31, has been released from the hospital and Detective Bobby Freeman interviewed her late last week.

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Woman injured in Thursday shooting released from hospital

Williamsburg police investigated a shooting at a Mt. Morgan home Thursday morning. So far no one has been charged. A Williamsburg woman, who had to be airlifted to Knoxville after being shot Thursday morning, was expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday. The shooting took place about 9 a.m. Thursday at 137 [...]

Laurel deputies investigating shooting in north Corbin

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a male subject who reportedly shot a man at a north Corbin residence Sunday night. According to Sheriff John Root, deputies were called to the residence on Adams Road about 5:15 p.m. in response to a complaint of a home invasion during which shots had been fired. When [...]

Corbin Police investigating Wednesday shooting on Gordon Hill

Corbin Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at a residence on Gordon Hill Tuesday afternoon. Corbin Police Major Rob Jones, the department’s public affairs officer, said Baptist Health Corbin officials contacted police at 4:27 p.m. to report that 23-year-old Stephanie Johnson of Corbin has been brought into the emergency room with a single gunshot [...]

Corbin man allegedly shoots girlfriend five times

Michael Johnson was charged with attempted murder on Oct. 26. A Corbin man allegedly shot his longtime girlfriend five times during a domestic dispute early Wednesday morning. Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Kyle Gray arrested Michael Dean Johnson, 48, of Lon Chadwell Road, at his residence about 12:42 a.m. and charged him with attempted [...]