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Forest Service closes local shooting range for repairs following vandalism

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 Range near Laurel River Lake was closed this week due to extensive damages at the site. “Due to inappropriate...
Posted On 24 Jul 2017
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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...

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...

Update: Double homicide victims each died from multiple gunshot wounds

Kentucky State Police are investigating a double homicide that occurred at a trailer on Fred Nash Lane early Wednesday morning, which is located off Gordon Hill just outside the Corbin city limits. The two bodies were discovered after state police received a call about a possible...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017

‘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...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017

Woman injured in Thursday shooting released from hospital

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 Mt. Morgan Road residence of Chris Creekmore. When officers arrived at the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

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...

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...

Corbin man allegedly shoots girlfriend five times

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...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

EXTRA CONTENT: 911 recordings released in deadly Corbin shooting; case being taken to grand jury

The case of a Corbin woman who shot and killed her husband last Thursday is headed to the grand jury. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us