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Barbourville City Councilman indicted on federal drug charges

(Story by Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) In federal court last week, Barbourville City Councilman and local business owner Calvin Manis was indicted on 16 counts, while another individual, John Pasternak of Barbourville, also faced one count of conspiring to distribute...
Posted On 03 Aug 2020
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Whitley County man gets 40 months in federal prison for cyberstalking a witness

A Whitley County man, who pleaded guilty in February to federal charges of cyberstalking a witness in an ATF investigation, and making false statements to a federal agent, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison. Kenneth Andrew Dodd, 28, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge...

Whitley County man gets 40 months for cyberstalking federal witness, making false statement to federal agent

A Whitley County man, who pleaded guilty in February to federal charges of cyberstalking a witness in an ATF investigation, and making false statements to a federal agent, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison. Kenneth Andrew Dodd, 28, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge...

Federal child pornography trial of Corbin man continued until August

The federal trial of a Corbin man facing rape and child pornography charges involving a 15-year-old girl that had been scheduled to begin June 9 has been continued pending the outcome of a competency hearing. A motion was filed in U.S. District Court in London last Wednesday on...

South Carolina man pleads guilty to trafficking meth in Knox County

A South Carolina man arrested in Knox County after sheriff’s deputies located two pounds of marijuana, more than $8,000 in cash and a loaded handgun in his pickup truck pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges Tuesday. Joe Barlow Owens, 44, of Blacksburg, South...

Former Knox County Magistrate sentenced to 18 months for selling controlled substances

A Flat Lick man, Jerry Cox, 70, was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday, to 18 months in prison, by U.S. District Judge Claria Horn Boom for distributing hydrocodone and oxycodone pills. Cox previously admitted that, on two separate occasions in April 2018, he sold oxycodone...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020
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Rockholds man, East Bernstadt man get nearly 20 years for kidnapping

A federal judge has sentenced two men from Whitley and Laurel counties to nearly 20 years in prison in connection to an area kidnapping case. On Tuesday in U.S. District Court in London, Judge Claria Horn Boom, sentenced Gene Jones II, 40, of East Bernstadt, to 235 months in...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020

Federal grand jury returns child pornography indictment against Corbin man

A Corbin man indicted previously indicted in Whitley County on rape and child pornography charges involving a 15-year-old girl, has been indicted in federal court in connection with the child pornography. A federal grand jury returned the indictment Thursday against Amos...

Knox County man convicted of role in conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

A Knox County man was convicted Tuesday for his part in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. Charles W. Warfield, 51, of Artemis was one of 19 people named in federal indictment returned in a superseding indictment returned on March 21....

Third person named in federal conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone, Oxymorphone identified as Williamsburg man

The third man named in a federal indictment charging a conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and Oxymorphone in Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Rockcastle Counties, has been identified as a Williamsburg resident. Fifty-four-year-old Gary L. Cupp’s name was initially redacted from the...