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Local men face federal charges for drug dealing

Two local men are among three individuals named in a federal indictment charging a conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and Oxymorphone in Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Rockcastle Counties. Albert D. Davis, 62, of Gray, and Logan Ray Towery, 72, of London are each charged with...

Former Knox County magistrate pleads guilty to selling pain pills

A former Knox County magistrate has plead guilty to selling pills while he ran for reelection in Spring 2018. Jerry “Rabbit” Cox, 70 of Flat Lick, was the incumbent third district magistrate in April 2018 when he sold oxycodone and hydrocodone pills to an informant. Those...

W’burg woman must pay $6K in restitution for fire that damaged Daniel Boone National Forest

The Williamsburg woman convicted of starting a brush fire that spread into the Daniel Boone National Forest in March won’t go to jail, and won’t have to pay a fine, but a federal magistrate judge has ordered her to pay more than $6,000 in restitution to the U.S. Forest Service...

Feds indict trio of Corbin residents, Jellico woman for kidnapping

A federal grand jury in London has indicted three Corbin residents and a Jellico woman for kidnapping in a 2018 case that also involved two pipe bombs and the death of a Corbin man by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. On Thursday, the federal grand jury indicted Douglas...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019

Bank foreclosing on Kim’s Hometown Pharmacy property

Cumberland Valley National Bank has filed a lawsuit seeking to foreclose on the former Kim’s Hometown Pharmacy property. In the lawsuit filed Friday in Whitley Circuit Court, the bank is foreclosing on the property located on U.S. 25W in Williamsburg because of an outstanding...

Nantz to be arraigned today in federal murder case

One week after a federal grand jury indicted him for the murder of Geri D. Johnson on March 16, Daniel S. Nantz is scheduled to make his initial court appearance. Nantz, 29, of Woodbine, is scheduled to be arraigned at 4 p.m. today in U.S. District Court in London on charges of...

Huff pleads guilty to federal kidnapping charge

A Gray man has pleaded guilty in federal court to kidnapping an individual who later provided police with information into the March 16 shooting death of Geri Johnson. David C. Huff, 36, appeared in U.S. District Court in London Wednesday for an arraignment on the felony...

Two more sentences handed down in federal pharmacy burglaries case

Just one of the eight defendants remains in the 2016 federal case involving the burglaries of numerous pharmacies throughout the southeast after sentences were recently handed down to two more. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every...

16 area residents among 19 people named in federal drug conspiracy indictment

Thirteen area residents are among the 19 individuals named in a federal indictment alleging a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. The local individuals include: Tasha Wrenicke, 36, Scott Hensley, 37, Darryl Moore, Tharold Johnson, 27,...

Jones convicted of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, dispensing drugs not for a legitimate medical purpose

A former Williamsburg pharmacist spent her first night behind bars Thursday evening after a federal court jury in London convicted her of multiple offenses listed in 2018 U.S. District Court indictment. The eight-day trial, which featured six days of testimony and two days of...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019