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Court to decide Open Records Act appeal

The court will now decide whether the Whitley County Detention Center fulfilled its obligations under the Kentucky Open Records Act. The Whitley County Detention Center has appealed the Attorney General’s decision stating that it was in violation of the Kentucky Open Records Act...

Veach gets five years for being convicted felon possessing guns

A Newcomb, Tennessee, man was recently sentenced to five years in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of illegal firearms. Jason B. Veach, 41, pleaded guilty during the later portion of 2020 in Whitley Circuit Court to one count of possession of hand gun by a...
Posted On 03 Apr 2021

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Posted On 17 Mar 2021

Corbin man pleads guilty to tobacco store burglary

A Corbin man pleaded guilty Tuesday to breaking into a local tobacco store and stealing cash and cigarettes, but can have the incident removed from his record if he remains out of legal trouble for the next five years. Dallas T. Brock, who was arrested on May 6 in connection with...

Corbin attorney Shane Romines responds to sexual harassment lawsuit

Corbin attorney Shane Romines filed his response Tuesday afternoon to the sexual harassment lawsuit filed last week in Whitley Circuit Court, stating that any sexual escapades involving plaintiffs Cassandra Hibbard and Dana Vanover were consensual. Read this story and more for...

District, Circuit Court closures extended through May 31

People who were scheduled to appear in Whitley District or Circuit Court in May will be waiting a little longer as the Kentucky Supreme Court has extended the cancellation of all court dates through May 31. The court had initially continued all court proceedings through April 1....

No court in Whitley County through April 10

Whitley Circuit Court Clerk Gary Barton said Friday that, in keeping with the order of the Kentucky Supreme Court, all court dates are canceled beginning Monday and continuing through April 10. Barton said court officials will be sending notices out to anyone with pending court...

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...

Jurors hear Mattie’s statement to police after body was found in her home

About six hours after police found Michelle Marlow’s dead body inside the home that Lori Mattie shared with Chris Lowe on July 23, 2017, Mattie gave Kentucky State Police a nearly 50-minute sometimes rambling statement about what lead up to Marlow’s death. She offered few details...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019

Corbin woman pleads guilty to role in scheme to steal from local charity

A Corbin woman has pleaded guilty and is receiving a diverted prison sentence for her role in a scheme to take about $100,000, which was intended for a local charity. On Nov. 21, 2016, Thelma Hilbert, who is now 79, and Barbara Reeves, who is now 77, both of Corbin, were indicted...