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Whitley Co. Sheriff’s deputies recover over one pound of suspected meth

A police investigation late Friday evening in eastern Whitley County lead to the seizure of one pound and six ounces of suspected methamphetamine and the arrest of two people on drug trafficking charges at a residence, and a police vehicle pursuit nearby. The investigation...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019

Former Sheriff Colan Harrell gets largely good final audit report

Former Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell received a relatively good financial bill of health in regards to an audit of his 2018 financial statement, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon announced Monday afternoon. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019

Sheriff releases September activity report

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department has reported its activity for the month of September. During September, deputies answered 1,338 complaints, and investigated 39 vehicle collisions. In addition, deputies investigated 32 new criminal cases and made 144 criminal arrests. For...
Posted On 16 Oct 2019

Browning Acres Road crash kills Laurel County man

Funeral services are set for Wednesday, Oct. 9, for a Laurel County man, who died Friday evening following a single vehicle crash on Browning Acres Road (Highway 2989) near Immanuel Baptist Church. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Perry W. Farris, 46, of Keavy, dead...
Posted On 05 Oct 2019

Escaped jail inmate captured Thursday hiding under a trailer

A Whitley County Detention Center inmate, who walked away from a work release detail on June 6, was captured Thursday morning hiding under a trailer in eastern Whitley County. Whitley County Sheriff Todd Shelley said that Jeremy Lynn, 26, of Williamsburg, was captured shortly...
Posted On 19 Sep 2019

Four injured during church bus crash

A total of four people were transported to the hospital by ambulance early Sunday afternoon after a church bus went over an embankment. The only people on the bus at the time of the crash were the driver, Vernon Fore, 59, of Williamsburg, his wife, and their two granddaughters....
Posted On 28 Aug 2019

Woman miraculously uninjured after Penske truck demolishes church awning

Miraculously no one was injured when a Penske rental truck struck an awning on the front of Blessed Hope Baptist Church, bringing the awning down on top of the vehicle, and partially crushing the roof on the cab of the truck early Friday afternoon. “By the grace of God she is...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019

Canadatown teen dies after ATV hit pickup truck

A Canadatown teen died Saturday from injuries he sustained after his ATV ran head-on into a pickup truck. James E. Fore, 19, died at the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he had been airlifted following the crash on D Fore Road. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike...

Shooting investigation leads to one arrest

A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy and a Corbin Police K-9 team tracked down a Corbin man early Sunday morning following a shooting investigation at his home. No one was injured, and alcohol involvement is suspected. Deputy Chad Foley arrested Mark Adam McFarland, 49, of 365 Bacon...
Posted On 31 Jul 2019

Whitley County Sheriff reports monthly activity

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department has reported its activity for the month of June. During June, deputies answered 1,398 complaints and investigated 38 vehicle collisions. In addition, deputies investigated 31 new criminal cases and made 79 criminal arrests. For the first...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019