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Lincoln County man flees police through four counties Saturday

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies showed Saturday that, even when driving more than 120 mph, you can’t outrun the police radio, arresting a Lincoln County man who had fled from Madison County Sheriff’s deputies. Calain A. Myers, 18, of Crab Orchard, was arrested after Kentucky...

Welfare check in Woodbine results in heroin arrest

A welfare check Wednesday night led to the discovery of heroin and drug paraphernalia at a Woodbine area residence that was home to two small children. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tommy Dotson, 25, of Corbin on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled...

Whitley County Golden Alert has sad ending

A missing Whitley County man, for whom sheriff’s deputies issued a Golden Alert for last week, has been found deceased. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 20 Oct 2021

Golden Alert issued for missing Whitley County man

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department issued a Golden Alert Wednesday evening for a missing man. Larry Gene Hamblin, 68, was last seen on Sept. 22 between 2 – 4 a.m. at 535 Bennett Branch Road in Williamsburg. He is described as a 5’11” white male...
Posted On 13 Oct 2021

Whitley Co. Sheriff’s Dept. denies wrongdoing in Coker lawsuit

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is denying wrongdoing in connection with a federal lawsuit alleging false arrest and excessive force stemming from an incident in early 2021. Williamsburg’s Robert L. Coker filed suit on Aug. 13 in U.S. District Court in London against...
Posted On 02 Oct 2021

Whitley Co. Sheriff’s deputies answer 1,133 calls in August

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department had a busy month of August. During the month, sheriff’s deputies answered 1,133 calls for service and responded to 40 motor vehicle collisions. The sheriff’s department also opened 36 new criminal cases, and it made 87 criminal arrests in...
Posted On 25 Sep 2021

Update: Golden Alert canceled, Whitley Co. father, son found

Update: A Golden Alert for Arnold Young and his son, Darrick Young, has been canceled. Both subjects were located safe, Whitley County 911 said in an e-mail to media outlets at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday. Original story The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department issued a Golden Alert late...
Posted On 21 Sep 2021

Whitley Co. Sheriff’s deputies respond to 1,480 calls in July

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department had a busy month of July. During the month, sheriff’s deputies answered 1,480 calls for service and responded to 26 motor vehicle collisions. The sheriff’s department also opened 49 new criminal cases, and it made 110 criminal arrests in...
Posted On 04 Sep 2021

Abandoned vehicle report leads to discovery of missing person

Thanks in part to the efforts of a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy, an injured missing person was recently found safe. On Aug. 17, Deputy Caleb Hester responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle off Highway 90 that had been parked along an old dirt road for two days. When...
Posted On 02 Sep 2021

Sheriff’s department sued again in federal court

For the second time in two months, the Whitley County Sheriff and at least one of one of his deputies are being sued in federal court. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 25 Aug 2021