Local law enforcement warning of rash of property crimes

Area law enforcement is asking residents in the Fifth Street and Barton Mill Road areas of Corbin to be on guard following a series of property crimes. According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, the most recent incident occurred Wednesday at a residence on Fifth Street. Deputies were called to investigate a break in that [...]

Corbin woman charged with setting fire to occupied trailer

A Corbin woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly attempting to burn down a mobile home while the resident was inside. Fifty-year-old Teresa Bunch is facing one count of first-degree arson in connection with alleged incident on Jan. 2. According to the complaint filed against her by Larry Davis, Bunch allegedly set fire to the doublewide [...]

Search continues for missing Ohio man

South Whitley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Wayne Honeycutt and Safety Officer Teffany Marlow scan an area by a body of water under an interstate bridge near between the two and three mile markers Friday. About 15 search and rescue officials from South Whitley, Woodbine and Pleasant View volunteer fire departments, along with Whitley [...]

Rockholds man accused of breaking woman’s ribs appears in court

A Rockholds man, who allegedly broke a woman’s ribs while assaulting her last month, is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.
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Dump truck crash demolishes utility pole

Some Eastern Whitley County residents lost power and landline phone service Saturday evening after a dump truck wrecked cutting a utility pole in two. Around 7:15 p.m., a dump truck, which was hauling dirt, wrecked near the intersection of Highway 92E and Highway 904, and came to rest on its side. The accident caused damage [...]

Whitley County man charged with shooting, beating and holding woman prisoner

Corbin Police arrested a Whitley County man wanted in connection with a shooting that was reported Sunday afternoon in the Devil’s Creek community. Fifty-three-year-old Michael A Morris is facing charges of first-degree assault and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. Corbin Police Captain Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said officers received an anonymous tip about 9 [...]

Ex-Whitley County Judge-Exectuive Leroy Gilbert passes away

Former Whitley County Judge-Executive Leroy Gilbert passed away Thursday at his home at the age of 78. He served as judge-executive from 1993-1998, and was a life-long member of East Corbin Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann Gilbert; one daughter, Lisa Hopkins; and two sons, Lee Gilbert and [...]

No decision yet on whether to seek death penalty in triple homicide case

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of murder in the death of her husband and two children.

Prosecutors haven’t decided yet whether they will seek the death penalty against a Williamsburg woman, who allegedly shot and killed her two teenage daughters and her husband on Jan. 13 in their home.
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Woman critically injured during I-75 crash Monday

One person had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter following a three-vehicle crash Monday morning in Whitley County, and was listed in critical condition Tuesday afternoon at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. The crash happened about 5:30 a.m. near the 14-mile marker in the northbound lane on I-75. Whitley County [...]

Taylor pleads not guilty to murder; $1 million cash bond set

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of murder in the death of her husband and two children. A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly shot and killed her two teenage daughters and her husband on Jan. 13, pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder Friday, and two counts of criminal attempt to commit [...]