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Single vehicle crash sends one to hospital

A single vehicle crash on Sunday afternoon sent a London man to a Lexington hospital for serious injuries.Emergency personnel were called to the scene on Park Subdivision off Ky. 1189 around 3 p.m. The investigation into the accident indicates that a Jeep Cherokee ran off the roadway and hit a tree


Cole competency hearing delayed until September – The News Journal

If a Williamsburg man, who tried to have his name changed to Victor Von Frankenstein one week before he allegedly killed someone earlier this year, is found incompetent to stand trial next month, then he would be sent off to a state mental institution for treatment, and could still possibly be order


George Hays Road repairs expected to start next week – The News Journal

George Hayes Road is is still closed following the April 17 collapse of a portion of it, but work is slated to start next week to repair it.Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison said that the materials were ordered Tuesday, and should arrive in town either late this week or early next week.“We will star


Police make arrest in Pulaski County school burglary - ABC 36 News

SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police have one suspect in custody and are looking for another in a burglary at Somerset High School.Security video shows two men entering the school on July 26 around 1:22 a.m. and taking several small items.- Advertisement -The Somerset Police Department says the two then st


Competency hearing in fatal stabbing case gets continued

Jeffrey Cole, 28, was scheduled to appear in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for the hearing, though a new date was instead scheduled due to a conflict. In June, Cole underwent an evaluation at the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center in La Grange to help determine his competency to stand tr


Bell County man accused of assaulting firefighters

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WKYT) -A man is in jail accused of attacking firefighters who were trying to save his home.David Mills faces several counts of assault. WRIL Radio reports his Bell County home caught on fire Tuesday.When crews arrived, officers say Mills began fighting with three firefighters.His h


<b>Double murder trial being delayed by evidence</b>

Paul E. Parsons, 48, appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for a pretrial conference, where his attorney, Ron Findell, informed the court that there were still items in the possession of the Kentucky State Police Crime Lab that were necessary for the case to move forward. The items were se


Hard work, determination has made Traditional Southern Wrestling a big success

From the time Murphy was a child, he had dreams of becoming a professional wrestler, but once he got a taste of the business side of sports entertainment, he knew he wanted to start a promotion of his own.


Knox County Sheriff's Office arrests

— On July 3, Christopher S. Moore, age 36, of Flat Lick was arrested on a Knox County bench warrant for failure to appear on possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree possession of controlled substance charges.


Sheriff warns of mail scam making the rounds in Laurel County

According to the Sheriff, residents will receive a large check in the mail, which a victim can deposit, if a fee is sent back to the sender. Usually, the sender will ask for the money to be sent by a cashier’s check, a green dot card, MoneyGram, personal check, or the sender will ask for the victim’


Intoxicated man charged with burlary

The call of a man who was reportedly out of control on Friday morning sent Laurel Sheriff's officials to the East Bernstadt area around 9 a.m.The complaint originated from a residence on Ky. 1376, but while Deputy Brad Mink and Detective Gary Mehler were en route, they were advised by Laurel Dispatc


‘Lend a hand and give others a chance to lend us a hand’

I don’t remember just how or when we started sharing farming programs like in the early days. He had the hay and corn equipment and we had the extra tractor and labor. I would go early in the afternoon and rake the hay into windrows in preparation for him to bale when he got out of school. Soon I wa


Home intruder blocks himself inside home

Two teenagers hid themselves in their own home after an unknown man entered their residence, then blockaded himself inside.That is what landed John Collins, 33, of Johnson Addition in London, in the Laurel County Correctional Center on Saturday, where he is held on charges of second-degree burglary,


Police: Truck hits 9-year-old boy in car wash parking lot, pins him under rear tire

PINEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) -A Pineville boy is in the hospital after a truck hit him in a parking lot.Friday afternoon, Kentucky State Police responded to a call near Mountain Auto Sales outside of Pineville.A man was driving a pickup truck through a car wash parking lot when a nine-year-old boy ran in f


Four arrested after Laurel County drug investigation

Joshua Towe (top, left,) Sandra Coots (top, right,) Randy Lester (bottom, left,) Melissa Howard (bottom, right.) Photos: Laurel County Detention Center


Whitley County kayakers and boaters paddle for a cause

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) -As part of the Second Annual Kayaking for Kids event, folks loaded their canoes and jon boats into the Cumberland River for a cause on Saturday morning.Organizers say all proceeds from the race will provide 50 "Upward Basketball Scholarships" for children in Corbin and Will


Man arrested after reportedly stabbing mother with a fork

34-year-old Charles Perkins is charged with assault, wanton endangerment, resisting arrest and menacing in connection to the incident.


Kentucky Baptists are breaking the silence about dangers of opioid abuse - Middlesboro Daily News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – The state’s largest religious organization is trying to pump fresh energy into the fight against drug abuse.The 750,000-member Kentucky Baptist Convention is hosting a conference called Breaking the Silence on Aug. 25 at Beechland Baptist Church in Louisville. The event is des


A Whitley County school gets major updates for first time in over 30 years

"We had some really major kind of infrastructure things in the building that needed to be resolved. And so, one of the things, one of the top shelf issues was our heating and air. The H-VAC has not been really good in a long time," says Amon Couch, Superintendent of Williamsburg Independent Schools.


'Tough guys' urged to audition for new Mark Wahlberg movie

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, Mark Wahlberg arrives at the world premiere of "All the Money in the World" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wahlberg is looking for a few tough guys to appear in his latest movie. Boston Casting says auditions will be held Saturday, Aug