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Parole violator now facing new chargespossession of drugs, paraphernalia

An attempt to serve a parole violation warrant became a struggle between the wanted person and Laurel County Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday evening.That effort also created some more charges against 22-year-old Jonathon Paul of Sublimity School Road, including trafficking in illegal drugs.Detective J

SENTINEL-ECHO.COM - 2018-08-17 04:21:39

A correctional facility in Laurel County is building a new jail

LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) -The Laurel County Detention Center is making way on their new facility, located in the Fariston area of Laurel County.

WYMT.COM - 2018-08-16 16:04:00

Interstate 75 lanes closed in Laurel County because of a 'serious' crash

LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) -Laurel County authorities are reporting a serious wreck on Interstate 75 which is blocking southbound lanes.The wreck happened near the 48 mile marker north of London.Crews are expected to re-open the road around 4 p.m.The wreck involved one vehicle, and deputies say at least one

WKYT 27 - 2018-08-16 14:31:00

KY Teen Faked Her Kidnapping, Texted Random Demands To Dad Demanding $400 - CrimeFeed

CORBIN, KY — A young Kentucky woman is accused of staging her own kidnapping and text-messaging ransom notes to her father demanding $600. When that didn’t work, she reportedly dropped the return fee down to $400.

CRIMEFEED.COM - 2018-08-17 16:58:22

London woman takes plea deal in police pursuit case

Jennifer Marie Gray, 34, was set to have her case heard before a jury Tuesday, though no trial took place due to an agreement reached between Gray and prosecutors Monday, according to the Knox County Court Clerk’s office. With that agreement, Gray was able to enter a guilty plea to lesser charges.

CORBIN TIMES-TRIBUNE - 2018-08-17 13:00:00

Three Whitley Co. residents found dead from suspected self-inflicted gunshot wounds over 24-hour period – The News Journal

The first deceased person was James King, 19, who was pronounced dead about 1:30 a.m. Saturday from a firearm-related injury at an acquaintance’s residence on Peggy Lane in Corbin.

THENEWSJOURNAL.NET - 2018-08-16 13:54:56

Police: Vehicle almost hits cruiser head-on, driver disappears into woods

After turning around, the trooper gave chase but lost sight of Lynch's vehicle. Later he found the vehicle on Walker Lane, where Lynch ran off into the woods nearby and disappeared.

WYMT.COM - 2018-08-16 13:36:00

Corbin man to see jury trial in October for robbery incident

James William Moore, 36, appeared in Laurel County Circuit Court Thursday for a pretrial conference, his first time in court since an agreement between him and prosecutors fell apart last month. The proceedings moved quickly, with prosecutors stating that the case was ready to move on to trial

CORBIN TIMES-TRIBUNE - 2018-08-17 14:00:00

Man behind bars after city drug bust

A Barbourville man told police he was only “trying to support his family” after a successful drug bust on Friday. Now, James Aaron Smith, 28, is behind bars, facing several drug charges.


Laurel County deputy, K-9 decontaminated after suspect's fentanyl found in cruiser

LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) -A hazardous materials team decontaminated a Laurel County deputy and a K-9 after the deputy discovered fentanyl in the backseat of his cruiser.The deputy says he arrested two suspects and took them to jail. As he was heading to another call, he noticed the powerful opiate in his


Police: Corbin woman faked kidnapping to extort money from father

CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) -A Corbin woman is behind bars after police say she attempted to fake a kidnapping to steal $400 from her father.Police say the father of 28-year-old Abbygail Farley reported her missing Monday. He would receive messages Tuesday saying Farley was kidnapped.Investigators determined


Shooting in Perry County leaves one dead

According to Kentucky State Police Post 13, Perry County 911 received a call at approximately 2:25 p.m., Aug. 8, reporting that a man had been found shot to death in his vehicle at Elm Shoal Branch.

HAZARD-HERALD.COM - 2018-08-16 10:00:00

National shortage of EpiPens hits Kentucky

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) -According to the U.S Food and Drug Administration,there is a shortage of epinephrine injectorsor “EpiPens” across the United States. Pharmacists in Kentucky are not exempt from feeling that shortage. Workers at Manchester Down Home Pharmacy in Clay County say they see this sh


Woman Sends Fake Ransom Demands as ‘Her Abductor’ to Her Dad

Silke Jasso2018-08-16T14:52:10+00:00">August 16, 20189:52 am">August 16, 20189:52 amWYMT-TVCORBIN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman has been accused of staging her own kidnapping and sending her father fake ransom notes demanding $400.News outlets report 19-year-old Abbygail Farley’s father had reported

RARE - 2018-08-16 14:52:10

Somerset man dies in accident at McCreary penitentiary

John Arthur, 55, of Somerset, was fatally injured in an apparent mowing accident, according to Pulaski County Coroner Clyde Strunk.

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 04:11:38

Corbin firefighters use rope rescue to lift injured man – The News Journal

Corbin firefighters were able to put recent rope rescue training and the city’s ladder truck to good use Wednesday morning after a homeless man, who was apparently living under the Center Street Bridge, suffered some type of injury.


Explosives found in Whitley County home where 19-year-old found dead

CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) --Investigators say they found explosives at a home where a 19-year-old appeared to have accidentally shot and killed himself Saturday.The coroner's office identified the man as James King.Kentucky State Police say King likely died from a self-inflicted accidental gunshot wound at


Whitley County man accused of sending nude photo to 15-year-old

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) -A man is behind bars after police say he sent inappropriate texts to a teenage girl.Williamsburg police arrested Robin Gobel Tuesday on charges of prohibited use of electronic communication to procure a minor and unlawful transaction of an illegal sex act with a minor.Autho


Lack of homeless shelters in Eastern Kentucky causing issues

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) -Hope House in Hazard is one of the few homeless shelters in Eastern Kentucky. The shortage of places for people to stay sometimes causes overcrowding there."In our region, we're one of a few homeless shelters which means we get an influx from other areas," said President of Hope


Gangstagrass performs in Laurel County

LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) -The hip-hop and bluegrass group Gangstagrass performs at the Laurel County Public Library.The group created a fan base in Appalachia after they recorded the theme song for the show "Justified" based in Harlan County.Gangstagrass band members say that while the music industry puts