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Police: Murder suspect commits suicide

Laurel County Sheriff's deputies say a suspect in a fatal shooting committed suicide when he was confronted Wednesday afternoon near Laurel Lake. The suspect has been identified as Kenneth W. Lipscomb, 55, of London, who reportedly killed himself following a pursuit along Flatwoods Road off of Level

THENEWSJOURNAL.NET - 2018-03-22 14:54:44

London man being sought after dead body found in home

A deceased individual found in a home off Hunters Trace has officially been declared a homicide by the Laurel County Sheriff's Office. Tuesday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office was called after somebody found a dead body in a home owned by Kenneth Lipscomb, 55, of London. The person who found the body

SENTINEL-ECHO.COM - 2018-03-21 21:33:00

Keavy woman indicted for manslaughter in connection with fatal wreck

A Keavy woman has been indicted for manslaughter in connection with a fatal crash during which police say she was driving under the influence of intoxicants and with a suspended driver's license. Kayla Danielle Brock, 29, was indicted Friday on charges of second-degree manslaughter, operating a moto

THENEWSJOURNAL.NET - 2018-03-21 15:30:37

Search underway for suspected bridge jumper

As of Wednesday afternoon, rescue personnel were still searching for an individual who allegedly jumped off a bridge in Burnside early Tuesday. Authorities have as of yet declined to release the name of the individual. However, according to Karl Clinard, Public Affairs Officer for the Pulaski County

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 11:15:00

OPENING DAY: Root Beer Stand, Dixie Grill welcomed customers Tuesday

Two food establishments in Corbin opened their doors on Tuesday to welcome in spring with their opening day. As Tuesday was the first day of spring, both the Root Beer Stand and the Dixie Grill welcomed in customers. The Root Beer Stand is no stranger to the opening day rush after all this is its be

CORBIN TIMES-TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 11:00:00

Person of interest in homicide shoots self after short police pursuit Wednesday

LONDON - A London man who was being sought by law enforcement after a dead body was found in his home Tuesday was located Wednesday evening and after a short police pursuit, he shot and killed himself. Kenneth W. Lipscomb, age 55, was observed driving his white colored Ford F 150 with camper shell t

SENTINEL-ECHO.COM - 2018-03-22 12:58:00

Botched burglary lands three with felony indictments

A trio arrested after an alleged botched burglary attempt have been indicted, with one of the three facing a charge of being a persistent felony offender. Larry Dunaway, 39, of North Estill Street; Julie Rice, 32, of Gumbottom Road, Berea; and Bradley Ashcraft, 36, of Irvine View Street, were arrest

RICHMOND REGISTER - 2018-03-22 00:15:00

Richmond doctor allegedly gave Suboxone prescriptions to patients he didn't see

A Richmond doctor improperly prescribed a drug used to treat people for addiction to opioId drugs such as oxycodone and heroin, a grand jury has charged. The grand jury in Madison County indicted Dr. Martin A. Barrios on two counts of Medicaid fraud; one count of second-degree trafficking in a contr

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2018-03-22 15:37:00

Local woman arrested after foot chase with deputies

A Somerset woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after engaging in a short foot chase with a Pulaski County Sheriff's deputy. Amy N. Meece, 35, of Sulphur Springs Hollow Road, was arrested after officers located her at her residence. As a result of the incident, Meece was charged with first-degree Pos


Rescue personnel searching for man who jumped from bridge

Rescue personnel have been searching for the body of an individual believed to have jumped off the Cumberland River Bridge in Burnside. According to Karl Clinard, Public Affairs Officer for the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, a male, aged 31, jumped off the bridge early Tuesday morning at about 3 a

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 02:00:00

Two people arrested after fleeing SPD

A pair of arrests by the Somerset Police Department over the weekend serve as a reminder that suspects who run still get caught. The first was a Friday evening arrest where Bobby Inman, 27, of Somerset allegedly led police on a brief vehicle chase before being taken into custody. Inman was arrested


Eastern Kentucky University to offer online criminal justice degree program beginning in fall 2018

Eastern Kentucky University will offer an online criminal justice degree, beginning in Fall 2018. The bachelor's degree program will prepare students for a range of careers in the justice and safety field. "By offering an online degree in the broader criminal justice discipline, we hope to introduce

KYFORWARD.COM - 2018-03-21 15:34:15

The Latest: Girl in critical condition after school shooting

Deputies, federal agents and rescue personnel, converge on Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting, Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Susan Walsh A Maryland Sheriff says the gunman at Great Mills High School is dead after he shot two students and a s


Police searching for missing Laurel County man

LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police are searching for a Laurel County man, who went missing on Sunday. Robert T. Smith was last seen off Hooppole Creek road, 10 miles east of London at around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Smith is 6 feet tall, 190 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a gra


Man arrested after driving stolen vehicle

A Flat Lick man is behind bars after police caught him driving a stolen vehicle with drug paraphernalia located inside. On March 8 at approximately 1 a.m., Knox County Deputy Mikey Ashurst performed a traffic stop on David Wayne Washam, 46, of Flat Lick, who was driving a 1994 Toyota Corolla with an


Accused murderer indicted on drug charges

A southern Laurel man accused of the shooting death of his wife earlier this month was indicted by a Laurel grand jury on Friday - but for drug charges from a December arrest rather than for the March 7 murder. Joshua Tate Davenport, 38, of 35 North Florence Road in Corbin, was named in a seven-coun


Man accused of stabbing two indicted

WHITLEY COUNTY - A Williamsburg man who fatally stabbed one person and seriously injured two others over a two-day span in January was indicted Monday by a Whitley County grand jury. Jeffrey Cole, 27, was named in a two-count indictment for charges that allegedly occurred Jan. 15 and another, separa


CRIME REPORT: Berea man arrested on alleged assault, child abuse charges

Berea police were contacted by local hospital officials in reference to an assault which took place on Vanhook Court Saturday night. When officers arrived, police spoke with a female victim who said Leonard Callahan, 44, of Vanhook Court, Berea, was mad about the child's bedtime. The victim said whe


SENTENCES: Mt. Vernon woman gets six years on drug, bail jumping charges

Brandy Snowden A Mt. Vernon woman who was arrested along with a man found hiding underneath a bed holding a machete, who also tried to bribe officers, has been sentenced to six years on drug and bail jumping charges. Brandy Snowden, 41, of Chestnut Ridge, was arrested back in October 2016 at a motel

RICHMOND REGISTER - 2018-03-20 23:57:00

2 McCreary men plead guilty in local court

Two McCreary County men were in Pulaski Circuit Court Thursday to plead guilty in separate cases. James Kenneth Petty, 25, of Pine Knot pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of indecent exposure in connection to incidents occurring in the summers of 2012 and 2013.