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Whitley County picks up two wins on Saturday while North Laurel goes 1-1

WILLIAMSBURG — Both Whitley County and North Laurel participated in a triangle of games with Madison Southern Saturday as the Colonels posted a 2-0 mark while North Laurel went 1-1. Jeremy Shope’s Colonels (3-1) defeated Madison Southern 12-6 while handing North Laurel a 13-3 loss.


Man charged with rape, sodomy of underage female

A man who allegedly had sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl is now facing legal charges for those offenses. Brian A. Johnston, 31, of College Street in Corbin (Knox County), is held under $75,000 cash bond on charges of third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy from incidents occurring in 2018.


Whitley County woman and her baby are laid to rest, after shooting on Sunday

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Police say the case of Geri and Amelia Johnson's deaths, after a shooting in Whitley County, seemed off from the start. "Well from the get-go, the uh, whole thing uh, seemed suspicious to us," Kentucky State Police Trooper, Lloyd Cochran.


Kentucky library to host 'Drag Queen Storytime' in May

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky library has announced it will host 'Drag Queen Storytime' in May. The Louisville Free Public Library says it will host the event May 18. The one-hour event will feature Vanessa T Demornay and will take place at the main library on York Street.


Motorcycle crash claims life of Kentucky man

MADISON, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Carrollton, Kentucky man was killed Saturday night when the motorcycle he was riding left the northbound lane and struck a passenger car traveling in the southbound lane.


Briar Jumper rally late to down Whitley County

WILLIAMSBURG - With the score tied at 2-2, the Somerset High School baseball team took the lead late in the game in a 9-2 victory over Whitley County on Thursday. With one out in the top of the sixth, Briar Jumper sophomore Dylan Burton doubled on the first pitch, scoring two runs.


Woman found dead in Kentucky closet, husband arrested in Arkansas

HENDERSON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky man is arrested in Arkansas in connection with his wife's death. Police in West Memphis, Arkansas said they found Mohamud Abdikadir, 21, man walking in traffic on Saturday. When they questioned Abdikadir, WFIE reports he told police his wife might be dead in their


Whitley County school districts getting over $100,000 in combined refunds

All three school districts in Whitley County will be getting some unexpected money, which will total over $100,000, thanks in part to a refund of sorts they are getting from worker’s compensation claims.


Kentucky politicians react to Mueller investigation findings

Kentucky politicians responded quickly to the findings of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller that was released Sunday that revealed there was no collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia during the 2016 election.


Texas Roadhouse staff welcome locals to new London location

LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - A new restaurant opened its doors in London Monday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Texas Roadhouse was held at noon. City officials and Texas Roadhouse staff cut the ribbon together.


Man charged with murder in deadly McCreary County shooting

STEARNS, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is charged with murder in the death of another man in McCreary County. Kentucky State Police have charged Jason Phillips, 29, of Monticello with murder in the death of 36-year-old Jason Dishman.


Kentucky couple wins contest, gets married at White Castle

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky couple tied the knot at White Castle after winning a radio station contest. Gray affiliate WAVE reports Louisville couple Tori Williams and Jonathan Penick got married Sunday at a White Castle location on East Market Street.


Sheriff: Man charged after trying to run over three, including one child

LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) – A man is behind bars facing multiple charges of wanton endangerment after authorities investigated an assault complaint. According to the Sheriff, deputies were called to Robert E. Cox Road around 9:20 p.m. Saturday night. While on their way, deputies say they learned a suspect,


Corbin man allegedly tried to run over family with car

A Corbin man was arrested Friday night for allegedly assaulting and then attempting to run over three people, including a child, as he fled the scene. Deputies arrested Brandon Ray Mills, 26, following an investigation into the incident on Robert E. Cox Road.


Man killed in Laurel County bicycle crash

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) — The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating a crash between a bicycle and a truck, that left a man dead Sunday night. According to deputies, 56-year-old Charles Lee Johnson was riding a bicycle on KY-490 around 9:30 Sunday night, when a pickup truck hit


A Northern Kentucky man parked to offer food to a panhandler. An officer ticketed him

FLORENCE, KY (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER) Our media partners at The Cincinnati Enquirer report, An elderly man’s sign caught Morris Soard’s eye. “Homeless and hungry,” it said.

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Corbin-London area transportation company honors associate for 25 years of safety

Averitt Express recently honored associate Scott Clouse of Corbin for 25 years of safety. Averitt has developed a culture of safety by measuring both vehicle and driver performance through a series of indicators. It also strives to have the safest trucks on the road, aiming for continual improvement


Death investigation underway in McCreary County following shooting

STEARNS, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police say on Saturday evening they got a call about a shooting at a home on West Highway 92 in the Stearns community. Police say Jason Dishman, from Monticello, was shot. Dishman was taken to the Wayne County Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Dishman was 36


One man dead after bike and pickup collide in Laurel County

LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) - One man is dead after being hit by a truck in Laurel County. According to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, the victim was on a bicycle at the time of the crash.


KSP: Foul play suspected in McCreary County death

LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) – Kentucky State Police are investigating after a shooting in McCreary County. Troopers say they were called to a home on West HWY 92 around 7:00 p.m. Saturday.