April 1, 2014 11:31 AM
CORBIN, Ky. (AP) - Former Stinking Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Jesse Jaynes has been found competent to stand trial in the fatal shooting of a man investigators believe had a romantic relationship with Jaynes' wife.
The Times-Tribune reports both Jesse Jaynes and wife Angela Jaynes face murder charges in... more »
March 28, 2014 11:46 AM
A Knox County man who died trying to save lives is being honored for his heroism.
Kyle Hardman has been awarded the Carnegie Medal for trying to save the lives of five people, including two young children, back in July 2012. A heroic act that ultimately cost his life.... more »
March 13, 2014 4:17 PM
A Laurel County man accused of cutting off his ankle bracelet and running off was arrested early Thursday morning in southern Leslie County.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says James Bowling, 45, of Lily had been on house arrest in Laurel County when he cut off his ankle bracelet... more »
February 28, 2014 12:33 PM
Police say a cargo tanker carrying more than 3,000 lbs of petroleum overturned in Knox County Friday morning.
Police said 29-year-old Casey Vaughn was traveling on KY 6 when he lost control of a 2001 MACK cargo tanker leaving the roadway and overturning near mile marker 10 at about... more »
February 28, 2014 5:35 AM
The wait for a Knox County mother seeking resolution to a case involving the death of her son will go on a little longer.
Back in 2012, police charged Melissa Collett with DUI and murder in connection with the crash that killed 11-year-old Nathan Broughton. Collett was expected to... more »
January 16, 2014 12:03 PM
A Knox County man was arrested after deputies found two indoor marijuana growing systems inside his home.
Knox County Sheriff's Deputies were responding to a theft complaint on Hancock Ave. in Corbin, when they came across a neighbor who, they say, smelled of marijuana.
During further investigation and... more »
January 3, 2014 11:30 AM
Jail officials in Knox County say they are looking for an escaped inmate.
They say that 28-year-old James Eads escaped while other inmates were being loaded into a van Thursday.
Officials say he was serving time for making meth and having a deadly weapon.
January 2, 2014 10:42 AM
A woman has died after being hit by a vehicle on South Highway 11 in Knox County Thursday morning.
The Knox County coroner said 62-year-old Ruby Miles, of Barbourville, was hit by a car that slid in the ice while she was walking up the hill after her car... more »
December 11, 2013 8:37 PM
Kentucky State Police have arrested a Knox County man they say shot another man in the face Wednesday evening.
Police have arrested 87-year-old Fred Meyer and charged him with assault first degree.
Police say 50-year-old Chris Dinkins was sitting in his vehicle at Meyer's home, along with a... more »
December 4, 2013 4:53 PM
Things are looking up after a devastating fire at the Knox-Whitley County Animal Shelter. Dozens of animals were killed, others left without a home.
Seven of the shelter pups were taken in by the Lexington Humane Society and are now up for adoption.
For information on how you... more »
November 25, 2013 8:20 PM
The story begins innocently enough in the late 1970's. Johnny Vannarsdall married Linda Spencer, his teenage sweetheart. They had two sons, Sean and Jeremy. By the fall of 1985, Johnny was doing electrical work at the Brass Falcon, a Georgetown business, and the marriage was in trouble. That's when Linda... more »
October 3, 2013 4:10 PM
A Knox County mother is behind bars after police say she did drugs, crashed her car and left the kids alone at home.
Officials say 34-year-old Shannon Messer crossed over the center line and hit another car head-on.
When she was taken to the hospital, police say she... more »
September 30, 2013 9:23 PM
BARBOURVILLE (AP) - The principal of a southern Kentucky high school says charges are unlikely to be filed after a student suffered an injury after being hit by a knife on school grounds.
Knox Central High School principal Tim Melton sent a letter home to parents last week saying... more »
September 20, 2013 6:22 AM
Fire destroyed two apartments in a building in Barbourville early Friday morning.
Dispatchers say the fire broke out in the building along KY-459 around 3 a.m. Nobody was hurt.
Firefighters cleared the seen just after 6 a.m.
Officials say they have not determined the cause of the... more »
September 3, 2013 1:09 PM
Jeffrey Scott Frump's girlfriend says this was the second time she had to call police on him. But she never imagined when she called 911 Monday night that things would turn deadly.
"This makes twice. This is the second time the law has had to come out and get... more »
September 3, 2013 5:18 AM
A Knox County deputy shot and killed a suspect after that man shot him Monday night.
Officials say the deputy responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Orleans Court in Gray around 11:45 p.m. When the deputy arrived on scene, he called for the suspect to come... more »
September 2, 2013 3:47 PM
Barbourville Police arrested a woman over the weekend who they say hit a sheriff's deputy vehicle after leading officers on a high speed chase with a small child in her vehicle.
Officers responded to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart Saturday shortly after 5:00 p.m. They say 28-year-old Ivory Melas... more »
July 25, 2013 9:32 PM
A parachute flare nearly hit a woman walking out of her front door on Thursday in Artemus. It happened after a military training exercise in Knox County didn't go as planned.
It started out just like any other afternoon for Janice Howard and her daughter Amber, when suddenly they... more »
April 16, 2013 6:41 AM
A Knox County couple charged with stealing a purse said they knew they were in big trouble when they found a badge inside.
Police say Angela Day and Jason Barton snatched the purse at Sammie's Auction House in Corbin last weekend. In a jailhouse interview, Day said her boyfriend... more »
April 15, 2013 5:30 AM
A standoff with police eventually ended without incident in Knox County Sunday morning.
Police went to a home along Hughes Branch Road after reports of a man out in the yard with a gun making threats. Police say Tracy Dillow, 45, was walking in and out of his home,... more »
January 31, 2013 5:06 AM
Heavy rains and high winds moved out of the Commonwealth Wednesday, but problems remain.
Flooding is an issue in some southeastern Counties. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Knox County and Whitley County effective until 9 a.m.
Torrential rains left streams and rivers... more »
December 31, 2012 5:50 AM
Police arrested a Knox County couple Sunday night and charged them with murder in connection with a shooting last week.
Jail officials confirm officers arrested Jesse Jaynes and his wife Angela Jaynes, and charged them with murder.
Police say the couple told them they arrived at their home... more »
December 28, 2012 10:01 AM
Police have released more information on a fatal shooting in Knox County Thursday night.
Police say Jessie and Angela Jaynes told them they arrived at their home along Bailey Branch Road in the Walker community around 11 p.m. and found James W. Cox there. Investigators say Cox and Jessie... more »
December 28, 2012 8:08 AM
A check of criminal records finds a man driving a car that crossed the center line and slammed head-on into another vehicle killing four people in Knox County on Christmas Eve was in jail just three weeks earlier for driving on a suspended license and was released from prison on... more »
December 28, 2012 6:15 AM
Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Knox County.
Officials confirm at least one person was shot and killed around 11 p.m. Thursday at a home along Bailey Branch Road in the Walker community, east of Barbourville, but they have not released any more information.
December 21, 2012 6:08 AM
Officials say a teenager injured in a crash in Knox County earlier this week died at UK Hospital Thursday evening.
The Fayette County coroner says Alexandra Jo Hamilton, 17, of Corbin, was injured in single-vehicle crash Monday. She was taken to UK Hospital and later died due to a... more »
November 13, 2012 11:41 AM
Police have identified the man shot to death in Knox County early Tuesday morning.
Police say Earl Carter, 75, suffered multiple gunshot wounds inside his home along J Goodin Branch Road in Barbourville. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police arrested Charlene Sue King, 49, and charged... more »
November 12, 2012 11:32 AM
Fire destroyed a building at the Forest Products sawmill in Knox County Monday morning.
Firefighters say the entire building off KY-233 was engulfed when crews arrived around 8 a.m. Six or seven employees escaped and were not injured. Witnesses say flames shot through the roof, sparking nearby transformers, causing... more »
September 18, 2012 8:41 AM
Dispatchers confirm that a school bus flipped onto its side in Knox County Tuesday morning.
The accident happened along Paynes Branch Road, off KY-1304, around 7 a.m. Officials say there were 30 kids on the bus ranging from middle to high school age, and EMS took eight students to... more »
August 7, 2012 9:44 AM
Kentucky State Police say detectives seized a large amount of synthetic marijuana, along with cash and drug paraphernalia during a raid at a Knox County adult bookstore.
Officials say police executed a search warrant at Dream World Adult Store off US-25E in the Gray community around 8 p.m. Monday.... more »
May 22, 2012 5:26 AM
An 11-year-old boy died in a Knox County car accident Monday evening.
Officials say a Pontiac Grand Am driven by Melissa Collett, 39, crossed the center line along HWY-223 in the Dewitt community around 5:30 p.m. and crashed head-on into a Mitsubishi Galant driven by Dominique Broughton, 22.
... more »
April 13, 2012 5:18 AM
A 14-year-old died when two vehicles struck him as he was trying to cross a busy highway in Knox County Thursday night.
Police say a car struck Shane Curtis Smith, of Gary, as he ran across southbound lanes of US-25E around 9:30 p.m. The impact knocked him into the... more »
March 15, 2012 9:20 AM
A woman died in a single vehicle accident in Knox County Wednesday.
Police say Teresa Baker, 46, of Moores Creek, was traveling east on KY-223 in the Dewitt community when she lost control of her vehicle, ran off the roadway and slammed into a culvert. The vehicle overturned, partially... more »
February 2, 2012 9:05 AM
Details about a fire that burned through a Knox County apartment complex early Thursday morning continue to emerge.
The blaze broke out around 1 a.m. in a 10,000 square foot apartment building off KY 225 in the small community of Artemus. Firefighters say the fire was difficult to fight... more »
February 2, 2012 6:39 AM
Officials have released more information on a fire that burned through an apartment complex in Knox County.
Two people suffered injuries in the blaze that started in the early morning hours at an apartment building off KY-225 in the Artemus community. Officials say a firefighter went to the hospital... more »
February 2, 2012 5:29 AM
A fire burned through an apartment building in Knox County.
The blaze broke out sometime in the early morning hours Thursday at a complex in Artemus, southeast of Corbin. Dispatchers say EMS took one person to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
February 1, 2012 6:15 AM
A man who worked on the railroad for more than 40 years died when a train smashed into his SUV in Knox County Tuesday afternoon.
Police say a CSX train slammed into Delmer Bright's SUV at a crossing on Cumberland Avenue in Barbourville around 1 p.m.
Tonya Liford... more »
January 5, 2012 8:34 AM
CORBIN (AP) - State officials have determined that a Knox County fire department is in non-compliance after five volunteers resigned their positions. Chief Bobby Valentine of East Knox Volunteer Fire Department in Flat Lick told The Times-Tribune on Tuesday night that he thinks those who left lacked the dedication needed... more »
January 5, 2012 6:27 AM
A man who robbed an adult bookstore in Knox County remains on the loose.
Police say a man wearing socks on his hands, a T-shirt with hole cut in it to cover his face and sunglasses walked into the Dream World Adult Store in Gray around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday,... more »
November 29, 2011 5:45 AM
Whitley and Knox County school officials have canceled classes for Tuesday, Nov. 29 due to flooding issues.
October 11, 2011 10:28 AM
BARBOURVILLE (AP) - Residents in southeastern Kentucky have sued a coal company, blaming it for flooding that killed a man and damaged homes and property. The lawsuit accuses Nally & Hamilton Enterprises of improper surface-mining practices which resulted in miles of damage along a creek in the southern part of... more »
June 21, 2011 5:42 AM
Officials still have not released the name of the person killed during flash flooding in Knox County Monday morning.
About four inches of rain inundated the Kayjay community, off KY-225, during a three hour span. Floodwaters knocked some mobile homes off their foundations. Witnesses say a mother and her... more »
April 21, 2011 2:53 PM
Kentucky State Police say a man wanted in a double shooting in Knox County Tuesday afternoon was captured in Tennessee Thursday.
James Bargo, 57, of Woodbine was arrested for criminal impersonation and drug charges by Knoxville Police Department at about 1:45 a.m. Investigators say Bargo shot his girlfriend and... more »
April 19, 2011 10:13 PM
Kentucky State Police continue to search for a man who shot two people in Knox County Tuesday afternoon.
Police call James Bargo, 57, armed and dangerous.
Law enforcement officers combed a Knox County forest, but there was no sign of the man who troopers say shot two people... more »
April 12, 2011 4:08 PM
A 12-year-old child has been charged in a bomb threat that was called in to Dewitt Elementary School earlier this month.
The threat was called in to the school on Friday afternoon. A thorough search was conducted and nothing was located on the school grounds.
The juvenile suspect... more »
December 30, 2010 1:33 PM
A south-central Kentucky teacher was arrested checking in to jail.
Police say they found Tylenol 3 pills on Eric Canady, 40, as he was checking into the Knox County jail to serve time for a DUI conviction. Jailers say they found the pills in his socks.
Canady works... more »
December 24, 2010 9:47 AM
Kentucky State Police busted a meth lab in Knox County and made an arrest on Thursday.
Police say they responded to an anonymous tip and discovered a one-step meth lab, about 10 pounds of meth and other materials for manufacturing meth in a residence in the Artemus community.
... more »
December 21, 2010 8:23 AM
Kentucky State Police in Knox County say they are working a death investigation.
At around 5:30 p.m. Monday, police say the received an unresponsive person call. When troopers arrived at the scene, they discovered Catherine H. Mills, 67, dead outside of her home.
Police have not determined a... more »
November 17, 2010 6:21 AM
State police arrested a couple after discovering four meth labs in Knox County.
Police say they were looking into one meth lab in the Trosper area when the found three others.
Police arrested Richard Brosky, 33, and Charmin Brosky, 34, and charged them both with manufacturing methamphetamine.
October 28, 2010 8:53 AM
Police in Knox County charged a man with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer Wednesday, after he hurled a one-step meth lab at officers.
The Knox County Sheriff says deputies and State Police troopers were investigating possible drug activity at a residence on Hedden Flats Road... more »
October 20, 2010 9:47 AM
Lynn Camp Elementary School in western Knox County was evacuated Wednesday morning after an overnight break-in.
The break-in was discovered early Wednesday morning when custodial staff reported to work. A janitor discovered a ceiling tile damaged which prompted further investigation. Staff found a few teacher desks which had been... more »
July 16, 2010 12:36 PM
Nine people were arrested Friday morning in a Kentucky State Police drug roundup conducted in Knox County. The arrests stemmed from a lengthy investigation using confidential informants to make the drug buys and then obtaining warrants for the drug dealers arrests. The suspects arrested were: • Daniel Hatfield, age 32... more »
April 11, 2010 11:41 AM
A late night wreck in Knox County nets police two arrests for burglary and drug trafficking. The Kentucky State Police received report of a single vehicle accident on TVA road in the Artemus community of Knox County late Friday night. Officials on the scene discovered the driver of the vehicle,... more »
April 6, 2010 5:30 PM
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A cleaning service employee is charged with stealing more than $20,000 in coins from two bank offices in Barbourville. The Times-Tribune reported 52-year-old June Jordan Smith was charged with theft from Forcht Bank. Police reports stated coin tallies had repeatedly come up short at the bank... more »
March 30, 2010 4:52 PM
Sate police announced Tuesday afternooon that they have made an arrest in a five-year-old cold case murder. 56-year-old Kenneth Wilson was found dead in a burned Knox County home in December 2005. Police have charged 30-year-old Leland Curtis Stephens of Huntsville, Tennessee with murder, evidence tampering and arson in the... more »
January 13, 2010 3:39 PM
Police in Knox County have released surveillance photos of two suspects who they say used "spoofed" credit and debit cards to buy electronics and gift cards at a Barbourville Wal-Mart. Barbourville Police say the incident happened just prior to Christmas. They say a white male and black male entered the... more »
December 23, 2009 10:23 AM
A grand jury has indicted a Knox County man on charges of attempted murder and first degree assault after he allegedly cut his girlfriend's throat last month. According to the Corbin Times Tribune, investigators say 51-year-old Gregory Moore cut the throat of his girlfriend, 51-year-old Mildred Hayden, back on November... more »
December 16, 2009 6:59 AM
Workers at a Knox County plant are off the job this morning after voting to strike. Union employees at Tru-Seal Technologies in Barbourville walked the picket-line overnight.There has been no official word on the reason for the strike. Union officials say they will be on the scene around 7 a.m.... more »
December 4, 2009 10:59 AM
A Knox County couple charged with murdering a two-year-old child will be arraigned in the case Friday afternoon. Earlier this week, a grand jury indicted Crystal Garland and Jeremy Strunk nearly two years after the death of Garland's two-year-old son, Troy McClendon. Police say the child's August 2008 death was... more »
December 1, 2009 12:28 PM
Two people in Knox County have been indicted and charged with murder in the death of a two-year-old child and assault in the abuse of an eight-month-old child. Crystal Garland, 28, and Jeremy Strunk, 32, were indicted Monday. They're accused in the murder of Garland's son Troy McClendon, who died... more »
November 27, 2009 1:39 PM
Funeral services have been set for a Knox County girl who was accidentally shot to death by her brother earlier this week. The incident happened at about 2 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Old Fork Rd. in Cannon, just north of Barbourville. Bonnie Dunn said that her son, David... more »
November 24, 2009 6:09 PM
Police in Knox County are investigating after a 13-year-old boy cleaning a shotgun accidentally shot and killed his nine-year-old sister Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened at about 2 p.m. outside a home on Old Farm Road. Police say the girl was shot in the neck with a 12-gauge shotgun, and... more »
November 24, 2009 5:05 PM
Police in Knox County are investigating after a teenage boy cleaning a shotgun accidentally shot and killed his younger sister Tuesday afternoon.
The incident happened at about 1:30 p.m. at a home on Valentine Branch Road. So far, police are not released man details, but neighbors told an LEX... more »
October 30, 2009 2:53 PM
A total of 14 deaths have now been blamed on the H1N1 virus in the state after the Knox County Health Department reported its second H1N1-related death Friday. The latest death was a Knox County woman in her early 30s who had underlying health conditions. The previous Knox County death... more »
October 22, 2009 3:53 PM
A woman charged after a crash in Knox County appeared in court Thursday for an arraignment. 23-year-old Heather Morgan of Barbourville is charged with DUI, assault 1st, driving on a suspended license, booter seat violation and failure to use proper child restraint. The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on... more »