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Methamphetamine Seizure by Drug Interdiction Unit in Southeastern Kentucky

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's drug interdiction unit Justin Taylor arrested Gino Gerardo Cima II age 36 of Clyde Benge Road, London early Tuesday morning July 5, 2022 at approximately 12:56 AM. The arrest occurred in a business parking lot approximately 10...
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London Man Arrested On Meth Charges

Laurel County Sheriff John Root reports Deputy Justin Taylor with the department’s drug interdiction unit made an arrest during a drug investigation in a business parking lot near Corbin. 36-year-old Gino Gerardo Cima II of London was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine and a syringe. Cima was also determined to be under the influence. He was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication – controlled substances. Cima was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

East Bernstadt Man Arrested After Banging On The Door Of A House, Yelling With A Knife

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says Deputy Justin Taylor and Deputy Marcus Stigall were called out to a home off Sally’s Branch Road where a man was reportedly holding a knife, yelling and banging on the front door. Deputies arrived to find 27-year-old Shane Warner of East Bernstadt there still holding a knife. Warner dropped the knife when deputies ordered him to. During the investigation deputies determined Warner was under the influence of drugs and that he didn’t know where he was and that the residence was not his. Warner was arrested and charged with public intoxication – controlled substances, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and menacing. Also assisting at the scene and on the investigation were Deputies Brian France and Drew Wilson. Warner was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Sunday evening wreck sends one to hospital

A two-vehicle collision on Sunday sent a woman to the hospital. According to Russell Springs Police Chief Tim Pierce, the collision occurred around 6 p.m. Sunday on Voils Road when a 2004 Mercedes SUV operated by Ursula Moore of Bethelridge in Casey County was struck in the rear by a 2013 Ford Explorer, operated by 26-year-old Jordan Loy of Russell Springs.

Brownfield Outreach Session to be held at LCADD

The Lake Cumberland Area Development District will be hosting a Brownfield Outreach Session on Thursday, July 21st. The free educational session, which will take place from 9 until 11 a.m. at the ADD office in Russell Springs, will provide an overview of the Brownfield program and grant assistance opportunities that may be available for redevelopment and revitalization efforts.

Ohio man drowns in Lake Cumberland over the weekend

An Ohio man drowned in Lake Cumberland over the weekend, according to Jamestown Fire and Rescue. Fire Chief Jeff Landers told WJRS News a 58-year-old Ohio man, whose identity was later confirmed as Gary “Todd” Blankenship by the Russell County Coroner’s Office, was discovered in about 14 feet of water in the Low Gap area of the lake.

Juanita Gosser, age 91, of Russell Springs

Juanita Gosser, 91, of Russell Springs, died Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at her home in Nicholasville. She was born August 16, 1930, in Russell County to the late Arvel and Erie Meece Thomas. She was a member of Cedar Springs United Baptist Church. Juanita spent her career as a teacher in Jefferson County to retire and live with her husband on their farm in Casey County. There she enjoyed her flowers and had a greenhouse business, Windsor Nursery. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, loving nothing more than to spend time with her family.

Obituary for Randall Bargo, 91

Randall passed from this life to eternity on July 4 2022, having lived over 91 years. Randall, a Knox County, Kentucky native and London, Kentucky resident was a long time resident of Hamilton, Ohio, where he was a State Farm agency owner. During his lifetime he was an avid golfer and ballroom dancer. He loved to travel and did.

Corbin, Kentucky Woman arrested at Scene of an Alleged Assault

LONDON, KY (July 4, 2022) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Marcus Stigall along with Deputy Dylan Messer arrested Brandy Keeling age 22 of Corbin on Sunday night July 3, 2022 at approximately 11:42 PM. The arrest occurred off McCracken Lane, approximately 7 miles...

Fire Department Stays Busy on the 4th

Monticello Fire Department personnel started early Monday moving fireworks equipment in preparation for the show. Later in the day the department responded to a LZ Request at Wayne County Hospital. Just prior to fair time we were alerted about a grass fire on Hwy 789. Firefighters who were in the...

Christine McQueary, age 81, of Russell Springs

Christine McQueary, of Russell Springs, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2022. She was 81 years of age. Christine was born May 28, 1941, in Russell County, daughter of the late Samuel and Luona Higginbotham George. She married Glenvil McQueary on June 1, 1963. They celebrated over 58 years of marriage.

Commodities to be distributed Thursday

On Thursday, July 7, Judge Gary D. Robertson and the Russell County Fiscal Court, in conjunction with the Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland program, will be distributing commodities at the Russell Springs City Park beginning at 11 a.m. until all commodities are given away. For more information please contact the...

Structure Fire Reported Early Sunday Morning

Monticello Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on Cumberland Ridge Road at 02:16 this morning. Susie Vol. Fire Department was requested and responded for mutual aid to the incident. South Kentucky RECC responded to remove electrical hazards on the scene. Personnel remained on the scene working until after daylight.