Two Kentucky Constables Face Federal Charges

Two Pulaski County Constables are being charged after one was reported for suspicious activity by Somerset Police. Constables Michael Wallace and Gary Baldock are under investigation after the FBI found multiple grams of Meth between the two of them that is believed to be meant to plant on innocent people.
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Pulaski County,

Trial begins for accused Pulaski Co. constables

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) – Two Pulaski County constables are on trial right now. Gary Baldock and Mike Wallace are accused of conspiracy against rights, specifically involving unreasonable searches and seizures. The FBI arrested Baldock last year. Before the arrest, Baldock fired shots, which hit an agent. They fired...
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Fentress County, TNOverton County News

Fentress deputies indicted for misconduct

Two former Fentress County deputies found themselves under indictment last week. A joint investigation by special agents with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has led to the indictment of former Fentress County deputy Johnny C. Dishman on theft charges. And an...
Scott County,

Scott Co. teachers learn new $100 million reading program

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Some Scott County teachers are learning a new $100 million reading program aimed at helping young readers. The statewide initiative, known as Reading 360, is helping kindergarten through second grade students read on grade level by third grade. Natalie Jeffers has been teaching first grade in...
Russell Springs,

Russell Springs City Pool off to a successful start

It’s been a busy few weeks for Russell Springs City Pool manager Hollie Miller and the staff at the pool, which employs 11 lifeguards this summer. The pool opened on Memorial Day and has had a steady stream of visitors since opening, Miller said. “It has been awesome,” Miller said....

KY 90 Will Temporarily Be Reduced To One Lane In Cumberland County

SOMERSET, Ky. (June 15, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 advises motorists that starting Wednesday, June 16th, 2021, the KY 90 bridge (mile point 14.1) over the Cumberland River in Burkesville will be temporarily reduced to one lane for cleaning and painting. Temporary traffic signals will be...
Russell Springs,

Russell Springs Police arrest two early Monday morning

Russell Springs Police arrested two individuals early Monday morning on drug charges. Hannah Rose Dabney, age 18 of Jamestown, was arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, receiving a stolen firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, no registration receipt, no registration plates, and no insurance. Michael R. Crabtree,...

Jamestown Budget Focusing On Infrastructure and Airport

Jamestown’s upcoming budget is a return to normalcy for the town’s operations going into the fiscal year. Chief Financial Officer Gail Dishmon said they are projecting an $8.26 million dollar budget, that is lower than last year’s that included a $6.2 million FAA grant towards the airport. Dishmon said this year will focus on infrastructure.
Oneida, TNIndependent Herald

Citizens aid police in capture of fleeing suspect

Oneida police officers got a little help from the general public while pursuing a fleeing suspect last week. Lyhue J. Crowley, 30, of a Paint Rock Road address, was apprehended following a pursuit on Monday, June 7 and faces several drug-related charges in addition to evading arrest. According to an...
Knoxville, TNIndependent Herald

A fight for life: Denied potentially life-saving drug, educator’s family fights back

Even as she spoke, her mother was being rushed by ambulance from Scott County to Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. But, in her own words, Alex Geisler had had enough. As Robin Newman was being transported to the Knoxville hospital on Friday, her daughter recorded a video explaining the situation and calling out the insurance company for denying her mother medication that could have prevented the rush to Knoxville.
Pulaski County, KYCommonwealth Journal

Local track athletes named All-State

The local area was well represented when the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association announced their 2021 Track & Field All-State Teams on Monday afternoon. From Somerset High School, Kendall Burgess, Madison Garland and Grayson Turner were named first team All-State. From Pulaski County High School, Maddy Dunn, the Pulaski County girls 400-meter relay team, and the Pulaski County girls 800-meter relay team were named first team All-State.

Ky. government officials discuss American Rescue Plan priorities

FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) – Kentucky cities and counties will receive a share of billions of dollars in American Rescue Plan money, and there are a lot of questions as to how that money can be spent. On Tuesday, Kentucky lawmakers heard from city and county officials on possible plans...