Laurel County, KY

Laurel County,

Laurel County Suspicious Vehicle Complaint Leads To Two Arrests

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says Deputy Jamie Etherton and Sgt. Brett Reeves were called out on a suspicious vehicle complaint at a business parking lot off South Stewart Road, about 10 miles south of London. Deputies found a gray Pontiac G6 there with two men inside. Deputies found the driver, 42-year-old Scott Jones of Williamsburg, was driving on a DUI suspended license. The passenger, 56-year-old Ronald Johnson of Williamsburg, was wanted on an outstanding warrant and was in possession of oxycodone and gabapentin. Both were arrested and lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
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Laurel County Police Arrest Two Men For Meth Trafficking

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says K-9/Shift Sgt. Gary Mehler along with Lieut. Chris Edwards were called out to a home off U.S. 25 for a welfare check. Reportedly children there were exposed to drug trafficking and gun threats. When deputies arrived there was a Hummer in the drive. Police say when they announced themselves a man outside the vehicle was handed something from a man inside the vehicle and fled into the house. Deputies went in and found the man, later identified as 40-year-old Dillion Asher, in the basement where he refused commands. After a brief struggle he was taken into custody. During his arrest he was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine, digital scales, plastic baggies, and scissors. He was also wanted in Knox County for failure to appear in court on drug charges. Meanwhile back outside Sgt. Mehler deployed his K-9 “Edge” who alerted on the Hummer. Deputies found additional paraphernalia with meth residue and paraphernalia with a brown substance in it. The man in the vehicle, 69-year-old John James Asher, was also arrested. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
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TRACES OF LAUREL: Local restaurants in the 50s

As I was finishing the Pitman series I debated on about what to feature next in this column. I know I want to finish two series (“The Sixth Jail and Its Jailers” and “Schools in the Colony Area”) which I started in 2019 but stopped because COVID restrictions made research difficult. With restrictions lifted and people traveling again I considered writing about some of the motels and restaurants in the area but I wasn’t sure where to start.
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Water safety reminders

There is nothing like cooling off with a day at the lake or nothing as relaxing as going fishing. As you enjoy Kentucky’s wonderful waterways this summer, remember to take measures to stay healthy. While many of our waterways are safe to swim in or eat fish from, some are...
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Grilling safety and nutrition reminders

The scent of charcoal and delicious meats and marinades cooking on the grill are sure signs of summertime. As we spend more time cooking outdoors, it is important that we also remember food safety and nutrition. Food safety ensures that food is prepared and cooked in a way that kills...
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Laurel teen wins 2021 Miss Kentucky Teen USA

Laurel County again won accolades with one of its young women winning the title of Miss Kentucky Teen USA recently. Kennedy Mosley, who will begin her senior year at North Laurel High School this fall, took the crown against 41 competitors in Somerset on May 22. She will now compete in the Miss Teen USA competition, set for November 27 in Nashville.
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It's Girl Time Studio opens southern Laurel location

It’s Girl Time Studio celebrated the opening of its new location at 4900 South Laurel Road, London on Friday. The London-Laurel Chamber of Commerce welcomed the new location with a ribbon cutting and a plaque for joining as a member. The business provides massages, facials, chemical peels, lash and brow services, waxing services, and much more. Visit for more information.
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Bridge inspection set June 23 at Laurel/Jackson line

LAUREL/JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists that District 11 Crews are set to perform a bridge inspection on the bridge (Mt. Zion Church Road in Laurel County, and Low Water Bridge Road in Jackson County) over the South Fork of Rockcastle River at the Laurel/Jackson County line.