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Police looking for suspects who broke into Nancy Pharmacy

NANCY, Ky. (WTVQ) — Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a break-in at Nancy Pharmacy. On Aug. 9 at 1:41 a.m., deputies responded to an alarm at the pharmacy where they found the front of the business broken into and several items taken. Surveillance footage was taken from the pharmacy and a nearby business of the possible suspects.
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Ms. Ruby Keeton Turns 100 this Weekend

Today, Ruby (Crabtree) Stephens Keeton Is one of a few people in Wayne county to have reached triple-digit years old. Ruby has the amazing privilege to be turning 100 today. In honor of this tremendous success, a birthday party is planned for this Saturday, August 20 at the Neighborhood in Somerset. Both friends and the community is invited to celebrate with Ruby from 2 to 4 pm. Our goal is to give Mrs. Ruby 100 birthday cards as a token of her success. You can send you cards via,

3 Kentucky State Police troopers indicted on federal charges

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A federal indictment accuses current and former Kentucky State Police troopers of using excessive force during an arrest and conspiring to cover it up, authorities said. A grand jury in London indicted Kentucky State Troopers Jeremy Elliotte, 28; Michael L. Howell, 32; and former Trooper Derrek Lovett, 30, according to a statement Wednesday from U.S. Attorney Carlton S. Shier. The indictment alleges that Elliotte and Lovett assaulted and injured a victim without justification, the statement said. It says Elliotte, Lovett and Howell then conspired to conceal the force and the circumstances under which they used it. Howell was previously indicted in June for conspiracy and obstruction charges, but the superseding indictment charges all three men with conspiracy and with trying to prevent communication of information to federal law enforcement about the alleged offenses, the statement said.

Baptist Health Corbin Eases Some COVID Restrictions

For the past two years, for elective surgeries and procedures at many hospitals, you would need to get a COVID-19 test. Baptist Health Corbin is now changing those restrictions. Officials say they are following trends across the state and country with COVID protocol. The outpatient COVID-19 screening center at the hospital is shutting down as many people believe the coronavirus is becoming an endemic instead of a pandemic. Baptist Health Corbin has also seen a steep drop in numbers of COVID patients compared to the past year. Officials say the hospital is seeing less than 15 COVID patients at a time compared to close to 70 in 2021. Officials said you will still need a negative test if you are going to be admitted to the hospital.

Sports Update: Friday, August 19th

Somerset 1-0 over Pulaski County. Somerset Lady Briar Jumpers 3-0 Lincoln Co. Somerset Christian School Lady Cougars 3-0 over Clinton County. Somerset Briar Jumpers (2-9 in 2021) vs Garrard Co. Golden Lions (5-7 in 2021) in the Death Valley Bowl at Lincoln Co. High School. Somerset holds a 6-0 series lead since 2007. The last meeting was a Somerset 56-0 win on 11/12/10 in the Class 3A playoffs. Live coverage begins at 5:15P, kickoff at 6P on Somerset 106 and

High Speed Police Chase On I-75 Results In Drug Arrest

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting Deputy Travis Napier tried to pull over a speeding vehicle traveling north on I-75 just south of London. The driver, later identified as 20-year-old Gregory Sartin of London, kept going when the deputy activated his emergency equipment. Sartin kept switching lanes and eventually got off at exit 38, where Major Chuck Johnson had the exit ramp blocked. Sartin tried to go around the cruiser but couldn’t and was stopped. Sartin was found in possession of synthetic drugs. In addition to drug possession, he was charged with speeding, fleeing or evading police and others. Sartin was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center. Also assisting on the investigation were Deputy Greg Poynter and K-9/Sgt. Gary Mehler.

Monticello Police Indictment Report

Monticello Police Chief, Joey Hoover reports on Tuesday, August 16th, evidence from recent criminal cases investigated by members of the Monticello Police Department was presented to a Wayne County Grand Jury resulting in indictments being returned. Joey Hall, 45, of Monticello was indicted on two counts of Arson 1st Degree...

54 new COVID cases reported in Russell County

The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported 54 new COVID cases in Russell County. Neighboring Pulaski County was among the counties with the highest number of cases in the state at 163. Wayne County reported 76 cases, Casey had 46 cases, Adair had 44, Clinton had 33, and Cumberland had...

Margaret Louise Quarles, 63 of Somerset

Funeral services for 63-year-old Margaret Louise Quarles, of Somerset and formerly of Herndon, will be noon Wednesday at Adams & Sons Mortuary in Hopkinsville. Burial will follow in New Asia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 o'clock until the funeral hour Wednesday.

Many districts helping furnish Knott Co. Schools after flooding

CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) - Knott County is one of many school districts forced to push back their start dates because of flood damage. “Hindman Elementary had around two foot of water, Knott Central got 4-8 inches, vocational school had around three feet in the classroom area,” Knott County Superintendent Brent Hoover said.

Local Law Enforcement And Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Team Up For Annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

This Labor Day holiday the London Police Department, Laurel County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police join the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The campaign runs now through September 5th. While law enforcement officers patrol for impaired drivers year-round, officials say impaired driving-related crashes tend to increase during the Labor Day holiday period. Last year in Kentucky there were 4,670 total crashes involving an impaired driver, resulting in 2,187 injuries and 194 deaths. During the Labor Day holiday weekend, there were 69 crashes involving an impaired driver, resulting in 29 injuries and 4 deaths.

Laker Golf narrowly defeated by Wayne County

The Laker Golf team was narrowly defeated on the road at Wayne County Thursday. The Lakers faced off against the Cardinals at Monticello Country Club, coming up short by just four strokes with the Lakers finishing at 168 to Wayne County’s 164. Freshman Noah McMillin finished with the low...

London Motorcyclist Arrested After High Speed Chase

Laurel County Sheriff John Root reports that Deputy Drew Wilson and Deputy Brian France was at a business off North Laurel Road around 12:30 in the morning and noticed a motorcycle pass by at a high rate of speed. Deputies went after the rider, which they noted was traveling near 100 mph. Deputies say the rider turned off his lights and was passing vehicles and running traffic lights. Deputies were joined by officers with the London Police Department to get the motorcycle stopped in the middle of town on Main Street. The rider, 26-year-old James Roberts of London, was determined to be under the influence. He was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police, DUI, speeding and several other traffic offenses. Roberts was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

The Great Escape at the Wayne County Museum

We have some exciting news, here at the museum…We have invited The Great Escape from Corbin, KY to come and host an Escape Room, here at the Wayne County Museum!!. The games will be held Saturday, September 17th, between 4:00-8:30. Bookings will run every 45 minutes (4:00, 4:45, 5:30, etc…) and each game will allow up to 6 players. Each booking is a minimum $25 donation, per person.

Laurel County Police Make Arrest In Stolen Vehicle Case

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting Detective Robert Reed and Detective Taylor McDaniel charged an East Bernstadt man with receiving stolen property. Deputies were called out to investigate the report of a vehicle stolen from a business off South Laurel Road back in June. The vehicle was later involved in a hit and run that damaged a Laurel County ambulance at a service station in north London. The vehicle was recovered and video surveillance of the suspect was posted on the Sheriff’s office Facebook page. Several tips came in from the public on the suspects possible identity. As a result of that along with information developed by investigators, 34-year-old Rex Smallwood was arrested. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Laurel County Health Department Reports Third Straight Week Of Declining COVID Numbers

In the Laurel County Health Department’s weekly update on Kool Gold’s London News Now, Public Health Director, Mark Hensley, said it’s the third week in a row of declining COVID numbers. Hensley said said there were 280 new cases from August 8th through the 14th. There were 6 new hospitalizations. Laurel County still remains in the red in the latest community transmission levels. Hensley said the health department continues to offer COVID vaccinations Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm. They continue to offer the PCR COVID tests on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information visit their Facebook page or their website.

Notable traffic pattern change taking place in Somerset

If driving in neighboring Pulaski County later this week, you will see significant traffic pattern changes taking place Wednesday, August 17th, at the intersection of KY 461 and KY 80 as part of the KY 461 improvement project. This project includes the replacing of the intersection at KY 80, according to the District 8 transportation cabinet office in Somerset.
Xenia Daily Gazette

Ohio Task Force 1 returns home

XENIA — Ohio Task Force 1 members recently returned from a hazardous mission in southeastern Kentucky — a state they were deployed to last December to assist tornado-ravaged Mayfield. A 16-person Mission Ready Package Water Rescue team departed the Dayton Airport terminal just before 8 p.m. on July...

Homecoming Festival Is This Weekend In London

The Laurel County Homecoming comes to the Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park this weekend! It all starts Friday evening at 6 with the Moonlight Market, which runs throughout the festival, at 7 Pops in the Park featuring The Tom Daugherty Orchestra and at 9 The Dancing In The Moonlight street dance. Saturday features the Boones Trace Trail Run at 9, The Homecoming Parade at 10, the Putt-Putt Scramble at 11, at noon The Levi Cornhole Tournament, Little Miss and Master Pageant and the Doxie Derby, at 2 the Play Truck will be open, at 2:30 the Bark in the Park Pet Parade, the Petting Zoo opens at 4 and the Kids Power Wheels Race at 4:30. Saturday evening starting at 5:30 it’ll be the Spotlight On Youth, the Shoot For The Moon Showcase, Laurel County Honoree Award Presentation and the Miss and Laurel County Teen Pageant. It all wraps up Sunday evening with Praise In The Park starting at 6:30. Check out the website for a complete schedule and plan to join this big weekend of family fun!