1 killed in deadly Flat Lick structure fire
No foul play is suspected in the fire but the cause remains under investigation.
Corbin Police Pursuit Ends With Arrest of Keavy Man
The Corbin Police Department says officers arrested a man after he allegedly made a threat against a person at a convenience store. Officers spotted the man, 33-year-old Daniel Sneed, of Keavy, driving on 25E and tried to pull him over. Police say Sneed took off while waiving a gun inside the vehicle. The pursuit continued through Knox County until he finally stopped and surrendered. Police say the driver threw the gun out the window during the pursuit. Kentucky State Police assisted with recovering the gun. Sneed was charged with fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence and other traffic-related charges.
Beacon Baptist pastor ‘blessed with music’
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (KT) — Pat Chesnut has been the pastor of Beacon Baptist Church in Barbourville for a little more than a year but he also has kept the music in him. “My life has been blessed with music,” he said. “I play the keyboards and sing some, although I try not to sing too much. I don’t want it to be the Pat Show.”
Man charged with trafficking fentanyl
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Police charged a man with trafficking fentanyl during the weekend. Officers with the Laurel County Drug Interdiction Task Force arrested DeAndre Chappell, 25, of Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday morning in London. Police said Chappell was found with approximately 104 grams of fentanyl. Police said Chappell...
Missing 17-year-old Laurel County girl found safe
HAVE YOU SEEN HER? The Laurel County Sheriff's Office said Maleah Coleman was last seen at 2 a.m. on Sunday near Appaloosa Trail.
Doctors watching influx of illnesses at Kentucky schools
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - Students at Williamsburg City School are out of the classroom through the start of this week. Tuesday and Wednesday will be NTI days. That’s due to an increase in flu and COVID cases in the school. School leaders say they hope to get students back...
Report: One person found dead after crews respond to fire
KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - One person is dead after crews responded to a fire in Knox County, according to radio station WRIL. WRIL reports it happened Thursday night at a home on Farmington Lane in the Flat Lick area. However, due to the remoteness of the area, it wasn’t called in to authorities until Friday morning around 9:30.
SKCTC Ready to Work program gives student hope and a fresh start
Sherri Green knows what it means to overcome adversity. In her early 30’s, the Barbourville native found herself single, unemployed, battling addiction, and pregnant with her first child. “It was a wake-up call,” said Sherri. “I knew I had to change my life for my baby girl, so I...
COVID, strep throat and flu cases lead to three days off for Williamsburg students, staff
Williamsburg, in Whitley County, has an independent school district. That’s not uncommon in Kentucky. What is unusual is that their 850 students, from preschool to high school, all attend classes in one building – making it easier to spread COVID, the flu and strep throat.
Photos of the 2017 eclipse are creating anticipation for April 8th
First Friday Art walkers got a glimpse of what next month’s eclipse might be like in Knox County. One of the exhibitors at last Friday’s downtown art walk was Chuck Reinhart. His show called The Dark of the Sun are photos of the 2017 total eclipse where the...
LSO and LPD Team Up To Arrest Fugitive
Laurel County Sheriff John Root and London Police Chief Chuck Johnson are reporting the arrest of a wanted fugitive. Officers say information was developed on the location of 30-year-old Patrick Anthony Sizemore, of Fariston Road, and a pickup reported stolen from a business on Greeting Card Road. Police went to Davenport Lane where they found the truck in a parking lot at an apartment complex. The truck had been spray painted black with a blue hood. Officers also saw Sizemore peeking out a window of an apartment. As officers gained entry to the apartment they were met by a 16-year-old girl who attempted to confront them. Sizemore was found hiding in a pile of clothes in a closet. Following a brief scuffle he was taken into custody. In addition to the warrants, Sizemore was charged by both agencies with receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, unlawful transaction with a minor and resisting arrest. Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Biden announces funding to benefit City, Union College and local business in $45.3 million for infrastructure
LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 21, 2024 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Kentucky State Director Dr. Tom Carew today announced funding for 14 projects across rural Kentucky totaling over $45.3 million. “From large projects to small, USDA Rural Development is your Kentucky’s partner in prosperity, especially in those communities...
Kentucky community college reopens food pantry
News Release Southeast is pleased to announce the reopening of its food pantry for students on the SKCTC Middlesboro and Knox campuses, thanks to significant donations provided by the Christian Appalachian Project in Corbin, Kentucky. Donations were received on Monday, February 26, 2024, marking a pivotal moment in addressing food insecurity in the region. Elizabeth […] The post Kentucky community college reopens food pantry appeared first on Claiborne Progress.
⚠️ Update: Traffic Hazard Reported on I-605 North Near Beverly Blvd
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in California. Authorities have reported a traffic hazard on I-605 North in the vicinity of Beverly Boulevard. Currently, the specific lanes affected are not disclosed. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling through this section of the San Gabriel River Freeway. Officials are on site to manage the situation and updates will be provided as more information becomes available. Commuters should consider alternative routes or anticipate potential delays when planning their travel.
South Laurel edges past Bell County in girls 13th Region Tournament quarterfinals
CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) - The South Laurel Lady Cardinals advanced to the 13th Region Tournament semifinals after a nail-biting 57-55 win over Bell County on Monday. South Laurel led early, starting the game on a 12-4 run in the first quarter and led 24-17 after one period. Bell County fought...
2024 Lincoln Day Dinner Announced
The Laurel County Republican Women’s Club has announced the 2024 Laurel County Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Tuesday, March 19th from 6 to 8pm at the London Community Center. Tickets are $45or $350 for a table of 8. Tickets are available at Eventbrite or contact any Laurel County Republican Women’s Club member. To pay at the door RSVP by March 12th to LCRWC.KY@gmail.com.
London Man Arrested for Assault of a Police Officer and Impersonating a Police Officer
Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting Deputy Bobby Roberts was dispatched to a complaint of a man laying in the road that had almost been struck by a car. Deputy Roberts arrived to find 48-year-old Thomas Saylor, of London, in the middle of the road. Saylor told the deputy that he was an off duty police officer and then took off running. Following a foot chase and brief struggle, Saylor was taken into custody. Saylor continued to identify himself as a police officer and said that he couldn’t be arrested. Saylor was determined to be under the influence and was wanted on an outstanding warrant. In addition to the warrant, he was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, fleeing or evading police, assault on a police officer, wanton endangerment, resisting arrest and impersonating a peace officer. Saylor was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
ONEIDA BAPTIST INSTITUTE: Compelled by The Crucible
The Lord has always blessed Oneida Baptist Institute (OBI) with wonderful friends and partners and continues to provide new partners for our ministry. This truly is amazing, and I really am blessed to have a front row seat to see how some of those relationships are formed. The time my...
Barbourville, March 05 High School 🏐 Game Notice
The Jackson County High School volleyball team will have a game with Barbourville High School on March 05, 2024, 16:25:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
The 13th Region Tournament is underway!
CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) - The 13th Region girls basketball tournament opened at The Corbin Arena Monday evening. The district winners received the one, three, five and seven seeds and the district runner-ups picked in the two, four, six and eight slots during the 13th Region bracket drawing last Saturday. Girls...