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Earthquake felt in Eastern Kentucky
By Becky Killian
A 4.3 magnitude earthquake was felt across Eastern Kentucky Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Weather Service office at Jackson.
The epicenter of the weak earthquake, which occurred at 12:18 p.m., was eight miles west of Whitesburg.
Fatal stabbing in Laurel County
A woman died overnight of stab wounds, and a suspect is in custody, according to Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling.
Gilliam acquitted of her husband's murder
By Jeff Noble
Lisa Gilliam, the Laurel County woman accused of murdering her husband, London attorney Larry Gilliam in January 2011, was acquitted Friday afternoon at a pre-trial conference in Laurel Circuit Court.
The case will not be retried.
Whitley 911 director not indicted
A Whitley County Grand jury has not indicted Whitley County 911 Director Chuck Davis on a charge related to missing money when Davis worked as a detective under former sheriff Lawrence Hodge.
Missing Whitley County couple found safe
By Becky Killian
A Whitley County couple that had been missing for a week was found in Georgia Sunday morning, according to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell.
Homer Martin, 80, and his wife Jeanette Martin, 77, went to a gas station in St. Marys, Ga., about 8:15 a.m. and asked someone to call the local police. Harrell said the couple had no money and no gas left in their vehicle.
Rivera, Thomas take to stage Aug. 11
The original lead singer and drummer for the Motown group Rare Earth, Peter Rivera will join Mickey Thomas, who led Starship with several hits in the '80's, on the Nibroc Festival stage on Saturday, August 11 in Dowtown Corbin.
Former State Rep. Dewayne Bunch dies
Former 82nd District State Representative Dewayne Bunch has died today, according to a family spokesperson at his home in Williamsburg.
NIBROC entertainment named
The rock band Styx will perform Friday during this year's NIBROC festival, according to Bruce Carpenter, executive director of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Beer sales should begin in Corbin
Corbin Police Assistant Chief Bruce Rains confirmed he was told beer sales should begin sometime Wednesday afternoon at Rite Aid on Cumberland Falls Road.
Hammons, Barton win Whitley races
Bob Hammons is the apparent winner of the Republican bid for Whitley County attorney according to unofficial election results.
Hammons took 2,584 votes to Don Moses' 918 and Graham Trimble's 1,101 votes.
The same unofficial results show incumbent Whitley County Circuit Court Clerk Gary Barton won with 3,113 votes over challenger Bobby Blakley, who had 1,525 votes.
For more election coverage, see Wednesday's edition of the Times-Tribune.
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