Times-Tribune Staff Report
Complaints concerning a domestic situation led to a drug arrest Friday.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root said Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and Deputy Robbie Grimes were dispatched to a residence on Level Green Road south of London.
They were sent to investigate a domestic violence report.
In the course of their investigation, Poynter and Grimes uncovered information concerning an indoor marijuana-growing operation located in a nearby mobile home.
That discovery brought Detective Jason Back to the scene. Inside the residence, law enforcement found 20 marijuana plants in various stages of growth. Along with the plants, they seized two ounces of “processed” marijuana, lights, fans, potting soil, a rifle with scope, scales and an undetermined amount of cash.
Back arrested 39-year-old Donnie R. Rutherford, of Keavy. He faces charges of cultivating five plants or more of marijuana, first offense, and trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, first offense.
Times-Tribune Staff Report
- Local News
Mayor's Job in Jeopardy
In a unanimous vote, all Barbourville City Council members voted Thursday to hold a special open hearing to discuss removing Mayor David Thompson from office.
Whitley airport could see a new tenant coming
A new tenant could be boarding at the Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport — and bring with them some new opportunities for pilots, missionaries and students.
Bevin speaks to Corbin Rotary Club
It was Matt Bevin’s turn to visit the Tri-County, and Thursday the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate took his campaign to the Corbin Rotary Club.
Quilt show coming to Laurel library
The Laurel County Public Library will hold a quilt show from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Special hearing set to discuss mayor's removal
By Jeff Noble
The Barbourville City Council voted unanimously Thursday evening to hold a special open hearing to discuss removing Mayor David Thompson from office.
Whitley couples’ trials reset
The trials for a husband and wife charged with the first-degree robbery of Young’s Grocery on Hwy. 904 in southern Whitley County have yet again been postponed.
London-Laurel Chamber holds annual banquet
The London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet Thursday, and featured guest speaker Greg Coker, author of the book “Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose.”
Promise Zone gets $250,000 ARC grant
Funding for the Promise Zone program involving eight southeastern Kentucky counties has been awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).
St. Joseph-London to suspend heart bypass surgeries
Beginning April 1, St. Joseph-London hospital will voluntarily suspend performing heart bypass surgeries.
Two jailed following pawn shop raid
Two men were jailed Wednesday after a raid at a Barbourville pawn shop.
- More Local News Headlines
- Mayor's Job in Jeopardy