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Corbin man turns himself in
A Corbin man who led police on a chase turned himself in on Friday.
Andrew Hall, 29, of Corbin was wanted for fleeing and evading police, as well as other charges. According to Maj. Rob Jones of the Corbin Police Department, the fleeing incident occurred around 4 p.m. on July 24 when Det. Rusty Hedrick attempted to stop a late-model Toyota truck for various traffic offenses on Beatty Avenue.
After evading police for several days, Hall turned himself into Knox County authorities just before noon on Friday, according to a police press release.
Crash leads to drug trafficking charges
A single vehicle crash led to drug trafficking charges for a London man.
Early Saturday, State Police Officer Mike Hamblin responded to a single vehicle accident on Parker Road. Hamblin found Robert J. Kemp, 40, of London, about 200 yards from a crashed Dodge Caravan, according to a KSP press release. Hamblin quickly determined Kemp was the operator and was extremely impaired and under the influence of drugs, the police report said. Over 8 grams of crystal methamphetamine along with plastic baggies were found. Kemp was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd offense and DUI. He was and transported to the Laurel Co Detention Center. Hamblin continues the investigation.
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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.
State of the City & County
Thursday’s monthly London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce luncheon featured Mayor Troy Rudder and Judge-Executive David Westerfield as speakers on the state of the city and the state of the county.
Corbin man driving vehicle that strikes, kills 7-year-old girl
A Corbin man was driving a commercial vehicle that struck and killed a 7-year-old girl who ran across the Hal Rogers Parkway Wednesday, according to Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Lloyd Cochran.
Three ordinances passed after second readings
Three ordinances — one pertaining to the use of signs and advertising in Corbin’s state ABC-licensed outlets, and two on annexing property into the City of Corbin — got their second readings Thursday morning.
Audit in good shape, city says
Officials with the City of Corbin — and the company that did the audit for the city — said the audit released earlier this week was a good one.
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