By Becky Killian / Managing Editor
Two people were flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center Tuesday after they were shot in an apparent domestic dispute, according to Trooper First Class Walt Meachum, public affairs officer for Kentucky State Post 10-Harlan.
The man who shot the couple has yet to be arrested and police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Harold Croley, 60, of Corbin, and Charity Carter, 30, of Woodbine, were in an SUV in a wooded area on Cemetery Road in Knox County about 1:45 p.m. when the shootings happened, Meachum said.
James Bargo, 57, of Woodbine, reportedly walked up to the SUV, shot Croley and Carter multiple times, then fled, Meachum said.
Carter was able to make her way along the rugged dead-end road to Hedden Flats Road where passersby saw her and called 911, Meachum said.
The call initially went to the Knox County Sheriff’s Department who then contacted the Harlan Post, Meachum said.
After rescuers arrived, Croley and Carter were each airlifted to University of Kentucky Medical Center. Their conditions weren’t known as of late Tuesday.
Though the relationship between Carter and Bargo isn’t known, police believe jealousy may have led to the shooting.
Neither Croley or Carter were able to speak to police before they were airlifted to the hospital, Meachum said.
Police continued their search for Bargo as of late Tuesday. Meachum said a statewide alert had been issued.
Detective Jason York of the Harlan post continues his investigation. Knox County Sheriff Department assisted at the scene.
By Becky Killian / Managing Editor
More than 1,700 people gathered Monday in Pikeville for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region – SOAR – Summit.
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BREAKING NEWS - High waters close road in Whitley Co.
According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, KY 779 in Whitley Co. at mp. 11.5 - both lanes are covered by water. High water signs have been placed at said location by state personnel.
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The Barbourville Tigers returned to action on their home court against the Rockastle County Rockets on Monday.
Patriots complete road to Rome with 34-27 overtime win
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) football team came into their NAIA FCS Semifinal round matchup against Carroll College looking for a first in school history.
- Nail Biter
SOAR-ing in Eastern Kentucky
By the time many of you read this, I’ll be traveling to southeastern Kentucky, on my way to the SOAR Summit scheduled for Monday in Pikeville (at least if the weather cooperates).
- SOAR-ing in Eastern Kentucky
Stacie Eichinger brings out her "Walk 4 Courage" buggy and beads she's selling outside the West Knox Volunteer Fire and Rescue station Wednesday, to pose with the crew. Those in the picture include Chief Darryl Baker and his son.
Raising money for ill children, Stacie sets foot at West Knox firehouse
Moments after Stacie Eichinger got to the West Knox Volunteer Fire and Rescue station on a warm Wednesday afternoon, priority one was to lose the shoes.
- Raising money for ill children, Stacie sets foot at West Knox firehouse
Ky. needs to enact smoke-free law
As president of the Kentucky Society for Respiratory Care and a board member of the Kentucky Rural Health Association, I urge state lawmakers to enact a smoke-free law, which would greatly benefit the health of Kentuckians.
- Ky. needs to enact smoke-free law
Authors Steve Vest (left) and James B. Goode (right) discuss the making of the holiday book, "Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas."
Season’s Readings: Christmas book tour stops in Corbin
For an hour Monday, voices filled with the written words of Christmases past filtered through the Corbin Public Library.
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