The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is reporting Deputy Kevin Berry was dispatched to a panic alarm at a residence on Vanzant Road. While enroute to the scene, a 2nd alarm was received through Laurel 911 Dispatch. When Deputy Berry got to the house to check the alarms he knocked on the front door and received no response. He then looked through a window and saw a small child crawling under a Christmas tree and a man lying unresponsive on the floor. The deputy made a second attempt at the door, and was finally able to get the man up and open the door. Deputy Berry said he immediately smelled alcohol and that the man could not balance himself and had slurred speech. He noted there were no other adults at the residence. The man, later identified as Nicholas C. Rodgerson age 27 told the deputy he had drank several beers and some liquor. Deputy Berry determined he had neglected the care of his 21 month old daughter. Social Services was called to the scene, and the child’s mother was called to the scene, and released to her. Rodgerson was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.
According to the Knox County coroner a body was found in Knox County Sunday. Officials say the body of a white, 58 year old man was found in the Poplar Creek around 4pm. State Police are working the death investigation. Officials can not say if the incident is a result of foul play
Police say three men entered a business in Laurel County Saturday night and created quite a disturbance. Charles Phillips, Jose Galicia, and Cole Robinson are now facing charges including disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place. Police say one of the men had a concealed pistol in the business and was wearing a bulletproof vest. During a traffic stop, officials say one man continued yelling and using profanity. Phillips, Galacia, and Robinson are in the Laurel County Detention Center
The Kentucky State Police is reporting at least one person is being treated from a Sunday evening shooting. Police say it happened near the Oneida community in Clay County. No details have been released at this point. Both state police and the Clay County Sheriff's Department are working the case.
Two people accused of killing a Knox County woman three years ago appeared in court Friday. Amanda Hoskins and Jonathan Taylor are charged with the murder of Katherine Mills. Police found her body outside her flat lick home back in December of 2010. Kentucky State Police Troopers arrested Hoskins and Taylor last year. In court on Friday, defense attorneys put in a motion to view the police evidence in the case. The judge says he will review the motion.
A Corbin man has been arrested on shoplifting charges. Laurel County Sheriff's deputies report Darrell Moran, age 34 was seen on camera putting items into a cart at the Corbin Walmart. Officers say Moran took the items to the service desk where he asked for a refund. Deputies say Moran was issued a gift card for the items and was then stopped by loss prevention as he tried to leave the store. Moran was arrested and taken to the Laurel County Detention Facility. Deputies say they are also looking for a woman who was involved.
An update on a story we reported last week...The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is reporting the autopsy results shows that the preliminary cause of death for a woman found dead last week in her yard on
Two people were arrested in Knox County after police say they found drugs while pulling the two over. Eddie Carroll, age 50 and Beverly Hoskins, age 42 were found with a hidden container under the vehicle they were driving. The container had Oxycodone pills and Xanax tablets inside. The traffic stop was a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Special Investigations. Both were charged with trafficking controlled substances.
The Clay County Sheriff's Department is asking for help as they track down those responsible for a church break-in. Someone broke in to the Liberty Holiness Church along Matt Sizemore Road in Clay County. Deputies say the thieves pried open the door and took musical instruments including a keyboard, several guitars and an amp. Officials said this totaled around $5,000. If you have any information you are asked to call the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 598-3471.
Baptist Health Lexington, Richmond and Corbin were among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its outreach efforts for organ donation and registration. The hospitals conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors on the state’s donor registry. Baptist Health Corbin was awarded gold recognition while Baptist Health Lexington and Baptist Health Richmond were awarded silver recognition.