London Police Find Woman Wanted On Drug Charges With Meth

The London Police Department says a public intoxication complaint turned into a drug arrest with assistance from narcotics K-9, Tyson. Officers were called out to the Pit Stop Market on 229 on a complaint of two men and woman possibly intoxicated there. Police found two men outside of a vehicle at the gas pump. Inside the vehicle was 51 year old Kimberly A. Owens of London, who had an active warrant out on her for trafficking in a controlled substance. The K9 unit was called in resulting in the discovery of  two bags of methamphetamine. Police also found a set of digital scales, several hundred empty baggies and cash. Owens was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance. Three more bags of meth were later found at the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Three Arrested In Laurel County With Meth And Stolen Property

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies arrested three people after they found drugs along with stolen property from a burglary earlier this month. The arrests were the result of an investigation into a burglary that occurred on Cane Creek Road on August 10. Tips led police to a home on KY-229, eight miles south of London. As police pulled into the drive way of the home, they say a man ran around the home and threw something into an overgrown area. Police caught the man, 49 year old Farlin Lawson after a short scuffle. Police determined Lawson and another man, 37 year old Daniel Day, were loading stolen items from the Cane Creek burglary into a van owned by Wendee Sizemore so that they could be taken to another home and traded for drugs. Police say Lawson had crystal methamphetamine on him. He is charged with receiving stolen property, drug possession and fleeing or evading police. Day is charged with receiving stolen property, drug possession among other charges. Sizemore is charged with receiving stolen property and possession of drugs and paraphernalia. Police recovered stolen items including a weed eater, electronic devices, a camera and tools. All three were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Two Arrested In Laurel County For Stealing Checks

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says two people have been arrested for forgery. Deputies say 26 year old Vanessa Lowe and 33 year old Christopher Surgener were arrested. Police say the two had allegedly been involved in writing checks stolen from a Laurel County couple and then cashing them at numerous businesses across the county. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Lowe Surgener

Southeast Kentucky Chamber Hosts 60th Annual Chamber Awards Banquet

Many gathered at the Kentucky Expo Center Thursday to celebrate the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Businesses, organizations and individuals making a difference in the community were honored during the 60th Annual Chamber Awards Banquet. The night was dedicated to showcasing the success of the Chamber during the past year. According to Jordan Gibson, Chamber President/ CEO, there are nearly 500 members in the Chamber. During the course of the evening, donations were also taken for educational grants. The money will be put towards helping local schools.

Man Accused Of Stealing Girlfriend's Baby, Threatening To Kill Him

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies arrested a man accused of stealing his girlfriend's baby boy and threatening to kill him. It happened around Tuesday night off Hawk Creek Road near London. Deputies were originally called to a domestic violence complaint. When they got to the scene, they learned Charles Shores had allegedly choked and hit his girlfriend in the face and then took off into the woods with the baby. Deputies later found the baby safe in a ditch. The baby was taken to the hospital as a precaution. Police later found Shores and took him into custody after a brief struggle. He faces a host of charges including kidnapping and wanton endangerment. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Charles Shores

Congressman Hal Rogers Attends Tourism And Economic Update In London

Congressman Hal Rogers was the guest of honor Wednesday at a London-Laurel County Tourism and Economic Developement Update. The event at Heritage Hills Banquet Hall featured several speakers on the attractions and progress in London and Laurel County, which Congressman Rogers called fantastic. Rogers touted London and Laurel County's location, infrastructure, industry and parks and recreation, but said our people is our biggest asset. The event also celebrated the opening of the new road leading to the banquet hall.

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Cyclist Injured During Redbud Ride Is Donated New Bicycle

A cyclist injured during this year's Red Bud Ride in London recieved a new Capitol bicycle Wednesday at the London-Laurel County Tourist Information Center. Rod Mills lost control of his bike in a curve breaking six ribs, punctured a lung and ruptured his spleen. Redbud Ride director, Rodney Hendrickson, said they, along with the Cumberland Valley Cycling Club, London Downtown and Capitol Bicycles, decided to replace his bike. Hendrickson said the bicycle, the first built by Capitol in London, features hand painted Redbud Ride colors and logo. Mills left his job as a corporate executive to come to Eastern Kentucky to work at Oakdale Christian Academy, a private boarding school for teens in Jackson. Mills said the outpouring of love he has recieved has been phenomenal.

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London Woman Arrested For DUI After Crash

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies arrested a woman while investigating a crash on South Laurel Road. Officers say a car driven by 40 year old Amy Hammock crossed the centerline hitting another car. Both drivers were injured and taken by ambulance to St. Joseph-London for treatment. During the investigation, deputies determined Hammock was under the influence. She was charged with DUI and following treatment was taken to the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Knox County Police Arrest 3 While Serving Warrant On 1

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies went to a home on Kinningham Branch Road at Walker to serve a warrant and ended up arresting 3 people. The felony warrant was on 30 year old Tasha Abner for escaping custody while on home incarceration. Deputies were told by two people there, 34 year old Rebecca Skinner and 33 year old Roy Elder, that Abner had just left before deputies arrived. Officers started searching for her anyway and when they tried to open a bathroom Elder tried to stop them. Abner was found inside and taken into custody. Skinner and Elder were also arrested on hindering prosecution or apprehension. Deputies also found baggies of suspected meth and a pill on Elder. All three were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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Man In Jail And Woman Hospitalized After DUI Crash

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a man is in jail and a woman is in the hospital after a serious crash. Deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash on KY 472,  approximately 10 miles east of London. After investigating, they say they were able to determine that the car was traveling west when it left the roadway, causing injuries to the passenger. The driver, 25 year old Kewndall Sizemore, was determined to be under the influence. He was arrested and charged with DUI and first-degree assault. The passenger, 28 year old Wendy Cohorn, was airlifted to UK Hospital for treatment of critical injuries. 

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