The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says they're investigating the theft of a 1977 red colored Chevrolet Corvette. The Corvette was reportedly stolen from a home off MJB drive, about 1 mile south of London Tuesday night. The vehicle had historic plates on it. Anyone with information is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600. Information will be strictly confidential. A photo representation of the reported stolen Corvette below...
The Kentucky State Police is reporting troopers were called out to the intersection of 490 and 1955 in the Livingston community of Rockcastle County where a pedestrian was hit by a train. Officers say 33 year old Holly L. Horney of London had been struck by a southbound CSX train as she was walking southbound alongside the railroad tracks. Horney was air lifted from the scene and taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where at last report she was listed in critical condition. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to a gas station off 770 near Corbin where a man was reportedly passed out at the wheel. Officers found 32 year old Daniel Brewer of Knoxville Tennessee passed out at the pumps. When they opened the door of the vehicle Brewer woke up and deputies smelled a strong marijuana odor. Their K-9 "Edge" was called in resulting in the discovery of a large quantity of drugs and paraphernalia, including Xanax, Suboxone, Crystal Meth, Marijuana and various pills. Brewer was arrested and charged with DUI and several drug offenses. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
The Whitley County Sheriff's Office says a man led them on a chase down a muddy road with meth ingredients in his car. Deputies checked on a complaint about a car near Slusher Cemetery Road. When they found the car matching the description, the driver took off down a dirt road that was muddy due to recent rains. The chase ended when the car got stuck in the mud. Officers say they had to taze a passenger after a scuffle. The license plate on the car was reportedly registered to a van. Several items associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine were found in the car. The driver, 30 year old Bryan Ray Kidd of Corbin, was arrested and charged with first-degree fleeing or evading, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of meth precursors, DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, no registration and failure to maintain insurance. The passenger, 40 year old David L. Miller of Corbin, was arrested and charged with manufacturing meth, possession of meth precursors and resisting arrest.
A Williamsburg woman has been named the 2017 Kentucky Mother of the Year. Jennifer Harrington recieved the award comes from American Mothers, Inc., a national non-profit organization. In addition to homeschooling her four children, Harrington is a part-time associate professor at Lincoln Memorial University and volunteers as a coach for student academic competitions.
The Kentucky State Police say officers arrested two parents after finding they were living with a baby in "extreme conditions." Troopers say they were working a case in the Girdler community when he began talking with some people in a camper. Sitting nearby the camper was a small tent. After further investigation troopers found Anthony Davis and Madison Moore were living inside that tent with a 7-week-old baby. Davis and Moore's baby was born March 4 and was in the NICU from March 6 to March 15. After release from the hospital, police said the baby was living inside the tent in a wooded area of Knox County in conditions they described as unacceptable. Troopers say social services were called, and the baby appeared to be okay, but they say they have never found a baby that small living in conditions like that. State Police said they attempted to place the family in a shelter, but they declined the offer. Davis and Moore are charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root says they're investigating after a woman was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Investigators say she was assaulted. Deputies say 27 year old Mary Creech was found Monday night on Long Branch Road by her young children. She reportedly had a serious neck injury. At last report deputies were looking for a possible witness, Jason Scrivner of Richmond.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office is reporting deputies arrested a woman who allegedly went to bed after drinking with three kids in her care. Someone reported two small children, ages 1 and 2, throwing household items from the second story window and attempting to climb out at Spider Creek Apartments on Claire Drive in Corbin. Fearing the children would fall from the window, deputies broke the glass out of a door to enter the apartment. The mother, 23 year old Jenny Shelton, was apparently awakened by the glass breaking. The third child was asleep in the apartment. Shelton was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and wanton endangerment. The children were released to a family member.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a woman after she allegedly stole a purse then hit a man and woman with her car. Deputies say 29 year old Rhonda Mays of London showed up at a woman’s home asking to borrow money. They say while the woman went inside to get some cash, Mays took a purse out of a car in the woman’s driveway. Mays then got in her car to drive away, but the woman came out and tried to stop her. Deputies say Mays hit the woman with her car, knocking her to the ground. When a man ran out of the house and also tried to stop Mays, deputies say she hit him with the car, knocking him to the ground as well. Both declined medical treatment. Mays was found and taken into custody on Willie Creek Road. She was charged with theft and assault and lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says two women are facing charges after two children were wandering along the road alone while in their care. Deputies responded to a complaint that two children under the age of ten were walking along the roadway with no adults around. It was about 45° and raining at the time. A neighbor found the children and tried to return them to their home, but they couldn’t find their caregivers. Social services was called and placed the children with other family members. After an investigation deputies found and arrested 28 year old Elexis Lawhorn and 33 year old Tiffany Nelson, both of London. Both were charged with wanton endangerment and lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.