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1 hr ago | WKYT

Laurel County mother faces shoplifting charges

A Laurel County mother faces charges after investigators say she took her baby and toddler with her to shoplift at Walmart. The Laurel County Sheriff's Office arrested the mother, 18-year-old Kortney Caldwell, and 24-year-old Dustin Napier, who deputies call an acquaintance.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

WKYT

Corbin man arrested after chase in Laurel County

Sheriff's deputies received a complaint about a blue colored Chevrolet Malibu that was allegedly driving badly on US 25 South, with the driver possibly intoxicated. Deputies found the car at the intersection of US 25 and KY 192 in London and tried to pull over the driver, Alfred Schneider, Jr., 41. However, Schneider would not stop.

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Related Topix: Corbin, KY, London, KY

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WKYT

Deputies looking for man missing in Laurel County

Around 3:00 p.m. Friday, Brian Winberry, 27, of London was reported as missing. Winberry was last seen wearing cammo pants, and cammo shirt and a black cap.

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Related Topix: London, KY

WATE-TV Knoxville

$4K worth of equipment stolen from Harlan Co. school

The University of Tennessee says a Bible in which President Andrew Jackson's family recorded household births, marriages and deaths for more than a half-century now belongs to its libraries. TODAY: 60% Scattered Rain.

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Related Topix: University of Tennessee

Tue Sep 09, 2014

WKYT

Sheriff: Laurel Co. mom shoplifted with kids

A mother is accused of shoplifting from a southern Kentucky Walmart and investigators say she took her children with her while she committed the crime. The Laurel County sheriff says Caddell was with her children at the Walmart near Corbin on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Corbin, KY

Mon Sep 08, 2014

WHAS11

Comer navigates Richie Farmer backlash

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will formally announce his candidacy for governor on Tuesday amid a small but vocal Republican backlash over his handling of the investigation and indictment of his Republican predecessor, Richie Farmer. Farmer is serving a 27-month federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to corruption charges last year.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, University of Kentucky

Middlesboro Daily News

Death row inmate loses suit over hip surgery

A federal judge has turned away a request from Kentucky death row inmate to force the state to find somewhere to perform a $56,000 hip replacement surgery after concluding officials put forth an effort to accommodate the inmate's medical needs. U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward B. Atkins on Friday rejected 57-year-old Robert Foley's claims that state sabotaged the attempts to find a hospital and surgeon and the inability to find a hospital amounted to unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Kentucky State Penitentiary

Fri Sep 05, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Knox County, Kentucky man charged with murder of his father

Authorities say a Rhea County sheriff's deputy has fatally shot a man in the emergency room of the local hospital. Police say they've captured one of the six teens that were still on the run after a mass breakout from a troubled Nashville detention center.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Knox County, KY, Harlan, KY

WKYT

Teen cyclist critically injured in Laurel County crash

Laurel County Sheriffs say a cyclist had to be airlifted to U.K. Hospital Thursday after being hit by a car in Laurel County. Police say 47-year-old Terry Mullins was driving north on U.S. 25 near Corbin when he ran off the shoulder of the road and hit a teenager who was riding a bicycle.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

State Journal

Questions abound in death of local educator

A pending investigation leaves unanswered questions in the death of local educator Vicki Tidwell who was found dead Sunday at a hotel in London.

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Related Topix: London, KY, Kentucky State University

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WKYT

Interstate 75 in Laurel Co. shut down due to accident

Kentucky State Police tell WKYT that an injury accident has shut down Interstate 75 in Laurel County, just north of Corbin.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WKYT

Traffic Alert: Crane crashes on I-75 in Laurel County

Laurel County Police dispatchers say a crane has crashed onto Interstate 75 at the 48 mile marker in Laurel County.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

WKYT

Ashburn Police looking for missing Georgia man

The Ashburn Police Department needs the public's help in finding a missing Georgia man.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Van overturns, seriously injures driver flown to UK Hospital

A 38-year-old woman was in fair condition at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital Wednesday morning after a traffic crash in Laurel County.

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Related Topix: University of Kentucky, Hodgenville, KY

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

Crooked Creek alcohol vote measure passes by one vote, 157-156

By a single vote margin, Crooked Creek Golf Club will be serving alcohol as the result of a special election held Tuesday.

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Related Topix: London, KY

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

Two accidents minutes apart on Tom Cat Trail Monday

Tom Cat Trail, off East Ky. 80, was a busy site for first responders on Monday afternoon, with units responding to assistance calls at both ends of the roadway - and within minutes apart.

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Related Topix: Bush, KY, London, KY

The Sentinel-Echo

Crooked Creek alcohol sales goes to vote

The residents in London East precinct will head to the voting poll on Tuesday to determine if Crooked Creek Golf Club should or should not serve alcohol by the drink.

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Related Topix: London, KY

The Sentinel-Echo

Cattle ranked No. 1 commodity in Laurel

Cattle and calves have proven to be Laurel County's last recorded best-selling agricultural commodity, according to the United States Department of Agriculture most recent census.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, US News

WLEX-TV Lexington

Tracking Showers And Storms This Monday Morning

Tracking numerous showers and storms on the MaxTrack this morning. A few areas of moderate to heavy rainfall rates could cause ponding water on roads or a brief rise in creek/stream levels.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

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