Two People Arrested In Knox County After They Were Revived With NARCAN

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out on a report of an unresponsive man and woman inside a vehicle on Kelly Road in Corbin. Officers found the driver, 25 year old Zachary Asher, and passenger, 24 year old Rae Smith, passed out with the engine running and the vehicle in gear. Asher was holding a used syringe in his hand. Smith had a used syringe in her pocket. After several attempts to wake them deputies had Knox County EMS respond to administer NARCAN, a drug used to revive someone who is in a near death state as the result of a drug overdose. Inside the vehicle, deputies found soda can with a white residue suspected to be heroin inside. Several used syringes and a bag of marijuana were also found in the vehicle. Asher and Smith were transported to Baptist Health Corbin where they were treated and released to deputies. They were later lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Knox Drug Overdose Arrest

 

28th Annual World Chicken Festival Gets Underway Thursday

The 28th annual World Chicken Festival kicks off Thursday in beautiful downtown London. There will be plenty of food from end to end including fried chicken dinners from the world's largest stainless steel skillet. Lots of contests too like The Colonel Sanders Lookalike Contest, The Karaoke Contest, The Clucking, Crowing and Strutting Contest and The Sam 103.9/OTG Hot Wing Eating Contest. The Parade is Saturday morning at 10 and great entertainment on the Sanders Stage and Stage Of Stars. Thursday night at 7 on the Stage Of Stars, gospel singer Guy Penrod; Friday night at 7, the Amazing Rhythm Aces followed by Thompson Square; and Staurday night at 5:30 Earl And The Aggitators, The Steve Augeri Band at 7:30 and the headliner, Foghat, at 9:30. Of course all the entertainment is free. For more information go to our websites or http://chickenfestival.com/.

WCF Crowd

Laurel County Police Investigating After Vehicle Found In Pond

Police in Laurel County are investigating after a vehicle was found in a pond. The Laurel County Fire Department posted on their Facebook page that just after midnight, emergency crews were called to the London Country Club on West Laurel Road. When they got to the scene, they found a vehicle completely underwater. Divers from the rescue squad checked the vehicle, but did not find anyone. First responders searched the area around the pond and they also did not find anyone. The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Laurel vehicle in Pond

Georgia Man Arrested In London Restaurant After Causing A Disturbance

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says while off duty deputies were at Huddle House having breakfast, they noticed a man stand up and take off his jacket and shirt. He then went toward a repairman in the restaurant in a fighting stance creating a disturbance. The off-duty deputies stopped the man, later identified as 36 year old Bobby Reaves of Georgia, and detained him. Officers say they could smell a strong odor of alcohol on him. Reaves was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication and menacing. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Bobby Reaves

Knox County Escaped Inmate Back Behind Bars

An escaped Knox County inmate is back behind bars. Elmer Burnette’s escape from work release detail sent Knox Central High School into lockdown earlier this week. Deputy jailers regained custody of Burnette after spotting him and chasing him down.

Elmer Burnette

Man Charged In Death Of Jackson County Boy Pleads 'Not Guilty'

Family and friends attended the hearing for the man charged in the death of a Jackson County boy and the beating of his mother. Lonnie Belt faces charges of murder, assault, kidnapping, and evidence tampering. He pleaded not guilty to his murder charge. He previously pleaded not guilty to all of the other charges at an arraignment last week. He was charged after authorities found the body of 5 year old James Spoonamore. Police say Belt admitted to kidnapping Spoonamore and his mother Jessica Durham before taking them to a wooded area. They say he assaulted Durham and pushed her off a cliff. Police also say Belt admitted to hitting Spoonamore several times with a metal object. Friends and family of the mother and son gathered for a vigil Saturday night at Bond Memorial Park to remember James' life. The judge set a preliminary hearing in the case for next Monday.

London Police Announce Another Coffee With A Cop Event

The London Police Department will host their third annual “Coffee with a Cop” event Wednesday, October 4th from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Starbucks on 192. Police and community members will come together informally in a neutral space to discuss community issues and build relationships over a free cup of coffee provided by Starbucks. The event is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the U.S. on the same date, as police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for the public to engage police with questions and learn more about the Department’s work in London’s neighborhoods and schools. Coffee with a Cop is one of over 200 community policing programs the London Police Department spearheads annually. All community members are invited to attend the free event. London Police are encouraging the public to post on social media when they attend the using the hashtags #coffeewithacopday2017 or #coffeewithacop. The National program, Coffee with a Cop, will be reposting photos that use those hashtags throughout the day. For more information contact the London Police Department at (606) 878-7004 or visit londonpd.com/coffee-with-a-cop or coffeewithacop.com.

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Three Laurel County Deputies Recieve Medal Of Honor Awards

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says three deputies received the Kentucky Sheriff's Association highest award recently in Bowling Green.Maj. Rodney VanZant, Detective Sgt. Kevin Berry, and Detective Jason Back received the "medal of honor" award. The award was presented regarding a suicidal subject they responded to, who ended up firing at police who then returned fire in self-defense.

Sheriffs medal of honor recipients

 

                                             

Suspicious Vehicle Complaint Leads To Meth Arrest

The London Police Department says a complaint about a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot on 192 lead to the arrest of a woman on meth and other charges. When officers went out to investigate they found 20 year old Brandy T. Smith of London sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle attempting to conceal something under her leg. It turned out to be a plasic baggy containing a white crystal substance which later tested positive for meth. A further search of the vehicle with the help of thier K-9 "Jack" turned up more baggies of meth. Altogether, eight grams of meth were found including cash. Smith was arrested and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. 

Brandy T. Smith

 

Flat Tire Leads To DUI Charge For East Bernstadt Man

The Kentucky State Police says a trooper arrested a man they say got a flat tire and flagged down police for help while he was drunk. 30 year old Clifford Schweingruber of East Bernstadt is charged with DUI and abandonment of a vehicle on a public road. State Police responded to a call about a man trying to change a tire on Glenn View Road. When the trooper arrived, there was no one around the vehicle, so he had it towed. Schweingruber’s girlfriend pulled up while the trooper was out with the vehicle. She told the trooper Schweingruber had called her an hour earlier saying she needed to pick him up. The trooper then learned Laurel County Dispatch had received a complaint about a man walking down Highway 490. The trooper went looking for him there and Schweingruber flagged him down and told him his car had a flat tire and he needed help. The trooper said he could smell alcohol on Schweingruber’s breath. A breathalizer test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.121 (0.08 is the legal limit). He told the trooper he had been drinking beer, but told police he was not driving the vehicle, his girlfriend was. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Clifford Schweingruber