Laurel County Police Arrest Man After Charging At Them With An AR-15

Deputies in Laurel County arrested a man after they say he charged toward them while holding an AR-15 rifle. Police went to a home off Laurel River Road south of London to investigate a disturbance. Deputies say 23 year old Michael Trenton Philpot had destroyed items at his ex-girlfriend’s house. He then left and was later involved in another altercation on Hopkins Cemetery Road. Philpot reportedly drove away in a pickup while intoxicated and was possibly headed back to his ex-girlfriend’s house. When deputies arrived at the ex-girlfriend's home to look for Philpot, they say they saw the truck parked there. When deputies knocked on the door, they say Philpot charged toward the door carrying an AR-15 rifle. Deputies tried to get Philpot to drop the gun, but he refused and threatened that he was going to kill them. Deputies say Philpot finally dropped the weapon and scuffled with police before being taken into custody. Philpot’s ex-girlfriend was not at home when he broke in. She told them he was not supposed to be at the home and that he had probably come in through a back window. Philpot was charged with wanton endangerment, burglary, terroristic threatening, criminal mischief, menacing and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Knox County Man Arrested On Drug Charges After Police Find Him Exremely Intoxicated In Running Vehicle On The Side Of The Road

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies noticed a vehicle on the side of KY 6 near Wilton and checked it out. Officers found that the car was still running and the driver was smoking meth. Deputies arrested 49 year old Brett Satterfield of Barbourville and charged him with possession of a controlled substance. During the arrest police found a small plastic bag containing suspected marijuana, a metal container with various pills and another metal container with 8 hydrocodone pills. Due to his intoxication level Satterfield was taken to the Barbourville ARH were he was treated for drug overdose and released to deputies. He was then lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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Laurel County Police Arrest Two People After They Allegedly Used Drugs In The Home While Caring For Three Children

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested two people after they received a call about drugs in a home. When police arrived at the home off Jervis Road, a three-year-old boy answered the door and deputies said they noticed the smell of marijuana. After investigating they found Emmit Waddle and Karen Keith in possession of crystal meth and two glass pipes. They also found the two had smoked meth and marijuana while caring for the three-year-old, a two-year-old and a 16-year-old. Waddle faces possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of criminal abuse and criminal abuse charges. Keith faces two counts of criminal abuse and possession of marijuana charges. They were both lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. The children were released to other family members.

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WWE Live Coming To The Arena In Corbin

For the first time, WWE is making a stop at The Corbin Arena. World Wrestling Entertainment announced their visit to the arena Friday. According to the Arena officials, WWE Live Road to WrestleMania will be in Corbin on Saturday, March 10, at 7:30. In the post the arena says fans can expect to see WWE Superstars like WWE Champion AJ Styles, Women's Champion Charlotte Flair and others. They say tickets will go on sale at The Corbin Arena Box Office as well as

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Sheriff Root Reports The Just Concluded "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over Campaign" A Huge Success

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says the department's participation in the just concluded "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" was a huge success again this year. The campaign which runs through the Christmas and New Year holidays is an effort to remove impared or distracted drivers from the roads. They also watch out for seat belt violations and child safety seat violations. Sheriff Root reports the arrest of 4 impaired drivers, 9 seat belt citations, 12 speeding citations, 1 child restraint citation and 134 other traffic citations. Deputies also made numerous drug and other arrests and recovered a stolen truck and other property through the period. Sheriff Root continues to remind citizens to always drive defensively and always expect the unexpected. He says his deputies will continue to aggressively remove impaired drivers from Laurel County Roads.

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Whitley County Trial For Woman Charged In Deadly Hit And Run Postponed

A Whitley County murder trial has been postponed. Sonia Askins is charged in a deadly hit and run crash. Police say she drove under the influence and hit Teresa and Joshua Bennett in 2016. Teresa died in the crash. The trial is now scheduled for February 21. According to police, Askins admitted to taking a shot of moonshine, 10 milligrams of Oxycodone, 15 milligrams of Morphine and other prescribed medication before the crash. She faces murder and other charges.

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University Of The Cumberlands Reaches 10K Enrollment Mark

The University of the Cumberlands says they've reached an enrollment of 10,078 during its fall enrollment period, and the number continues to grow. According to The Lane Report, UC is the fastest-growing private university in Kentucky. The school credits its new executive program for the jump in numbers, as well as UC's president, Dr. Larry Cockrum. Multiple awards have also contributed to UC's recent growth. While Cumberlands' enrollment numbers around 10,000, only 1,300 attended classes in-seat. The number of online students at UC have increased exponentially. Sources say the University of the Cumberlands is an anomaly; unlike other private universities, UC is growing. The Cumberlands also manages to maintain a small school atmosphere, due to the majority of enrolled students taking classes online. To see what awards the university has received, click here.

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Irvine Man Arrested For DUI On I-75 In Laurel County

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to I-75 south of London where a man was reportedly falling asleep at the wheel. Officers spotted the vehicle, a blue Chevy pickup, weaving in the road and pulled it over. Deputies could smell alcohol on the driver, 47 year old Hobert Ben Smith of Irvine. Smith was determined to be under the influence and was arrested. He was charged with DUI and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Clay County Officials Asking Residents To Conserve Water As Levels Are Critically Low

The City of Manchester Water Department announced on a Facebook post this week that several water storage tanks have reached critically low levels. Manchester Mayor James Ed Garrison is asking residents to conserve where they can right now until this cold weather passes. Garrison said due to the cold weather everyone is leaving their water dripping at night but they also suspect they have leaks somewhere. Officials are asking people to not leave their faucets dripping during the day when it is warmer and to use as little water as possible. Officials say crews are working around the clock to look for leaks. If you have information about where a main water leak may be, call City Hall at (606) 598-3456.

Flu Cases In Kentucky Already Described As Widespread

This year’s flu season is adding up to be one of the worst in recent years. Experts say this year’s flu vaccine may only be 10 percent effective against the strain currently circulating, but doctors are still urging us to still take precautions and get vaccinated. They say though this year’s version may not be as effective as usual, vaccinations still minimize the flu’s symptoms and help prevent its spread. Doctors say you are not only protecting yourself, but you are protecting those around you. The Centers for Disease Control reports 35 states, including Kentucky, are already registering widespread cases of influenza. This time last year, only eight states had reached that mark. Some healthcare officials say they suspect we are going to see about double what we normally do.

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