McCreary County School Teacher Arrested For Making Bomb Threats

A McCreary County man has been arrested after he allegedly made threats in front of staff about making explosive devices and threatening an elementary school he works at. Police say the teacher, James Paulson, 50, was upset the district will be letting some teachers go next year. He's been charged with second-degree terroristic threatening. Police did not find any explosive devices at Pine Knott Elementary or Paulson's house. Bond has been denied for Paulson, who was deemed a danger to society in a bond hearing. He is being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center. His arraignment is set for May 16.

A Farmer's Market Is Now In Corbin

Corbin Downtown and the Whitley County Farmer’s Market are partnering to make homegrown meat and produce available to Corbin area residents. Each Tuesday through the growing season a farmer’s market will be set up in the vacant lot at the corner of Main and Monroe streets across from Sanders Park. Corbin Downtown Director Andrew Salmons said the market will run 5-9 p.m. and will be held rain or shine. Meanwhile, The Farmers Market in London at the corner of Main Street and Dixie Street is open through October on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. until noon, or until supplies are gone.

Corbin And Knox County Awaiting Resolution In Ongoing Tax Dispute

According to The Corbin News Journal Corbin and Knox County officials are now playing the waiting game after Circuit Court Judge Greg Lay announced he would take their respective arguments in the ongoing occupational tax dispute. At a hearing last week in Knox Circuit Court, Lay heard from attorneys for both parties. Corbin and Knox County, both have one-percent occupational tax levies on the books. However, when Corbin passed its ordinance, city officials declined to begin collecting the tax until an agreement could be reached with Knox County to split the revenue from the tax the county collects from businesses and employees within the Corbin City Limits. Corbin has a similar agreement with Whitley County, which also has an occupational tax levy in place. Under the terms of that agreement, Whitley County collects the occupational taxes and then gives 75 percent of the revenue collected within the Corbin City Limits to Corbin. The county has a similar agreement with Williamsburg.

Two People Arrested On Drug Charges After Being Pulled Over For Driving With A Flat Tire On The Rim

The Laurel Sheriff’s Office reports a call about a truck on Tom Cat Trail that had a flat tire down to the rim and driving "all over the roadway." Senior Sgt Greg Poynter caught up to the vehicle and pulled it over. He noted the truck crossed over into the oncoming lane. Sgt. Poynter determined the driver, Tommy Smith age 45 of Payne Trail, London was driving on a DUI Suspended License (2nd Offense) and arrested him. He also had no insurance an expired tag and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. In addition a small baggy of xanax pills was found in his possession which he didn't have a prescription for. His passenger, Angela R. Messer age 35 of Payne Trail, London was also arrested and charged with Public Intoxication-Controlled Substances. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Domestic Complaint In Laurel County Leads to 2 Arrests

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is reporting Deputies arrested two people Sunday morning (5-5-13) after responding to a domestic violence complaint at Villagewood Court. Arrested was Robert W. Maxie age 53 and Brittany McDonald age 27 both charged on warrants for Theft by Deception. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

London Man Arrested For Carrying a Concealed Weapon In Domestic Case

Laurel County Sheriff John Root reports Deputies were dispatched to a domestic complaint between a couple on Lily road, 6 miles south of London. Deputies were told the boyfriend was waiting in the girlfriend's driveway, and she was afraid to go home. Deputies found the man Kelly Goss age 37 of Bentley Road London in the driveway with a loaded pistol in his vehicle. Goss was arrested and charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon and was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility. The Kentucky State Police assisted.

London Man Arrested For Public Intoxication And Disorderly Conduct

According to the Laurel Sheriff’s Office Deputies were called out on a complaint of a man causing a disturbance with his family on Wagers Road, 7 miles South of London. The man had left before deputies arrived but they soon located him walking down the middle of the road. Brooks Wagers age 40 of Wagers Road, London was arrested and charged with Alcohol Intoxication in A Public Place and Disorderly Conduct. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Barbourville Man Arrested For DUI At Crash Scene

Sheriff John Root is reporting Deputy Kevin Berry investigated a single vehicle traffic crash on U.S. 25 , 13 miles south of London early Sunday morning (5-5-13). Berry determined the driver, Colonel Golden age 35 of Barbourville, was under the influence and arrested him charging him with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, and numerous other traffic related violations.  Golden reportedly told the deputy that his wife may have slipped him something while he was sleeping. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Burglary At Git n Go Late Sunday Night

The Laurel County Sheriff's Department reported a burglary at Git n Go late Sunday night. Police say the suspect cut a hole in the roof of the business, and dropped down into the store, which triggered the alarm system. Deputies are reviewing the surveillance footage. They describe the suspect as a white male, with a goatee. He was last seen wearing camouflage overalls and a white hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with any information should call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.

Three people injured when thier vehicle crashed into a pond

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting a single vehicle crash on Corn Cemetery Road Sunday afternoon (5-5-13). Apparently, Tina Nichols age 36 of Berea was driving northbound when a deer ran across the roadway causing her to swerve on the rain slickened highway. The car left the roadway, went through a fence and into a pond. Nichols and her son 19 year old Derek Nichols and another passenger Kevin Hampton age 38 of London were able to get out of the car before it became submerged. All 3 were taken by ambulanc to St. Joseph-London for treatment of non life threatening injuries.