Corbin man accused of planning murder

State police say a Corbin man has been arrested, accused of planning a murder. There reportedly was a post on Topix stating he would pay money to have a person murdered. Court records show that the post promised the would be hit-man $5,000. Half up front, half when the job was done. The would-be victim, a woman in Corbin, went to police. Troopers say Tristan Hall, 29 turned himself in Whitley County. Hall is booked in the Whitley County Detention Center charged with murder, but state police say that charge will likely be amended to solicitation to commit murder.

Another attempted robbery at a gas station near exit 29 in Corbin

Laurel County Sheriff's Deputies say a man walked into the Love’s Truck Stop off exit 29 in Corbin and pointed a gun at one of the attendants. According to investigators she had a headset on and her fellow attendants heard what was going on and converged on the counter. The man panicked and fled. He ran down the hill and got into a truck parked on Kentucky 770 and then drove off towards Keavy. Deputies say his description lead them to believe he’s been involved in more robberies. Many gas station and hotel clerks off Exit 29 in southern Laurel County have been on edge following five robberies in just two months in the area.

 

Another arrest linked to wanted man in Laurel County

Police have arrested yet another person linked to a wanted man in Laurel County. The Laurel County Sheriff's Department arrested Gilbert Tim Allen, 52, for letting Jerry Wayne Burns age 50, of London stay at his residence. Burns is wanted for multiple outstanding felony warrants. Last week police arrested Coleman Delph Jr. age 52, for helping Burns avoid capture. Anyone with any information on Jerry Wayne Burns is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.

Laurel County Woman arrested for burglary and public intoxication

Laurel County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a complaint of an intoxicated woman on Chaney Ridge Road. Police say Regina Napier, 47, of London used a blanket to breakout the glass in her neighbor’s house and let two small dogs out of the house. Police charged Napier for burglary and public intoxication--controlled substances. She was taken to the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Volunteers keep St. Camillus Academy open

When their funding was cut and the doors were in jeopardy of closing at St. Camillus Academy in Corbin students, parents and teachers rallied together. Principal Terry Newquist says their school is like a family and did what any family would do. When the Sisters of Divine Providence could no longer support the academy, the Catholic Diocese of Lexington took over. But in January Newquist said the school enrollment dropped and they started running a deficit and the diocese decided they could no longer financially support this school. When the school was in danger of closing, parents stepped up to the plate, working for free. Volunteers say they do what they have to in order to support the teachers. This September the academy will celebrate their 100th year anniversary on the hill.

Williamsburg business plans to hire 80 more employees

American Pet Food Manufacturing Company in Williamsburg plans to expand and bring more job opportunities to Whitley County. City of Williamsburg officials agreed to sell the property to the company for one dollar. The mayor says this decision was based on his expectations the company will have great success in the future. Currently there are about 21 people working at the company. The President and CEO of the company, Kim Monday says she hopes to have 80 employees working at the plant by the end of the year. She hopes to have the expansion project finished and have 100 people employed in 16 months. American Pet Food Manufacturing Company supplies pet treats for Dog Gone Jerky as well as retailers. Mayor Roddy Harrison, says he is excited about the labels saying "manufactured in Williamsburg."

London Man Arrested On Hindering Apprehension Charges

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting Officers arrested a man while looking for a wanted fugitive, on Echo Valley Road. Coleman L. Delph Jr. age 52 of East Pittsburg Church Road, London was charged with Hindering Prosecution or Apprehension. Officers determined Delph was helping another man,  Jerry Wayne Burns age 50 of London, wanted on numerous felony warrants avoid capture. Delph was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility. Anyone with information on Jerry Wayne Burns whereabouts is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 864-6600 or 878-7000. Callers may can remain anonymous.

Corbin Police and ATF still investigating explosive device case

An investigation into exactly who pitched a homemade explosive device on the ground in the area of Chestnut and Padgett Streets in Corbin on April 29 is still under investigation.
The case is still being investigated by the ATF. The odd incident happened around 3:15 a.m. near where Corbin Police Chief David Campbell resides. He stepped outside to investigate what appeared to be gunshots, and witnessed a male dressed in dark clothes fleeing the area on foot. The man jumped into a vehicle and got away. While searching the area Corbin Police officers found an explosive device lying in the street. Police described it as three hand grenade fuses lashed together with parachute cord. Authorities say the grenade fuses had enough power to puncture a gas tank on a vehicle if detonated. Anyone with information is asked to contact Corbin police at 528-1122 or the A.T.F. hotline, 1-800-800-3855.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root Announces the annual "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement mobilization

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is joining with other agencies in Laurel and surrounding counties for the annual "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement mobilization. That runs from May 20 through June 2nd which includes Memorial Day weekend.

Corbin Police have arrested a London woman they say stole her roommate’s debit card and overdrew the account

Corbin Police have arrested a London woman they say got hold of her roommate’s debit card and stole $1,700 for her bank account, overdrawing that account. Tiffany Marie Elliott, 22, has been charged with possession of stolen mail, theft by deception under $10,000 and theft-receipt of stolen credit/debit card. According to Corbin Police Det. Sgt. Bill Rose, police were contacted by Chrystal Wright’s family about the missing money. Rose said Wright’s mail was being delivered to a post office box. Elliott allegedly took the mail including the debit card and withdrew money from various ATM machines in the Corbin area over a three-day period between May 6 and May 9. Rose added that on May 9, Wright was on life support at St. Joseph-London after suffering a head injury. It is unknown whether Wright fell or was struck in the head. Rose said because the injury occurred in Laurel County, it has been referred to the Laurel County Sheriff’s office. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, public affairs officer at the sheriff’s office said Detective Charlie Loomis is working to determine whether another crime has occurred. Elliott is lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.