Whitley County Home Where Triple Murder Took Place Set On Fire

Fire officials say a home in Whitley County where three murders took place earlier this year was set on fire. The Emlyn Volunteer Fire Chief said he believes the fire was arson because it was set in the kitchen and nobody lives in the home now. The home belonged to Courtney Taylor who deputies believe shot and killed her husband Larry and their two daughters in January of 2017. A grand jury handed down an indictment against Taylor in March, charging her with three counts of murder. She pleaded not guilty in an April arraignment. The fire chief said the home was supposed to be auctioned off this week. Kentucky State Police arson investigators will be at the home instead.

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Laurel County Woman Arrested After She Allegedly Went On Tirade After She Was Unable To Find Alcohol In The House

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to a disturbance at a home off Laurel Ridge Road. When officers arrived they found that a woman, 31 year old Holly Parsley, was apparently upset because there was no alcohol in the home and had allegedly broken several items in the home. She allegedly made several threats to her family. After a brief scuffle with deputies took her into custody. She was charged with criminal mischief, terroristic threatening and resisting arrest. She was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Rockcastle County Man Arrested After Police Find Elaborate Indoor Marijuana Growing Operation

A Rockcastle County man is behind bars after police found an elaborate indoor marijuana growing operation. They say Matthew Green was growing nearly 200 plants. Officers say Green told them he packaged it to sell it for about $2,500 a pound and delivered it to Florida. Green faces several charges including endangering the welfare of a minor. Investigators say he had five children, all of which were living near the drug operation.

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A Whitley County Murder Trial May Be Postponed

A Whitley County murder trial may be postponed, depending on a judge's ruling in late February. 41 year old Courtney Taylor allegedly murdered her husband and two teenage daughters. She faces three counts of capital murder. The trial may be postponed due to a scheduling conflict with Taylor's attorney, who says the date conflicts with some of her other cases. The trial is currently set for April 16.

Courtney Taylor

Williamsburg Police Say Teens Charged In Rash Of Thefts

The Williamsburg Police Department says they've solved a rash of car break-ins. Over the last month officers say they've had a big problem with people getting into unlocked cars. The crimes happened in the downtown area and other residential areas. Thieves also stole also from outbuildings and front porches. Police canvassed the targeted areas and called in extra patrols. That investigation resulted in the arrests of a 14-year-old and 18-year-old Chalmer L. Spring. Chief Wayne Bird said when ne patted Spring down, he found marijuana and a drug pipe on him. He also found .45 ammunition, but no firearm. Bird said he knew one of the firearms taken recently was a .45 caliber. Police say their K-9, Vicko, was instrumental in recovering a stolen rifle taken in early November from a house on Old Corbin Pike. Police are looking at additional suspects in the case and say more juveniles could be arrested.

Knox County Police Arrest Woman On The Run For Months

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies caught up with a woman wanted on an indictment. Deputies say Lela Marie Hobbs faces nine counts. The charges vary from first degree assault to fleeing or evading police. Police said a man was severely injured when she hit his car while under the influence. Police say Hobbs ran from them after the crash. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Lela Marie Hobbs


Man Arrested For DUI After Crashing Into Ditch Near School

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says a man was arrested for a DUI after witnesses say he drove into a ditch near a school. Deputies arrested 62-year-old Boyd Barger after receiving calls about a possible drunk driver. Deputies say Barger could not stand on his own and had to be helped to the police cruiser. Barger was charged with DUI, his fourth offense. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Laurel County Man Arrested After Robbery

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a man is facing charges after he broke into a woman’s home off JB Lewis Road while she took her child to school. When the woman returned home, she found a green Chevy Impala in her driveway and saw a man packing items into the car from her house. When the man saw her he slashed her tires as she sat inside with the doors locked, so that she couldn't follow him. Deputies say they later located 41 year old Todd McWhorter. The investigation lead them to several different locations where they found the stolen items. Police returned the items to the victim. McWhorter is charged with burglary, criminal mischief and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Laurel County Police Make Another Arrest In Their Ongoing Drug Roundup

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says they've made another arrest in their ongoing drug roundup. Detectives took 37 year old Melissa S. Adams of East Bernstadt into custody. She was charged with conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance – methamphetamine. Adams was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. That brings the total drug roundup arrests to 23. Sheriff Root says his department's "War on Drugs" continues.

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Laurel County Man Arrested After Allegedly Strangling A Woman

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out on domestic complaint at a home off East Pittsburg Church Road. When officers arrived they found that 34 year old Christopher Wagers allegedly strangled a woman there. Wagers was arrested and charged with assault – domestic violence. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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