London Police Make Arrest In Halloween Decoration Theft And Vandalism

The London Police Department says an arrest has been made in the theft of Halloween decorations at Helping Hands Chiropractic Clinic on East 4th Steet. The investigation led to 18 year old Ian Tyler Mounts of London. When officers confronted Mounts he admitted to the crime. The clinic assisted officers in identifying the suspect by providing color video surveillance. The decorations were recovered and returned to the clinic. Mounts was arrested and charged with theft of over $500 and third-degree criminal mischief. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Laurel County Police Arrest Three In Drug Bust

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a drug investigation off Lipscomb Road resulted in the arrests of three people this week. Sheriff John Root, along with detectives, deputies and their K-9 "Edge" found the three in possession of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, scales, glass pipes, baggies and a handgun. Arrested were: 19 year old Tela Annett Smith of Corbin, 18 year old Trae Smith of Corbin and 21 year old Rolland Atkins of Corbin. All three were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Officials Say High Dose Flu Vaccine Recommended For Seniors

Flu season has arrived which means it's time to start getting vaccinated. While almost everyone is at risk of contracting the flu some groups are more susceptible than others like young children, pregnant women, those with medical conditions, and seniors. While getting a regular flu shot is a good option for everyone, it's recommended that seniors, those 65 and older, get a high dose flu shot instead. High dose flu shots are slightly more expensive than a regular flu shot. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department charges $49 for the high dose shot and $30 for a regular flu shot. Officials say both versions of the vaccine are covered by most insurance companies and Medicare.

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Pulaski County Grandmother Accidentally Shot And Killed By Grandson

Investigators in Pulaski County say a grandmother died after her grandson accidentally shot her. It happened as the pair were in a car driving down South Highway 1003 in the Mount Victory area of Pulaski County. The Pulaski County Coroner identified the victim as 68 year old Eutta Phelps. The coroner tells WKYT Phelps' grandson is 12. Phelps was taken to a local hospital after the shooting where she later died.

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London Police Investigating Vandalism Of Halloween Decorations

The London Police Department is investigating vandalism at a business. The owner of Helping Hands Chiropractic's Fiancee said she and owner, Dr. Chad Morgan, woke-up to find some of the gravestones in their Halloween display disturbed. She said this was the fourth year in a row the decorations have been destroyed. She said every year the office puts up Halloween decorations as a way to share their love of the holiday with the community. Security video reportedly shows a person on a moped in the parking lot, while another person is inside the corner of the display. Anyone with information is asked to call the London Police Department at (606) 878-7004.

Flooding Damages Valuable Items At Renfro Valley

Flooding has destroyed some valuable items in one of the buildings in Renfro Valley. The marketing department says heavy rainfall back in August flooded a basement that stored Christmas decorations and other sentimental items. Officials say SERVPRO is on the scene handling the cleanup.

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Laurel County Police Asking For Help Identifying Burglary Suspect

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies are investigating two break ins and one attempted burglary on Tuesday off Waterworks Road and the vicinity west of London. A surveillance camera caught a photo of a suspect and his vehicle, a dark colored GMC SUV. Anyone with information is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 606-864-6600.

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State Police And FBI Investigating Jackson County Embezzlement Case

The FBI and Kentucky State Police are being asked to follow up on allegations that the former Jackson County treasurer pocketed more than $100,000 in taxpayer funds, according to a newly released state audit. The audit of the fiscal court's 2015 and 2016 financial statements found abuse and intentional override of internal controls by one employee, according to Kentucky state Auditor Mike Harmon. The former treasurer is Beth Sallee. She was arrested in 2014, but those charges were dropped. She won a settlement from that case. This audit comes after Sallee was suspended in July 2016 when the fiscal court started noticing possible fraud. The new audit found those problems had a serious effect on the county's finances.


Knox County Man Arrested After Having Sex With Underage Babysitter

Kentucky State Police investigators say a man in Knox County hired an underage teenage babysitter and had sex with her. They say 32 year old James McCafferty of Indian Creek, admitted to the assault. McCafferty told police he met the girl during the NIBROC festival and offered her a job as a babysitter. The girl accepted the job and during her second day babysitting, McCafferty said they watched a movie and had sex. The girl said she was contacted several times by McCafferty and she repeatedly ignored his requests to go back. She eventually told her mother, who called KSP. McCafferty is charged with third degree rape, third degree sodomy, and first degree sexual abuse. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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Number Of Kentuckians On Disability Up 249%

A report from Kentucky's Disability Determination Services within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services shows more Kentuckians than ever are now receiving disability benefits. According to the report, between 1980 and 2015 Kentucky's population grew by 21% and in that same time, the number of adults and children on disability went up 249%. In 2015 11.2% of Kentuckians were receiving some disability, the second highest rate in the nation. Wolfe County had the highest rate in the state at 24.9% Perry County got the number 11 spot, at 18.8% of the population receiving some disability payment.

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