Corbin Man Arrested At Corbin Walmart For Trespassing And Drug Paraphernalia

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to Corbin Walmart on a trespassing complaint. Officers found 30 year old Michael S. Taylor of Corbin there who had been banned. A search of Taylor also turned up a a hypodermic needle. He was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia. Taylor was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Whitley County Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office says a traffic stop lead to two drug arrests. Deputies pulled over a pickup with expired tags near the Redbird Road bridge. The driver, 20 year old Austin Brooks, had two pills in his pocket. Officers also found a storage tote in the truck containing six plants believed to be marijuana. The passenger, 21 year old Katelyn J. Sulfridge, had several pills wrapped in plasic in her purse. Both were arrested. Brooks was charged with cultivating marijuana, drug possession, no registration and failure to maintain insurance. Sulfridge was charged with drug possession. Both were lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

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A Mother Sues The Knox County Deputy Who Shot And Killed Her Son

A mother says she is suing the Knox County deputy who shot and killed her son. Pearlie Gambrel filed a federal lawsuit claiming her son's death was "an act of intentional homicide." Last June, Deputy Mikey Ashurst and a constable were responding to a report of a child abduction. They found Jessie Mills walking in the middle of the road with his young daughter. Police say Mills tried to attack them - that's when he was shot to death by Deputy Ashurst. A grand jury cleared the deputy and the constable of any wrongdoing.

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Heavy Debris At Lake Cumberland Prompts Free Launch Fee At Pulaski Boat Ramp

The US Army Corp of Engineers isn't charging the $5 fee they normally do to launch boats at Waitsboro Boat Launch. Officials say the problem with debris has improved from what it was two weeks ago, but they say the water levels being high from recent heavy rains has caused more logs and wood to float in the area. An investigation earlier this month showed an overflow of garbage in the lake. People who spoke on the issue blamed a lack of mandatory garbage pickup in Pulaski County for the increase in debris. The cleanup effort is becoming more difficult as of late because The Pride of the Cumberland, the boat used to clean the wood out, is out for repairs until mid-July. With the 4th of July weekend upon us, officials are urging boaters to use caution and be aware of debris in the water.

Intoxicated Lily Man Arrested After "Turning Himself In"

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to a business on 25, about 6 miles south of London, where a man walked in claiming to be a fugitive from the law and that he was turning himself in. The business called police and when deputies arrived they found 54 year old Billy Harris of Lily. Harris admitted to officers he had taken methamphetamine and smoked marijuana. He was determined to be under the influence and arrested. Harris was charged with public intoxication – controlled substances and was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Knox County Police Arrest Intoxicated Woman After She Allegedly Attempted To Steal Gas

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies were dispatched to a home on Johnson Hollow Road in Gray where a woman was reportedly attempting to steal gas. When deputies arrived they found 56 year old Vickie L. Graham of Gray there. Officers determined she was under the influence and during the arrest Graham became combative. She was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. She also had two Knox County warrants for drug and other charges.  She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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Indiana Man Arrested In Laurel County After Calling In A False Report

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to the intersection of 3434 and 1376 where a man had reportedly been stabbed and shot and was laying in the ditch. When deputies, along with emergency crews, arrived they found 47 year old Thomas Lee Scarborough of Indiana there rolling around in the ditch. Scarborough wasn't stabbed or shot but was very intoxicated. He admitted to officers he had drank over 20 beers. When deputies asked why he called 911 and reported false information he reportedly laughed and said, "it got the police there didn't it?" Scarborough was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and falsely reporting an incident. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Sheriff Root Says Deputies Will Be Out In Force This 4th Of July Weekend

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies will be out in force during the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend. He says officers will have zero tolerance for impaired drivers. Statistics show impaired drivers cause a large number of crashes annually, especially during holidays. He says if you see an impaired driver, call 911 to report where the vehicle is. Officers will also be on the lookout for distracted drivers and seat belt violations. Sheriff Root says seat belts are the best defense against impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers. He reminds everyone this July 4th weekend to drive defensively and always expect the unexpected.

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Officers To Crack Down On Boating While Intoxicated For Operation Dry Water Weekend

If you're going to the lake this July 4th weekend, you may see more law enforcement out on the water with you. They're cracking down on boating while intoxicated as part of Operation Dry Water Heightened Enforcement Weekend. Officials are urging folks to think twice before drinking and boating. They say it's dangerous just to be drunk on a boat, but they're urging folks at the very least to have a designated driver on the boat. The Kentucky Department Of Fish And Wildlife Resourses are also urging everyone to wear a lifejacket at the lake this holiday weekend and anytime you're on the water.

Woman Arrested Charged With Assaultin Another Woman With A Knife

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to a home on Mitchell Creek Road, about 3 miles west of London, where an assault had allegedly taken place. When officers arrived they learned that a woman, 23 year old Sherry Bowling, had apparently had her throat cut twice with a knife following a domestic argument. Bowling was airlifted to UK Med Center for treatment of serious injuries. Deputies arrested 33 year old Myrtle Smith charging her with assault – first-degree. She was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center. 

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