Police Suspect Foul Play In Deaths Of Two People Found After Jackson County Car Fire

Kentucky State Police now say they suspect foul play in the deaths of two people found after a car fire in Jackson County in December. The bodies of Whitney Venable and Joey Marcum were found in a remote area on Rock Lick Creek Road. The fire was out when authorities arrived. They say one body was found inside the vehicle while the other was found outside the car. Both bodies were burned beyond recognition. Police still have not said how the pair died. They do not have anyone in custody in connection to the deaths at this time. The investigation is continuing.

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Police Arrest Man Wanted In Deadly Stabbing

The Kentucky State Police say officers arrested the man Tuesday wanted for stabbing another man to death on Monday. They were responding to a second stabbing when they found the man. After an exhaustive search police found 27 year old Jeffery Cole near Sullivan's Towing in Williamsburg. That is where they say a second man was stabbed. Cole was taken to Saint Joseph-London to be treated for hypothermia. The stabbing on Tuesday and Monday's murder are both still under investigation.

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Pulaski County Police Looking For Break-In Suspects

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify people of interest concerning a break-in. The break-in happened in the Sloan's Valley area. Deputies have released surveillance photos of the suspects. Anyone with information can contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office at (606) 678-5145.

Pulaski Break In Suspects


Man Sent To Hospital After Sliding Off The Road Into River In Manchester

A man went to the hospital after his car slid off the road and into a river in Manchester. The car reportedly skidded off Buzzard Road and landed in the nearby river around 1:20 pm Tuesday. The driver escaped the car and swam to shore. The man then walked to a home on Ky 11. People there called 911 and gave him medical aid. The driver, who wasn't named in the report, was taken to Manchester Memorial Hospital.

Manchester Submerged Car

Jackson County Father Charged With Murder Of His Son

WLEX-TV is reporting a Jackson County man has been charged with murder in the death of his son. Police say that 62 year old Larry Gabbard was involved in an altercation with his son Jason Gabbard at a home off KY 89. Jason was shot and later died from his injuries. Larry was arrested and now faces a murder charge. Police continue to investigate.

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Man Dies In Head On Collision Near Corbin

The Kentucky State Police is reporting a fatal crash in Corbin. Troopers were called out to HWY 25 where a car driven by 28 year old Kyle A. Stoerger of Jellico, TN was traveling southbound when he crossed the center-line and struck a northbound pickup driven by 41 year old Martin O. Myers of Williamsburg head-on. Stoerger was pronounced dead at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office. Myers was transported to Baptist Health-Corbin for treatment of his injuries. Drug usage is suspected to be a factor in the collision. The investigation is continuing.


Propane Shortage Could Cause Some To Lose Heat In Eastern Kentucky

With more cold weather expected, a propane shortage has people who heat their home with it concerned. WYMT-TV is reporting a propane shortage is causing Eastern Kentucky homeowners, especially those on fixed incomes to worry, as they could soon be without heat. A local propane supplier says they are having trouble getting enough propane for their clients and are currently shipping propane to Kentucky from Michigan, which is expensive. The supplier says they are trying to ration the amount of propane they give to every customer, so hopefully, no one goes without.

Man Dies In Laurel County Dirt Bike Collision

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says a man died after a dirt bike and a pickup truck collided on Ky 1394. Deputies say a Kawasaki dirt bike crossed the path of a Ford F-250 and hit the left rear fender. The rider of the dirt bike, 25 year old Jacob E. Brothers, was taken to St. Joseph-London where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. The driver and the passenger of the pickup truck were uninjured.

Laurel Dirt Bike Fatality

KSP Investigating Fatal Stabbing In Whitley County

The Kentucky State Police is reporting they responded to a fatal stabbing in Whitley County that took place on Jordan Hollow Road. Troopers say 55-year-old Curtis Lawson was killed in his home by 27-year-old Jeffery Cole. Lawson was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials are searching for Jeffery Cole who is considered armed and dangerous. Investigators are asking anyone with information on Cole to contact Kentucky State Police at 606-878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555.

Jeffery Cole


Laurel County Man Arrested Accused Of Sexual Abuse

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a man accused of sexually abusing two young children. Officers went to the Lily community and took 18 year old Brett Eugene Hand into custody. Their investigation indicated Hand had allegedly subjected the two children to sexual contact. He was charged with two counts of sexual abuse. Hand was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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