Williamsbug Police Looking For Thieves Who Stole Mini Bike

The Williamsburg Police Department is asking for help concerning a theft at the Tractor Supply on Penny Lane. Two people went into the Tractor Supply Monday and stole a mini bike displayed just inside the front doors. The thieves drove away in a white 1990's 2-door passenger car with tape on the driver's side window. Police say the car may have the Tennessee license plate 307838. Police are asking anyone with information to call (606) 549-6017 or (606) 549-6038.

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Ex Corbin Police Officer, Who Is Facing Federal Drug Charges, Arrested On Theft Charges

The Corbin News Journal is reporting a former Corbin police officer, who is facing federal drug charges, has been arrested on local theft charges. Corbin Police arrested 43 year old Charlie Bronson Fugate at his residence on two warrants. One warrant was for receiving stolen property and theft by deception-cold checks. The other was for identity theft. Fugate and Tiffany Hamilton allegedly went to a music store in Corbin and sold a guitar that turned out to be stolen. In the other instance Fugate allegedly used his ex-wife's information in an attempt to get a bank loan. The drug charges stem from an indictment alleging Fugate, along with Tiffany Hamilton and Richard Stanley of Corbin conspired to distribute meth in Laurel and Whitley counties. Fugate was also indicted on charges of possession of firearms in the furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of firearms. Fugate was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

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KSP Says The Latest Cadet Class Is Underway

The first week of the Kentucky State Police Academy's latest cadet class is underway in Frankfort. Agency officials say 75 recruits reported for 24 weeks of training that started Sunday. Cadets will study criminal investigation, high-speed vehicle pursuit, hostage negotiations and other topics during the class. The first day's activities included physical fitness tests such as weight lifting, sit-ups, push-ups, a 30-meter run and a 1 ½-mile run. State police Commissioner Rick Sanders said with 56 retirements last year, the agency has 835 troopers, below the authorized strength of 1,070. The agency said in a news release that historically, 35 percent of cadets don't complete the program. The class is tentatively scheduled to graduate on June 22. For information on future classes, visit the state police website.

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Leadership Tri-County Chooses Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley As Leader Of The Year

Leadership Tri-County will recognize one current Williamsburg resident and a late Williamsburg resident next month for their outstanding contributions to their communities. Leadership Tri-County has selected Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley as its 2018 Leader of the Year, and former Williamsburg school superintendent Jesse B. “Jake” Mountjoy to receive its 2018 Luminary Award. Leadership Tri-County is a non-profit organization established in 1987 as an educational program designed to identify potential, emerging, and current leaders from Knox, Laurel and Whitley counties and to nurture their continued development into the leaders our area needs now and in the future. Past recipients of the Leader of the Year Award have included: Dr. James Taylor, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, Terry Forcht and Gene Huff.

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London Police Looking For Vehicle Arsonists

The London Police Department says they are investigating recent vehicle arsons. Investigators are asking for information that could lead to the arrest of those involved. One vehicle fire was on Boreing Drive and another was on Slate Lick Street. Officers say they responded to both fires on Monday at about midnight. Anyone with information is asked to call the London Police Department at 878-7004 or message them on their Facebook page.

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Ohio Man Dies In Fiery Crash On I-75 In Rockcastle County

A fatal fiery crash caused a major traffic slowdown on I-75 early Wednesday morning. The Kentucky State Police says it happened around 12:44am at the exit 76 southbound in Berea. Troopers say they were there assisting in a roadway closure on the interstate due to work zone construction in Rockcastle County. Police say a motorhome approached on highway 21 and intentionally ran through barriers and construction barrels and entered onto I-75. Officers attempted to stop the motorhome but the operator, later identified as 67 year old John McCoy of Ohio, refused to stop and continued traveling southbound. Officers conducted a rolling roadblock to bring the motorhome to a stop, but McCoy intentionally struck a police vehicle and continued traveling southbound towards the highway 1505 overpass which was blocked with heavy construction equipment. McCoy struck two sky lifts head-on and motorhome immediately became engulfed in flames. Officers tried to get McCoy out of the vehicle but were quickly overpowered by the flames. McCoy was pronounced dead at the scene by the Rockcastle County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday. The investigation is continuing.



Laurel County Sheriff's Office And London Police Department Release Year End Statistics

As we begin a new year Laurel County Sheriff John Root and London Police Chief Derek House have released statistics from the past year. Sheriff Root says the Sheriff's Office had a busy year in 2017. He says there were a total of 21,854 calls for service, an increase of 786 calls from the previous year, and said there will be a continued emphsis on drug investigations as his "War On Drugs" continues. For more detailed statistics visit the departments facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Laurel-County-Sheriffs-Office-118050268267591/. Chief House reports London Police had 15,994 calls for service. The departments MedRX drug drop-off box is still availabe as well as free drug test kits. For more information and more detailed statistics go to their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/londoncitypd/.

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Laurel County Police Recover Stolen Property And Make Two Arrests In The Case

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies recovered stolen property and arrested two people in the case. Police were investigating the theft of an iPad and money from a motel. Deputies say some of the property was located. Officers arrested 43 year old Cynthia Marie Mobley of London charging her with theft by unlawful taking. Also arrested was 37 year old James Smith of London and charged him with receiving stolen property. He reportedly admitted to investigators that he traded pills and methamphetamine for the iPad. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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City Of Manchester Restoring Water To Clay County

Last week the city of Manchester’s Water Department asked residents in Clay County to conserve water after several tanks hit critically low levels leaving many people in the county without water. Water has been restored to many of the areas and earlier this week crews worked to restore water to the Elk Horn and Oneida communities. Manchester Mayor James Garrison said once water is restored he wants residents to check to make sure everything is working. He said anyone with questions can call the water plant at 596-0296.

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Death Investigation Underway After Woman Found Dead In Laurel County

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies are investigating after a woman was found dead in a mobile home Friday afternoon. Investigators say 70 year old Delilah Hughett of London was pronounced dead at the scene by the Laurel County Coroner. According to investigators, an acquaintance came to the home on Fisherman's Cove Road and found Hughett. Investigators say an autopsy was to be conducted in Frankfort.

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