Two East Bernstadt Men Arrested After They Were Found With Meth And Xanax

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested two men after a drug investigation in the East Bernstadt area. The men, 33 year old Jr Brock and 47 year old Dwain Bailey were found in possession of crystal meth and Xanax. They were charged with possession of a controlled substance and lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.  

Brock and Bailey

Laurel County Police Looking For Car Wash Theft Suspect

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies are investigating a criminal theft complaint off Ky 192 near Saddlebrook. A lone male suspect was caught on surveillance cutting a cleaning brush from a car wash and fleeing the scene at approximately 1am Thursday morning. The man appears to be driving a white or light colored Cadillac Escalade. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's office at 864-6600. Information will be strictly confidential.

Car wash theft

Coal Mine Deaths Surge Ahead Of Last Years

Deaths in coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year's, and federal safety officials say workers who are new to a mine have been especially vulnerable to fatal accidents. But the coal miner's union says the federal agency in charge of mine safety isn't taking the right approach to fixing the problem. Ten coal miners have died on the job so far this year, compared to a record low of eight last year. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has launched a summer initiative to send officials to the mines to observe and train those new to a mine on safer working habits. But the miner's union, the United Mine Workers of America, says that effort falls short. The union says federal inspectors making such visits cannot punish the mine if they see safety violations.

Coal Mine

Five People Arrested After A Disturbance In Corbin

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies arrested five people after complaints that they were causing a disturbance at a bank. It happened on West Cumberland Gap Parkway, near Corbin. Bonnie York, Amy Jones, Clay Mosley, James Weaver and Robert Upham were arrested and face various charges including possession of drugs and paraphernalia. Deputies say when they got to the scene, those involved were in and around a car in the bank's drive through lane. They say some of them were under the influence. All five were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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London Business Cited After Community Complaints

London city officials this week issued a corrective order to the Economy Inn. According to a WYMT-TV report this order comes after complaints of trash dumping off-property by residents at the Inn. Teresa Hodges, who owns the neighboring complex, said this is not the first time she has had problems with the Economy Inn. Hodges said she has had problems with the Inn for almost 25 years and that there have been multiple instances where her complex has been either broken into or vandalized. London’s building official, Douglas Gilbert, said the site where the trash was dumped has since been cleaned up.  He said the area is a “frequent flyer” for complaints. Officials say if the terms from the corrective order are not met after seven days, the Inn may face further citations.

Economy Inn Citations

 

State Officials Announce Nearly $5 Million In Grant Funding

Congressman Hal Rogers and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet announced three grants this week worth almost $5 million. The grants are designed to spur economic development and job creation in Eastern Kentucky. Two of the grants were awarded by the EEC’s Division of Abandoned Mine Lands, as part of the 2016 Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot program to revitalize the coalfields in Kentucky’s Appalachian region. The announcements are part of a joint effort with Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR), a grassroots effort to revitalize the future of Eastern Kentucky. Officials also announced a $1 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers grant to help construct a new Big Sandy Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant and provide sanitary sewer service to 3,000 families and 300 businesses along the U.S. 23 corridor. Jared Arnett, executive director of SOAR, called the projects another step toward success.

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Man On The Run After Allegedly Assaulting A Deputy And 3 Others Arrested In Laurel County

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says he, along with detectives and deputies, arrested four people off Tackett Road near Lily where a suspect wanted for assaulting an officer was determined to be located. That suspect, Larry Wilder, was arrested without incident. The other three arrested on drug and other charges were Ronnie Merle Karr, Lloyd Wingler and Truila Marie Hobbs. The arrests bring the total to 12 associated with the search for Wilder. They were all lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Assault Suspect And 3 Others Arrested

 

Laurel County Woman Arrested After She Was Found Intoxicated In The Driver's Seat Of A Vehicle Parked Near A Business

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out on a complaint of a possible intoxicated woman in a vehicle off east 80 near a business. When officers arrived they found 42 year old Lisa Wagers sitting in the driver's seat of a car with the keys in the ignition. Deputies say Wagers had slurred speech and after further investigation was determined to be under the influence. Wagers was arrested and charged with DUI. She was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Lisa Wagers

Eight Arrested In Laurel County As Search For Man Who Assaulted Deputy Continues

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies arrested eight people while looking for an assault suspect. Deputies made the arrests off Commercial Drive and Little Drive in London. Larry Wilder, a man wanted for allegedly assaulting a deputy, was not found. Eight people were arrested for charges unrelated to the assault. Their names and charges are listed below.

• Jaleesa Danielle Bauer age 29 of London charged with public intoxication – controlled substances; possession of drug paraphernalia; and wanton endangerment – second-degree – this subject was determined to be under the influence and had her 22-month-old male juvenile with her and this subject was found in possession of needles and marijuana-- social services was called to place the child with other family members. • Teresa Lynn Lewis age 50 London charged with public intoxication – controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia-- this subject was determined to be under the influence • Taylor Dawn Melton age 28 of London charged with public intoxication – controlled substances; and possession of drug paraphernalia – this subject was determined to be under the influence. In addition, the subject was wanted on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court on charges of public intoxication – controlled substances. • Dustin Napier age 27 of Keavy charged with public intoxication – controlled substances; possession of drug paraphernalia; escape – third-degree; and fleeing or evading police – second-degree – on foot, and resisting arrest. This subject was determined to be under the influence and was found in possession of needles and marijuana-- upon been arrested and while being escorted toward a police cruiser this subject took off running down the roadway, went behind a building and over a ditch line into the woods and following a brief struggle with officers was taken back into custody. This subject was also wanted on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court on charges of operating on suspended or revoked operators license and numerous other traffic violations.This subject sustained a small cut on her forehead when she fell trying to flee officers. • Christopher Tyler Hicks age 20 of London charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine – this subject was found in possession of syringes, small baggies, a straw with residue, a glass pipe, and baggies with a white powder believed to be methamphetamine • Ryan Ernest Hall age 24 of London charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine. The subject was found in possession of syringes, baggies, a straw with residue, a glass pipe, and suspected methamphetamine • Bryan Lee Robinson age 37 of London charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine. The subject was found in possession of syringes, baggies, a straw with residue, a glass pipe, and suspected methamphetamine • Donnie Eugene Kazee age 39 of London charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine. The subject was found in possession of syringes, baggies, a straw with residue, a glass pipe, and suspected methamphetamine.]

Eight Arrested In Search For Assault Suspect

 

Corbin Woman Arrested On Child Endangerment Charges

The Corbin Police Department says a call about a little girl wandering alone along Caldwell Street landed a woman behind bars. Officers charged Rhonda Clouse with endangering the welfare of a minor. The four year old led police to her home where they found the door open and Clouse asleep in the bed. Police said Clouse told them she did not know the girl left the home.

Rhonda Clouse