KSP Announces Vehicle Auction Set For Friday

Bidding is set for Friday when Kentucky's top law enforcement agency puts about 160 vehicles up for public auction. Kentucky State Police officials say about 110 running vehicles and 50 non-running vehicles will be offered at the auction in Frankfort. Vehicle brands include Dodge, Jaguar, Toyota, GMC, Chevy, Cadillac, Ford and Mazda. Other items being auctioned off include commercial kitchen equipment, trailers and a vehicle lift. The auction will be held at the KSP Supply Branch at 94 Airport Road in Frankfort. Registration begins at 8 a.m. EDT on Friday, with the auction beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m. There is no fee to register, but bidders need an ID and driver's license to register.

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After Two Years, A Trial Date Set In Clay County Murder

Trevor Dykes was killed at his home in Clay County two years ago. Earlier this week, family members found out Roscoe Henson, Ashley Lawson and Gilbert Henson will stand trial in June of 2018. A judge will likely set a court date for Thomas Miracle, who also faces charges in the case, on July 3. Police say Thomas Miracle hired Roscoe Henson to kill Dykes and Lawson took part in the plan because of a custody battle over a child. Gilbert Henson is accused of hiding the murder weapon. Henson will face the death penalty for allegedly shooting Dykes. Family members said it is still hard to wrap their heads around the crime and that they're just ready for the trials to be over.

Clay Murder Trial

Laurel Lake Cleanup This Saturday

Spring thunderstorms have delayed the event, but the annual Laurel Lake Cleanup is going to finally happen Saturday. The 28th annual event pits Laurel and Whitley counties against each other in an effort to turn out the most volunteers. Laurel County currently holds the trophy. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the spillway beach with the cleanup kicking off at 9 a.m. The event will wrap up at noon with a cookout for the volunteers. In addition, an award will be given for the “Catch of the Day,” which is the most unique piece of trash found during the cleanup. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. More information is available by contacting the London Ranger District at 864-4163.

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Two People Dead In Corbin Shooting

The Kentucky State Police say they found two people dead inside a Whitley County home after a reported shooting. Police were called about a shooting on Fred Nash Lane around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Detectives are on the scene and investigating the incident as a double homicide. No other details have been released.

Whitley Co. Corbin Shooting

Laurel County Police Looking For Missing Man

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies are searching for a man reported missing Monday. Officers say 39 year old Jerry Gullette was last seen on KY 1223, in southern Laurel County. He is 5'9" tall, weighs 110 pounds, has short brown hair, a beard and blue eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call 606-864-6600.

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Three People Arrested In Knox County After Complaint Of Abuse Of An Elderly Man

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says a family member reported that a critically ill 74 year old man was being mistreated at his home on Highway 6 in Corbin. The family member said a man was living un-invited in the house and was using drugs. Deputies went to the house and found 47 year old Paul Gary Gray of Barbourville and 44 year old Tammy Carter of Williamsburg. During the investigation officers found baggies containing white residue, used syringes and meth pipes. Gray was arrested and charged with possesion of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Carter was arrested on two Whitley County warrants for public intoxication and criminal trespass. Meanwhile another woman, 32 year old Mary A. Smith of Barbourville, showed up. She was also arrested and charged with public intoxication-controlled substance. All three were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. Social Services and Hospice were called to the residence to check the condition of the elderly man.

Knox Co. Sheriff Cruiser

Man Accused Of Murder In Clay County Pleads Not Guilty

A man accused of murder pleaded not guilty this week in Circuit Court. Police say Kenneth Grubb was indicted for allegedly killing Robert Burns last month in Clay County. Family members sat and watched as Kenneth Grubb plead not guilty to the murder of Robert Burns. Burns' body was found last month in a wooded area off of Sol Hollow Road in the Oneida Community of Clay County. A pre-trial date is set for July 31st.

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Man Arrested After Police Chase And Crash Involving Stolen Vehicle

The Corbin News Journal is reporting Kentucky State Police arrested a man following a high-speed chase through Knox and Bell counties that involved a stolen vehicle. Troopers say the incident began when Knox County dispatchers requested assistance for the Knox County Sheriff’s deputies that were involved in a vehicle pursuit south on 25E. The vehicle, a 2003 GMC pickup, was reportedly stolen from Yaden's Auto Sales in London. The pursuit continued south through Barbourville and Pineville, reaching speeds in excess of 90 mph. KSP officials said as the pursuit reached the intersection of 25E and 119 in Bell County, the driver of the truck, later identified as Thomas Honeycutt of Strunk, crossed over into the turn lane, hitting a car. The car was knocked into the path of another pickup. Honeycutt and the drivers of the other vehicles, Leslie Cornett of Harlan and Dennis Smith of Middlesboro were each taken to Pineville Community Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Honeycutt is facing multiple charges including first-degree fleeing/evading police in a motor vehicle, traffic-related and assault charges.

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London-Corbin Airport Getting LED Lighting

The London-Corbin Airport will be closed to fixed-wing air traffic for three days each week beginning in July as crews work to install a new LED lighting system on the runway and taxiway. Airport Manager Larry Corum said the project would take 10 weeks to complete. In an effort to keep the airport operating, officials worked out a schedule to close the airport Saturday through Monday between July and mid-September. Corum said the work will take 30 days but will be spread it out over two-and-a-half months. Corum said the funding for the project, the cost of which is more than $650,000, is coming from the state. Corum said the current lighting system is more than 30 years old. The new system is designed to be brighter, more economical and reliable. While fixed-wing aircraft will be affected, Corum said helicopter service would not be. Phi Air Medical and Air Methods, both base medical transport helicopters, while the Kentucky National Guard conducts air operations.

London Corbin Airport

Update: Missing Laurel County Woman Found Safe

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a woman who had been missing for more than three weeks has been found safe. 34 year old Candie Hensley went missing from her home on Echo Valley Road on May 19. Deputies say she was found safe Sunday.

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