The Search Continues For The Driver Who Hit And Killed A 10 Year Old Boy A Year Ago

A year has passed, and a Pulaski County family still doesn't know who hit and killed their son. 10 year old Stanley Turner walked off from playing with his brother and washit by a car that then drove off on Rock Lick Creek Road. Investigators say they have been chasing leads in the year since the hit-and-run, but so far nothing has led them to the driver who hit the 10-year-old and left him for dead. A detective with the sheriff’s office says a case like this gets harder to solve as time passes, but they are still getting leads and following up on them. They just don’t have a lot to go on right now. In September, family members put up a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the driver responsible. Detectives say the case has been assigned to the major crimes task force made up of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the Somerset Police Department and Kentucky State Police.


Burglary In Progress Call In Laurel County Leads To The Arrest Of Wanted Man

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were dispatched on a possible burglary in progress off Vanzant Road. When officers arrived they found 38 year old Anthony Lawson of Lily. After investigating it was determined there was no burglary, but that Lawson was wanted for failure to appear in court on a Laurel County warrant on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and driving on DUI suspended license. Lawson was arrested and lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Laurel County Man Arrested After Allegedly Falsely Reporting An Incident

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to a home on Adams Road where people were on the caller's property refusing to leave. When deputies arrived at the scene no one except the caller was there and as the investigation progressed it was determined that the complaint was false. The caller, 33 year old Tyler Hall, was also determined to be under the influence. Hall was arrested and charged with public intoxication – controlled substances and falsely reporting an incident. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Two Men Arrested In Knox County During Burglary In Progress

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a home on Swan Pond Road south of Barbourville. When officers arrived they saw two men with a pick-up backed up to the garage door. The pick-up contained pieces of metal taken from the garage. Deputies arrested 18 year old John Stewart of Gray and 59 year old Glennis Sanders of Corbin charging them with burglary. Both were lodged in the Knox Country Detention Center.

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Two Knox County Parents Jailed After Allegedly Using Drugs With Children Present

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says two parents are facing several charges after allegedly doing drugs while their three children were in the home. Deputies responded to a report of parents passed out, leaving young children unsupervised, at a home on Weeping Willow Road in the Gray community. When deputies arrived, they found three children, ages two, four and 16, inside the home. A witness told them the two-year-old child had been outside in the front yard alone after dark. The mother of the three children, 38 year old Melinda J. Lowe, met the deputies at the door to the home. However, deputies say the father, 40 year old James Dewran Lowe, was still passed out on the couch and tried to fight the deputies when they woke him up. Deputies found 24 Xanax bars, one Suboxone strip and a “snorting” straw in the home. The deputies arrested James and Melinda Lowe on three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, drug possession, prescription of a controlled substance not in the proper container and possession of drug paraphernalia. James Lowe was also charged with resisting arrest.

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Laurel County Police Make Arrest And Recover Stolen ATV

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says an investigation into a criminal mischief and criminal trespassing complaint at Wildcat Off-Road Park earlier this year lead to the recovery of a stolen Polaris RZR. Deputies say 24 year old Dustin Armfield allegedly damaged signs and other property at the off-road park while riding the RZR. Armfield turned himself in and was jailed but bonded out. However as the investigation continued it was discovered the RZR was reported stolen out of Mississippi. Armfield had told police he sold the RZR to someone in Tennessee, but found it was found off Ward Cemetery Road. He was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and tampering with physical evidence. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Man Indicted For Repeatedly Ramming Truck Into Parked Car While Drunk In Laurel County

A Laurel County Grand Jury indicted a man for repeatedly ramming his truck into a parked car while he was drunk. It happened in the parking lot of London’s Old Town Grill back in May. The grand jury indicted Thomas Hensley on several counts, including wanton endangerment and DUI. Hensley pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to appear in court again on August 17. Hensley is allowed to remain out of jail on a $5,000 cash bond that was posted, but he is not allowed to drive or use drugs or alcohol.

Cumberlands Baseball Player Murdered

Students and faculty at the University of the Cumberlands are mourning the loss of baseball player, Zachary Finch. University officials sat he would have been a senior pitcher this coming Fall. Police in Charlotte, North Carolina found Finch shot dead outside an apartment complex Sunday evening. Officers arrived to find Finch in the front yard of an apartment with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on scene. Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives at 704-334-1600.

Sheriff Root Again Offering "Away From Home Patrols"

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is again offering thier "Away from home patrols" in an effort to help keep your home safe when you are away during vacation. Sheriff Root says to take advantage of the program send the Department information on where your home is, and when you will be gone and they will provide extra patrols in that area while you are gone. You can call the sheriff's office or send your information by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 The Sheriffs Office also offers these tips when you will be away from your home:

  • Do not let others know you will be out of town
  • Stop mail delivery
  • Set house lights on timers
  • Arrange for a trusted friend closeby to watch for any suspicious activity around your home and report it
  • Do not post trip pictures on facebook until you return home

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A Missing Laurel County Teen Is Found Safe

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies have found a missing teen safe. Deputies found 15 year old Samantha McFadden Thursday. She hadn't been seen since June 7th. The family had been offering a $500.00 reward for information.

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