ACCIDENT IN SOMERSET ONE DEAD -- 11-22-10

On Saturday the Kentucky State Police responded to a traffic crash on US 27 north at mile marker 20 North of Somerset. When officers arrived they discovered a 1998, Ford F-150, pickup truck operated by Homer Moore, 57, of Eubank facing southbound on the north bound shoulder of US 27. Due to the minimal amount of vehicle damage, and the condition of the operator was found in, it was believed the operator suffered some type of medical emergency rather than a traffic crash. Moore was transported to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of his ailment, but was pronounced dead, at 9:00AM, by the Emergency Room Physician. An autopsy is expected to be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

ROBBERY IN SOUTH LAUREL COUNTY -- 11-22-10

At 12:17AM on Friday, officers with the Kentucky State Police responded to a robbery, with shots fired, complaint at a residence on Skinner Lake, 10 Miles south of London in the North Corbin area of Laurel County. When officers arrived they determined that three unidentified individuals entered a residence when one began striking the victim, Dewayne Byre, 26, of Corbin and demanding money. During the assault, a single gunshot was fired from a handgun with the projectile traveling through the wall and into a nearby apartment. Byre, who was at this residence visiting when the incident occurred, was treated and released at the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin.

ASSAULT IN PULASKI COUNTY -- 11-22-10

On Friday the Pulaski County Sherriff’s office responded to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Emergency room on a report of a stabbing that had occurred on Faubush Norfleet Road. At 7:51PM Rick Smith, 48, of Faubush Norfleet Road arrived at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital with several deep lacerations to his arm. Mr. Smith stated that his 17 year old stepson had stopped by his residence and a verbal argument broke out. The stepson attempted to strike Mr. Smith in the head with a rock and pulled a knife cutting him several times on the arms. Rick Smith was air lifted to UK Medical Center from Lake Cumberland regional Hospital for his injuries. Saturday officers located the 17 year old juvenile involved in the altercation; the juvenile was taken into custody and is being held in the Adair County Juvenile detention Center.

METH LAB BUST IN LAUREL COUNTY -- 11-22-10

Laurel County Sherriff Fred Yaden is reporting that on Friday officers were dispatched to Mill Creek Estates on an anonymous tip of a possible meth lab. When officers arrived they encountered two individuals in the apartment and a strong odor. After consent to search was granted, they discovered a one step meth lab and the occupants of the apartment, Laura J. Hammons, 19 and James Moore, 28 were arrested. During the discovery of the meth lab officers were exposed to the chemical and had to be transported to Baptist Regional Medical Center for treatment.

KY 296 IN WHITLEY COUNTY CLOSED -- 11-19-10

KY 296 in Whitley County will be closed from 8:30AM through 6PM today to allow state forces to clear right of way. All work is scheduled on a tentative basis and is subject to change.

2010 COAL CLASSIC -- 11-19-10

The 2010 Coal Classic is a pre-season showcase and it will be at the arena this Saturday November 20. It will feature 14 boys High School Basketball teams from the 13th region and 4 middle school teams. You can get your tickets for this exciting sporting event at the Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone 800.745.3000 tickets are $8 in advance or you can get a day long pass for $20.

GARBAGE COLLECTION -- 11-19-10

City of London residents will not have Thursday collection of garbage in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will however collect garbage on Friday for the regular scheduled routes and collect for the Thursday route as well. Please have your trash out the night before. If you have any questions please call 864.5521.

TOO MUCH TURKEY IS NO EXCUSE FOR NOT BUCKLING UP -- 11-16-10

With the holidays upon us, millions of Americans are hitting the road to visit with family and friends. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety wants every celebration to be joyous occasion, so it's reminding travelers that state and local law enforcement will be out in force fom now to Nov. 28, sending the strong message to Click it or Ticket. While seat belt use is a t a record high of 84 percent nationwide, Ketnucky lags behind with an 80 percent usage rate. Statistics for 2009 indicate 398 of the 649 people who were killed in motor vehicles last year in Kentucky were not wearing a seat belt. In Kentucky last year there were 1,120 crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday, resulting in 330 injuries and seven fatalities. Of those fatalities, five were unrestrained. For more information about the Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign for highway safety during Thanksgiving visit www.highwaysafety.ky.gov.

BOIL WATER ADVISORY -- 11-16-10

A boil water advisory is in effect for the customers of London Utility Commission on East 2nd street between Spring St. and Mahan Ave. Following such an event the potential exist for bacteriological contamination of the water supply; therefore this poil water advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.

TWO METH LABS FOUND MINUTES FROM EACH OTHER -- 11-5-10

On Wednesday Laurel County Sheriff Fred Yaden reports that two meth labs were located in the east 80 area of Laurel County. The First Meth Lab was located on Taylor road off the second Tomcat Trail Entrance. The components for the lab were located in a outbuilding at the residence. The person responsible for the lab was not at the residence but according to Sheriff Yaden a warrant for their arrest will be obtained. Approximately 30 minutes after leaving the residence on Taylor Road another meth lab was located on East Laurel Road. Five people were located at this residence along with numerous meth lab components. Arrested was Walter C. Swafford, 48, Rhonda Wilson, 35, James Jones, 49, Dennis Lawson, 35, Gregory A. Curry, 34. All subjects were charged with manufacturing meth.