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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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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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.


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.

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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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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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Update: Woman Dies From Her Injuries After Farriston Crash

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting one of the people involved in a crash last week has died of thier injuries. The two vehicle crash happened Friday on US-25 at Fariston Road around 11:10 a.m. Investigators say a pickup truck pulled out from Fariston Road in front of a car. The driver of the truck, 25 year old Dache Dawkins of Connecticut, was not injured. Two people in the car, 71 year old Leonard Shultis and 63 year old Ruth Shultis, both of Somerset, were flown to University of Kentucky Medical Center with critical injuries. Ruth Shultis later died. The investigation is continuing.

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Attempted Break-In Leads To DUI Arrest

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a man after they say he drove to someone’s home while under the influence and then tried to break in. Deputies were dispatched on a call from a woman about a man trying to break into her home south of London. When they arrived they found 41 year old Brian Smith of London and that he had driven a Chevrolet to the home and was under the influence.  Smith was arrested and charged with DUI. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Knox County Couple Arrested On Criminal Abuse Charges

Kentucky State Police in Knox County say in early April they began investigating a case involving a 6-week-old baby with a head injury. Several weeks later, the baby's parents were taken into custody. Jonathon and Amber Wood are charged with criminal abuse. Troopers said they decided to charge the parents after their story of what happened to the infant, didn't match the evidence. Miller said the baby had a brain bleed and retinal hemorrhaging. Family members said they aren't sure how the baby was injured but they believe Amber and Jonathon would never hurt any of their three children. Troopers say the investigation is ongoing. Jonathon and Amber are currently in the Knox County Detention Center. All three of their children are staying with family members.

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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