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.

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Laurel County Police Looking For Runaway Teen

 

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Three Arrested In Laurel County On Fugitive And Drug Charges

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says detectives arrested three people off Court Road, about a mile south of London, after an investigation. 41 year old Shane Botkins of London was charged on a Laurel County warrant as well as drug and other charges. Botkins hid in a closet and refused to come out. When deputies got him out he was found in possession of a needle reportedly loaded with Suboxone. 46 year old Sean Martin of London was wanted by Indianapolis Metro Police in Indiana. 35 year old Tiffany Botkins of London was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. All three were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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A Golden Alert Is Issued For A Missing Man

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office has issued a Golden Alert D for a Laurel County man. 24 year old Taylor Sizemore was last seen in western Laurel County off Maple Grove Road, six miles west of London. He has been missing since noon Wednesday. Sizemore is 6'2" and weighs around 160 pounds. He has blue eyes, medium build, fair complexion, blond, shoulder-length hair and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue sweatpants and white tennis shoes. Police say Sizemore has mental disabilities. Anyone who sees Sizemore should call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600. No picture was available in the report.

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Laurel County Police Looking For Murder Suspect

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies are looking for a murder suspect. 34 year old Eric Cassidy of Lily is wanted for murder, operating a motor vehicle under the influence and persistent felony offender. The charges are connected to a fatal crash from November 2016. Cassidy allegedly drove across the centerline, hitting a car. Sherry King died in the crash. Deputies say they have tried to contact Cassidy, but believe he is trying to evade arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600.

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Clay County Police Looking For Escaped Inmates

Jail Officials in Clay County say two inmates escaped from work release Wednesday. Thomas Patterson and Darrell Foutch were last seen mowing Gossen Cemetery, past Tanyard. Anyone with information is asked to call the Clay County Detention Center at 598-2133.

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Police And Family Still Looking For Answers After Body Is Recovered In Laurel Lake

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is still looking for answers after a body is found in Laurel Lake and a reward is now offered. Fishermen found Robert Wagers’ body on May 15. Deputies said they think the body remained there for several days. Investigators did not release a cause of death. Robert’s sister, Lindsey Wagers, said she didn’t know why her brother was at the lake. However, she doesn’t think he was alone. Robert’s family wants someone to help police figure out what happened. The family is offering a $5,000 dollar reward to help find answers. If you have any information, contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 878-7000.

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Woman Arrested For Being Under The Influence Of Drugs After Crash That Sent Two Motorcyclists To The Hospital With Life Threatening Injuries

The London Police Department says two people suffered life-threatening injuries after a crash in London. Officers say the crash happened Wednesday near the intersection of KY-192 and KY-229. According to the report 47 year old Patricia Hollingsworth of Corbin drove through a red light into the path of a motorcycle. 44 year old Christopher Abbott of Keavy and 34 year old Heather Burkhart of London were on the motorcycle. They were flown to UK hospital with life-threatening injuries. Hollingsworth was arrested and charged with DUI - controlled substances and first-degree assault. She was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Laurel County Deputies Looking For Utility Trailer Thieves

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London Police Looking For Theft Suspects

The London Police Department are asking for your help identifying two people of interest in a theft case. Officers say a theft from a vehicle resulted in more than $10,000 in damages. The people of interest were last seen in an ivory Cadillac Escalade. Surveillance video captured images of the suspects (shown below). Anyone with information is asked to call the London Police Department at 878-7004. Tips can be made anonymously.

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