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Whitley 911 director not indicted
A Whitley County Grand jury has not indicted Whitley County 911 Director Chuck Davis on a charge related to missing money when Davis worked as a detective under former sheriff Lawrence Hodge.
Missing Whitley County couple found safe
By Becky Killian
A Whitley County couple that had been missing for a week was found in Georgia Sunday morning, according to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell.
Homer Martin, 80, and his wife Jeanette Martin, 77, went to a gas station in St. Marys, Ga., about 8:15 a.m. and asked someone to call the local police. Harrell said the couple had no money and no gas left in their vehicle.
Rivera, Thomas take to stage Aug. 11
The original lead singer and drummer for the Motown group Rare Earth, Peter Rivera will join Mickey Thomas, who led Starship with several hits in the '80's, on the Nibroc Festival stage on Saturday, August 11 in Dowtown Corbin.
Former State Rep. Dewayne Bunch dies
Former 82nd District State Representative Dewayne Bunch has died today, according to a family spokesperson at his home in Williamsburg.
NIBROC entertainment named
The rock band Styx will perform Friday during this year's NIBROC festival, according to Bruce Carpenter, executive director of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Beer sales should begin in Corbin
Corbin Police Assistant Chief Bruce Rains confirmed he was told beer sales should begin sometime Wednesday afternoon at Rite Aid on Cumberland Falls Road.
Hammons, Barton win Whitley races
Bob Hammons is the apparent winner of the Republican bid for Whitley County attorney according to unofficial election results.
Hammons took 2,584 votes to Don Moses' 918 and Graham Trimble's 1,101 votes.
The same unofficial results show incumbent Whitley County Circuit Court Clerk Gary Barton won with 3,113 votes over challenger Bobby Blakley, who had 1,525 votes.
For more election coverage, see Wednesday's edition of the Times-Tribune.
Southbound I-75 in Tennessee closed until at least Thursday
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Southbound Interstate 75 will remain closed south of Jellico, Tenn., until at least Thursday while crews work to stabilize a section of rock slope near mile marker 143. A section of embankment collapsed in that area on March 8.
Earlier today (Tuesday), the Kentucky Department of Transportation reported that significant traffic backups were observed extending two miles north of the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.
Canadatown woman suffers stab wound
A 26-year-old Canadatown woman suffered a stab wound Friday afternoon, according to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell. The knife injury occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m.
One killed, one critically injured in accidental shooting
A London man was killed and a Williamsburg man was critically injured by the same bullet in an accidental shooting early Thursday, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
The shooting happened after 2 a.m. at a home on Sally's Branch Road. Witnesses told deputies several friends had gathered when Kevin McElrath, 25, of London, removed the clip from a 45 caliber pistol, which discharged. The bullet struck McElrath in the head, killing him, Root said.
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