By Jeff Noble
Lisa Gilliam, the Laurel County woman accused of murdering her husband, London attorney Larry Gilliam in January 2011, was acquitted Friday afternoon at a pre-trial conference in Laurel Circuit Court.
The case will not be retried.
Special Judge Robert McGinnis, who was the judge in Gilliam's murder trial in September, said there was not enough evidence for another trial.
"The judge said, 'they could try her ten times, and I don't think that a jury will find her guilty," according to bench clerk Brandy Sprinkles.
The murder trial began September 17 and ran for three days, before the trial ended in a hung jury on Sept. 19.
By Jeff Noble
Severe storm leads to power outages, downed trees
According to Danny Moses, emergency management director for Whitley County, there were two water rescues after Tuesday’s severe thunderstorm — two boaters and a kayaker were saved, both without injury.
- Severe storm leads to power outages, downed trees
- Local News
NIBROC plans ahead for August
Hoping for what they call a “productive NIBROC Festival,” plans for what will be a scaled-back festival were brought up during a planning meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Man indicted for pouring gas on wife, himself
A man who allegedly poured gasoline on himself and his wife and threatened to set them both on fire was indicted in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday, court documents indicate.
Four indicted for meth
Four people jailed after an anonymous tip led deputies to a Rockholds residence April 28 were each handed their indictments Monday, court documents indicate.
Repaving of 25W downtown starts today
Some work to make U.S. 25W a smoother ride through downtown Corbin could affect your trip today — as well as the next few days.
- NIBROC plans ahead for August
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Clyde Dixon guided Lynn Camp to 16 wins during this past season. He announced he is retiring after spending a total of 10 years (in two stints) as head coach of the Wildcat basketball program.
The Lynn Camp Wildcat basketball program is searching for a new coach after Clyde Dixon decided to retire after three years as head coach in his second stint coaching the Wildcats.
13th Region rumors may excite, but seldom turn out to be true
It seems like high school basketball season just ended, but actually it’s been two months since the round ball has been tossed up in the 13th Region.
- Moving on
Disturbing trend of hyperbole in media, politics
There is a disturbing trend of absolute hyperbole on the part of news media and political speakers. What I’m talking about is the immediate use of top shelf words like “dictator,” “fascist,” “communist,” and this really has to stop.
- Disturbing trend of hyperbole in media, politics
Gone, but not forgotten
At 2 p.m. Thursday, the students, teachers and staff of Corbin Elementary School took time out to remember one of their own.
- Gone, but not forgotten
Corbin to host electronic recycling day
As technology changes, so does the hardware. That means older computers, televisions and other electronic equipment have to find their way out of your home or office, and into the waste bin.
- Corbin to host electronic recycling day