The Martin County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men they say broke into Horn's BP early Monday morning, stealing more than $1,000 worth of cigarettes. Store owners are making repairs at the convenience store after they say the men used a large rock to shatter the front door. Only in the store for about three minutes, but long enough to fill up several large bags, cleaning out one particular section....store owners say is valued at more than $1,000. They got away with about 40-50 cartons.
A Laurel County man will spend more than three decades in prison for the death of his girlfriend. On Monday, a judge sentenced 35-year-old Sean Messer to 35 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to the murder of Pamela Sue Bobbitt. The Laurel County judge then sentenced Sean Messer to 35 years in prison for Bobbitt's death. Bobbitt's family said they are pleased with the outcome. Family members say Messer was Bobbitt's live-in boyfriend.
Investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a large fire at an Eastern Kentucky ice plant early Monday morning. Fire crews tell us it happened around 1:30 Monday morning at the Corbin Ice Company on Cumberland Falls Highway. About 40 firefighters were called in to help get the flames under control and ultimately put it out. Corbin Fire Chief Barry McDonald says this particular fire was especially dangerous because of the chemicals inside the factory. No one was inside at the time of the blaze and crews are still trying to figure out what sparked the blaze.
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office teamed up with Kentucky State Police hitting the streets early Monday morning going after more than two dozen people facing drug charges.
One by one deputies walked them out, handcuffs in place, a host of drug charges to answer to. Sheriff Price says a combined effort between his office and KSP led to indictments on 28 people--the results of a two and a half year investigation that allowed officers to make more than 80 undercover buys. Officers say most of the people charged are accused of trafficking narcotics. Some of them are facing meth charges.
The mayors of Kentucky's two largest cities made a pitch Monday to increase the number of homegrown engineers, part of a strategy to expand the region's manufacturing clout as Louisville and Lexington put aside their rivalry to team up on economic development. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray floated the goal of doubling the number of engineers produced by the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville within a few years. They urged Gov. Steve Beshear to include money in his budget proposal to state lawmakers next year to ramp up the engineering schools.