Armed Robbery in Laurel County Was a Set-Up

July 26, 2017
Deputies in Laurel County say that the armed robbery at the East 80 Grocery Store early Sunday morning was a set-up. Three people have been arrested after investigators say they staged the robbery. The store clerk, Jeffrey Minton, was arrested, along with Bertha Isgrigg, who allegedly drove the getaway car. Bobby Lee Goins was also arrested, and he faces one count of robbery, while Minton and Isgrigg are both charged with complicity to commit robbery.

 

 

Kentucky State Senator Asked to Resign

July 26, 2017
State Senator Julian Carroll is being asked to resign after the former Kentucky governor was accused of groping a man in 2005. The Kentucky Senate Democratic Caucus says that, in light of media reports, it is calling on Carroll to immediately step down from his seat on the Senate. The Caucus already voted to remove the Senator from his leadership position as minority whip.

 

 

Wise County Sheriff's Office Looking for Vandal

July 26, 2017
Investigators of the Wise County Sheriff’s office ask for help identifying a man seen on a surveillance camera when he vandalized the Wise Health Wagon. The vandal is a white man with glasses, mustache, and receding hairline. He damaged the Health Wagon early in the morning of July 18th. One can see a photo of the suspect on the Wise County Facebook page.

 

 

Gas Prices Increase in Kentucky Over the Last Week

July 26, 2017
Gas prices increased over the last week, according to gasbuddy.com. In Kentucky, prices climbed more than 7 cents for a gallon of regular gasoline. It costs 2.22 in Letcher County, 2.20 in Pike County, and 2.26 in Harlan County.

 

 

Two Men Face Drug Charges in Harlan County

July 26, 2017
Two men face drug charges after Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered a variety of drugs on a property in Coldiron. Greg Stephens (41 years old) and Malachi Hodge (26 years old) face drug trafficking and other charges after meth, heroin, and drug paraphernalia were found at their home on Bank Road. Deputies had gone to the house to arrest a woman for failure to appear in court.