Escaped Inmate Back in Custody in Leslie County

June 28, 2017

An inmate who walked away from work release on Monday (June 26) was back in custody by yesterday morning (June 27). Law enforcement officials in Leslie County say Charles Eaton was on a work detail when he asked to use the restroom. Officers followed his footprints for some time, and then got some information from witnesses who had seen him walking through the area. Clay County deputies found him before noon. Easton had just four months left on his sentence, but now faces new charges for escape. 



Laurel County Manhunt Underway

June 28, 2017

Deputies in Laurel County are looking for the man who drove his truck into a home, then ran away. One woman was inside the house on KY-1006 near the intersection with Hicks Lane when the truck went off the road and severely damaged the house. She says the driver offered to fix the damages, then ran off on foot. He is described as being in his 30s, thin with brown hair, and wearing a navy blue hat.  



Former Pike County Judge Executive Charged with Animal Cruelty

June 28,2017

Former Pike County Judge Executive Randall Good was arrested on Monday on animal cruelty charges after animal control found many neglected animals on his property. Officials with the Pike County’s Animal Shelter say about 100 animals were seized, including cats, birds, chickens, and one dog. A number of the animals were sick, and are now being treated. Good pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges in 2012. He served as Deputy Judge Executive in 1999. 



New Law to Help Disabled Veterans be Competitive Business Owners

June 28, 2017

A new law will allow disabled military veterans in the Commonwealth to be more competitive business owners. The new law allows disabled vetrans who own a business to be included in the bidding process of any small contracts. The legislation does not guarantee anyone a contract. 



Body Found in Laurel County Identified

June 28, 2017

The body found in Laurel County on Monday evening has been identified as a Tennessee woman. Tearsha Laws was a 28-year old from Oak Ridge. She was found dead over an embankment about six miles north of London. Police in Oak Ridge say Laws had not been reported missing. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.