LOCAL NEWS

Fire Destroys Home for Sale in Irvine

July 18, 2017

Yesterday morning (July 17), a fire destroyed a house that was listed for sale in Irvine. Estill County firefighters say the fire was first reported at approximately 5 AM. Nobody lived in the home at the time, but the homeowner told investigators there was some remodeling taking place. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

 

 

Laurel County Burglary

July 18, 2017

Laurel County Deputies say a man broke into a home on Sunday morning (July 16). The burglar, Zachary Weber, claims his wife was being held hostage. When one of the homeowners found Weber in the house, the homeowner fired a shot, but it missed Weber. Weber is charged with second degree burglary and resisting arrest. 

 

 

Meth User Drove SUV into Home near Corbin

July 18, 2017

A 28-year-old man is in custody after he supposedly drove a Jeep SUV into a home on Amy North Road, just outside of Corbin. Two people were in the house when they heard the crash. Then they found the SUV protruding from the wall of their home. The driver fled the scene, but left his wallet behind. Deputies say the driver, Justin Collins, admitted that he used meth. 

 

 

Lifetime Senior Pass to US National Parks Very Cheap Deadline

July 18, 2017

If you are over the age of 62, you have until August 27 to get a lifetime senior pass to the US national parks. It is only ten dollars until that date, at which point the price goes up to 80 dollars. You can buy the lifetime passes online, but there is a long waiting list. It is best to head to a national park service office and buy one in person. This will give you a better chance of getting the pass before the deadline. 

 

 

Head-On Vehicle Collision in Perry County

July 18, 2017

Two drivers were taken to the hospital with injuries after a head-on collision in Perry County yesterday morning (July 17). The accident happened on Highway 7 in the Viper Community. Police say a woman crossed the centerline, hitting another car head-on and forcing that second car down an embankment. The extent of the injuries is unknown.