LOCAL NEWS

Toddler Drowned in Bell County

July 18, 2017

Officials in Bell County say a toddler drowned over the weekend. The coroner’s office says no foul play is suspected in the 2-year-old’s death in a private pool. 

 

 

Teleworkers USA Looking for Work-from-Home Employees

July 18, 2017

Teleworkers USA in Harlan County is looking to fill at least 200 work-from-home jobs. Paid training sessions begin August 10. Walk-in interviews are Mondays and Wednesdays at the facility in Harlan. 

 

 

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.