LOCAL NEWS

Thoughts on the Future of the Affordable Care Act

July 19. 2017

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he will support a bill to repeal Obamacare without replacing it with another health care plan. The Republican has been vocal about his opposition to a previous bill that would have overhauled the national health care legislation, saying it did not go far enough to fix the problems with the Affordable Care Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could not muster up enough support for that legislation, so the bill dropped, and McConnel is now floating the idea of voting to repeal Obamacare by the end of the week.

 

 

Whitley County Man Indicted for Murder

July 18, 2017

A grand jury indicted a Whitley County man, Paul Parson, on murder charges in connection with the deaths of two men in Corbin. The deaths took place in June. Witnesses say 47 year old Paul Parson threatened one of the victims days before that victim and another man were found shot to death inside a home on Fred Nash Road. 

 

 

Man Arrested for Counterfeit Money in Wise County

July 18, 2017

A 38-year-old Tennessee man was arrested in Wise County yesterday (July 17) following an investigation into counterfeit cash. Deputies received a complaint from a Wise resident who had driven the suspect out of town, and was given 300 dollars cash for his effort to drive out the suspect. However, the cash was not real. The suspect, Jason Ira Massengill, was arrested and charged with uttering and possession of counterfeit money. Deputies discovered approximately 7 thousand dollars in false currency when Massengill was taken into custody. 

 

 

Domestic Dispute in Wise County Resulted in Death

July 18, 2017

A Wise County man died following a domestic dispute on Saturday night (July 15). Sherriff’s Deputies say they got the 60-year-old wife to safety after she reported her husband. She reported that he physically assaulted her and shot a gun at her. The wife hid in a bathroom, and the husband fired two shots through the door. Once the victim was safely out of the home, more gunshots fired inside the home. Officers attempted to contact the husband for approximately an hour. When Deputies entered the home, they found the husband dead from a gunshot wound to his head. The incident is under investigation. 

 

 

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.